Meh, I was just using it to point out that you will need to do the head bolts and the AIRMATIC will eventually need repair and stuff from the MBUSI plant in the 2000s didn’t ave the greatest body electrical quality. Then there’s the $2,000 brake jobs. Great cars, just very expensive to run and beyond ruinous to fix if… Read more
I sincerely appreciate the amount of fuckery going on here.
Probably a pre-facelift 2nd-gen Cayenne S. They drive well and hold up much better than other German competitors while towing more than a Flex or an FX50S.
Yeah, I’ve seen tons of high-mileage N52s that were simply maintained as opposed to treated specially. They definitely seem to last longer than the VQ in my current sports sedan.
It’s certainly something. They sold a ton of them because the lease rates were so good that they were often cheaper to lease than V6 Camrys. We also got the E46 320i as an entry-level Bimmer for the early 00s.
I wonder if 335ds accept the Alpina transmission programming? It makes a huge difference on N54 cars.
I...don’t like E46s. They rust really badly, they feel super outdated and they typically look worse than their predecessors and successor. They’re also way less reliable than N52-powered E90s (full cooling system issues, more body electrical issues, subframes that crack if you drive like a chode) and have inferior… Read more
Yup, those are standard spec 16” wheels for 323i models.
Common failure points include water pump and t-stat every 70k miles or so, VANOS solenoids, VCGs, oil filter housing gaskets and cupholders. While that sounds like a lot, I am coming from something that’s supposed to be an oil-burning, synchro-munching, bushing-destroying, cam sensor-cooking, gallery gasket-decimating… Read more
Nah, 323is are cheap in the GTA because they never came with desirable options and they’re also extremely slow.
My brain says yes but my heart says rear doors are super awesome.
Anything with a split tailgate is alright in my books. Nice buy!
I’m pretty sure an N52 will last longer than a 1MZ-FE from his beloved Toyota brand but okay
I personally loved it. The acknowledgement of climate change was somewhat unexpected from the trio, and the whole thing gave me Vietnam Special vibes.
If it’s anything like the N52 it shouldn’t be too bad unless you have an xDrive car. You’ll need e-torx sockets and extensions and replacement water pump bolts (they’re torque-to-yield) but it’s all pretty logical.
Google Maps has ported the speed cameras feature, but it might not be up-to-the-minute like Waze.