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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. BFuk Open Topic
    Hi I am wondering if I wanted a BMW with two seats at least preferred 5 but was so reliable you didn't have to spend a lot of time and money on them which model would I choose?
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. BFuk Open Topic
    Hi guys just wondering what peoples thoughts where on car reliability good and bad as Im looking for a nice spacious family car thats a bit interesting but doesnthave niggling faults on a monthly basis. Over the last 3 years we have had a mercedes c270 52reg, autobox problems expensive ones at...
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. General BMW Discussions
    Thinking of getting my first BMW but a bit put off with all the tales of woe on here. I appreciate that generally people only post when they have a problem but has anyone had a BMW that has been trouble free with just routine servicing needed and done big miles?
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