Question to Owners of E46s - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
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.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 02:24 PM
1st Gear Member
 
KwlAznKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: fremont
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
KwlAznKid is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to KwlAznKid Send a message via Yahoo to KwlAznKid
(Thread Starter)
hey people im new here and im only 15 years old.. im getting my license in about 2 months n im probably gonna get a E46 330ci 325ci or a 323ci at least but ive been reading around the internet n it seems like a lot of the used/new bmws have a lot of problems? so to the owners of the E46s now .. what do u guys think? does ur car give u a lotta shit? or.. wut plz respond guys

thx

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5....jpg">
01 BMW 325 CI (mine)
93 MERCEDES BENZ S 400 (mom's)
03 INFINITI FX 45 (dad's)
KwlAznKid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 02:43 PM
Neutral Member
 
jdmfan13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ontario, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jdmfan13 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to jdmfan13 Send a message via MSN to jdmfan13 Send a message via Yahoo to jdmfan13
Scary...

but on another note: no problems with mine, aside from the dealer screwing it up.
jdmfan13 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 02:56 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Mach 5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute Mach 5 has a reputation beyond repute
I have had few problems with mine. I have had alot more problems with my wife's 01 Jetta 1.8t. There are a few common issues, but there are problems with all cars. Look at a Ford Focus and be glad that you do not own the more recalled car in history.
Ben

"It's not because I'm an aggressive driver, it's because I'm an idiot" actual quote from my wife.
Mach 5 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 04:18 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Encinitas, CA now at Sonoma, CA
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
white 330ci is an unknown quantity at this point
just some electrical glitches
white 330ci is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 05:01 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
aschueler is an unknown quantity at this point
No problems with mine, but I've had it two days now

Seriously though: your first car should be one that has some problems, because then you learn how to fix them before you are TOTALLY on your own and stuck with a car problem ....
aschueler is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 07:28 PM
Neutral Member
 
jaavaajoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tallahassee Florida
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jaavaajoe is an unknown quantity at this point
to the forum

part of the reason you may see so many posts on the internet by BMW owners is because we tend to be very "involved" with our cars and thus we get "concerned" when something isn't perfect.

How many people do you know that will park in the last row of a parking lot just to be sure no one parks next to them and dings their door? ghead

<span style='color:blue'>Piece (yeah that kind)
Joe

2002 330i Titanium Silver w/ Sport-Premium</span>



jaavaajoe is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 11:04 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada, eh?
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
GRD-4-3L is an unknown quantity at this point
What you see on internet is typically problems. Misery loves company.

If you had a problem free car, would you post on the internet,

"I have a fantastic problem free car. Does anyone have problem free car like mine? Why don't these dang BMWs every breakdown! I am having too much fun. I am so pleased, I am going to phone up BMW NA to tell them how fun BMWs are!"

If people did, world would be a much better place. (Yes I do breathe too much exhaust fumes. From BMW exhaust, it should be mostly CO2, H2O, N02 and trace amount of CO. Then again, you can't smell CO . . .)
GRD-4-3L is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 12:06 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ozarks
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
2001BMW325xi is an unknown quantity at this point
Show me a car without problems and I will show you a concept vehicle.

Every car has its problems. Heck every mechanical thing will have its share of problems. Thats why we have tech support and warranty and insurance. Anyways yeah BMWs tend to have more problems (it appears so) caus the friggin krauts have packed in so much computer stuff under the hood (try and remember how many time your windows crashed in the last year). Usually all the probelms are limited to the electrical and sensor glitches. Mostly are fixed cheaply some do require a wad of dough but hey who says luxury does not have a price. Look at it like dating CINDY CRAWFORD........she will expect some maintanance but when it comes bed time---------ummmphhhhhhhh.......i think that sez it all

BOTTOMLINE: I have had my 01 325xi for 1 month and I would not dream of driving anything else from now on even if my beemer broke down in a thousand pieces tomorrow!

