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Old 11-01-2004, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of getting 2001 M3 with only 21K miles, I heard that 2001 and 2002 models had Engine problems. Can any one verify that to I'm really courious to know. Also if you guys know of any other problems with 2001 models.

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Originally posted by echernenko@Nov 1 2004, 08:14 AM
I'm thinking of getting 2001 M3 with only 21K miles, I heard that 2001 and 2002 models had Engine problems. Can any one verify that to I'm really courious to know. Also if you guys know of any other problems with 2001 models.

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Get the vin number and either call (206-777-1476) or Email along@lithia.com Alex Long at Seattle BMW and he will be able to tell you whether the car is in the recall group. I have an early 2002 M3 that has been recalled twice, once to replace the rod bearings and once to replace the rod bolts. I did not have any problems leading to the recall...just responded when notified. The recall extends the warranty on the engine to 100,000 miles. I love the way the car performs but was disappointed in the sound system (rear speaker rattle and inability to handle even a normal bass) and the pre-DVD based navigation system which is clunky and hard to use. Also had a short shifter installed as the stock shifter was too loose for my tastes.
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i have heard that there are reliability issues with the 2001 just because it was the first year for the m3 and all the bugs had not been fixed. i have not heard of problems with 02's and up.
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