Originally Posted by BimmFiniti
Perhaps they are, I don't know. I've never owned one. However, if I had to grade my E46 330i on reliability it would fail miserably. I have had SOOOO many problems with the car - all known E46 weakness areas - but I still have it after 11 years because I love how it drives.
I have always thought of BMW as a car you drive because you love driving with reliability and cost of ownership way down the list of importance.
The E46 is such an easy car to work on (for the most part). The Audi's on the other hand, that's a completely different story. Was reading of a guy on another forum that had to take off his entire front end just to change something like the alternator