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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Jun-04-2018, 08:30:47 PM   #1
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Default My m3 seems to get better and better every year, am I crazy?

Going on 4th summer, 40K km put on (165 total), it seems like it drives better and better every year. I'm impressed. (put on new cabs all around when bought, but other than that suspension orig)
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Old Mon, Jun-04-2018, 08:53:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: My m3 seems to get better and better every year, am I crazy?

Nope, same here
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Nope, same here
with those mods, I'd have no doubt that I wasn't crazy.
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Old Mon, Jun-04-2018, 09:54:08 PM   #4
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For me, anytime I drive something different, I realize how special our cars are.

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Old Mon, Jun-04-2018, 10:04:04 PM   #5
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If you store your car for the winter and dont have that exciting of a winter car, then its like getting a new sports car every spring. I love that feeling.
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My car has a lot more rock chips now than it did when I got it... I found some great mountain roads near my house that I haven't been on before this morning and was reminded how fun this car is on a nice smooth road. The car is so planted and fun in both high speed and tight corners. It definitely hasn't gotten worse in any way over the 6 years I've owned it.
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Mine keeps getting better bcs I keep refreshing everything, inside and out. Nothing better than brand new bmw parts! It’s closer to being new now than when I bought it
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Mine keeps getting better bcs I keep refreshing everything, inside and out. Nothing better than brand new bmw parts! It’s closer to being new now than when I bought it
Yep, same here. Between refreshing worn parts and adding drive-enhancing modifications, my car has never felt better to drive. The problem is, ever since adding the stepped headers and now the addition of the CSL airbox, I can't seem to bring myself to drive this car in any other way other than what would be described as "driving like a ¢unt".
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Old Mon, Jun-04-2018, 11:41:08 PM   #9
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Embrace it señor Leighton or get 3.23 gears- you'll get to enjoy the sound and rpm journey longer and go slower!
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Embrace it señor Leighton or get 3.23 gears- you'll get to enjoy the sound and rpm journey longer and go slower!
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