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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 02-28-2005, 03:02 PM
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Picked her up yesterday, damn I never thought driving could be so much fun.



pretty basic, 325 w/ sport package & xenons... i just cant stop looking at it.
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Old 02-28-2005, 03:13 PM
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Nice, congrat's.
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Old 02-28-2005, 04:09 PM
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Very cool. Welcome to the 'fest.
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Old 02-28-2005, 07:30 PM
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I have the same options on a 04 325i
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:46 AM
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Congrats on the purchase she looks beautiful! Love that color!
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:59 AM
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i just cant stop looking at it.
SG, baby.
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Old 03-01-2005, 01:05 AM
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Nice job... It's strange that without heated seats, BMW fitted the DSC button on the far left and it looks like it's a separate button in it's own enclosure.

Anyway.. keep the paint clean and the car will blind you in the sun
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:45 AM
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Nice job... It's strange that without heated seats, BMW fitted the DSC button on the far left and it looks like it's a separate button in it's own enclosure.
It is - it's the kind of button BMW used on earlier E46s, before they moved to the integrated switch panel.
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Old 03-01-2005, 01:45 AM
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Picked her up yesterday, damn I never thought driving could be so much fun.



pretty basic, 325 w/ sport package & xenons... i just cant stop looking at it.
Hey...my long lost twin . Eggggxcellent choice! Congrats! It's a great color combo- I love mine. Now I can't stop staring at yours and mine

Did you get the audio upgrade too?
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Old 03-02-2005, 03:35 PM
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Hey...my long lost twin . Eggggxcellent choice! Congrats! It's a great color combo- I love mine. Now I can't stop staring at yours and mine

Did you get the audio upgrade too?
nope, no audio upgrade... options were very limited because I wanted the 5spd, evidently not popular in socal.. Definitely wanted the silver-gray with sport package and aluminum trim, anything after that was just a bonus... bought it from irvine bmw but they had to bring it in from shelly.
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:30 PM
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nope, no audio upgrade... options were very limited because I wanted the 5spd, evidently not popular in socal.. Definitely wanted the silver-gray with sport package and aluminum trim, anything after that was just a bonus... bought it from irvine bmw but they had to bring it in from shelly.
Dont sweat options you got the most important options need, xenons, sport package, and a manual tranny.
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Old 03-02-2005, 08:56 PM
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Looks damn nice! I'm sure you are doing the look-back with a smile. Hopefully that feeling won't fade for you.

Did the dealer give you those mat protectors? Nice touch if so.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:00 PM
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Nice car and welcome to Bimmerfest! I still love driving and looking at my car and it's almost a year old.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:00 PM
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Dont sweat options you got the most important options need, xenons, sport package, and a manual tranny.
I gotta second you on this. You got all of the important options, especially the 5 speed, and the Silver Gray... hehehe. Congrats, and drive the hell out of it!
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:22 PM
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Picked her up yesterday, damn I never thought driving could be so much fun.
pretty basic, 325 w/ sport package & xenons... i just cant stop looking at it.
Nice! Like the wheels too ...I haven't seen many like those. Around here, most 325i's are non-sport.
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:31 PM
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Hmmm, that car looks awfully familiar...

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Old 03-04-2005, 02:53 PM
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Hmmm, that car looks awfully familiar...

ahhh dang! what are the odds of that; philippe sold me the car, its a good thing I didn't do any trash talking in this thread.
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:27 PM
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Congrats on the car, beautiful color!!


Now, a little fun. Based on your pictures, I can assume:
  • You live in a townhouse
  • You live in 'The O.C.'
  • You have a cat (or small dog)
  • You have a young daughter
  • You like good music (Bad Religion!)
  • You have an unhealthy obsession with radio controlled aircraft
  • You have good taste in cars.

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Old 03-04-2005, 03:42 PM
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What's that button between the driver's side window switches on the shifter console? And great choice, BTW--silbergrau rocks!
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:49 PM
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wow, I think Kris is definitely stalking me. All correct, especially impressed with the bad religion catch, top notch!

cantona: the button is to lock the windows.
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:26 PM
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Now, a little fun. Based on your pictures, I can assume:
Nice car, but how did you figure out the townhouse part? (I'm impressed about the rest.)
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:38 PM
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Nice car, but how did you figure out the townhouse part? (I'm impressed about the rest.)
i was thinking possibly due to the lack of a driveway?
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:46 PM
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i was thinking possibly due to the lack of a driveway?

Nope. I guess I'll give away my secret...
You see, you posted pictures with the URL:

http://www.rcprices.com/images/misc/img_0360.jpg

http://www.rcprices.com/images/misc/img_0362.jpg


One might assume there is a pic in between those....

http://www.rcprices.com/images/misc/img_0361.jpg perhaps? Bingo! I see connected garages across the way.


I should have been a little sneakier and said that you "live in a townhouse that you own" (deduced by the fact that you have a pet, keep it fairly clean, hang things up in the garage, etc).
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Old 03-04-2005, 10:03 PM
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http://www.rcprices.com/images/misc/img_0361.jpg perhaps? Bingo! I see connected garages across the way.
Cool. I bow to your superior knowlege.

I like this picture, too. It shows off that nice, new car shine.
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:01 PM
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I know what you mean about it being hard to find a MT in So Cal. I searched high and low for my '05 330i ZHP w/ the 6mt, and finally found it at Pacific in Glendale. I wanted Silver Grey, but got Titanium Silver w/ grey leather & black cube. Irvine BMW had a Silver Grey 330i ZHP w/ 6MT, but it mysteriously suffered 'wind damage', and it's now off to be salvaged. Just my luck...

Congrats, you got a really great looking car. This is my first BMW as well, and I couldn't be happier!
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