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    high mileage E46 M3s



    Does anyone have a higher mileage E46 M3 ?? How many miles are on yours?

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    How is that car running at that mileage? Any major issues along the way?

    At the rate I've been going, it will be close to 2050 before I roll over 200k!

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    Wowza. Also interested to know the maintenance history and details of this car. I never figured the e46 as robust a car as the e30 or e36.

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    I have 103,xxx. Not as high as you by any means.

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    Very impressive. I'm currently @ 113k.
    Interested to see the responses to the above questions.

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    Wow, it's very nice to see some of the more "modern" cars accumulating such impressive mileage, like the recent Roundel article about the guy w/ the 200+k '00 M5 that's going strong. I'll be interested, too about how your car is doing. The '04 I just got is a real youngster so I'll probably never even get to 100k with it!

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    My '04 has 32k on it and I bought it with 26k in 2008 so it will be a LONG time... but the 540 has 262k, if that counts!
    Pondering what it all means...

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    I'm putting high miles on my 03 since I bought it . So far I'm just at 85k but I put 20k in 9 months and enjoying every minute of it. I was going to sell it but I'm going to mod it and drive it into the ground. Then the vanos explodes If the motor goes with it I'm going to drop an ls1 in there (more likely a 550 rwhp mild 402 stroker)

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron (ATL) View Post
    My '04 has 32k on it and I bought it with 26k in 2008 so it will be a LONG time... but the 540 has 262k, if that counts!
    Jeez man are you really enjoying the car driving it so little? What's the point of preserving a car if our bodies are rotting at a faster rate.
    Last edited by 5ABI M3; 02-15-2012 at 10:51 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5ABI M3 View Post
    Jeez man are you really enjoying the car driving it so little? What's the point of preserving a car if our bodies are rotting at a faster rate.
    I'll cry when I discover the first door ding!

    Really, it's a product of having too many cars... need to downsize the fleet so I can keep the M in the garage rather than in storage.
    Pondering what it all means...

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    I have 112 on mine & have had since new and have had no major problems.

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    I have an '03 and half SMG with 150,000 mi. The only major repair was a vanos replacement in 2009 but everything else has been oil changes and tires and a bushing here or there. The car still runs like it did when I bought it with 32k miles. No SMG issues either.
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    There was an 01 LSB that had been in a car accident and was being auctioned. It had over 300k miles.

    Also, I just came over from M3forum reading about an 05 with 40k miles that has vanos problems. Really happy to see that pic of 201k
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    just turned over 160k with my '02, feels like it pulls even harder!

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    Woew, these numbers make me feel alot better about my 108k.

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    Good numbers guys! Need to start driving mine again @ 64k.
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    About 73k on mine woo

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    Great to see all the high mileage, its awesome to think at only 40K I can potentially get another 160K out of mine!!

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    I'm at 90k. The M3 is too addicting to drive.

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