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Old 04-01-2009, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Purchasing a 2002 BMW 325Ci Convertible

I am purchasing a 2002 BMW 325Ci Convertible and was curious how reliable it is? it has 72,000 miles right now and I was curious about reliability, things/problems to look for etc. I just don't want to get a lemon

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Old 04-01-2009, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the service records. A well serviced car should be fine.
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I agree with witeshark.

The cooling systems are a weak spot on BMWs. Ensure that the water pump has been changed (should be done around the 60k mark). The radiator will need to be changed at around 100k. If an automatic, you'll need to change the transmission oil soon -- don't believe anything anyone says about lifetime fluid.

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At 5yrs of age cooling sys maintenance should have been done. This entails replacement of expansion tank, hoses, thermostat. If not done you like living dangerously. Also the auto's are bad, get a manual.

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