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#1 (permalink) Old 04-15-2006, 11:55 AM
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ok i was thinking about buying an m3 and i was just curious is there certain bad characteristcs. Or certain things that breakdown after a period of time

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I think they're pretty reliable if you maintain these cars well. The subframe needs an inspection (weared out rubbers) and check the compression of each cylinder. I'm not into the US versions, so any more help is appreciated....

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ok i was thinking about buying an m3 and i was just curious is there certain bad characteristcs. Or certain things that breakdown after a period of time

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wat year?
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las vegas nv around 95000 miles and between 1996 and 1999

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Why not a 95? All the years are great cars. 96-99 are slightly mroe difficult to modify because of the OBDII system, but your best bet is to find the car that is in the best condition, not a particiular year or such other nonsense.


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Why would it be harder to modify a 96/99 OBDII M3???


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Why would it be harder to modify a 96/99 OBDII M3???
More annoying to program.



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