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#1 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 08:36 PM
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High mileage BMW's, are they reliable?

Hello, new here, I'm thinking about a 00 323i manual with 96k miles for $15k. Is that a fair price? Do these engines and trannies last? I never owned a BMW before and I want to know as much as possible. I'm looking for a reliable car that will last me for a very long time. I have only owned Hondas and Acuras and I am fed up with them. Everyone says they are reliable, but they got some serious tranny issues! I owned a 1996 Civic, but had major auto tranny slipping problems. I then upgraded to a 2002 RSX-S and that thing had some major grinding problems right off the parking lot. Then I upgraded to a 2003 TL-S and find out that these POS have a design flaw in the trannies and cannot be repaired. TL, CL trannies are blowing left and right. My warranty is almost up and I need to get rid of this Acura crap ASAP. BMW's are not like this correct? I done some search and found out that auto trannies with some E46 have some issues with reverse or something. If the TL didn't have the tranny problem, I would pick it up no problem without thinking twice about the 96k miles. Is 96k considered high for BMW's? Do they just constantly fall apart and you get nickle and dimed to death for little things? any help appreciated.
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Hi ! these ones with manual transmission are OK, no major problems, regarding price I realy do not know about US BMW market value for a particular model , Another thing you should find out how car was serviced and what was done on this car in the past.
You can have look on the post written by Hootie from 12 Sept. 2005 to have more idea, what eventually you are looking for near replacement.
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just purchased my first bimmer... '93 318i with 180k on the clock. uses absolutely no oil, runs and drives better than any newer car i've ever owned, and it looks great.
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100K+ on 93 and 01

I have a 93 325i auto at 175K, no problems, engine and drive train are solid. I just replaced the rear shocks. I also run a 2001 325xi with 113K, the most trouble free car I ever owned.
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What about a 1995, 325is with 195,000 miles on it for $5,500? Would that be a bad deal? It looks like it is in great condition.
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What about a 1995, 325is with 195,000 miles on it for $5,500? Would that be a bad deal? It looks like it is in great condition.
Thats gettin up there as far as mileage goes. It will probably run trouble free-ish until about 220k-240k. I'd spend the extra $500 to $1000 on a car with 140k instead. Just makes more sense.
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Thats gettin up there as far as mileage goes. It will probably run trouble free-ish until about 220k-240k. I'd spend the extra $500 to $1000 on a car with 140k instead. Just makes more sense.
I decided to get a bike instead lol. Suzuki GSX-R 600, black and silver. Gorgeous.

But I thought about what I asked earlier and I look stupid. But thanks for replying.
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I decided to get a bike instead lol. Suzuki GSX-R 600, black and silver. Gorgeous.
Freaking sweet!
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