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BMW 3-series E46 (1998 - 2005)

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reviewed by Duncan Gafney on 18 August 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 10 November 2018
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reviewed by jim edgar on 18 July 2018
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reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 13 July 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 7 April 2018
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reviewed by Anthony Cope on 3 November 2017
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reviewed by Jonathan Wells on 29 November 2016
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reviewed by gleadam on 3 October 2016
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reviewed by De Sisti on 21 February 2016
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reviewed by pbirl on 7 February 2015
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reviewed by enfield007 on 28 August 2014
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reviewed by richalbin on 5 June 2014
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reviewed by jm1 on 9 December 2013
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Overall reliability

b***** fantastic

(Following advice on HJ forum Nov 2007) Auction buyer Chris Forkan picked up my 2006/55 last of the E46 shaped coupes in Feb 2008 for £12K, adding his fee and a new wing mirror meant a total cost of £12.8K. It had a FBMWSH and 28K on the clock, Highline model in Orient blue with Montana brown interior. The computer says I get 38mpg but most of my journeys are short and on B roads, on motorways I get over 50mpg. The handling is very good and it has more than reasonable shove from 30-70 mph. It is now coming up for 8 years old but still feels tight with no rattles despite having reached 96K miles.
Costs have been very reasonable despite keeping the BMW service going although I used an independent to replace the drop links at 78K miles and a new cat at 94K miles.
Not sure if to keep or replace, still probably worth £4.8K. Friend has 2006 E90 4 door with same engine and 168K miles which gives him no trouble.

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reviewed by smartweasel on 29 October 2013
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reviewed by Will Green on 20 April 2013
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reviewed by Tom S-S on 21 January 2013
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reviewed by pieeater on 28 December 2012
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reviewed by maddicksman on 28 October 2012
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reviewed by 320touring on 17 July 2012
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reviewed by 320touring on 17 July 2012
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reviewed by ploddit on 28 May 2012
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reviewed by RupertRocks on 17 October 2011
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reviewed by RupertRocks on 17 October 2011
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reviewed by 01884* on 22 March 2011
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reviewed by fady on 18 August 2010

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