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      03-12-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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Trying to find a 330i E92

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This is my first post, so hello

I am currently looking for a manual E92 330i M-Sport around a 58 plate. I am looking to get slightly higher than base spec, with a preference of the following specs although none are "essential": iDrive, bluetooth prep, logic 7, and folding mirrors. I have a budget of 12,000 however due to finance it has to be trade.

I seem to be struggling to find any with more than base spec. Does anyone know if there are particularly few for sale at the moment? I can find 3 within 100 miles, all are base spec. I am on the south coast, near Portsmouth.
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      03-12-2015, 07:04 PM   #2
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Have you searched nationwide? A good car is worth travelling for.
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      03-12-2015, 07:37 PM   #3
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There wasn't many about when I was looking for mine well not sensibly priced ones anyway, then one turned up 20 miles down the road just need to be patient and the car u want will turn up
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      03-12-2015, 07:38 PM   #4
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Oh and if u can try and get the CIC based later idrive mines an 09 plate and has it, much better than the older ccc idrive

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      03-12-2015, 11:14 PM   #5
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Try 325i n53 ones as well as you can always do the manifold conversion. The main problem you got is when people bought a high spec model from the dealers they would also pay for an auto box.
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      03-13-2015, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thanks all, I would prefer CiC although if one comes up that isn't it probably wouldn't be a deal breaker as the "right one" is hard to come by.

Is the 325 -> 330 mod relatively easy with the manifold replacement, reflash and remap easily done? I couldn't find anything definitive so I guessed it wasn't so easy. There are a couple of quite well known tuners in Southampton and I was going to message them to ask. There are a couple of 325's quite close to the spec I am looking for but thought I was better to hold out and actually get a 330.
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      03-14-2015, 04:50 AM   #7
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I done it myself, its easy to do but costly if you buy a new manifold. I got my manifold from a breakers for 150 then the tune cost me about 600 which isn't too bad because if I was to have a remap on a 330 it would cost me 350-400 anyway.
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