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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 Thu, Nov-09-2017, 05:57:29 PM   #31
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Default Re: 900 mile road trip?

Mine is SMG and had zero issue on the highway/local 12hours non stop driving.
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Did 17 hours of non stop with 3 SMG’s in decent heat and all were just fine.


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Old Thu, Nov-09-2017, 07:26:12 PM   #33
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I did a road trip from San Diego, CA to Oklahoma City and back, had no issues.
Beautiful scenery/drive between Arizona and New Mexico.
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Old Thu, Nov-09-2017, 08:08:42 PM   #34
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You'll be fine as long as you've kept up with major maintenance.

Awesome to read that so many people have done road trips in the e46. I definitely love my cruise control because I get a heavy foot on long drives. No more tickets for me. Longest drive I've done is LA to Monterey for car week. 5 hours direct and 7 hours up pch. It's a breeze and no issues. Take a tire repair kit if you want.

I've been thinking about a drive to Texas recently and I've always wanted to drive cross country as well.
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Old Sun, Nov-12-2017, 03:35:46 AM   #35
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Like others said, if your car is maintained not a problem at all.

You will get rock chips and dead bugs all of the front end. But that's not something that can be avoided. Only advice I have is wash it off when you get to the destination and back. I left bird crap on my car for like 8 hrs overnight (Didn't want to wash in the middle of the night) and it took a patch of clear coat off the hood. Must have been some alien bird, I've never seen that happen before.

Have a good road trip!
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Old Sun, Nov-12-2017, 08:16:20 PM   #36
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I've put 14.5k miles on my 2006 6MT (53-65k miles) this year; I'd LOVE a 14 hour round trip.

I'd pay money for that. I'd do it in the wee hours and BLAST those f-ckin roads.

Here's a 1 minute clip of my driving style (turned Waze off and my camera around for y'all). Actually it's not; I don't usually pass with too much of a Delta. Or.... do I.... no. No, I'm sure I don't. I'm sure I never would.

Only when I listen to Green Day.

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Old Sun, Nov-12-2017, 09:26:37 PM   #37
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^ LMAO

You win for commentaries. This is top gear quality.
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^ how you lose your license.
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I've put 14.5k miles on my 2006 6MT (53-65k miles) this year; I'd LOVE a 14 hour round trip.

I'd pay money for that. I'd do it in the wee hours and BLAST those f-ckin roads.

Here's a 1 minute clip of my driving style (turned Waze off and my camera around for y'all). Actually it's not; I don't usually pass with too much of a Delta. Or.... do I.... no. No, I'm sure I don't. I'm sure I never would.

Only when I listen to Green Day.

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Why "better slow down for the turn"?
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Why "better slow down for the turn"?

structural rigidity
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