The idler pulley replaced due to squeaking noise.
This is a great car to own.
Granted, repairs are expensive, but my experience is you seldom have to undertake them if you keep up with the scheduled maintenance.
The car is a blast to drive and has tremendous acceleration for a car of 225hp; handling is even better.
On cruise control the car will return 31.6 mpg hwy, and city will range from 19 - 21 mpg.
The AWD - coupled with traction control - will get you through any winter circumstance as long as you have ground clearance (I live in Buffalo, NY.)
Any E46 will not disappoint, but the 330 is truly a great car. Manual highly-highly the transmission of choice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st June, 2009