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    Hi All,

    I'm new to the forum and soon to be (hopefully) a first-time BMW owner. Having owned various Audis and VWs I am already a German car fan and looking to purchase an E46 325 or 330. So no doubt i'll be all over the forums from now on looking for the best advice I can get to help me get the right car!

    Speak to some of you soon I hope,

    Cheers,

    Jimbob
     
     

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    Hi Jombob808,Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk........

    I am sure you'll be happy with a BMW which ever size engine you choose to go for
     
     

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    welcome to the forum
     
     

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    Welcome to bimmerforums Jimbob

    Either car will be a lovely drive.

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    Welcome to the forums

    Get the 330, same running costs and better performance
     
     

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    Hi and welcome

    I'm new to BMW ownership and to this forum ..... two of the best moves i've made this year
     
     

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    Thanks for the welcomes

    What is the general consensus about what sort of mileage car to go for? I am looking at a 2000/2001 MY car and in my budget (up to £5k) I have seen cars with milage as low as 60k and cars with 100k+.

    If I go for a something about 70-80k miles is it likely that I could end up with a bunch of stuff about to break rather than if I opt for a 110k or 120k car which may have a bunch of stuff replaced already. I have heard that water pumps, radiators and suspension bushes can all cause problems and should be checked as well as the auto boxes which I have heard can fail at around 120k - 150k miles.

    Leaning towards the 330 for the increased performance at the moment I wont rule the 325 out if the right car comes up though. Gotta be a saloon as I have two kids, or possibly even a touring (perfer the saloon). Wont be doing many miles so high mileage and running costs are not so much of an issue.

    Anyway, any help or advice on what to look for will be gladly received!

    Jimbob
     
     

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    I am not an E46 owner, so i am not going to feed you a load of sh1te that really i know sod all about, but, i know that if you cruise around this section : http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f18/ then you will find for sure the answers for all your questions.

    If not. Just ask a question in the following thread title format:

    E46 325 Saloon - Put thread title here

    .....in http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f18/ <<<<<that forum section and i have no doubt your question will be answered by someone.



    Amos
     
     

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    Welcome Jimbob, good luck with finding your first BM
     
     

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