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      04-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #23
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      04-26-2012, 02:00 PM   #24
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50k seems awefully low for an 08. Don't get me wrong, if it wasn't for people commuting in a daily driver and not their M3, I wouldn't have picked mine up ('08) last month with only 17.5k on the clock. (Currently just over 20k)

I don't get it. It's a car, drive it. Drive the hell out of it. And 50k isn't high for any modern car anyway. That's practically the first oil change on these things (kidding... sorta) I'm thinking 100k is more in the ballpark to get an accurate estimation of problematic things getting replaced.
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      04-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #25
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January 2008 build (one of the launch vehicles). Original owner. Currently at 34k miles. Only two warranty repairs:

1) iDrive knob popped off
2) Fuel pump regulator failure

My warranty expires June 30th. My current plan is to take my chances without a warranty.
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50k seems awefully low for an 08. Don't get me wrong, if it wasn't for people commuting in a daily driver and not their M3, I wouldn't have picked mine up ('08) last month with only 17.5k on the clock. (Currently just over 20k)

I don't get it. It's a car, drive it. Drive the hell out of it. And 50k isn't high for any modern car anyway. That's practically the first oil change on these things (kidding... sorta) I'm thinking 100k is more in the ballpark to get an accurate estimation of problematic things getting replaced.
to try to get to 100k i'm going to change the oil at least every 7500 miles,about twice as often as the factory interval.it's an expensive oil change,but cheap insurance.i think waiting until 15k miles is too long,and some mechanics have agreed with me.i was pleased to find that the first owner had done it every 5k or so,so the car started out right.
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      04-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #27
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50k seems awefully low for an 08. Don't get me wrong, if it wasn't for people commuting in a daily driver and not their M3, I wouldn't have picked mine up ('08) last month with only 17.5k on the clock. (Currently just over 20k)

I don't get it. It's a car, drive it. Drive the hell out of it. And 50k isn't high for any modern car anyway. That's practically the first oil change on these things (kidding... sorta) I'm thinking 100k is more in the ballpark to get an accurate estimation of problematic things getting replaced.
Thank you so much! My family thinks the complete opposite and tells me I should keep it garaged and only drive on the weekends... F That!! I bought this baby to drive it not stow it away. Granted I do drive alot but thats about to change since i'm moving closer to my job.

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January 2008 build (one of the launch vehicles). Original owner. Currently at 34k miles. Only two warranty repairs:

1) iDrive knob popped off
2) Fuel pump regulator failure

My warranty expires June 30th. My current plan is to take my chances without a warranty.
My car was built 12/07!!! But the warranty expired 04/12 and I just hit 50K so I think i'm right on schedule with this thing. Warranty duration expired right before I hit the mileage limit.

The only other repairs ive had aside from maintenance are trim items like the i-drive knob, material peeling on the steering wheel and passenger door handle.
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      04-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #28
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Bought the car with 31K miles. Have 54K currently.

Issues: Replaced the LED tail lights after a strip of the LEDs went out. Steering sensor coincidently went bad driving away from the dealership after an alignment. Some of the interior trim was replaced due to peeling. This all happened and was covered under warranty. Can't think of anything else wrong with it. Drives like a champ.

Been running a meth kit and piggyback ECU for about 4k miles now. No issues.

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      04-26-2012, 03:23 PM   #29
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Has anyone looked into how much extended warranty will run on the 08's? Im looking at buying an 08 with 5700 miles on it tomorrow. Warranty is up in 2 months. Not sure what to do.
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      04-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #30
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50k seems awefully low for an 08.
50K is pretty much normal for an '08. That's actually close to the average amount of mileage driven in a year for a regular car in the USA, which is 12k/year.

A person with a '08 m3 with 50K miles on the clock is basically driving 12.5K/year. That is not bad if you ask me.

Low mileage '08 M3's are those with less than 40K miles on the clock. Their owners are basically driving less than 10K/year.
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      04-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #31
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This is like the official "I don't drive my car enough" thread.
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      04-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #32
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      04-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #33
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15k miles and no issues thus far. The car has been well maintained.
Hey hey, your post doesn't count. LOL!

15K for an '08 is EXTREMELY low man.
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Has anyone looked into how much extended warranty will run on the 08's? Im looking at buying an 08 with 5700 miles on it tomorrow. Warranty is up in 2 months. Not sure what to do.
good lord thats low... how much do they want for it? i'd try to get it CPO'd if possible. An extended warranty would be around $5K. I think it costs the dealerships around $3k to cpo but i doubt they'd let u just bring your car in and have them certify it unless you know somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody
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      04-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #35
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good lord thats low... how much do they want for it? i'd try to get it CPO'd if possible. An extended warranty would be around $5K. I think it costs the dealerships around $3k to cpo but i doubt they'd let u just bring your car in and have them certify it unless you know somebody that knows somebody that knows somebody
It is very low,

I have another thread on it in this forum just recently. The owner had it as a lease and spent the last 2 years in the hospital before he passed last month. His family is buying the lease out and selling it for $42k, i imagine just to make a quick buck instead of turning it in. Its been in a minor fender bender with a shopping cart and once with a cop car but both under 5mph collisions. Im having the dealer run a full PPI on it tomorrow just to be sure.


