Hi all. New to the forum, i am at present a Beamer wannabe.
My dream car is a Beamer but the feared costs of buying a good one has put me off up to now.
We currently have a Mazda6 2.0 diesel turbo, which i thought was nice, but is currently in the mazda garage having "Mazda oil" put into the engine cause apparently my service "normal oil" isnt good enough. So its a £99 oil change at the dealers for us. they will also put out a stupid warning light on the dash for their Diesel Particulate Filter, which basically says "please take me to the mazda dealer and hand over some of your hard earned cash!".
fed up with that, so its being sold, and i would love to get a 3 series diesel BMW.
SO...why have a waffled that lot i hear you ask...i want to find out which 3 series diesel is best...and are there any similar cases like with the mazda to watch out for? I am an able home mechanic and detest dealerships !!! So if i gotta 3 series for around £4000-£6000, am i likely to be as annoyed with it in a years time, as i am my Mazda???
Any pointers would be very much appreciated. And hopefully we'll soon become a BMW owning member of your forum.
marty, claire & baby daniel.