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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 01-01-2017, 05:24 PM
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OK, I live in North Florida and want to purchase a very nice E46 M3 which I will drive about 4k per year. I want to pay up to find a low mileage convertible in good condition and hope to avoid expensive repairs for several years. After reading these posts and forums for a while, it seems that most folks would agree that the 6 speed manual is less problematic than the SMG. I have heard that the E46 built prior to mid 2003 had some engine issues. So, I would love to find a 2004-2006 6 speed with less than 60k miles for under 20k. I am kicking myself for letting a flawless '06 with 49K get away last week because it was 400 miles away. Any input on how to source a nice example other than looking at the usual auto sites? Thanks!
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