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#37 of 95 purchasing 2006 BMW 330 CI
Apr 15, 2010 (8:24 am)
I am considering purchasing a 330 BMW CI with 37700 miles, any problems with that year I should be aware of? Any recommendations?
#38 of 95 Re: purchasing 2006 BMW 330 CI [bossman7]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 15, 2010 (3:05 pm)
The '06 330Ci (coupe or convertible?) was the last year for the E46 coupe.. It was a 7-year run for one of the best BMWs, ever..
Is the car still under warranty/maintenance plan? You'll have to know the in-service date to find out..
Common maintenance issues are control arm bushings... The car shouldn't go "klunk" over bumps... if it does, looking at half a thousand..
#39 of 95 Re: purchasing 2006 BMW 330 CI [bossman7]
Apr 16, 2010 (6:31 am)
Try to find a car with the Performance Package(ZHP). It's virtually a cult car among hard-core Bimmer addicts- and with good reason.
#40 of 95 Ignition problem 2000 328i
Mar 12, 2011 (10:01 am)
My 2000 BMW 328i wont start, Battery, starter, alternator all good. Replaced the ignition switch, tumbler, and code reader ( that black plastic ring on the tumbler assembly) and still no luck. All lights and everytything works when the key is on but no juice to the starter. I don't know where to go from here. I need some help to do this myself as I do not live anywhere near a BMW shop.
#41 of 95 Re: 3-Series Starting Prob: Anti-Theft Device Issue? [wogaswoga]
Jul 01, 2011 (7:06 am)
Our 2002 BMW 330CI just did the exact same thing... The anti-theft/key problem. I almost had it towed as well. Bottom line - keep an extra key with...
Ours came with the plastic wallet key, the valet key, and the 2 larger battery keys. The pure plastic key is in my wallet now... (Never leave home without it...)
#42 of 95 Re: 3-Series Starting Prob: Anti-Theft Device Issue? [geoint]
Jul 01, 2011 (9:35 am)
I finally took mine to the BMW shop. It turned out to be the ECM (the module that tells the brain that the code reader has read the right code for that car). Every time I take the car to the shop its always $600 to fix it. Is it a BMW thing or what. I will never own another BMW as soon as I can find someone to buy this POS from me. Thought they were built well and reliable but I have found out that the 3 series was made to be a cheap line of cars.
#43 of 95 Re: 3-Series Starting Prob: Anti-Theft Device Issue? [mailbox20]
Jul 01, 2011 (9:57 am)
Thought they were built well and reliable but I have found out that the 3 series was made to be a cheap line of cars.
Exactly; my 1995 3 series has run up maintenance and repair costs that amount to an unbelievable five cents per mile over the 16 years that I have owned it. To top things off, I've taken to two HPDEs this year and each time it has only managed to return 15 mpg on the track. What a disappointment...
#44 of 95 Re: 3-Series Starting Prob: Anti-Theft Device Issue? [wogaswoga]
Feb 17, 2012 (2:30 pm)
try the ignition switch.. its found in the steering column i believe
#45 of 95 Re: 3-Series Starting Prob: Anti-Theft Device Issue? [sunrhythms]
Feb 17, 2012 (3:40 pm)
Brilliant. You must be the same mechanic i've been taking my car to. Thank god for geniuses like you. I dont know what the world would do without you. Your a lifesaver. Thank you
#46 of 95 Re: 3-Series Starting Prob: Anti-Theft Device Issue? [mailbox20]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 20, 2012 (12:55 pm)
Sounds like you're being quite sarcastic to another member, which we frown on around here. If you'll notice, sunrhythms wasn't responding to you or your issue - he was providing advice in response to another member's question.