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Old 08-25-2004, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i bought a BMW 318is and has 120000 on it, my friends, anybody tell me the bmw has very low quality, after 100000 will keep fix everything, i dont believe that, my parents told me dont buy it, my friends told dont buy, but i didnt trust them, i still got a BMW, is that ture? and someone can tell me how to protect this car, like check oil and timing belt every week? any advices? my cars engine and trans is very good, no any leak before, the engine like new! i trust BMW!!
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe its time to get new parents and friends.

if you take care of that car, with regular maintainance, that car will run up to or past 300k miles. bmws are friggin tanks. believe me, you made a good investment
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Old 08-25-2004, 01:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i'd have it checked out by a shop first though. my alternator had been installed poorly and it warped the pulley which fucked over the bearing and it threw a belt 3 miles after starting to make this god awfull noise. get it checked out, but if everythings fine, like he said. they'll go for a long time.
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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@shuiyuan:

you said 120.000 had the car on it ... I think that are mile not kilometer! So when I translate it to germany the car had 163.200km on it!
Every think has abrasion, so a car too! You hadn´t buy a new one so the car has attrition! A 318is has got 4-cylinder machine inside, a 6-cylinder machine is there more consumer durable goods!

In germany we say that a car with 100.000km on it have to change the machine oil, the front-axes and gear-oil and clutch! Maybe you have to do this!
But when you buy a car ... check it on every milimeter!!!

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P.S. A Mercedes has low-quality at the moment, but a BMW are gray up every day!
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i would never buy a car with that many miles, and yes bmws require a ton of maintenance compared to other cars, im starting to think the quality just isnt there
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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why is this in classifieds?


and whats gone wrong with yours?
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i have friends that race theirs autocross and autorally and they have 500,000 miles on theirs and they have never changed anything in the engine (such as gasket or accesories).
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ya they are like small tanks. if they suck so bad why do we see soo many e30s, e21s, and a good number of 2002s still on the roads?

must be cause they suck... i know of 2002s that got hit and totaled and thats why they are not on the road not because of other problems.
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i would never buy a car with that many miles, and yes bmws require a ton of maintenance compared to other cars, im starting to think the quality just isnt there
not all of us grow money on trees to be able to go out and get a new car...

I think 120k is not bad at all. It shouldn't have any major problems... plus it's a 4 cylinder engine so the parts are cheaper than for the 6 cylinders, as well as labor.


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i got 207k on my car, and have had very very little maintance done

i take my car up to redline almost everyday several times.

E30's and older sometimes just have a tendancy to have leaks, and thats about it. but if you just watch em and make sure they get what they need(oil and gas), you hsould be fine.
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every old car will have problems. the reason that BMW's seem to last longer is becuase that parts are better quality then most others. The E30s are very simple to work on and fix yourself. With regular oil changes and routine maitnence that car will last you a long time. 120k miles is not even half of the miles i have on my car, and i have had no problems.
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lol, i told you guys that i trust BMW! yeah, i like my car, very good , very comfortable!
yeah, i can get 200,000 miles on it, i will go the car shop to change the engine with trans oil this weekend, do i need check the timing belt?
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If you didn't get any service records with the car, change the timing belt just to be sure it doesn't go kaboom on you !
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lol... tanks have to have maint. done on them every week
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