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BMW 3 Series E46 (1998 - 2005)

Last updated 7 February 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 7 February 2015
On N46 1,995cc petrol engine, split upper timing chain guides are becoming common.

Also rear brake pipes are prone to corrosion.

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