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      05-22-2018, 09:01 AM   #67
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E46/E39 are so well understood that DIY/indies can handle them given enough time and/or money. The same is not true of new F-chassis with so much electronics.
I'm not familiar yet, but here's hoping that by the time I have it 12 years I'll have my F30 figured out. I tried to spec mine on the simple side with this in mind. I am not getting burned by another moonroof.
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E46/E39 are so well understood that DIY/indies can handle them given enough time and/or money. The same is not true of new F-chassis with so much electronics.
I tried to spec mine on the simple side with this in mind. I am not getting burned by another moonroof.
Same. Every car I've owned for an extended period of time has developed problems with power seats and sunroofs (BMW, Saab, Ford, doesn't seem to matter). I don't need another sunroof dumping water into the cabin all over the electronics. DIY maintenance is nothing revolutionary with the F30, but I surely did not want to troubleshoot the complicated expensive optional equipment when it eventually broke, hence my car being optioned sparingly.
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My 2002 E39 had 140K miles (not KM) when I sold it. It was running great even after 10 years.

To date, it's the only car (of many) I ever regret selling and remember fondly.
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My 2002 E39 had 140K miles (not KM) when I sold it. It was running great even after 10 years.

To date, it's the only car (of many) I ever regret selling and remember fondly.
Yes my E39 will always be remembered. It was sold before the first round of 100k miles refresh. The new owner now has 200k miles, and is contemplating if the car will be kept(and hence next round of refresh). In fact a $3000 offer was extended to me buying back the car, although there is no garage space(nor DIY time) right now .... :[
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I'm not familiar yet, but here's hoping that by the time I have it 12 years I have it my F30 figured out. I tried to spec mine on the simple side with this in mind. I am not getting burned by another moonroof.
My F30 does have the moonroof as part of ZPP to get leather too. The old E39's moonroof had no issue up to current mileage(190k of 2nd owner), so hopefully F30 moonroof can last past 100k miles trouble free. It is used maybe once/year.
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Same. Every car I've owned for an extended period of time has developed problems with power seats and sunroofs (BMW, Saab, Ford, doesn't seem to matter). I don't need another sunroof dumping water into the cabin all over the electronics. DIY maintenance is nothing revolutionary with the F30, but I surely did not want to troubleshoot the complicated expensive optional equipment when it eventually broke, hence my car being optioned sparingly.
Interestingly, power seat and moonroof motors can break even if used once a year. In contrast window regulators may still work past 100k miles even if used daily ....
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After how many miles/years should you get rid of a Bimmer?

I always got rid of my bimmers based off me wanting a new one not because of "too many miles".

Bimmers can run forever with proper maintenance I think we all get new BMW's based off our increase in income IMO.

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I always got rid of my bimmers based off me wanting a new one not because of "too many miles".

Bimmers can run forever with proper maintenance I think we all get new BMW's based off our increase in income IMO.

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That too. So often, people buy a car and say "I am going to keep this forever!" and then 4-5 years later they get something else. Maybe they are bored, maybe they start making more money, maybe they have a few kids or there is a change in lifestyle. Really difficult to predict whether or not I will want the same car in several years. I think of my past 2 cars, not including this one. I had the MKVI GTI for 3 years. That one I bought and it was paid off and then we had a child and I was tired of it always being in the shop, the boy racer vibe and the fact that it was a 2 door, so I sold it and leased the 320i ZSP which I had for just under 3 years. Now I have this 328 which I generally love, definitely the most vs. my last 2 cars, but can I see myself driving it in 5 more years? Jesus that seems like a long time. My life has changed a great deal since I got that GTI in 2010 and it would feel silly to me having that GTI right now. Also can't imagine still being in the 320.. 3 year cycles seem perfect my taste as 3 years seems to be how long it takes for there to be significant changes or improvements in my life, so I can look back and tie specific cars to specific times or 'eras'. I know that made me sound like a total narcissist, but I'm really not..

My current car is the first car since 2010 that I can imagine having longer than 3 years. We'll see what happens.
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My friend got a 2004 330ci and already have 180k miles on it....no major work done. Everthing was change according to maintenance interval. Just he does oil change every 7k miles.

Btw: most work was done by himself. Garage loved car😁
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