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Postby Pillin » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 15:29:40 UTC

How many miles do ya think i am looking at out of my car??

Got a 320d SE, 2001 with 115,000. FSH, not all BMW though.

I hear of cars doing high inti the 100,000's but never 200,000 miles???

Is there a rough expectancy?

Just curious :D

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Postby slim_boy_fat » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 16:04:19 UTC

AFAIK any BMW engine, if properly serviced etc, is capable of star-ship mileages. :P

I'm sure some on here will be able to quote their figures soon..............guys?
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Postby auditech1983 » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:41:28 UTC

i have a 318 ti compact e36. that gets driven hard, including track days and so far it has done 163'000 miles

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Postby chris73 » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 18:11:27 UTC

Is it the 136 or 150bhp version?

If its the 150bhp version then provided the Turbo and Manifold hold out, then with proper servicing it could probably do 200k
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Postby Daz525bmw » Wed, 06 Jun 2007 18:58:37 UTC

I have a '96 523i SE, which has 140k on the clock now.....have had it hooked up to diags etc etc, all hunkey dorey. I have been told, it will do the same again if it's looked after (which it is!) and the car pulls like a good 'un, and looks better than most newer cars

Correct me if i'm wrong about mileage btw if you know any different!!



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Postby Pillin » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 06:53:11 UTC

Good news then, its an early 2001 model - 136bhp.

bring on 200k! :)
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Postby Jay300zx » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 08:51:33 UTC

I thought they were all 150hp?
I just picked up a 2000 320d with 118K miles on it.
How do you know which HP it is?

economy wise - unsure though.
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Postby Harry » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 09:50:21 UTC

I know it’s a bit of a cliché but as the saying goes, if you look after them they will look after you. This is why history and condition count more than outright mileage. Obviously, the older it gets the more will wear out but the engines tend to be strong if they are maintained correctly. And they like being driven hard.

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Postby CmdrBond » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 13:52:37 UTC

I have a 1995 E36 325Tds SE - had a couple of months now. Bought it with just over 141,000 miles on it and with my commute to work I am adding on average 1000 miles a month on it. It is solid, fires up first time everytime and I intend to use this until the bodywork disintergrates, which according to my specialist is more likely than the engine failing on it.

As for fuel consumption - fill it up and from a full tank average 500+ miles out of it. Got a list my arm long what I would like to do to the car, but with her age and the amount of use she gets, can't really justify all the mods I would like to do. Maybe in my next life overseas I will have that option.

It is currently showing just over 144,000 miles and when she is cleaned up, polished and looking better will try and figure out how to get some decent sized pictures onto the forum here.
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Postby stephen 325tds » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 18:54:19 UTC

238k miles when I sold mine - still running sweet as a nut.
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Postby Brocky » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 19:22:26 UTC

1994 td...138.k....400 mile trip to Cornwall and still had well over a quater of a tank left..
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