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Craig

ClioSport Club Member
  E46 330i tourer
They are brilliant motors. Aslong as it's maintained it should just keep going. I do 400+ miles a week with no issues.
 

Short Legs

ClioSport Club Member
  a better one
best I ever got out of my 320d was 55 mpg. That was on a long slow motorway journey on a Friday afternoon (I should have known better than to get on the motorway at that time of week).

Usually I'd get somewhere between 35 and 40 with just local driving which would rise to 45 ish on a run. I would regularly get 600 mile from a tank.

Then I got an M3 and things changed somewhat.
 

Craig

ClioSport Club Member
  E46 330i tourer
Lol when first got the 330 I wasn't doing anywhere near the mileage I am now. But ahh well it's only money 😂
 

Mbeau

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
That is really good to hear. I prob do around 300 miles a week in my 330. I absolutely love it, spec, noise, comfort, colour, heated seats now it's cold!

The only box it does not tick is the fuel economy one 😂 but I did not buy it for that! I have had up to 32mpg on a long run. Its done 120k and still feels so smooth.

I keep thinking of buying something boring and economical. Then I drive it and think nah!
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
  172, E46 320D
best I ever got out of my 320d was 55 mpg. That was on a long slow motorway journey on a Friday afternoon (I should have known better than to get on the motorway at that time of week).

Usually I'd get somewhere between 35 and 40 with just local driving which would rise to 45 ish on a run. I would regularly get 600 mile from a tank.

Then I got an M3 and things changed somewhat.
I must have a really heavy foot or something, sometimes it goes through £20 of diesel as quick as the Clio goes though super unleaded and I boot that thing, it is good when you just sit back and chill on motorway run though.
 

dutchgunner

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
I had a black touring auto, a grey manual 6 speed saloon. Which I regret selling all the time. Also had a blue auto saloon. Never had any real big issues with them.

Nice car.
 
200k miles is good. Its the age old argument of high miles means nothing if well looked after.

I also wonder what miles you could get out of a new car, like what is the newest car that would reach +200k miles comfortably. I just have a feeling they are not built to last nowadays. My E34 has lasted very well (yes it might be kept under a cover in a garage and rarely used!). But will I see 30 years/120k miles out of my daily M140i?
 

Cribert

ClioSport Club Member
  Cup 172
I reckon most new cars will make 200k with proper servicing. Sadly it’s just own a car for 2 years and hand back with no servicing or looking after it so inevitably they won’t last
 

Cookson

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk1 Audi TT 3.2 V6
I've just bought a 2003 E46 320d. One owner from new, old boy has done around 11.5k a year, serviced every year. Its just ticked over 200k
 
  Clio Williams 3
Interesting thread! There seems to be a lot of love for BMW here! I've never had the pleasure. Much as I love Renault I think its fair to say anything German is well made. For me the MPG of a 330 makes it a bit too rich for a daily driver though - I'll stick with my '02 Focus 1.6 - only on 134k and drives perfectly!!
 


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