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  1. General Advice 330D 
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    Hi Everybody,

    I am obviously a new member so please excuse my lack of knowledge on the BMW! I have fallen in love with the Tourings between @98 & 04, I am looking at getting a 330D version. I am looking in particular at an M sport black 330D, it looks awesome but has covered 120,000mls, it has full BMW history so early indications are its been looked after. Are there any worries with buying a car with this sort of mileage? I currently have a golf tdi130 which I love with the 6spd box. The car I am looking at is an automatic, I am happy driving one but just wondering if they are easy to live with? Manuals seem to be rare but should I hang out and wait for one instad of the auto?
    Any help would be greatfully received.
    Thanks for anything you can tell me.

    Regards
    Jon
     
     

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    Hi and welcome

    newer is better unless it has full documented service history. Swirl flaps and turbos are a common issue on 320 and 330Ds I think pre 2004 (but may be wrong on the date)
    If it has had them changed then its fine.

    Autos are very easy to live with and if you do a lot of town driving, are a major boon in my experience. You dont lose the driving experience totally either. The manuals are nice if your into spirited driving, but in a touring, an auto is the way forward I would say. Not that they can't be driven fast of course... just that usually people driving them like the understated, hi power factor.

    good luck on your search
     
     

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    Hello and welcome to the forum

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    Hello again,

    Well the deed is done. I have 2004 330d Sport. First impressions, what an awesome car! I love it, hopefully nothing will change my opinion. Who thought you could have this much fun in a diesel estate!
    I will look forward to posting again.

    Jon.
     
     

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