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#1 (permalink) Old 12-07-2008, 06:40 AM
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I am currently have b15, sentra; i am thinking to get beemer but i am still ensure yet. So I feel maybe i should get some info before i purchased the car

btw there is a guy selling his beemer on local, it is 1999-2000 and i belive it has m3 kits and some performance stuff. That car is four door and about 80,000 on clock., he is asking 9-10g so what do you guy think?
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I would say thats over priced,if you talking sterling, if your talking dollars pretty good, welcome to the forum, check out ebay prices, that will give you some sort of idea.

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I would say thats over priced,if you talking sterling, if your talking dollars pretty good, welcome to the forum, check out ebay prices, that will give you some sort of idea.
yeah i already have check ebay price, but it has some mods on the car so i dont know if Beemer price will go up due these mods. Btw it is dollars since i live in the states
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u got 99 bmw? hey is there mechincal problem that i should be aware or other problems ? more feedback appreciate it
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u got 99 bmw? hey is there mechincal problem that i should be aware or other problems ? more feedback appreciate it
My best advice would be to read this, pay special attention to anything labeled with 1999-2000 model.
BMW E46 - BimmerWiki

Preventive maitanence and service at proper intervals is the key to everything.
Key spots to look at.
Cooling system
window regulators tend to fail.
rear subframe damage
VANOS failure
Some Auto Trans failures with VF trasmition.

In my opinon its a great car. If your good with a wrench, a lot of the common probelms are relativly easy to fix, and if you buy parts online they are considerably cheaper than the dealer. It's an easy car to work on.

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My best advice would be to read this, pay special attention to anything labeled with 1999-2000 model.
BMW E46 - BimmerWiki

Preventive maitanence and service at proper intervals is the key to everything.
Key spots to look at.
Cooling system
window regulators tend to fail.
rear subframe damage
VANOS failure
Some Auto Trans failures with VF trasmition.

In my opinon its a great car. If your good with a wrench, a lot of the common probelms are relativly easy to fix, and if you buy parts online they are considerably cheaper than the dealer. It's an easy car to work on.
thx man btw i have heard this from friend of mine, he told me bmw after 100,000 miles on trany the problem will start coming up and it might has danger to replace new trany...... can someone confirm this for me plz thx.....
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The transmition problems are mainly if not only associated with the ZF Auto trans from model years 99-01 or 02. They have been know to go out around the 100k mark signified by a loss in the reverse gear. If you go with a manual there is no risk with this problem. It is hard to say though whether or not this problem will occur. It's a hit or miss if it should go out. Go manual you'll have more fun.

BMW used two Auto transmissions, one made by ZF and one made by GM. This problem is associated with the ZF transmission for these years. I tried to find the actual names of the manufactures instead of the acronyms, sorry. I am currently double checking to make sure that it was actually the ZF and Not the GM....

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The transmition problems are mainly if not only associated with the VF Auto trans from model years 99-01 or 02. They have been know to go out around the 100k mark signified by a loss in the reverse gear. If you go with a manual there is no risk with this problem. It is hard to say though whether or not this problem will occur. It's a hit or miss if it should go out. Go manual you'll have more fun.

BMW used two Auto transmissions, one made by VF and one made by GM. This problem is associated with the VF transmission for these years. I tried to find the actual names of the manufactures instead of the acronyms, sorry.
yeah the guy who is selling his car is manual and i want manual too...so what does VF mean..sorry i am too noob about this I know GM for sure
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ZF = ZF Friedrichshafen ZF Friedrichshafen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GM= General Motors Electronic Hydra-Matics List of GM transmissions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also this Manufacture was used as well Getrag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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