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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 01-08-2013, 01:54 PM
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I hate to do this, but I have some easy questions....

I'm going to check out an E46 in a few minutes and I thought I understood something well...but I guess I don't.

It's a 2004 330ci, manual transmission.

The FAQ was a bit confusing...does this car come with the sport suspension standard? What about the sport package?

Are these the sports seats?



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I'm totally a nervous buyer, this will be the first car that I've purchased out of my own pocket - have had my HS beater for 7 years now, finally graduated and got my big boy job. Just want to make sure the car is perfect.

Also (this might be easier to search for but thought I'd ask), what's the deal with the headlight/taillight indicator color? Can't figure out what trims got the white indicators, what trims got the yellows._a_
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:25 PM
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May be too late, but not sport seats. Sport seats have pull out thigh supports and bigger side bolsters.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:37 PM
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The car may have the sports package though, the steering wheel is the sport model. What do the wheels look like?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:45 PM
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The car may have the sports package though, the steering wheel is the sport model. What do the wheels look like?
No. The coupes (at least by '04) came standard with the 3-spoke steering wheel. For a 330Ci, the only things special about the sport package is the seats, white (aka clear) turn signals, and staggered wheel/tire setup.

That car has yellow turn signals, so definitely not the sport package (and it also has the standard non-sport style 98 wheels. Looking at it, I don't think that car has any options (other than those that come with a 330Ci over a 325Ci). In some ways, that's a good thing - no sunroof to leak and take away helmet room.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:46 PM
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For a 330Ci, the only things special about the sport package is the seats, white (aka clear) turn signals, and staggered wheel/tire setup.
If that's all the difference, then that car might be good to buy.
Atleast turn signals and wheels are easy to get and change.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:11 PM
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So what's the word yet Dave? Fill us in.

Coupes come standard with sport suspension.
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