Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. EBugatti

    EBugatti Senior member

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    Let me preface this by saying I looooved to drive my E46 M3. But finally got rid of it. (Bought it new). Tons of maintenance/repairs. Partial list:

    - Xenon headlamp went out.
    - Both window moldings came unglued.
    - Passenger window wouldn't seal every time you shut the door. Had to lower and raise window--pain in the neck. This problem was never solved by BMW.
    - Right door lock went defective.
    - Rain sensing wipers defective.
    - Driver side leather seat came unstitched.
    - Sunroof cover broke (moonroof).
    - Stereo not operable with rear defroster.
    - Defective exterior temperature sensor.

    Strangely, I never experienced the sub-frame problem. Maybe the next owner will...

    I'll never buy another BMW outside of a warranty period. Had mine nearly 5 years, and drove it less than 8,000 miles per year.
     


  2. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    ^God that's gotta be the dumbest feature I've ever seen. I love my e46 but I will never own another bmw out of warranty.

    You've got to worry about:
    -interior trim cracking
    -window seals coming unglued (they finally fixed this)
    -hvac panel failing
    -alternator failing twice
    -coils going bad
    -plastic cooling system components failing
    -muffler hangers tearing
    -dimming mirror failing
    -sub-frame issues
    -front strut tower issues
    -oil leak from constant pressure valve

    off the top of my head


    Maybe if you actually took care of your car, you wouldn't have any of these problems.

    50k miles on mine, 1 year out of warranty... never had a single problem other than the alternator.
     


  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Even after the 4:10, most of the time, I'm only in the first or second.

    - B


    Who's your daddy that got you that leather cinnamon dash?

    Let me preface this by saying I looooved to drive my E46 M3. But finally got rid of it. (Bought it new). Tons of maintenance/repairs. Partial list:

    - Xenon headlamp went out.
    - Both window moldings came unglued.
    - Passenger window wouldn't seal every time you shut the door. Had to lower and raise window--pain in the neck. This problem was never solved by BMW.
    - Right door lock went defective.
    - Rain sensing wipers defective.
    - Driver side leather seat came unstitched.
    - Sunroof cover broke (moonroof).
    - Stereo not operable with rear defroster.
    - Defective exterior temperature sensor.

    Strangely, I never experienced the sub-frame problem. Maybe the next owner will...

    I'll never buy another BMW outside of a warranty period. Had mine nearly 5 years, and drove it less than 8,000 miles per year.


    Smart man and ya didn't mention two xenon bulbs, door lock actuator, and a couple andre mentioned. Luckily I don't have a moonroof or that shade would have broke too LOL!
     


  4. s.car

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    My E39 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Car I owned before my E39 My 1978 450 SEL..I miss it..it was in immaculate condition. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^The 450 SEL [​IMG]. Sharp car that still looks good, IMO.
     


  6. s.car

    s.car Member

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    Here are some shots of the interior. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^The interiors on those cars were rather bland, but they did seem to hold up very well.
     


  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Who's your daddy that got you that leather cinnamon dash?

    Imola, jackass.

    Luckily I don't have a moonroof or that shade would have broke too LOL!

    My shade was broken, but that was related to intra-car acrobatics with my wife. So, can't blame BMW.


    - B
     


  9. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Imola, jackass.

    - B


    LOL!

    Hate to break it to you voxy but you weren't my first or last. My last girl almost pierced my passenger door panel with the heel on her louboutin.
     


  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    My last girl almost pierced my passenger door panel with the heel on her louboutin.

    I hope that she got out with the second kick.


    - B
     


  11. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I hope that she got out with the second kick.


    - B


    Not before being gagged by my stick shift.
     


  12. doctorj!

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    2009 Gran Turismo S. 4.7L. Metallic Black exterior, black with red stitching interior.
    Pure magic!

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    And the crappy Mercedes 2004 C320 in the background. More problems then I can list.
    AJ
     


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    My first post around here [​IMG]

    1990 Jaguar XJ 40 ("Daimler Six")

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  14. crazyquik

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    And the crappy Mercedes 2004 C320 in the background. More problems then I can list.
    AJ


    I like your driveway. [​IMG]
     


  15. clee1982

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    Here are some shots of the interior.
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    1978!!! that interior hold up really well.
     


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