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.
I have 103,xxx. Not as high as you by any means.
Very impressive. I'm currently @ 113k.
Interested to see the responses to the above questions.
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!
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...
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)
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I have 112 on mine & have had since new and have had no major problems.
Mine is a 2003 MT and has 126xxx. bought it in 12/09 with 70xxx. No major problems, rtab's, bushings, shocks, springs. Runs strong no squeaks or rattles.
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.
2001 BMW M5, 2003 BMW M3 (SMG), 1988 BMW M3 (Alpineweiss I/Natural Tan), 1988 BMW M3 (Diamantschwarz/Cardinal), 1987 Mercedes 190E 2.3-16 (Grey market)
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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2002 Z3 Black/Beige-Sold
2004 Imola Red/Black M3-Sold
2005 Alpine White/Gray M3-Sold
1999 Alpine White/Mulberry M3-Sold
Mine has 130k miles, Just bought it though..
sold mine with 150k ran strong
My 2005 Acura TL for your E36 M3!
just turned over 160k with my '02, feels like it pulls even harder!
156k. Changed tran and diff fluid today. Runs great.
Woew, these numbers make me feel alot better about my 108k.
2003 m3 spd with 161,xxxand miles and still kept up with my friends 01 m5 with 60,xxx miles with headers,intake and tune. Hahah
Good numbers guys! Need to start driving mine again @ 64k.
I just picked mine up at 109k it is in great shape and good running condition. I'll be doing an Inspection II at the end of the summer and then all my buyer's remorse/doubts will be taken care of! I always hate the part of buying a used car were you every time you get in it you expect the wheels to fall off of it.
About 73k on mine woo
I'm at 90k. The M3 is too addicting to drive.