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E46 All New vs. E36 Fourth Generation (7 years) (archive)

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Posted by Steve on November 13, 1998 at 08:01:50:

In Reply to: Re: E46 Fuel Injector Leak, 10 Days Old!!!!! posted by Tony R. on November 12, 1998 at 20:17:59:

Off the topic here but I'll add my $0.02. I had to make the same decision to make (E36 or E46) in July of this year. I could have bought the first E46 the dealer received but as a long-time car guy, I won't buy the first year of an all new car. I'm the same way for most other things as well (new software etc). So I opted for a 1998 E36 (a little cheaper too) that I figured had all the service bulletins updates, manufacturing critiques etc. installed. The 98 E36 I purchased was built in April 1998. BTW It's a wonderful car, no problems (-yet) ;-)


: Hi Tony,
: Sorry to hear about what happened. I "hit the fork in the road" earlier this year deciding if I wanted to buy a 7+ year experienced Bimmer ('98 E36) or a 1st year production E46.....

: I spoke to two friends who have the E46 (The oldest being 19 days old) and they flipped out when I told them this news! "So far so good," they say.

: Glad to hear you got the car back. It's a 1st year model and I guess it's part of the "Mileage Test" -- Of course, we all plunk down some serious $$ and this is not what we expect in return.

: Cheers,
: Tony R.
: '98 328i
: BMW CCA #151763

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