In Reply to: Re: What do yo guys do for a living? MPG? posted by CFL on June 06, 2000 at 23:35:38:
: : Hoa Nguyenphuc
: : '72 2002
: : '73 3.0CS
: : '72 Datsun 240Z (selling soon)
: You have to be ready to drop large sums at the drop of a hat. If you have other cars, you might be OK but if you're selling the other ones and keeping an M3 as a daily car... then I'd say pass on it.
: A 10-12 year old car as you can imagine is not as reliable as you would like it to be. Mine has been flawless but I constantly replace parts even before it needs them, coolant hoses are all new, mounts everywhere, vaccum hoses, fuel hoses, all filters, all fluids, new dampers, bushings, gaskets, sensors... small items add up to a whole lot of $$$ especially when the parts are engine related. With this engine you pay up to 10 times the price of regular E30 parts, on average I would say it is closer to 3 times as much. Cheap car to get into, very expensive to maintain properly.
Totaly agree, I have had my M3 for nearly 2 years, it's been very reliable but still has cost about £3-4000 in services and just replacing parts before they cause any real damage.
Going in for a Timing chain and tensioner replacement next.
Certainly have to keep the overtime up.