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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-06-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By Kevin_G
Ask this @ m3forum.net.

Ask this @ m3forum.net.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-21-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,263
Posted By Kevin_G
I suggest an official pre-purchase inspection...

I suggest an official pre-purchase inspection [BEFORE you buy] by a reliable indy shop; worth every bit of the ~$120 in my book!

P.S. You sure you want vert? SMG? ;)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By Kevin_G
You may want to search/ask in M3Forum...

You may want to search/ask in M3Forum (http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9); although the site is down at the moment for maintenance.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-15-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,616
Posted By Kevin_G
Sorry; but I've driven it several times on...

Sorry; but I've driven it several times on several different cars. You're telling me that tapping the SMG lever is more satisfying than clutch pedal and shifter engagement?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-14-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By Kevin_G
Sorry - short shifter kit.

Sorry - short shifter kit.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-11-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,616
Posted By Kevin_G
In my opinion, the E46 M3 is best enjoyed in...

In my opinion, the E46 M3 is best enjoyed in manual, WITH a good SSK! Personally I see no driving thrill with SMG, but the stock shifter is honestly sub par for this vehicle. Throws are long, shifter...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By Kevin_G
Stay away from SMG, but note that the manual in...

Stay away from SMG, but note that the manual in these cars really necessitates a SSK (unless you like driving with a spaghetti-noodle wooden stick).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-10-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kevin_G
If you're seriously considering that one, I...

If you're seriously considering that one, I highly recommend getting a PPI (pre-purchase inspection). It may turn out that it's a gem with those miles; but the fact that the clutch needs replacing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-08-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kevin_G
OP, you may be forced to pay a premium in your...

OP, you may be forced to pay a premium in your area due to lower inventory. Out here in CA M3s are commonplace! Maybe take a road trip and drive one back? ;)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-08-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By Kevin_G
All E46 0-60 times should be the same; am...

All E46 0-60 times should be the same; am assuming you're noticing a difference between model iterations (i.e. E36, 46, 90). Great time to buy an E46!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-04-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kevin_G
Price seems a touch high; you could get a newer...

Price seems a touch high; you could get a newer E46 M in the low 20s as well with lower mileage if you look hard enough. Just as a point of reference, I bought my '05 ZCP [in excellent condition] 6...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-02-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,496
Posted By Kevin_G
I'm currently running 275/245 Invos on OEM 19s...

I'm currently running 275/245 Invos on OEM 19s and love 'em! Not too expensive, look beautiful, very low road noise, great traction...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 09-02-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,514
Posted By Kevin_G
Copied from Wiki; but I think it's accurate... ...

Copied from Wiki; but I think it's accurate...

M3 Competition Package

While it is known as the M3 Competition Package in the US and mainland Europe, it is also known as the M3 CS (Club Sport)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-19-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,281
Posted By Kevin_G
Can you post more photos of the car (different...

Can you post more photos of the car (different angles)?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-17-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,893
Posted By Kevin_G
Insurance is NOT a big part of the funds; just...

Insurance is NOT a big part of the funds; just sayin'. And if you're not prepared financially to maintain the car properly, then don't bother. Skimping on rubber, oil change frequency, inspections,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-16-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,281
Posted By Kevin_G
Looks killer! Can you describe what paint was...

Looks killer! Can you describe what paint was used? Is it matte black?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,281
Posted By Kevin_G
Photos please (of the OEM 19s in black)!

Photos please (of the OEM 19s in black)!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-25-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By Kevin_G
Definitely NOT the right car for you. Sorry to...

Definitely NOT the right car for you. Sorry to break the news.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-16-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,056
Posted By Kevin_G
+1 :thumbup:

+1 :thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By Kevin_G
I beg to differ; my new 328xi during the last...

I beg to differ; my new 328xi during the last rain storms here was nearly impossible to make slide in turns (whereas a RWD would've more possibly lost control). Of course hydroplaning can't really be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By Kevin_G
Fair point (Kris), except renting a car for say...

Fair point (Kris), except renting a car for say 10 or so Tahoe trips each winter/spring could add up. Plus AWD helps in Bay Area rains; especially since the roads here are not built to accept water.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-05-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By Kevin_G
Which is 3 hours from more snow than most of the...

Which is 3 hours from more snow than most of the country dreams of getting (granted, not yet this season)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-20-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By Kevin_G
I love my '08 328xi coupe; although wish it had...

I love my '08 328xi coupe; although wish it had sportier handling. This can be resolved though with some H&R sport springs or KW V3 coilovers. Definitely make sure you don't want/need the 335 engine;...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-13-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,173
Posted By Kevin_G
I've been driving steptronic in manual mode on my...

I've been driving steptronic in manual mode on my past 3 BMWs. Test drove an E46 M3 the other day with SMG and it was easy for me to do. Granted, there may be a small learning curve to doing it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By Kevin_G
Get the XI. Have only experienced it in the rain...

Get the XI. Have only experienced it in the rain so far (here in the SF Bay Area), but the grip is incredible. I'm on the other side of the coin; just started a lease on my '08 328xi coupe, but...
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