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!!
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.
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!!!
P.S. A Mercedes has low-quality at the moment, but a BMW are gray up every day!
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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Originally posted by okczy21@Aug 25 2004, 01:20 PM 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.
Dennis_Germany, why altezzas goddammit all to hell.
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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