Sure, maintenance may be a little expensive, but you get what you pay for. I had facial stitches as well after the accident. Availability: 1988—91 model years Market Value: Auction data are not available, and market observation indicates that most cars change hands privately. And you can tell it's not as refined as the more modern dual-clutch transmissions. I love the design in the car. When the E36 M3s began to enter the used-car market, many enthusiasts added super- and turbochargers—sometimes not carefully.
Just passing along what I hear. High-mileage cars can suffer from failed differentials above 100,000 miles; the U. It was a motorsport weapon first and a sales exercise second. I demonstrated the problem to their technician and he agreed this symptom was real and always reproducible. Just had to put a new tranny in the thing to add to the list of repairs I've made to it over the past few years.
Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. However, failure could result in a blown engine. Is there any truth to this? Availability: 2008—present Market Value: High-mileage runner: wait a few years. Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. Having owned an e46 m3 for the last 3 years i can tell you my opinion. The performance, roadability and comfort are a perfect mix.
And you can tell it's not as refined as the more modern dual-clutch transmissions. What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty? I was ironically on the way to the dealership for recall work and they did a cursory inspection while the vehicle was on the rack. The inside of the door was about 2 inches from the steering wheel. The seats really hold you in place in the corners. It's soft enough though that it's a comfortable ride and can be driven long distances without a problem. By and large, when driven sensibly, they seem to hold up.
Like I said in another thread, I know the info we see online is biased, you hear more from people with problems than those without, etc. Choosing Which One: Like the E36, the E46 M3 was offered in a wide variety of colors and with numerous options. Being able to use paddle shifters or the shifter comes in handy. The stitching in the steering wheel being blue and red is a great touch along with the shiny m3 logo in the door sill. Cars today are still trying to match the M3's performance.
Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. I will glady allow my car as evidence to this investigation if needed. Cosmetically, the E46 paid homage to the E30 with special fender flares front and rear, and its fender vents were meant to recall the 3. Rust can show up anywhere on Snowbelt cars, but common locations include the base of the windshield, above the license-plate lights, and near the rocker panels. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. Mechanically, this meant that countless suspension and body components—everything from control arms and subframes to damper anchor points—were strengthened, stiffened, or relocated in the search for speed and durability. Good-condition E30 M3s are relatively easy to locate in the U.
No major problems so far, just a fuel pump and throttle valve replacement. Can't help you on the transmission, but the engine starting problem sounds like a coolant temperature sensor to me. Fifth, rear subframes are known to crack around the rear shock mounts in earlier production cars. I actually like the SmG, as you sort of get the best of both worlds. Third, ever E46 in the world leaks. But which one to buy? While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage.
Dealer charged money just to look at it to find the problems. Head gaskets generally fail between 100,000 and 150,000 miles. That being German cars tend to be quirkier than the appliance-cars that come out of Asia. Looks great, is comfortable, plenty of room and goes like stink. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair.
I have driven 3 series for years and I finally went out for the M3. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. I would and have recommended these cars to people looking for cars with style, performance and comfort. I am aware of at least three other people with the exact same problem. The contact had not experienced a failure. Why You Want an E30: The first-generation M3 was famously created to satisfy a homologation requirement for European touring-car racing.