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      01-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #23
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You are the man!
thanks for doing this write up, I was always curious about the longevity of our cars.
I have a buddy that has a x5 with 260k on it. Still truckin along just fine!
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      01-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #24
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NIICCEE!!!
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200K and you still have more than a quarter of a tank left!
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That's awesome to see! And many many more!
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      01-05-2013, 08:25 PM   #28
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Pretty impressive. My 2008 328 has 42,000. I love the car, and I plan to keep it for a long time. Thanks for sharing, and continue racking up those miles.
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      01-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #29
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thats awesome! I would keep it forever maybe when you get it to 1,000,000 miles BMW will buy it from you and stick it in their museum and give you a free car.

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More proof that if you take care of your car, it will take care of you

Congrats on the milestone! Here's to another 200k
This is what i was thinking.

Cool post OP, thanks!
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      01-05-2013, 09:00 PM   #31
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thats awesome! I would keep it forever maybe when you get it to 1,000,000 miles BMW will buy it from you and stick it in their museum and give you a free car.
Lol maybe just a little unrealistic.. The cost of that could buy you a couple new cars

And chances are the car would be crashed severely by then
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      01-05-2013, 09:08 PM   #32
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Lol maybe just a little unrealistic.. The cost of that could buy you a couple new cars

And chances are the car would be crashed severely by then
haha i know im jk but thatd be cool
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      01-05-2013, 10:22 PM   #33
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Congrats only 84000 miles to go to beat my M3 convertible I sold to a friend a few months ago. Running perfect OCI per BMW up until I pulled the head to check valves and top end. Waste of time didn't need anything but put new valves and springs in.

Key to getting to this mileage is long drives at freeway speeds. Also it helps if you live in a climate that is mild which the OPs isn't.

BMWs last a long time if cared for and driven enought to completely warm everything up. In fact virtually any car will last a long time doing that.

Nice tribute to OP. I too don't sell my cars until they have significant years >12 or miles >200K and sold mine for slightly less than the going rate and had multiple buyers. Sold it to a friend in case he has any issues I can help him out.
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      01-05-2013, 10:31 PM   #34
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Congrats.
Anything major that comes after 75k? Replaced tstat and waterpump less than 5k ago.
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Thanks guys. If you read some of my posts you can get the whole story, but to just put it together...

The car is a 2006 325i with a manual trans. I ordered it in April 2006 with just the Sport Package, HIDs, and BlueTooth (BMW assist) and it was delivered mid-May 2006. I like a basic car that drives well and don't need all the luxury crap.

I hit a deer at 12,500 miles and had $4,500 of crash damage. I swapped to non-runflats on a non-staggered 8.5 x 18 wheel set up using high-performance all-season radials at 22,000 miles. At about 80,000 miles the A/C pump died (I attribute it to poor craftsmanship from the deer crash repair where I think they left the system open too long or allowed dirt to get in the system). The T-stat went at 135,000 miles and the waterpump at 150,000. I'm on my 7th set of tires - including the original set from the factory. The driver's seat foam wore out and the torso cover started to rip so I had the seat rebuilt with OEM parts at 167,000 about a year ago.

I replaced the suspension with OEM BMW sport suspension parts at 182,000 when the kit went on sale a few years ago (I stored the parts kit for a few years), and had the alignment checked and re-set. I replaced the thrust arms at that time with M3 parts (the front was starting to shutter upon braking). I did brakes at 75,000 and again at 185,000 miles.

All the other maintenance has been at BMW specified intervals and CBS intervals; i.e. plugs, trans, diff and coolant every 100,000 (I did mine around 75,000 just becuase that's when I had time for a full day of maintenance time). My OCI has averaged about 17,500 miles and my total inception-to-date MPG has been 27. I've kept records of every gas fillup. I always fill the tank full and usually at the same gas station (Shell) and pump.

My total cost of ownership to-date has been $76,500 (purchase, loan cost, fuel, and maintenance). Lastly, I should say that I have my own auto shop at home complete with a lift and air tools (just as a hobby), so I do almost all my own maintenance and repairs. I had a dealer repair the A/C since the car was not that old when it died and I didn't trust an independent to work on a fairly new E90. I didn't trust myself to do it since the A/C compressor is almost $1,000 and if you don't load it correctly with oil and Freon you can blow the pump right off the bat.

