3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
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.
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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