Coworker has an e46 328i sedan, supposedly with a bad head gasket. It was given to him about a month ago. He drives it 30 miles in traffic even very day so it can’t be “too bad.” It’s clean and straight with minor interior wear and fewer body dings than you’d expect from a 15 year old BMW parked outside.
He is getting his “old reliable,” Alero back today so the Bimmer will be up for sale. He said it’s worth about $700 to him.
I know several reputable BMW shops around. If I could pick up the car for under $700 it would probably be worth it to have the car gone through.
Of course my wife would stab me. Maybe.