Thu, Nov-08-2001, 10:17:00 PM
Just returned from the dealer where the factory regional tech drove my '01 M3 6 spd.Agreed it was "somewhat notchy" especially 2nd gear and "perhaps" would improve over time (yeah right).Said all the E46's are somewhat notchy.Essentially= T.S. Baby!!!!!!
Fri, Nov-09-2001, 12:54:00 AM
Sorry to hear that.
Fri, Nov-09-2001, 01:14:00 AM
at least you didn't get the reply, "it's within specs". good luck with it....let us know what happens. hopefully some hard driving will solve it.
Fri, Nov-09-2001, 11:53:00 PM
I've experienced the same. The gearbox is a bit notchy 1 to 2 and then to 3. The dealer thinks it is very normal. Have to live with it.
Sat, Nov-10-2001, 12:12:00 AM
It blows my mind that when you read reviews of the 6 spd gearbox in the E46 the authors say "smooth shifter" or other positive statements.I really believe the mags are afraid to criticize-too much ad $ involved.
Sat, Nov-10-2001, 01:04:00 AM
Actually when I test drove one, my criticism was the gear box was way too smooth. I didnt notice notchyness as all.
Sat, Nov-10-2001, 01:35:00 AM
has anyone here driven a M5? i wonder if m5 gears are notchy. don't the two share same transmission? but personally, i don't want my gears to be too smooth or notchy.
Sun, Nov-11-2001, 05:56:00 AM
same here guys, i have a notchy feeling in my m3, but if they say it is normal than we cant do anything about it, if it breakes or something, it will be under warranty still.