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      04-05-2010, 09:25 PM   #23
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miss my e46 everyday.
prices are falling
whenver get some extra spending money ill pick one up
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      04-05-2010, 10:13 PM   #24
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Silver Grey or Laguna Seca Blue E46 M3...drooooool...
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yep, still have mine, still love it.
+1, totally awesome and different character than E9x M3. Much more eager to go and "raw" as others have mentioned. I have mine too. It's a mint example with 9,xxx miles on it.
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^^^ Damn your E46 is mint!!! I think it's begging for you to drive it more.
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+1, totally awesome and different character than E9x M3. Much more eager to go and "raw" as others have mentioned. I have mine too. It's a mint example with 9,xxx miles on it.
lucky id do anything for a low mileage e46
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      04-06-2010, 01:56 AM   #28
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Just sold my 1er which was supposed to be my track rat....I'm slowly shopping for a good E46 M3...I have other cars so this one will be my track car..it will be hardcore...I'm just waiting for the right car, right price and I will pull the trigger. I originally wanted a CPO 06-07 M3 when I ordered my 1er in late 07 but didn't do so...After two years of driving a car that is a beast on straight with gobbs of torque ...I sold it took a bath and now ready for the E46 M3...No more HPFP issues nor warranty issues(Going to maintain it myself/along with independant shops).Coming from bikes and Honda/Acura in my younger days, I can add also miss high reving N/A engines...reving the N54 past 5000 rpm was useless even with a tune.

Get an E46 don't look back..you'll still have money for an other car...while if you put all your eggs in one basket with the E9X things might be different. The only people that are saying why did you sell a newer car with 13K miles on it are people who are not into car but more into status and image. All the people are me (relatives,friends etc) are saying that the E46 looks old and is for people that are trying to pretend to be rich by driving an old bimmer....little do they know....I just let them talk. (I have a pic of my 1er with my friends AW E46 M3 the more that I look at it the more that I find that the 135 looks a bit better but...that didnt keep me from selling it for an old Bimmer that has a real LSD). I'm more into function over form.


Op: I wanted to get an E90 M3 but I figured out that the the E9X M3 don't really fit my needs...The E9X are very good DD and I already have 3 car that I can DD.....might as well spend less money and have more fun (also less depreciation). OH and that rasp
......And let's be honest in this economy 40K....yes 40K can get you far these days....60K for a used M3 over here against 20-25K for an 02-03.(Canada) Even the 05 that you're looking at can be good bang for the buck. You could drive it for an other year or two and trade in it for an 08 E9X. By then you will see when the first 08 reach 4-5 years old the depreciation curve will the a bit steeper so you will be able to pick them up for next to nothing(as compared to now)
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Silver Grey or Laguna Seca Blue E46 M3...drooooool...
That's funny, my 01 was LSB and my 06 was SG.
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      04-06-2010, 09:33 PM   #30
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I thought of it for a long long time what to do with my e46 M3. I love it so much I have decided to keep it forever and now I S/C it.
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      04-07-2010, 11:03 AM   #31
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i'm thinking of selling mine and buy an s2000 lol. but after reading this thread, i think i will just keep it and drive to the ground.
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i'm thinking of selling mine and buy an s2000 lol. but after reading this thread, i think i will just keep it and drive to the ground.
Why....I like the s2k as well... but I dont know if I would get one over an E46...the good thing that Im not spending money on a single car I can add both S2K,E46 and still have money left over only problem I have no room for 5 cars
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Why....I like the s2k as well... but I dont know if I would get one over an E46...the good thing that Im not spending money on a single car I can add both S2K,E46 and still have money left over only problem I have no room for 5 cars
cheaper to maintain and no longer need the back seat
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cheaper to maintain and no longer need the back seat
If you don't mind the loss in power I would definitely do it.
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If you don't mind the loss in power I would definitely do it.
i feel the m3 has too much power on the street. even with e46 m3 at 7/10, i'm approach illegal speed all the time. maybe with the s2k, i can rev the hell out of it and still stay within legal speed.
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i feel the m3 has too much power on the street. even with e46 m3 at 7/10, i'm approach illegal speed all the time. maybe with the s2k, i can rev the hell out of it and still stay within legal speed.
Trust me you'll still go over...Vtec is such a delight...been there done that
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      04-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #38
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The E46 is much more 'buttoned-down" in design than the E92/3 or whatever the new design is.

The E46 looks muscular and clean. I have always liked the E46 M3 since the launch date and it still looks great --- proof of superior design.

That S54 is legendary now.
(I had to have that S54 myself so I went with the E85-M)
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i'm thinking of selling mine and buy an s2000 lol. but after reading this thread, i think i will just keep it and drive to the ground.
The M look way better.
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The M look way better.
can't deny that. e46 m3 still look very good after 9 years.

but the s looks great too with a slight drop and wax properly though. saw one on the highway yesterday and man, it is beautiful. i think the s looks better than boxter or miata.
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I'm trying to find a decent 03-04, silver, stick, coupe to park next to my e90.
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Why....I like the s2k as well... but I dont know if I would get one over an E46...the good thing that Im not spending money on a single car I can add both S2K,E46 and still have money left over only problem I have no room for 5 cars
That's what I have; 2006 M3 and a 2004 S2000. They are awesome cars. Each one has very different driving dynamics. I don't drive the S much now that I have an M3 with a backseat for my 4 month old but I just can't sell the S.
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yes it is the height of m glory IMO e9x may be faster but e46 looks better and is more fun to drive
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if you love the e46 vote for it over the e9x looks in my poll!!!!!!
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503620
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