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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 11-17-2009, 12:04 PM
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numbers on the back of trunk

my 325ci doesnt have the numbers on the back of the trunk, is that normal?
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:06 PM
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The previous owner probably debadged it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:08 PM
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my 325ci doesnt have the numbers on the back of the trunk, is that normal?
Ah. At first I thought you were talking about the VIN sticker under the license plate, but realize you must be talking about the 325ci badge. Sounds like the previous owner just debadged it for appearance or wanted people to think it was a 330. Can always be replaced if you wanted it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:17 PM
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Ah. At first I thought you were talking about the VIN sticker under the license plate, but realize you must be talking about the 325ci badge. Sounds like the previous owner just debadged it for appearance or wanted people to think it was a 330. Can always be replaced if you wanted it.
But what if you have a 330 and debadge it?
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:17 PM
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or wanted people to think it was a 330.
I debadged mine cause it is a cleaner look IMO. I suppose I will now put 5SPEED on it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:22 PM
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:26 PM
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I debadged mine cause it is a cleaner look IMO. I suppose I will now put 5SPEED on it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:31 PM
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Like was mentioned above, you could always rebadge it if you really wanted to. Personally, I think it looks better without the badges.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:37 PM
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But what if you have a 330 and debadge it?
Then you obviously want people to think it is a 320d.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:17 PM
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At least he only debadged it. He could've slapped an ///M3 badge on it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:18 PM
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then you obviously want people to think it is a 320d.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:31 PM
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:29 PM
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Then you obviously want people to think it is a 320d.


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Old 11-17-2009, 06:39 PM
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I am sure it was done on purpose... if a body shop fixed it after a wreck, they would have ordered replacement numbers... right?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:48 PM
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I am sure it was done on purpose... if a body shop fixed it after a wreck, they would have ordered replacement numbers... right?
Provided they put them back in the right place. Mine are mounted too high - just under the lip.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:53 PM
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Provided they put them back in the right place. Mine are mounted too high - just under the lip.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:58 PM
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Provided they put them back in the right place. Mine are mounted too high - just under the lip.
It could be worse.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:30 PM
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It could be worse.
Does it come with a manual or auto tranny ?!?
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:46 PM
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:22 AM
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It could be worse.
I wonder what numbers are on the back of that Beemer?
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:10 AM
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Does it come with a manual or auto tranny ?!?
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