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      01-15-2013, 05:47 PM   #133
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It's refreshing to see posts like this about people who use their cars for many years and hundreds of thousands of miles. It seems like most forum members swap their cars out every few years as evident by their signatures showing all their former "retired" vehicles. With proper maintenance, our cars can last quite a while whereas many people seem to think cars are commodities that must be dumped once they are passed their warranty period. It's amusing to read about how worried people get when their warranty is up, like somehow their cars are going to completely fail at that point.
Of course there are horror stories on forums but no one I know that have owned BMW's ever had a problem actual parts going out, it was always electrical problems that kept happening and they just got fed up with it and went to another car. So yes, if you maintain it well, your car is in better position to last longer but electrical faults happen regardless of how well you maintain it.
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      01-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #134
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      01-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #135
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I just hit 142,000 and intend I driving my E92 as long! Great write up and many more happy miles...

to the OP... any recommendations for a lift at home? WOuld love to set that up with air tools as you have.
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      01-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #136
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Awesome to see such longetivity in a BMW. I think the fact that it didn't have turbos (sorry 335ers) and is a manual is helping your cause.

As for those who are jumping on the BMW longetivity bandwagon and saying this proves something are not really thinking like scientists. One data point doesnt really prove anything. This guy has a freaking lift in his house! Obviously it was maintained well. And his mileage seems to be pretty easy-going, so I wouldn't jump to any assumptions regarding how long BMW's usually last.

I do plan on keeping mine for over 150k and will hopefully follow the "Mike Miller" maintenance plan, but am willing to do most of the work myself. Let's hope more people post about their 200k+ mileage reports though!
Okay, I need to respond to this. Earlier in the thread I described my commute. It is not an easy all highway affair. I hammer my car a lot on back roads every day and drive it like a BMW not a Lexus. Second, the lift just makes the maintenance work easier, not better. Third, as mentioned earlier this is my 3rd high mileage BMW, and my 4th high mileage car over all.
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      01-15-2013, 06:10 PM   #137
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Something I may have missed is your clutch longevity. I can't fathom your on the original still. That would be insane
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      01-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #138
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Good luck trying to sell that car!
Ok smartass... Who said he was selling it - I doubt highly there'd be a problem selling it except to maybe you.
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      01-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #139
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      01-15-2013, 06:45 PM   #140
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BTW good job on keeping and maintaining your car.

I have major respect for you, because I loose steam right around 75000, and from that point forward.

My question to you, is what is next?
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Ok smartass... Who said he was selling it - I doubt highly there'd be a problem selling it except to maybe you.
pretty sure he posted that sarcastically.
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I'll buy it no prob, she's just broken in
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      01-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #144
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Cool and congrats!

with the right steps BMW can live longer than that I guess
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Way to go! Congrats on getting to 200k


Great story about the N52 running strong
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      01-15-2013, 07:20 PM   #146
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      01-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #147
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      01-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #148
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Great story OP. Truly inspiring. I have a question about the VANOS solenoids....is this something I should have done at the dealership? Any idea how much it would cost?

I'm at 80k in my 330i
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Amazing! Congratulations.
Seriously... What is the likeliness of a 335i (well maintained) lasting this long?
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Congrats OP! That is awesome...mine just turned 145k as of today. Hoping it'll lasts as long as yours.
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      01-15-2013, 10:34 PM   #151
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I usually keep my cars 4-5 years. I just traded in my BMW 545i with 106K mile. My E92 335i is going strong so far (knock on wood) I have 67K miles and one year left on warranty. I am planing on keeping it well past 100K hoping to get it to 200K.


The amazing thing is I love my car even more today then when I first bougt it. This because I have done certain cosmetic and performance mods to it that make it that much more special to me.
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Original clutch. They are beefier than you think.
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      01-15-2013, 10:54 PM   #153
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Great story OP. Truly inspiring. I have a question about the VANOS solenoids....is this something I should have done at the dealership? Any idea how much it would cost?

I'm at 80k in my 330i
Have an indy do it for you. I doubt a dealer would even bother. They'd replace the parts rather than clean and swap them.
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