BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


View Poll Results: Rate your M3 reliability
Couldn't be more Reliable. 177 39.60%
Good. 167 37.36%
Average 82 18.34%
It's a WW2 Panzer tank. Alwayz down. 21 4.70%
Voters: 447. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 10:44:19 PM   #1
ScudSeeker
Kalashnikov'ed
 
ScudSeeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 481
Reputation: 0 ScudSeeker is on a distinguished road

Canada




Default Official E46 M3 Reliability POLL. ***

How would you rate your E46 M3 reliability so far.

Please include:

Year of the car.

SMG or 6MT

Milleage.

Thanks.

ScudSeeker

Last edited by ScudSeeker; Mon, Feb-01-2010 at 02:34:54 AM.
Jump to top ScudSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 10:48:00 PM   #2
M///Addict
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 796
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 M///Addict is on a distinguished road

United States




Default

2003 SMG 60k Miles Well Maintained

100% Reliable
Jump to top M///Addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 10:49:26 PM   #3
Jeff M3
Super User
 
Jeff M3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,057
Reputation: 0 Jeff M3 is on a distinguished road
Location: SoCal, Newport Beach

United States




Default

02

SMG

70k miles

100% reliable
__________________


MODS: Some csl stuff, some stoptech stuff, and an intake plus a loud exhaust, oh also a cracked up chassis! YAY THANKS BMW! Repaired with Redish Plates and CMP reinforcement kit (Plates aren't enough people, get a Vince bar or CMP kit ASAP! Video series on the repair coming soon! www.youtube.com/jeffe46m)
Jump to top Jeff M3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 10:50:25 PM   #4
///M Dream
Real Madrid C.F.
 
///M Dream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Age: 29
Posts: 5,256
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 ///M Dream is on a distinguished road
Location: Phoenix

United States




Default

2005 SMG 60K
Well maintained
Couldnt be more reliable. Hasnt ever let me down.
__________________

Current: 2006 Interlagos Blue ZCP ///M3
Past: F80 M3. E46 330i ZHP. B8 S4. E92 M3. E46 M3.
Jump to top ///M Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 10:55:15 PM   #5
roobe16
Certified Naysayer
 
roobe16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,643
Reputation: 0 roobe16 is on a distinguished road
Location: ☻ Town ☻

Antarctica




Default

2005 SMG 55k
99% reliable.
__________________
Jump to top roobe16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 10:59:56 PM   #6
Imperatore
Registered User
 
Imperatore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 359
Reputation: 0 Imperatore is on a distinguished road
Location: Vancouver B.C.

Italy




Default

2002 SMG 50K
100% well maintained and kept in garage.
Jump to top Imperatore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 11:02:18 PM   #7
cheu_f50
I'll be 15 next month.
 
cheu_f50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,523
Reputation: 0 cheu_f50 is on a distinguished road
Location: Boston

United States




Default

2002 6MT
in the past 2 months of my ownership, I have not had a problem with it.

as far as I know, the previous owners didnt have problems with it either.

PS: question for the OP, most cars made in the past 10 years are very reliable no? If they are taken care of properly, I dont think we'd run into problems with modern cars.
__________________
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=112560&dateline=13712  46289
Jump to top cheu_f50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 11:06:30 PM   #8
M3 MADMAN
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 44
Reputation: 0 M3 MADMAN is on a distinguished road
Location: Glibert, AZ

United States




Default

2003 6MT

99% Reliabe-fuel pump went out at 70k but I ran it out of gas a month before that so I blame myself.

93k miles
__________________

03 and 98 M3 Coupes
Jump to top M3 MADMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 11:08:47 PM   #9
MVF4Rrider
M Power
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 154
Reputation: 0 MVF4Rrider is on a distinguished road
Location: Las Vegas

United States




Default

100% reliable thus far
2003 SMG
9,000 miles
__________________
2008 BMW Z4 M Coupe
2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 R 1+1
2003 BMW M3 Cabrio SMG
Jump to top MVF4Rrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Jan-31-2010, 11:36:12 PM   #10
NVS PWR
Final Touch Motorsports
 
NVS PWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 408
Reputation: 0 NVS PWR is on a distinguished road
Location: Long Island

United States




Default

02 smg 95k- maintained well - 100% reliable
&
02 6spd 89k well maintained- 100% reliable

cant complain - both cars driven daily- plenty of high spirited days

biggest repairs:

Smg pump at 76k- $1950
window regulator $ 200
rtabs wear and tear- $220
alternators on both cars $500
washer nozzles- $55
__________________

UUC,BORLA,ROGUE BLUE RTABS-RSM & OIL HOUSING,H&R,BIMMERWORLD,BOSCH,ECIS,VMR,RPM,
NGK,NX,MSD,DEI,EVOSPORT,SHRICK,SHARK,K&N,
TOPSPEED,STEWARTWARNER,LUBROMOLY,LUCAS,
MAHLE,REDLINE,TOYO T1,MICKEY THOMSON DR'S,PAGIDBLUE, VELOCITY MOTORING,SNOW PERFORMANCE WATER METHANOL INJECTION,S&W,POWDER COAT,CUSTOM NX INSTALL BY FINAL TOUCH MOTORSPORTS,
CUSTOM GUAGE POD BY FINAL TOUCH MOTORSPORTS, CUSTOM ROLLBAR BY FINAL TOUCH MOTORSPORTS
Jump to top NVS PWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
e46, poll, reliability

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:38:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing E46 M3 Reliability POLL. in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)