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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, Aug-12-2019, 03:44:45 AM   #1
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Default Downsizing number of cars

I want to downsize my cars. Currently, I own a

2006 BMW e46 M3(smg ZCP Jet Black) -owned since 80k now sitting at 107 k(completely stock). It was a top end model of its class.
2005 Lexus LS 430(UL Flint mica 157k miles)(has timing belt, air suspension replaced around 130k)
2007 Acura TL Type S(manual, Carbon Bronze Pearl) have since 140k, now sitting at 181k miles(has infamous cracked dashboard and cracked front seats)
2003 BMW e39 m5(Jet Black) (190k miles, still on the original clutch, has the chain tensioner replaced done)

All are in excellent mechanical conditions. I'm very meticulous about car mainatainence. I've independent mechanic who works on my car and usually don't go to dealership for any repairs and can perform simple diy on my own. I want to keep not more than two cars. I have a daily commute of 25 miles and on an average drive about 10,000 miles per year. I love driving and experiencing car ownership. I'm 5'11", 32 years old and single. I earn a good salary. Please advise.

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Default Re: Downsizing number of cars

So what the dilemma? Sell the Acura and the Lexus and you will be down to two cars. 2 black BMWs. Like a Batman.
Aside from your ZCP, none of the cars worth much with this mileage.
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Default Re: Downsizing number of cars

Sell the LS and TL.
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Old Mon, Aug-12-2019, 04:58:57 AM   #4
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Default Re: Downsizing number of cars

Off the bat sell the TL, the LS430 is very reliable and comfortable to drive without your blood boiling while driving like your m3 and m5. But heck sell both of TL and LS, you're still young and don't really care about comfort lol

Edit: I'm 40 and i got e36m e46m and e38 750. But then I have a wife and a kid with another on the way, wife is out of commission for atleast the next 3 years lol. Not bragging but I should rethink my priorities, now to think about it.

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I say sell the m5 and the Lexus. The acura is a great reliable daily and the m3 is far better than the Lexus.
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Old Mon, Aug-12-2019, 05:53:58 AM   #6
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Default Re: Downsizing number of cars

Sell M5 and TL. 06 ZCP is too good
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I say sell the m5 and the Lexus. The acura is a great reliable daily and the m3 is far better than the Lexus.
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Old Mon, Aug-12-2019, 07:41:00 AM   #8
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Default Re: Downsizing number of cars

I would keep the m5 and m3, gonna miss that v8 power when its gone. I miss my c63 very much, can't get over that sound and power. TL-S may be good if you see a lot of rain or snow. I now have a golf r for winter time and the rainy days, m3 can be used in the summer.
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I have space only for cars I want to drive, so for me it would be the E46M3 and E39M5.
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Default Re: Downsizing number of cars

To me there is only one realistic option here.

The E39 is a keeper, especially if you've maintained it yourself and know the history.
The Acura and Lexus are worth next to nothing to a private buyer. Might as well keep them instead of giving them away for free.
You're stuck with the E46, which is the only car out of the 4 that has resale potential. the miles are low(er) and its a late model ZCP. get rid of it



and if you really insist of getting rid of another one then the lexus would be much easier to sell than the acura.
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