I have to say I just love this car, I drive it 160 miles a day round trip to work. I don't drive it much on the weekends. My commute is ideal; it's 40% back roads that I hammer all the time and 60% interstate (stop and go) and dual lane (easy cruising). The last 3 miles to my house is basically a race track with no traffic and the car usually is burning hot when I park it at night.

I have never intended to sell it. I use my cars up and replace them with new ones.

My last BMW was a 1989 E30 that I took to 250,000.



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      01-05-2013, 10:34 PM   #36
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      01-05-2013, 10:36 PM   #37
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And to think i was happy seeing 100k last week. Congrats And great write up makes me want to keep it until 200k now
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      01-05-2013, 10:53 PM   #38
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Very cool!
Keep updating us on your car, I love seeing these things last as long as yours has
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160 mile commute! That's freakin insane. I wouldn't be able to do that everyday, unless maybe I was a race car driver. No wonder you got to 200k so easily.
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      01-06-2013, 01:19 AM   #41
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Thanks guys. If you read some of my posts you can get the whole story, but to just put it together...

The car is a 2006 325i with a manual trans. I ordered it in April 2006 with just the Sport Package, HIDs, and BlueTooth (BMW assist) and it was delivered mid-May 2006. I like a basic car that drives well and don't need all the luxury crap.

I hit a deer at 12,500 miles and had $4,500 of crash damage. I swapped to non-runflats on a non-staggered 8.5 x 18 wheel set up using high-performance all-season radials at 22,000 miles. At about 80,000 miles the A/C pump died (I attribute it to poor craftsmanship from the deer crash repair where I think they left the system open too long or allowed dirt to get in the system). The T-stat went at 135,000 miles and the waterpump at 150,000. I'm on my 7th set of tires - including the original set from the factory. The driver's seat foam wore out and the torso cover started to rip so I had the seat rebuilt with OEM parts at 167,000 about a year ago.

I replaced the suspension with OEM BMW sport suspension parts at 182,000 when the kit went on sale a few years ago (I stored the parts kit for a few years), and had the alignment checked and re-set. I replaced the thrust arms at that time with M3 parts (the front was starting to shutter upon braking). I did brakes at 75,000 and again at 185,000 miles.

All the other maintenance has been at BMW specified intervals and CBS intervals; i.e. plugs, trans, diff and coolant every 100,000 (I did mine around 75,000 just becuase that's when I had time for a full day of maintenance time). My OCI has averaged about 17,500 miles and my total inception-to-date MPG has been 27. I've kept records of every gas fillup. I always fill the tank full and usually at the same gas station (Shell) and pump.

My total cost of ownership to-date has been $76,500 (purchase, loan cost, fuel, and maintenance). Lastly, I should say that I have my own auto shop at home complete with a lift and air tools (just as a hobby), so I do almost all my own maintenance and repairs. I had a dealer repair the A/C since the car was not that old when it died and I didn't trust an independent to work on a fairly new E90. I didn't trust myself to do it since the A/C compressor is almost $1,000 and if you don't load it correctly with oil and Freon you can blow the pump right off the bat.

I have to say I just love this car, I drive it 160 miles a day round trip to work. I don't drive it much on the weekends. My commute is ideal; it's 40% back roads that I hammer all the time and 60% interstate (stop and go) and dual lane (easy cruising). The last 3 miles to my house is basically a race track with no traffic and the car usually is burning hot when I park it at night.

I have never intended to sell it. I use my cars up and replace them with new ones.

My last BMW was a 1989 E30 that I took to 250,000.
This is just awesome. I am the kind of person that appreciates this obsessive attention to detail and practical reasoning. Very impressive.
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This is just awesome. I am the kind of person that appreciates this obsessive attention to detail and practical reasoning. Very impressive.
Exactly what I was thinking. Here's to another 200k OP!
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This is awesome! I have a e90 N52 as well but automatic, still at 67K.
Quite a fit to be able to record all that info (every fill up!).
I second that BMW would prolly want to buy this car from you to analyze it.
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