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BMW 3 Series E46 (1998 - 2005)

Last updated 31 October 2015

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 31 October 2015

Three replacement OEM BMW E46 front indicator light units ( at £90 a time) all cracked after installation within 8 weeks. Aftermarket parts have so far lasted 4 months plus.

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