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      02-13-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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My new car bmw e46 m3

Hi guys thought i will put up a pic of my new car,

its a 2001 Y M3 coupe 57k on clock
carbon black
silver / grey leather electric memory
harmon Kardon
6 disc changer
nav/tv
heated seats
rear blind
bi xenon
auto wiper
parking sensor
piano black trim
you name it its got it.
cost new 42500



here is a pic after i gave it wash yesterday.

now the proper pics
After 4 hour clean inside leather dye etc and out polished with maguires, I have taken some pics and they are available to look at here

http://antpearson.jalbum.net/Bmw-E46-M3/





















some of you may know me from the Yorkshire meet i had a e30 cab
and i went to Germany with matt in a e36 m3 evo. well i have upgraded from my old e36 316i to a e46 m3.
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      02-13-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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Fantastic motor mate. I've often toiled over the idea of getting one as a second car -
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      02-13-2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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Great Car Ant, i'll keep an eye out for it when I nip round the balti house!
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      02-13-2011, 04:51 PM   #4
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wooo very nice, I almost baught one if it wasnt for damn insurance!! After test driving one i fell in love with it. Really good balanced all rounder.

Have you checked out the rear subframe / vanos? If it's 2001 I think this year is the last year you can get the rear subframe done under extended warrenty?
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      02-13-2011, 06:11 PM   #5
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Congrats mate, looks like a good example.

I also have a e46 M3 in carbon black, except mine's a 'vert. Love it to bits
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      02-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
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nice car better to go manual, smg is a lot of hassle!
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      02-13-2011, 06:21 PM   #7
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Looks a belter! Piano black trim too, very nice.
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      02-14-2011, 04:47 AM   #8
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Great Car Ant, i'll keep an eye out for it when I nip round the balti house!
ye man give us a beep or a knock and will take ya for a spin.

the cars had the recalls done, i have checked the under side and it looks crack free, but will be getting it checked out.

drove to wales on Friday at 75 cruise and got 37mpg
got 33mpg on way back due to stop start and up hills.

the thing is a beast i love it. spend a good 4 - 5 hour giving it a good clean as you can see from the pictures.
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      02-14-2011, 06:34 AM   #9
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You know - I still think that the E46 looks better than the E90, particularly the pre-LCI E90. Is that just me?

Your M3 - it's 'all right at once' - Carbon Black is a fantastic colour (same colour as our 130i Limited Edition), when it's clean and polished it changes colour depending on the light. Sometimes it's quite blue, other times clearly black.

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      02-14-2011, 06:47 AM   #10
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its only when its dark it seems to be black.

all the other times especially when wet its blue.
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Lovely car. Is it just me or has the E46 coupe in general aged very well??
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      02-14-2011, 08:09 AM   #12
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ye man give us a beep or a knock and will take ya for a spin.
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the way you drove that old cab suggests i'd need a crash helmet
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      02-14-2011, 08:12 AM   #13
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the way you drove that old cab suggests i'd need a crash helmet
i needed to keep up with the big boys.
now i have a M3 i should do better keeping up. wait till i get the tyres fitted and bring your helmet lol
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Great car. By the way, if you didn't know, the later widescreen Nav with the much nicer 16:9 screen and hidden tape deck (or CD) is a plug and play replacement.
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      02-14-2011, 08:17 AM   #15
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ye im going to replace it they seem to go for about 150 everyday of the week.

i updated the satnav so its displays an M/// logo when you unlock the car and has a modern menu system.
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Great car; used to love mine. Awesome noise too!
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      02-14-2011, 08:43 AM   #17
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Fantastic cars those ones! I agree that the E46 has aged very well!
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Oh yes, I remember you and the E30 cab.............you got the best out of that car.

Hope you're well Ant and yes, I too think the E46 has aged very well and I actually like the interiors of that model also.

Lovely looking car.
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Oh yes, I remember you and the E30 cab.............you got the best out of that car.

Hope you're well Ant and yes, I too think the E46 has aged very well and I actually like the interiors of that model also.

Lovely looking car.

so im know in the e90 post world as the loon in a e30 cab

so ye im game for the next meet and will be in the M3
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Lovely car mate I've always wanted one of these but the timing just wasnt right, also heard alot of horror stories with regard to servicing costs, how they go through tyres and the 16mpg round town etc etc, but i've still got a soft spot for them, have fun
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i can do the mechanics my self, the services will be done by a bmw specialist who used to work for Sandal bmw.

i got 37 mpg at 75 going to wales from leeds.

round town its doing about 23 mpg.

i have just bought 4 brand new tyres

conti's contact sport 5's for 100 quid each new on ebay they should be 225

oh and i went a size wider so 235/35/19 and 265/30/19

245 on tax a full tank is about 56 - 60 quid and will do me 300 - 350 miles.
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You need to tell the chap over the road from you he will do himself an injury trying to headbutt the tree down, at least get him to take a run up at it, a saw is far more effective, I speak from experience.






Nice car!

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