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    I can't understand maybe it really bad car? Everyone talk only about repairs, I have mazda 6 2.0 petrol, 2003, never need fix nothing in 3 years, every year I drove about 10-15k miles


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    Quote Originally Posted by sayekm View Post
    There is no dispute the 325/ 330 are the best 6 pot engine around... .
    Except of course for the 335i

    If you have 3k, why not look at an e46? Could get 6 pot for a good price then

    E46 330Ci £3500
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    E90 325i £3500
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    E90 325i £3000
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    E46 328ci £2995
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    If i had £3000 I would be looking at a cheap 1 series (120d/120i) or a honda civic as there amazingly reliable (Bad me :( )
     
     

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    @sayekm - yes but keep in mind at his budget we are talking n52 at best. N53 is 2007/8 onward and would be out of reach. But yes pricey to maintain.

    Even the indirect injection n52 like mine isn't cheap to maintain... but nothing is anymore with emissions rules etc.

    On the subject of Mazda... if you can't afford the bills don't buy a BMW... the n52 doesn't make 87hp per litre by being a simple to maintain Japanese buzz bucket.

    BMW are luxury cars but more to the point drivers luxury cars (unlike MB) - hence you should expect to pay for the privilege. They are not inherently reliable but if maintained properly (expensively) they are no less reliable than a Mazda etc... but take more love to keep sweet.
     
     

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    My mrs had a little Mazda before we bought the BMW and it was a great little car, never put a foot wrong in 6 1/2 years of ownership (from new) but then it didn't have many bells and whistles.

    Consider that a BMW for your budget is likely to be high maintenance so you're better with a 4 pot than a 6 if you're concerned about repair bills. And a petrol over a diesel will be cheaper to maintain too, Everyone on here with a 6 pot will say they're the ones to get but an old bmw with a big engine is probably a money pit. You're also better off finding an e90 if you can over an e46 - lots of issues with e46s for suspension and rust. If your budget will stretch to a 320i then you're better off than with a 318 I would of thought. You'd get a lot more car for your money though if you just bought a newer Mazda 6
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    I disagree on the 4 pot argument va 6 pot. A 4 cylinder at that age will have been driven harder and revved harder in its life by function of being less powerful.

    The 4 pots share all the valvetronic complications (earlier) and injector issues (later) of the 6 pot plus the same dsc and electrical systems. They just thrown into the mix higher revs, inherently less balanced engine design and usually more careless (read they are less special) owners.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayekm View Post
    There is no dispute the 325/ 330 are the best 6 pot engine around.
    But just be aware they not cheap to maintain. Fuel insurance is 1 thing. But if 6 injectors and HPFP fail on a old car with no warranty and you not good with DIY repair you may need to scrap the car if you paid £4000. A garage repair on 6 injectors and HPFP will invoice around £2500.
    A lot depends if you can do some level of DIY service repairs.
    If someone spends £10000 on 330i they clearly have deep wallet to maintain via garage. But if you paid £4000 and need to take to garage for £2500 repairs that will be painful.
    You must appreciate for that money you will be getting a aged car and expect wear and tear.
    I could buy a 4.4 X5 for same money I paid for my 320i but running X5 on London roads is another matter.
    BMW main dealer charge £1600, so realistically at a specialist you can probably get it done for a grand.

    Still too much for a 3k car though

    In my opinion, truthfully, if you only have 3k to spend on a car I would suggest you can't afford to run a BMW. They are a premium brand, and command premium prices when it comes to maintence and repairs, and for 3k you're going to get a well used car so unless you're handy with maintence yourself it's probably going to need work in the next year.
     
     

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    In several years of buying BMWs, if you've got less than £6k, you are going to be buying a very old car that probably hasn't been looked after very well.

    Remember these cost £30k or more new, so have the associated level of running costs.

    Oh, and if you want a 4 cylinder, buy the 4 cylinder.

    I've had 3 4 cylinder cars (all 320d), 2 6 cylinder cars (a Z3 and an E39 5 series) and a V8. They all have merits.

    Don't bother with petrol if you're doing over 12k per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phototropic View Post
    I disagree on the 4 pot argument va 6 pot. A 4 cylinder at that age will have been driven harder and revved harder in its life by function of being less powerful.

    The 4 pots share all the valvetronic complications (earlier) and injector issues (later) of the 6 pot plus the same dsc and electrical systems. They just thrown into the mix higher revs, inherently less balanced engine design and usually more careless (read they are less special) owners.
    Driven hard and revved harder?
    Would you not say that depends on the diver?

    A person who buys a 3L would like to enjoy the muscle and not drive like a granny i am guessing.

    I would think a person who owns a 320 would be stupid to drive it hard and imagine he is driving a 330.

    We all chose the car for our own reason. this has been debated many times here of 4 pot vs 6 pot.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkpad View Post
    If i had £3000 I would be looking at a cheap 1 series (120d/120i) or a honda civic as there amazingly reliable (Bad me :( )
    Talking about 8gen civic?


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