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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I'm in the market for a 4 series, and I have about 17/18k to spend. There's not much online about the reliability of the different engines but I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to be needing a diesel as I do a lot of long commutes and I've a good history with driving and...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Dear friends, Which E91 (with over 150000kms, so 94k miles) do you think is the most reliable and the cheapest for maintenance and repairs? Many thanks, Vince
  3. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hello All, Hoping to be active here. Picked up my first 8 yesterday, '95 840ci metallic black. In basically sound order, but needs some light attention to keep things right for the future, so on the hunt for an 8 friendly garage and bodyshop around west London / home counties. ( I'm in...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello guys, I'm new to the forum and I would like your opinion on the E90 325i with the N53 DI engine. According to my research and the budget I have I found out that the 325i with the N53 is good and a reliable enough engine, also meets all my requirements. I also know that the N52 in terms of...
  5. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I know this may be like asking ho along is a piece of string but I was looking for a stylish car for under £1500 and I came across a 520i, 2001, 105k miles , 9 months MOT for £1100 Yet to see it but pictures looks good and the seller says (ok..he would anyway ! ) its a good car. I've never had...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Evening all First post on this site, apologies if it rambles...never owned a BMW before...currently own a 2004 Honda Accord Thinking of buying a used 520D ( importing from UK, to Rep of Ireland) but having lurked on the site briefly, am getting a bit concerned re general reliability stories...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, I've had my 330D X-drive since new and covered 25,000 trouble free miles. I have the 5 year service inclusive pack with it. The warranty is up in a week's time, to extend it is is £509 for comprehensive with breakdown and £100 excess. The car has been totally reliable, it's had one...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, I'm currently starting to look for a tidy and well maintained E39 530i or 540i, I would ideally like a manual but I like automatics too. Question I have is how reliable is the auto gearbox likely to be? Is it likely to be a ticking time bomb! Or if I buy a car that has had a decent...
  9. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Chaps, Does anybody have experience of a reliable and good indy near Coventry who can be trusted with the regular maintenance of an 850? Thanks.
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I'm looking at buying a 330ci convertible, I was looking at one with around 60k miles, however was wondering how reliable the engines were If i was going to get one with 90k miles. I have seen a lot of high mileage 330ci's so surely they must be bulletproof? Was going to get a auto box...
  11. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi Folks, I'm new to the forum and wonder if anyone can recommend a good and reliable BMW mechanic who doesn't charge the earth in or close to Staines. Got a wee problem on my wife's 2007 118d. Many thanks for any assistance.
  12. BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hey everyone, Would really appreciate any info / experience with these. I can't afford to keep running my E36 back and forth to work as it's costing me a fortune in fuel. I've been offered a swap for a 1995 E34 525 tds sport auto. The fact it's diesel & auto ticks the boxes for me except its...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Morning guys.. I've just joined the forum as I'm wondering if anyone can help answer a couple of questions I have.. I'm buying a BMW 330d Cabriolet - M Sport 2step Auto (2008) E93 model f I'm buying it from the carshop - 27k miles £17.5k... Can anyone tell me if it'll have stop start...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, anyone know of a reliable BMW garage/mech in the Dorset/Wilts area. My postcode is SP8. Any one recommend anyone. Cheers Dan
  15. BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi, Im looking for a bmw specialist who can do a live diagnostics as I do suppose theres something hidden fault in my car. Any good, reliable garage / person wouuld be great. thanks! Peter
  16. General BMW Discussions
    Ive been looking around for a 2L diesel car for about £3500 budget ideally under 120,000 miles service history etc. Ive heard bad reviews about the E46 diesels made before 2004/5 with turbo failures. Ideally id like a 2004> 320D Msport but i doubt i can get that within my budget. Just wanted...
  17. General BMW Discussions
    As the title suggests, I am looking to buy a 330cd, ideally a manual due to better mpg's but there are not many around with around 40-50k miles.. The ones I am seeing are auto's but having seen a few threads on here has put me off with gearbox failures. How common is this problem with all the...
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