Ill have to ask them about CPO and if not, see if they can cut me a deal for extended warranty.
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      04-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #36
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This is like the official "I don't drive my car enough" thread.
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I was expecting to see a few people near 100K
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      04-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #37
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Anyone with a "high mileage" 20808 50,000 miles or more please report here with your mileage and any issues you may or may not have had. Also your driving style and if you track or not

My car has had a hiccup with a sensor at 24,4xx miles and im paranoid and considering getting extended warranty. After all the talks about 08s rob bearings causing the engine to blow up I am curious to know how many of us 08s has made it past 50K miles or even perhaps 100K with little to no issues.

Year: 2008 March production
Miles: 24,4xx
No tracking, moderate to spirited driving style.
Issues: wheels speed sensor and wheel bearing @ 24,4xx miles.
I have about 60000 miles on my 08 and bought I brand new, this is what I repaired since I got it:

replaced all of the ignition coils, I had problems whit 6 of them in different periods and the last time they replaced the faulty one and the two remaining. (this problems came after about 30000 miles
replaced seat belt helpers twice
Replace the steringwheel plastic twice, (the plastic/rubber layer gets scratched very easy and I m going to get it replaced for the third time soon...
Replaced the Idrive joystick after the inner ring just broke one morning going to work, you could just lift the thing right up
And this week I had to replace the steering column after the CAS unit was malfunctioned .
Almost forgot, I needed to get a new rubber seal for the exhaust system just above one of the primary cat


and then of course the usual stuff new brake pads once a year etc.

I don't drive the car on track but I have driven it pretty hard all this years plus I use the car all year around and it gets pretty cold in Sweden in the winters whit allot of snow and stuff and that takes its toll on the car.
I think the ignition coils going to be a frequent problem here when many of the cars reach 50000 miles or more.

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Hi

Mine is up to 45000 km, hard but fair use incl 10+ track days, where the temp regularly goes up to 1/2 way between half and 3/4. Sustained periods between 6500-8000 rpm.

The car loves it, brakes would be the area which goes.... (much more than big luxury barges)

Maintenance: Replaced front tires once, backs twice, 1 litre of oil outside regular services, and the socket for my ipod broke.

Under BMW warranty - and I specifically told them I was going to do track days, if you can buy an extended warranty I would 100% do that.

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      04-26-2012, 04:24 PM   #39
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I'm at 49K. No track time.

-VANOS replaced for cold start rattle
-ICV is currently on the way out
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      04-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #40
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38k on 12/07 build.

Second owner, ive had it since 19k.

6 track days and mostly spirited driving, it's not my daily

No problems yet, only been to the dealer for scheduled maintenance. Since ive seen so many people talking about the peeling steering wheel, im going to see if I can get mine fixed before the warranty is up in June. Planning on taking my chances without extended warranty.
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      04-26-2012, 05:39 PM   #41
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Thank you so much! My family thinks the complete opposite and tells me I should keep it garaged and only drive on the weekends... F That!! I bought this baby to drive it not stow it away. Granted I do drive alot but thats about to change since i'm moving closer to my job.



My car was built 12/07!!! But the warranty expired 04/12 and I just hit 50K so I think i'm right on schedule with this thing. Warranty duration expired right before I hit the mileage limit.

The only other repairs ive had aside from maintenance are trim items like the i-drive knob, material peeling on the steering wheel and passenger door handle.
Wow, lots of folks had the idrive knob pop off. Must have been a systemic manufacturing problem. How did they repair the steering wheel peeling? I have a few areas on the shiny, smooth, black part of the steering wheel peeling.
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Thank you so much! My family thinks the complete opposite and tells me I should keep it garaged and only drive on the weekends... F That!! I bought this baby to drive it not stow it away. Granted I do drive alot but thats about to change since i'm moving closer to my job.
Whoa whoa whoa!... hold the phone here. Let's bullet point this biatch right quick...

- Who paid for this car? You or your family that apparently doesn't want you to drive it?

- It's a priceless painting, hide it in the garage... wait... what? It's a what? A CAR?!

- You don't spend $XXX on a car to NOT drive it! I got rid of my "fun" car and my "daily driver" for my M. I'm driving it thank you very much

I'll tell you what, go buy your wife a new pair of expensive shoes that she's had her eye on and tell her she can have them but not wear them
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High mileage is actually considered over 75,000 miles.
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I have about 60000 miles on my 08 and bought I brand new, this is what I repaired since I got it:

replaced all of the ignition coils, I had problems whit 6 of them in different periods and the last time they replaced the faulty one and the two remaining. (this problems came after about 30000 miles
replaced seat belt helpers twice
Replace the steringwheel plastic twice, (the plastic/rubber layer gets scratched very easy and I m going to get it replaced for the third time soon...
Replaced the Idrive joystick after the inner ring just broke one morning going to work, you could just lift the thing right up
And this week I had to replace the steering column after the CAS unit was malfunctioned .
Almost forgot, I needed to get a new rubber seal for the exhaust system just above one of the primary cat


and then of course the usual stuff new brake pads once a year etc.

I don't drive the car on track but I have driven it pretty hard all this years plus I use the car all year around and it gets pretty cold in Sweden in the winters whit allot of snow and stuff and that takes its toll on the car.
I think the ignition coils going to be a frequent problem here when many of the cars reach 50000 miles or more.
New brake pads once a year? On my E46 M3 I was on my same Brembo pads at year 6. OEM pads on current M almost no wear at 48000 miles or 4 years. You must drive crazy.
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