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E46General discussion and technical help for 1999-2004 3 series cars.
The e46 (that's the BMW model name for a 3-series that year) 330i engine is very powerful and an overall nice engine. I haven't driven one personally but my brother once drove one, and it's a really good engine. Lightyears ahead of the 320i. And it will last long if you maintain it properly. The Touring is generally a good choice already, as it's sporty and can load a lot. The X-Drive is my favorite AWD system...
Your Ride: 1991 318is (e30 m42), 2007 Mazdaspeed 3
Thats a good engine, I have spent a decent amount of time in a 330ci and it is strong. I believe that with good maintenance it will last for quite some time. I'm guessing your probably pretty close on the mpg that you can expect.