MY 0.2$
2001BMW325xi is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 09:20 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pjk208 is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by GRD-4-3L@Jul 26 2004, 11:44 PM

If you had a problem free car, would you post on the internet,

"I have a fantastic problem free car. Does anyone have problem free car like mine? Why don't these dang BMWs every breakdown! I am having too much fun. I am so pleased, I am going to phone up BMW NA to tell them how fun BMWs are!"

If you want a problem free car...buy a Lexus...I swear to god that is THE most reliable and problem free car in the WORLD...but if you want speed and handling...go BMW...ur choice...as for me...i have both...

'99 BMW 323i (Silver)
'99 Lexus ES300 Platinum Coach Edition (Golden Pearl)
'02 Honda Accord EX V6 (Silver)
pjk208 is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 09:45 AM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: UMBC, Maryland
Posts: 2,329
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to woobiee
ive had my used car for 2 years, no serious problems. The problems that have occured were all taken care of under warranty (problems which are common to any bmw, new or used).

i suggest buying a Certified Pre Owned BMW. Its a little more, but I think its worth it
woobiee is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 09:54 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
killerM is an unknown quantity at this point
Exclamation

No problem man.. Back in 2000 I bought 97 328is used it more than 3 years sold it with 95K miles and bought 2000 323ci still enjoying it every mile of it... I love BMW. I also bought used Mini Cooper and still BMW and still no problems. I guess I am too lucky. Good luck.. I recommend all kind of BMW.
killerM is offline  
#12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 01:18 PM
n00b
 
Phantasie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Phantasie is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by KwlAznKid@Jul 26 2004, 03:04 PM
soon to be owner of either a 330ci or a 325ci

but for now i drive..
93 mercadez sel 400
04 infiniti fx45
If you dont have you license, how do you drive a fx45/MB?

As for problems - what another person psoted about in that people tend to post more about problems is pretty accurate.
Phantasie is offline  
#13 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 07:19 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada, eh?
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
GRD-4-3L is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by GRD-4-3L@Jul 26 2004, 11:44 PM
What you see on internet is typically problems. Misery loves company.

If you had a problem free car, would you post on the internet,

"I have a fantastic problem free car. Does anyone have problem free car like mine? Why don't these dang BMWs every breakdown! I am having too much fun. I am so pleased, I am going to phone up BMW NA to tell them how fun BMWs are!"

If people did, world would be a much better place. (Yes I do breathe too much exhaust fumes. From BMW exhaust, it should be mostly CO2, H2O, N02 and trace amount of CO. Then again, you can't smell CO . . .)
Actually, someone did post something like this very recently at 'bimmerfest' forum (am I allowed to say that on this forum?)
GRD-4-3L is offline  
#14 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 07:33 PM
1st Gear Member
 
KwlAznKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: fremont
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
KwlAznKid is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to KwlAznKid Send a message via Yahoo to KwlAznKid
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by Phantasie@Jul 27 2004, 01:58 PM

If you dont have you license, how do you drive a fx45/MB?

well im on a permit n those r the cars im driving so yes.. i just don't drive them alone i need "an authorized driver who is over the age of 25" nex to me -_-

&lt;img src=&quot;http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5....jpg&quot;&gt;
01 BMW 325 CI (mine)
93 MERCEDES BENZ S 400 (mom's)
03 INFINITI FX 45 (dad's)
KwlAznKid is offline  
#15 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 01:33 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
pmolfese is an unknown quantity at this point
Dude, you're nearly 16 and getting a 2-door German Luxury sports car... i'd HATE to see your insurance costs.

<img src='http://homepage.mac.com/pmolfese/images/IMG_0145.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
pmolfese is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Performance Question For Z3 Owners... dblmikeusa1 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 0 05-19-2005 12:05 AM
A Question For All Chipped E36 Owners? 325is1994 3-Series (E36) 5 01-05-2005 08:11 PM
A question for you 325 owners JT325is 3-Series (E36) 2 06-24-2004 03:22 PM
Question for E46 M3 owners safetywork M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 12 04-12-2004 07:33 PM
Question for 99 328i owners yogi799 3-Series (E46, E90) 6 09-04-2003 01:17 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome