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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

View Poll Results: Should I fix this car or sell it?
Is is not salvageable and will die very soon. 1 16.67%
It is salvageable but too expensive (>$3000) to fix 0 0%
it is salvageable but will cost less than $3,000 to fix 5 83.33%
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:32 PM
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Good job OP.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:54 PM
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Listen up mate....

You got a great car FREE! Technical advices here FREE! Learn a bit and you can fix it FREE! (Not entirely) But instead you're staring debt in the face?

True... "poor maintenance and long history" but a once over on routine maintenance is in order to bring this baby back.
Get a family member or friend to house you a week or so for repair... otherwise sell it and get under the debt like everyone else. You'll be glad you did.

You get what I'm saying...?
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:04 PM
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Listen up mate....

You got a great car FREE! Technical advices here FREE! Learn a bit and you can fix it FREE! (Not entirely) But instead you're staring debt in the face?

True... "poor maintenance and long history" but a once over on routine maintenance is in order to bring this baby back.
Get a family member or friend to house you a week or so for repair... otherwise sell it and get under the debt like everyone else. You'll be glad you did.

You get what I'm saying...?
New_Kid,
I hear you loud and clear man. The reason I am on the forum is to get great advice from experts like the ones who have advised before on this thread. Everyone can't be an expert but def can learn from them. Frankly this was too big of a repair job for me to attempt in my first go - I did not even know for a fact where to start from and what to fix. But trust me when I say I have read a lot on this forum and the net and def feel more comfortable getting my hands greased for the next time. However, I am quite happy with what my SA did at the given price point for now.

Yes it's a great car for free - would rather do that then take on debt! And esp, with the new Dynavin D99 that I am installing this week (myself!), it will have modern amenities as well and will keep me happy for a while to come.
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