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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 Sun, Sep-26-2010, 04:41:07 PM   #1
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Angry M3 E46: Poor quality car?

Hi.

This my third M3 E46 and I just love the E46 M3!

Is it just me or does anybody feel sometimes that some parts/components on these cars just suck?

For example, as on my 2 previous car I spent like 3-4 hours today just to adjust the front bumper brackets to line them up.

I also bought the clips for the sagging rear bumpers, as on my 2 previous M3's.

These are supposed to be high quality cars, but when the bumpers and other parts just gives up saggs just gets me frustrated.

Gaaahh, just needed to write this to get my frustration of and hoping somebody else feels this way



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Besides the bumpers, subframes, vanos, rear view mirrors, starters, coils, pulleys, etc; these cars are pretty sweet.
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haha, i agree. There are a number of things that really frustrate me... all that goes away when i get to the track though
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Besides the bumpers, subframes, vanos, rear view mirrors, starters, coils, pulleys, etc; these cars are pretty sweet.
Haha thanks mate! That actually put a smile on my face
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Besides the bumpers, subframes, vanos, rear view mirrors, starters, coils, pulleys, etc; these cars are pretty sweet.
dont forget the sunroof for the coupe owners
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gives the car character
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it's a love hate relationship
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dont forget the sunroof for the coupe owners
yep. and the window lining. and the door lining.
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Besides the bumpers, subframes, vanos, rear view mirrors, starters, coils, pulleys, etc; these cars are pretty sweet.
Don't forget the window regulators, Interior A & C pillar felt, wheel sensors, RTABs, and of course the SMG...lol


IMO, these cars have far too many engineering defects, i don't remember all these problems with my E36. Its an amazing car, but reliability is a definite concern.
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it's a love hate relationship
That's the best way to put it
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