Posted 15 October 2006 - 12:27 AM
Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:49 PM
Posted 16 October 2006 - 01:19 AM
just change a mechanism, the door only can open from the outside, tat
blardy thing cost me 800+
Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:16 PM
many of the vocm members resolved similar problem by d.i.y. the repairs
and saved $$$.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:02 AM
Merc and BM also very pricey in their parts.
Don't go far even Kangoo a 1.4 has very pricey parts.
Posted 24 October 2006 - 10:47 AM
marques especially the Hondas and Subarus.
Toyotas can be expensive to maintain as well, especially those that are
Merc, actually they aren't that bad.. since they generally are extremely
reliable cars.. but when something does go wrong.. it empties your pocket..
but then again if one can afford to buy, maintaining is chicken feet.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:54 PM
FYI, V50T5 is a 2.5litre LPT 225bhp. Have test drive the car and the 5
cyclinder sound is very good. Power delivery is smooth and linear. That is
why you don't feel the turbo kick-in. Handling is one of the best I tested
for a volvo.....
However, haven't driven a 330 before, so no comment except it can go up to
250km/h. (Followed one before..)
Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:26 PM
best looking Volvo ever. C30 looks weird, new S40 is handome but V50 is
something which i can say a bit sexy. Compared to the ugly E90, i wont
mind at all the "safe" and "family man" image that the V50 carries.
But start the 3l straight 6 engine and you will know why you want the
german. If you are a car nut, that engine note is music to your ears.
True, it's not as musical as italians V8 or V6, but it is enough to make
you smile when you press the ignition button.
While 3l is from an NA block, power is linear hence it's predictable and
easier to control in corners. Ride is bumpy but that's BMW, they hold
well on high speed unlike the Audis which feels floaty once you past the
I'm no die hard fan of BMW because it's overpriced and only those with
straight six engines are worth to be owned, others are rubbish. But with
200k difference in price, i'm not fool enough not to choose the V50. At
least the 200k i save can get me a second hand E46 which looks much much
more better than the E90.
Posted 10 November 2006 - 01:25 AM
You are right mate ,a BM is a sheer waste of money, freeBSD.
Why go for something expensive when you can get more for much less.
Maybe the older in-line sixes were good, the current
crop especially E46 have problematic engines.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:03 PM
crop especially E46 have problematic engines."
Just to share. I owned a 2004 E46 325i Exclusive. E46 do not have
problematic engines. Older models have problems with the power windows,
the expansion tank and some electrical prblems. These are commonly known
problems in the earlier models. Although my car is now 2 years old, I
never had any problems whatsoever except for a minor problem with the
radio, which I managed to reset on my own by taking out the radio fuse
and putting it back again. That did the trick. Touch wood, so far so good.
If my nick was any give away, I was contemplating the V50 before I bought
the E46. I like the V50, but was eventually swayed by the I6 engine and
overall handling for the BMW. One more factor that swayed me was the V50
was new then and there were reports of new model bugs and software
problems. Some european V50 forums I visited then did not give me the
confidence to purchase the V50. I thought the 2004 E46 should have most
of the problems sorted out since it has been around 5 years. So far I
have been proven right on my E46. But I miss the physical beauty of the