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kshade40 11-15-2012 04:19 PM

What does your e46 drive like?!
 
I got an e46 and im just trying to figure out how it's supposed to feel.....mainly steering, shifting at high RPMS while accelerating.

HarryR325i 11-15-2012 04:32 PM

The steering in my '02 325i is tight and responsive at 110,000 miles. Its an automatic so i can't answer about shifting gears.

Fast Bob 11-15-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kshade40 (Post 7197348)
I just had sex and im just trying to figure out how it's supposed to feel......

Fixed....

charlesberry 11-15-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Fast Bob (Post 7197406)
Fixed....

Don't ever change Bob.

JJ3699 11-15-2012 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by charlesberry (Post 7197525)
Don't ever change Bob.

+1 :rofl:

lgr122 11-15-2012 08:02 PM

Well... maybe you should try driving some other car bit for comparing?

I took test drive of brand new honda civic week after i bought my e46, and came to conclusion that i don't need civic.
Interesting how 12yrs old beemer can feel better to drive than new honda, i even still had those bad CABs on at that time. :confused:

(This tip doesn't go for marriage/sex, i don't recommend trying other women for compering. ;) )

TannerT 11-16-2012 06:57 AM

Well it should ruin driving anything else

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jetblackbimmer 11-16-2012 07:25 AM

Smoooooth like butter!:)

SPDSKTR 11-16-2012 07:55 AM

I just wish my steering was a bit heavier.

kshade40 11-16-2012 10:48 AM

Is my steering supposed to be tight, it's like kind of hard to to turn

djstrachan 11-16-2012 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by kshade40 (Post 7198535)
Is my steering supposed to be tight, it's like kind of hard to to turn

"hard to turn" can mean anything.

If comparing to other manufacturers' steering, yes, the BMW is "stiffer". My E46 is much harder to turn at lower speeds than my Maxima but that is the price paid for good feedback at higher speeds and under aggressive driving conditions. THe Maxima "floats" at higher speeds and feels more responsive (EDIT: easier to turn the steering wheel) but it really lacks feedback making it feel "loose" at higher speeds and when driving aggressive. My BMW actually feels better at higher speeds and I never lose touch with what the car is doing.

Lots of manufactureres over-boost the steering assist to make their cars feel responsive. The trade off is lack of feedback/control when driving hard.

kshade40 11-16-2012 11:03 AM

Ok yes that's what I mean, it's stiff...but I just wanted to know if the stiffness of the wheel is normal and not just my car. Thanks

MalibuMafiaV 11-16-2012 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Fast Bob (Post 7197406)
Fixed....

Doesn't matter, had sex.

djstrachan 11-16-2012 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by MalibuMafiaV (Post 7198588)
Doesn't matter, had sex.

Sex with yourself doesn't count!!:D

Fast Bob 11-16-2012 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MalibuMafiaV (Post 7198588)
Doesn't matter, had sex.

Quote:

Originally Posted by djstrachan (Post 7198601)
Sex with yourself doesn't count!!:D

Yes....*with a partner* is MUCH better.... :rofl:

Siskin 11-16-2012 02:01 PM

KShade, what year/model is your E46? BMW went through a few iterations of the steering setup, some stiffer than others. Have you read the E46 wiki?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php/BMW_E46#What_was_the_steering_retrofit.3F

lgr122 11-16-2012 02:14 PM

Steering is good when you feel it.
If you don't feel it your e46 is on shiny ice or you're driving American SUV.


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