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      10-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #57
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Drives: '11 JB/BBe-6sp-e90
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Originally Posted by rye m3 View Post
From personal experience and from issues others have had, I would not get an E46. As was mentioned, took some bucks to get rid of the rasp, but that is only a rasp terminator pipe and cat back, so not too big a deal. But reliability is a different story. I haven't had my E92 long enough, but the reported issues are few. Much fewer than the early days of the E46. At this point, saving money with a higher mileage E92 seems a better shot than getting an old E46. Even with the 6, the E46 was a "heavy" car. Now, an E36 would be an entertaining little car. But now your talking a car with 100k miles and that is a whole different ball game. BTW, issues with my E46 were VERY expensive. Keep in mind that the 40k or 50k dealer service is like $1500. Much cheaper to own a 997!
My first e90 was my SA's best friend. I was in the dealership constantly with that car. My e46 went to the dealer for a repair ONCE in 4 years and 60k miles (cam position sensor). My second e90 has been trouble free for 27k miles.

Dinan compliment of stuff plus PF rotors and RG63s. Enough for now.
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