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mrsoandso wrote:
Jul 26th, 2018 2:35 am
Should I really be worried about an 08 M3 seizing its bottom end? I want to get a manual rwd car that's going to be somewhat reliable, I can do a lot of work myself but i prefer not to.
I wouldn't be too concerned, but you can always get the rod bearings done for a few thousand bucks for parts & labour.

The throttle actuators (2 of them) tend to go bad around 80000km and they're approximately a thousand bucks a piece.

Gas mileage sucks, but that is to be expected of a V8.

As long as one does their regular maintenance, it is a pretty reliable car.
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mrsoandso wrote:
Jul 26th, 2018 2:35 am
Should I really be worried about an 08 M3 seizing its bottom end? I want to get a manual rwd car that's going to be somewhat reliable, I can do a lot of work myself but i prefer not to.
Not really. Just make sure you do oil changes more frequent. You can do the bearings as preventive maintenance and as far as throttle actuators go there are third party kits to rebuild them now.
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mrsoandso wrote:
Jul 26th, 2018 2:35 am
Should I really be worried about an 08 M3 seizing its bottom end? I want to get a manual rwd car that's going to be somewhat reliable,
Of course it is. As long as you set aside about the same amount of money you're gonna spend on your new toy for the future repairs.
I guess it's about C$20k at least.
There's a reason why these cars depreciate so quick.
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xrvr wrote:
Jul 27th, 2018 12:10 am
Of course it is. As long as you set aside about the same amount of money you're gonna spend on your new toy for the future repairs.
I guess it's about C$20k at least.
There's a reason why these cars depreciate so quick.
$20k for maintenance? Come on, pass the crack pipe over.
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xrvr wrote:
Jul 27th, 2018 12:10 am
Of course it is. As long as you set aside about the same amount of money you're gonna spend on your new toy for the future repairs.
I guess it's about C$20k at least.
There's a reason why these cars depreciate so quick.
$20K?!
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Good morning Everyone,
As many of you know I recently purchased 2018 BMW X3. I picked up the car last night. So many buttons and features, so much to learn!! I posted the price in my last post.
The dealer offered me extended warranty after the initial 4 years. The extended warranty covers all the part of the car for total 7years/100,000km. The cost is $4,200 including taxes. The dealer is offering it for $3,100 if purchased within a week.
I ran numbers and it came $86/month for 36 months. Is it worth to buy it?
My goal is to keep the car for approx. 7 years at least. It does give me peace of mind, but just wanted to have a second opinion. It will not cover maintenance, tire, brakes and wear and tear. Only covers the parts like transmission, electronics and all. Thanks.
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Jul 27th, 2018 10:37 am
Good morning Everyone,
As many of you know I recently purchased 2018 BMW X3. I picked up the car last night. So many buttons and features, so much to learn!! I posted the price in my last post.
The dealer offered me extended warranty after the initial 4 years. The extended warranty covers all the part of the car for total 7years/100,000km. The cost is $4,200 including taxes. The dealer is offering it for $3,100 if purchased within a week.
I ran numbers and it came $86/month for 36 months. Is it worth to buy it?
My goal is to keep the car for approx. 7 years at least. It does give me peace of mind, but just wanted to have a second opinion. It will not cover maintenance, tire, brakes and wear and tear. Only covers the parts like transmission, electronics and all. Thanks.
Is this a BMW warranty? 100k over 7 years Is barely any mileage. Since it isn’t diesel there’s really nothing catastrophic to fail. Most expensive part known to die is the shit transfer case bmw insists on using with their xdrives.
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I don't understand why it's 7/100k.
Standard warranty is 4/80k, so they expect a typical owner drives 20,000 km per year.
Then after 4 years, they think the same owner drives 20,000 km for the next 3 years?
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that's +3yrs /+20,000km on the extended warranty. If you drive like 20,000km per year on average, that extended warranty is really then for just +1 yr. For $3100 + taxes, that's not worth it, IMO. After that extended warranty expires, I don't believe you can continue on to buy any more factory extended warranty from that point on. You may want to clarify with dealer.
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I leased an X5D 2018 with mostly all the options for 4 years, 80K mileage + tire and rims warranty + wear and excess warranty for $1048 monthly tax in.
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@booblehead do you know what the X6M exhaust diameter is? LOoking to change my tips to carbon but dont want to get the wrong size....i tried googling but no luck :(
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are you talking about the exhaust tips ?

I believe stock outlet tip is 3 inch (76mm). They are just bolt on (you can double check it) and typical next size up would be 90mm (3.5 inch) and then 102mm (4 inch).

I think 90mm looks decent on the car.
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booblehead wrote:
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are you talking about the exhaust tips ?

I believe stock outlet tip is 3 inch (76mm). They are just bolt on (you can double check it) and typical next size up would be 90mm (3.5 inch) and then 102mm (4 inch).

I think 90mm looks decent on the car.
mine is 3.5" im looking to change it to 4" but im talking about the inlet size.
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usually the inlet size is a bit smaller ... so, if the outlet is 3 inch as per my remark, the inlet is probably 2.5 inches range

did you measure it yourself ?

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