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On the wait list already. 23 54.76%
Buy used one later on. 3 7.14%
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      11-27-2006, 08:28 PM   #23
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The engine issues were real and a lot of owners are a little bitter about the treatment they got prior to the SMG cars exploding. The gearbox issues may be overstated.

The other common one is the rear suspension mounts ripping out of the car. The trailing arm bushing were underengineered and have a tendancy to tear if not closely monitored. Replace them every other year and you probably won't have an issue.

Overall BMW is much better than most companies. Its their dealers and BMW NA that give them the bad rap. BMW AG rocks, BMW NA sucks. They could still learn a thing or two from Lexus about customer treatment.
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The other common one is the rear suspension mounts ripping out of the car. The trailing arm bushing were underengineered and have a tendancy to tear if not closely monitored. Replace them every other year and you probably won't have an issue.
My local tuner/BMW specialist let me know about this early on in the E46 M3 release. I forgot until I read your post. Just another independent verification that this problem is real.
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I'm curious what cars people would consider "something better".
Everyone has their own version of something better.
Even if it's a step down it might be better in their own eyes.
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I'm curious what cars people would consider "something better".
Ferrari.
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      11-28-2006, 12:37 PM   #27
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hopefully @ 2010
so they'd fix all the first yr problem.....maybe it'll have some minor change
the most important...I'd probably have enough money to buy it then
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When the official word comes down as to whether a CSL version will make it to the States. If yes, its a CSL for me; if not, time to buy the E92 M3.
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Overall BMW is much better than most companies. Its their dealers and BMW NA that give them the bad rap. BMW AG rocks, BMW NA sucks. They could still learn a thing or two from Lexus about customer treatment.
Preach it!
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When the official word comes down as to whether a CSL version will make it to the States. If yes, its a CSL for me; if not, time to buy the E92 M3.
I wish that's the case in US as well...
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About a year after it's released.
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My lease is up on my crappy 05' Jeep Grand Cherokee in April 08'. I plan to lease or finance the new M3 at that point. Any reason to put a deposit down for that point in the future? Thanks
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I don't think people in US can buy CSL through dealer unless you import it from other country.
We know that CSL won't come to US
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I don't think people in US can buy CSL through dealer unless you import it from other country.
We know that CSL won't come to US
Aaahhh. Yes, I know, we definately could not. I'll be moving back to the US by then so I'm really hoping they won't be cruel to us again.
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