In this video Greg Macke -Your Car Angel describes the reasons why you should not buy a used BMW specifically the E46 3 series. That would include the 323, 325, 328 and the 330i. Everything from cracked expansion tanks to water pump bearing failure and cooling system problems are covered. Also plating issues, headliner failure, cracked windshield cowl, cracked wood on the dash and the sub frame cracking which was prevalent on the M3 is reviewed.
Greg runs the online buying guide called Car Buying Support. He is a Car Buying Specialist with over 35 years helping people purchase high quality cars.


    • Scott olsen
      Scott olsen

      BMW big money wallet is what you need to maintain

      about 17 hours ago
    • Martin Matko
      Martin Matko

      ugly car. ugly interier

      about 1 day ago
    • eJacob Cornelius
      eJacob Cornelius

      4,600 people selling BMWs vote thumbs down.

      about 2 days ago
    • Anj B
      Anj B

      This video should be called, I need better audio, this whole video is very poor quality like that old bmw e46 your trashing, what a coincidence loooool πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      about 3 days ago
    • zliukas

      My left ear sure did enjoy your voice

      about 4 days ago
    • Alexander Nilsson
      Alexander Nilsson

      This guy must of tried to find the worst example of an e46 in the world and set that as an example for all cars made in Germany.

      about 9 days ago
    • Gene Kelly
      Gene Kelly

      Agree about that cheap rubber-like coating used on interior plastic-peels off and looks terrible.Also the glue they use on the fabric covering the headliners and pillars-that falls off and is very hard to re-glue (and get it right).For such an expensive brand, interior quality is lousy.

      about 9 days ago
    • Pirouz Farhani
      Pirouz Farhani

      My 20 year old Camry looks 10 times better than this junk. Very surprised to see this.

      about 12 days ago
    • Ad Min
      Ad Min

      The interior had been cleaned with a steam gun trying to get rid off the smell of cigarettes that is why all the fabric has sagged

      about 13 days ago
    • Aj Mendoza
      Aj Mendoza

      Went to a used car dealership and I saw a 2000 BMW 323i model and fell in love with it. And idk if I wanna buy it if this stuff happens. It has 108k miles

      about 13 days ago
    • Sunil Thomas
      Sunil Thomas

      Buy a Lexus, the quality standards are far superior.

      about 14 days ago
    • kabrin nathan
      kabrin nathan

      For me all can be repaired it's a small problems just diy by own less cost??but japenese quality wow superb

      about 15 days ago
    • manu mr
      manu mr

      I like the last word in this video he is true

      about 15 days ago
    • Umar Syed
      Umar Syed

      Dropped all BMW plans. Will just stick to my Honda. And maybe get a Volvo sometime.

      about 15 days ago
    • Cody Koala
      Cody Koala

      German cars are pure hot garbage

      about 16 days ago
    • Marcus The STARLORD
      Marcus The STARLORD

      Shut the fk up you soab

      about 17 days ago
    • Mohammed Aldarwish
      Mohammed Aldarwish

      4674 BMW owners have watched this vid XD.

      about 17 days ago
    • Francisco March
      Francisco March

      I own a Japanese car and a Japanese motorcycle.
      European machines are not as reliable and expensive to fix. On top of that now a days Japanese desings are getting better and better I really don't see the point of getting European at least you want a masserstti, Lamborghini or Ferrari.

      about 18 days ago
    • Fuzwuz Fuz
      Fuzwuz Fuz

      200 k mile e46 bmw no major problems.

      about 20 days ago
    • Laurentiu Trifan
      Laurentiu Trifan

      Only thing true ... is about windows.

      about 20 days ago
    • oilhammer04

      You should do some videos with Scotty Kilmer. I know you know about him.

      about 21 day ago
    • FWong333

      Very biased. I just bought my son a 2002 3300xi from the original owner with 177k miles. Running great as I drive a 2019 M4 myself. I enjoy driving the old one that is a 5 speed almost as much as my new M4.

      about 22 days ago
    • luther s
      luther s

      Really?? It would help if you would actually look over any car before buying it, not just a BMW. I bought a 1984 528E, knew it had some front end problems, but ran fine otherwise. Total parts about $300, and installed them myself. Needed regular maintenance items like oil and filter changes. The odometer was stuck at 227,000 miles and had been that way through at least the previous two owners. Figure it probably had half a million miles on it, but hey, for a $600 car I got my use out of it. The body was good and just very minor surface rust underneath. It all depends on the previous owners.

      about 23 days ago
    • Shootmkiller XD
      Shootmkiller XD

      Put 2000$ in a used e46 and you will have a car that drives as well as a 40000$ car

      about 23 days ago
    • Calvin Hikes
      Calvin Hikes

      Hahahaha... lot of BMW owners giving it the thumbs down.

      about 23 days ago
    • La jack
      La jack

      Who died and left u Boss

      about 24 days ago
    • YourCarAngel
      YourCarAngel In reply to La jack

      Your 3 subscribers

      about 22 days ago
    • alexander harris
      alexander harris

      I fucking love my used bmw . Had all Chevy trucks before and they were all shit

      about 26 days ago
    • Burt1038

      I have a 2002 325xi...looks pretty much exactly like the car in your vid lol. I've had every single issue you show but most of those are relatively cosmetic. A few points:
      1. window regulators $800? Cheesus crust are you buying them made of precious metals? I bought mine for about $120 each. The repair is pretty straightforward even for a novice and it took me about 3 hours the first time I had to do one and got it down to about an hour and a half for the other three.
      2. the front grill...yeah I literally rolled black gorilla tape and stuck it back in place. I did this three years ago and haven't had any issues since hehe.
      3. the cooling system...this is a known issue and at any bmw forum they'll advise you to just go ahead and overhaul the whole system (pump, thermostat, expansion tank, hoses, radiator). They even sell kits with all the relevant parts. I did my overhaul 75000 miles ago; still going strong at 160k miles.
      4. The rear lights...kind of annoying but it's just a bad ground. All you have to do is remove the wire from the plug and attach it to the metal bracket. They even have small tabs you can use (almost as if someone down at BMW saw this coming).
      5. Both the front and rear emblems peeled off on mine; cost about ten bucks to replace from what I recall.

      Finally, I'd say that despite all these things (and quite a few more, actually) I love this car. It is by far the most fun to drive and it still looks fantastic 17 years later. Most cars look old at 10 years but the Bemer still looks and drives sharp.

      about 26 days ago
    • Noel Carvajal
      Noel Carvajal

      Look, if you want to play, you got to pay. I have a 2012 335i with 52k miles on it and it is better than it was new. Always did maintenance early and every six months I take it to my own mechanic for a thorough inspection. My mechanic charges me 90 bucks for this service. If he ever has to correct anything he takes the 90 bucks off the job. He just discovered a very small , VERY SMALL, leak in the valve cover gasket. So I will have him replace it. 1100 bucks for the replacement of the entire valve cover. The car is 7 years old so this cost isn’t crap and worth the driving experience I get from my car.

      about 27 days ago
    • Kristupas Antanavicius
      Kristupas Antanavicius In reply to Noel Carvajal

      You are missing the point. There will always be cars from any manufacturer that doesn't have problems. The whole point is to look at all the cars the manufacturer has produced and average the result. You can buy a piece of shit GM truck and it could last 10 years without major problems, and you could buy a Toyota and have it break down within few years. The difference is that you are far more likely to purchase a GM truck that will break down than you purchasing a Toyota that will break down.

      about 24 days ago
    • Frisco Sanry
      Frisco Sanry

      Lol πŸ˜‚

      about 27 days ago