what milage to expect from a BMW 320 petrol?
How long is a piece of string? If you cane the tits off it and don’t service it, expect trouble quickly.
Drive conservatively, service it more regularly than recommended, don’t skimp on parts and it’ll go to the moon and bike. Twice.
It’s completely impossible to put a figure on these things.Posted 5 years agoell_tellMember
E46 or the newer E90?
My friend had the former in auto coupe guise and it was a lovely car. He happily took it up to around 160k if I recall but major engine troubles saw the end of it. Used a lot of oil and I dont think he was that fastidious with servicing and top ups so I reckon could have last longer.Posted 5 years agospandex_bobSubscriber
My previous 320D (E46 Touring) went to 260k; it’s replacement (E46 Compact) is on 170k and runs sweet as a nut. Engines aside (as you’re looking at petrol rather than diesel) they’re both pretty solid; things to look at are:
Corroded front-to-rear brake lines; affected both of mine, require tank to be dropped to replace so time consuming.
Wishbone bushes – relatively easy home fix, cheap parts.
Snapped rear coil springs – dead easy swap.
Other than that, they’re more than capable of big miles. I’m banking on running my second to at least 250k.Posted 5 years agofreddygMember
TKID – I assume they’re all fine!!! It still goes like stink!
I’ve had it for almost three years now (it’s a lease car) and as soon as it tells me it needs a service, it goes in to the BMW dealer.
The only major work required since I’ve owned it were all 4 disks needed replacing – covered by the lease – but they’re pretty much a consumable anyway.
To be honest, if it wasn’t a lease car, I wouldn’t be changing it. My employers rules have changed meaning a new beemer is no longer an option. Shame; a really great car.Posted 5 years ago
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