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Old 05-11-2004, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since you own the car. Also do you work on it and have the dealer take care of it. I am asking this because I am buying the e46. I know its expensive but I would like to know to what extent. I have no problem maintaining the car but sometimes things can go really bad that it might not even be worth it.

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I purchased my 323i over a year ago with $80.00 oil changes and sensors going bad and going to the dealership it has cost me abou $2500 but you got to realize your driving "The ultimate driving machine". I think it's worth it.
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new e46 is ZERO for 4 years, at least in the states. the dealer replaces even worn wiper blades for free (with clenched teeth, but they DO IT).
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mines a 2000 E46, owned it for 2 years. had to go to the dealer prob 3 times total...maintenence and other small problems...all for free under warranty
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mines an '03 and all of my maintenance i've had done so far were covered under warranty. the only thing that i had to pay was a new tire when my tire blew out. tires and wheels are a couple of things that are not covered under warranty.
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I see that most of you bought the car new from the dealer. Seems to me you guys dont have much problem (better not cuz its a new car). I am planning to buy used one so that became an issue since I dont get the benefits of free stuff ghead
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I see that most of you bought the car new from the dealer. Seems to me you guys dont have much problem (better not cuz its a new car). I am planning to buy used one so that became an issue since I dont get the benefits of free stuff ghead
well my car was a certified preowned bmw....which has the extended warranty
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