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A little about me. I learnt to drive in an e30 325i and then had use of it for a year or two after first getting my license and loved it it was a fantastic car.
About 2 to 2 and a half years ago i bought an e46 325i m sport at auction which tbh i was not overly impressed with seemed very sluggish just not enough power for the weight.
I currently have an audi a4 tdi which has covered massive miles and am now contemplating getting an e46 330d to replace it.
So a few questions.
First i prefer manual but since i do huge mileage auto seems best. Any pitfalls to having an auto.
Looking at buying a car with roughly 100k miles on the clock. Are there any known serious issues i need to be aware of with gbox, turbo or engine?
Also my a4 has a 65l tank and will do around 650 miles on a run. What sort of mileage should i expect from a 330D largely motorway?
Any must have's and not needed's?
Next consumables. I am told rear tyres will do 20k miles and front 25 ish correct or not?
What am i looking at per corner for a decent set of tyres the audi runs 215 55 r16's iirc on michelin primacys which are roughly 90 quid a corner at the mo.
All help much appreciated.