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    Which "3"

    which of the BMW 3-series in e46 coupe form, barring the m3

    i am trying to figure out which would be best overall, i know i have changed my "future car" countless times, but im narrowing in on a 2001 3 series

    post acceleration/hp/torque figures

    also does anyone know of a good m3 look body kit? all the ones ive found have the wrong rear valance


    EDIT: also price is a MAJOR consideration, i will have about 15,000 to spend on it if i want new wheels and body kit, or $18-22,000 if i dont, i will be working for a catering company soon, so i will have an outside income as well

    i am hoping to get grey as it looks awesome and doesnt get dirty easily (save money on car washes, or in my case, save effort on car washes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche
    also does anyone know of a good m3 look body kit? all the ones ive found have the wrong rear valance
    Just wondering, do you want to make the car look like something it isn't?(btw, I mean no offense, I'm just curious) If you want the M3 you should save the money on tuning the standard 3 and getting the M.
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    You could buy an actual OEM M3 kit. That'd have the correct rear valence.

    There were 2 motors- 2.5L 184hp/175lb-ft I6 and 3.0L 225hp/214lb-ft I6. Both came with 5 speed manuals or 5 speed autos. Obviously the 3.0 will be faster/quicker.

    The only acceleration #s I could find were on the AWD sedan models. But times should be somewhere in the same vicinity.
    2.5L- 0-60: 7.20 1/4mile: 16.09@88.50mph
    3.0L- 0-60: 6.88 1/4mile: 15.22@94.00mph

    KBB on the 325Ci is $21,000-23,000, and on the 330Ci is $24,000-26,000. Finding a manual will probably prove to be a task. 90% of cars sold in the US are automatics, and the 3-series are generally driven by old men, young girls who got it from their daddy, or self-important yuppies who need to be on their cell phone and hence can't change gears for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella
    Just wondering, do you want to make the car look like something it isn't?(btw, I mean no offense, I'm just curious) If you want the M3 you should save the money on tuning the standard 3 and getting the M.
    hey rockeffela remember about that ebay auction, i cant send you an pm because youve got full box

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    what ebay auction? the one on the m3 i found that was like $9,900?

    so quiggs, which of those are you calling me? young girl?

    i dont mind if its automatic, but i would strongly prefer manual

    on autotrader both models are going for far less, and also on ebay far less, i've found kbb to be too high on alot of common cars, and too low on specialty cars


    how much is an oem m kit? im not going to totally cop out and buy the side vents though! just some nice wheels, suspension and a body kit and exhaust
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    i saw a '99 330Ci the other day, i actaully like it better than the M3, dont know whow it stands up to it in perf, but i think it looks better
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    i dont want a '99 i want the e46, '99 in the US was the e36, really boxy
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    Quote Originally Posted by dydzi
    hey rockeffela remember about that ebay auction, i cant send you an pm because youve got full box
    yeah, do you want me to bid through your account or mine? PM me now... I cleared it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche
    i dont want a '99 i want the e46, '99 in the US was the e36, really boxy
    oh, i thought the '99 was the M3fuKtEh#'s i dont care model
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    Have you ever looked into those "police auctions" were they sell cars they have confiscated? I've never gone myself, but I've heard you can get awsome cars at a good price
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    this site has a bunch of body kits. http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami
    Have you ever looked into those "police auctions" were they sell cars they have confiscated? I've never gone myself, but I've heard you can get awsome cars at a good price
    yeah, i hear they sell good cars for balls prices. the only thing is, say they arrest a drug kingpin, he gets sent up the river for a few years, gets out, wants his car back. he comes and finds you, what do you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by targa
    yeah, i hear they sell good cars for balls prices. the only thing is, say they arrest a drug kingpin, he gets sent up the river for a few years, gets out, wants his car back. he comes and finds you, what do you do?
    I'm sure a drug kingpin is gonna want a new car, unless he hid something very valuable in one of his old cars. Which I think only happens in the movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by targa
    yeah, i hear they sell good cars for balls prices. the only thing is, say they arrest a drug kingpin, he gets sent up the river for a few years, gets out, wants his car back. he comes and finds you, what do you do?
    you have an excuse to rice out your car until its unrecognizable

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami
    I'm sure a drug kingpin is gonna want a new car, unless he hid something very valuable in one of his old cars. Which I think only happens in the movies.
    what if it was his favorite, like #3 in that model run, he put ass loads of money into it, makes it nice. mabey it was his first car, had that centamental value to it. maybe he had sex for the first time in the back seat(bad place for a first time, i admit, but it happens) all kind of reasons, if i was a major drug lord and i got out i would want my cars back, new ones just arent the same


    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey
    you have an excuse to rice out your car until its unrecognizable
    there is no good reason to rice out a car, at all...








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