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Old 04-23-2012, 04:43 PM   #21
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ask Tim what his 525iT gets in terms of mileage

I'll assume a 540iT will get he same mileage as my old E38 which was (calculated) 22mpg mixed and 26-27pmg pure highway
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:01 PM   #22
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ask Tim what his 525iT gets in terms of mileage

I'll assume a 540iT will get he same mileage as my old E38 which was (calculated) 22mpg mixed and 26-27pmg pure highway
Yup, have already been talking to him.....525 gets 27-31 and 540 gets about 19, actually.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #23
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The 3 series Touring is a great all around fun and useful car. I’m on my second. The 1st was a 2000 premium package auto and now a 2000 sport package 5sp. If I was limited to one car I can’t thing of anything better. The 5sp car has done a track days at Nelson Ledges (lots of room for your track stuff) then hauled a new grill home from Lowes the next day.

They are standard e46 and have the same issues as all of them. See www.e46fanatics.com for the list of usual repairs (window regulator, suspension bushings)
Fuel mileage from the 5sp is a combined 23-24. Over spring break I got 28 average on the highway in Florida with three people and a ton of luggage. The auto car averaged about 22 combined and did a little better on the highway with the overdrive gearing.

Personally I don’t see the need to the all wheel drive. Extra weight and more things to break. With snow tire on all four corners I have never had any issues in Northern Ohio snow.
There currently seems to be a lot more Xi for sale than 2wd. I did a searchtempest look up on bmw wagon and found a dozen to choose from in all price and mileage ranges. Here is a low mileage on from Pittsburgh.
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/ctd/2951161877.html

good luck in your search and Viva la Touring!

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Personally I'd get a e39 wagon. I'm still in love with that body type, and if I can't figure out why my silver car is falling apart, I'll have to make the switch myself sometime soon.
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I'm still on the E46 trend.

Kale, you have an SUV if you need any space correct?

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Personally I'd get a e39 wagon. I'm still in love with that body type, and if I can't figure out why my silver car is falling apart, I'll have to make the switch myself sometime soon.
Yeah, I like the E39 too. They are just so hard to come by around here. Jon, you have a couple nice ones out by you that I found on cars.com

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Yes, wife has the SUV, although we would like to try and travel with the wagon, so it's easier on gas $$

I found one on E46fanatics, but it's an 01 (non-facelift....I like the facelift). Although he already put springs and tint on it, which I was going to do any way.

Thoughts on this one? Anything to look out for on the 01's? and it is non-Xi, which I would probably prefer

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...hlight=touring


Yeah, I like the E39 too. They are just so hard to come by around here.
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There was a subframe recall on all E46 chassis...but that's about the only thing besides typical service.
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=612178

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MANUA...item256fbbf58f
Kale, try calling this guy and see if you can buy it outside of ebay. It's a 6spd too!
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MANUA...item256fbbf58f
Kale, try calling this guy and see if you can buy it outside of ebay. It's a 6spd too!


Kale doesn't want a 6-speed. He needs an auto so the wife can drive.

Read the OP fool
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There was a subframe recall on all E46 chassis...but that's about the only thing besides typical service.
I've had multiple dealers tell me that subframe was never an issue for the tourings.
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I've had multiple dealers tell me that subframe was never an issue for the tourings.
And from what I remember it applied to the 323/328 so build date 2000 or less.
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Kale doesn't want a 6-speed. He needs an auto so the wife can drive.

Read the OP fool
well, suck it. It's still a good find for anyone looking for a MANUAL wagon.
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I've had multiple dealers tell me that subframe was never an issue for the tourings.
Good to know

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And from what I remember it applied to the 323/328 so build date 2000 or less.
Even though it applied to those cars, it was a class action applied to ALL E46 Series.

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well, suck it. It's still a good find for anyone looking for a MANUAL wagon.
Well no one where, go run to your Cali Forums.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MANUA...item256fbbf58f
Kale, try calling this guy and see if you can buy it outside of ebay. It's a 6spd too!
what the fuq is wrong with that car, an uber clean looking E91 325xi w/ iDrive for sub $10K? There's a hooker in the boot.

Just kidding, I don't know how to eBay.
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BUMP!

Can someone go look at this car for me?

http://www.davewalterbmw.com/Vehicle...-OH/1729931343
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Ill try my best to get down there this week.

Might need some new suspension if you get it though...as a thank you



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Ill try my best to get down there this week.

Might need some new suspension if you get it though...as a thank you



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Thanks Broseph!

---------- Post added at 12:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:43 AM ----------

DAMNIT!! Nevermind, it sold this morning...blah!
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Thanks Broseph!

---------- Post added at 12:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:43 AM ----------

DAMNIT!! Nevermind, it sold this morning...blah!
You serious? Blahhhhhh

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Thoughts?

Only thing it doesn't have that the wife and I really wanted is heated seats

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...hlight=touring
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Kale, there was a lowered Topaz blue e46 touring at EuroClassics for service the other day. I was talking with the guys in the shop and I think they said it may be for sale soon. I can make an additional inquiry about it if you'd like. It also had M-Tech II bumpers, it was hawt!
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