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BMW 3 Series E46 (1998 - 2005)

Last updated 11 July 2014

 
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Decent rear wheel drive handling. Some status. Wide choice second-hand.
Unremarkable looks. Handling not quite as enjoyable as E36. Turbo and injector problems with diesels. Expensive problems at 10 years old +.
Updated 29 March 2014

Misfire on 65k mile 2005/53 BMW 318i turned out to be failed Valvetronic due to wear in the rockers. Disconnecting Valvetronic cured the misfire but left engine down on power and using more fuel.

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