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Old 08-27-2010, 03:12 PM
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2001 BMW 330Ci

Anyone have any experience? One for sale here locally with 89k. Listed at $9.9k. Was thinking about trading my Passat.

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Old 08-27-2010, 03:23 PM
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They are a decent low maintenance car the 3 liter engine isn't mind boggling but it plenty peppy. There were only two things we didn't like. The MPG was sort of crappy for a 3ltr averaging about 19 and............the brake dust that accumulated on the wheels. Jeesh even after a couple days of driving. We didn't keep it past 2005 it was passed onto the kiddos. I still do have my 92 325i which is a great little car for goofing off in.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:47 PM
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My cousin has had an 02 for a long time, nice looking car. I don't think he has had many problems with it.
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:58 PM
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Don't overheat it and you'll be fine. There's lot's of plastic bits in the cooling system so its pretty common.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:18 AM
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Only buy one with total service records - preferably from a dealer. Seriously; an old BMW can be expensive as hell to keep running.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:14 PM
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My EX GF has a 2000 328i and it has been quite trouble free, my boss has a 330CI and she loves is. But it eats tires like you won't believe.

The thing to watch out for on those are crappy plastic on the cooling components. The Ex's car had a tiny leak around the radiator vent screw so I went to tighten it up and it snapped off with very little force as it was so brittle. I had to replace the whole assembly.

They do look great and they are a whole heap of fun to drive. I would consider one.

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