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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-18-2018, 09:21:32 PM   #1
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Default I need informattional help ...on buying

I came across quite few and realize that price are all over the place with some owner thinking its e46 gold rush which is find …. EAG cars are beautiful they have the cream of the crop.... but there prices.

1st.. car I found smg swap 6speed done kaiv... no service records the seller state it drivers better than normal 6speed is this worth it? or should stick with OEM 6speed?

2nd car I found interest in 79k miles .. has all records vanos done

3rd car no records 46k miles dove interior not really a fan too much gray but price seem fair

4th car 48k no records

none have had subframe reinforced

my reason for buying this car is to add it to my modest collection if I sell down the road and make profit great if not I don't care the cars will be of my weekend get trip to keys etc. ……...I also in the 997.1 6speed turbo another weekend get away driver... excited about finding these cars I haven't driving 5speed since my college day ….and yes I have owned over past 14yr tip tronic/smg/dct/amg auto/pdk


I most be having 6speed mid life crisis
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Without knowing prices, its difficult to say. Most will probably say, pic the one with the service history.
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prices for all 4 cars range between 21-32k
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Old Mon, Jun-18-2018, 10:54:01 PM   #4
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If you want a car that will turn a profit, look for a low mileage, all original example with records. If you just want to have some fun, you can buy any mileage with or without records.
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You ask for advice and give us no info other than mileage? How about, price, gearbox, colors, condition, options? We have no idea what you looking at, but in general gents have you covered with replied above mine.
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You ask for advice and give us no info other than mileage? How about, price, gearbox, colors, condition, options? We have no idea what you looking at, but in general gents have you covered with replied above mine.
Sorry for not including the details of my potential buys

04 IR/IR 46K completely stock loaded with no nav/ 6speed $32,500 records 3 owner
claims no chips or scratches, garage kept interior rated 9 out 10 given only the driver seat has been the only primarily used has very light crease which is natural as I was told. matt leather finish

05 IB/DG 22k completely stock loaded SMG $36k owner records? paint flawless as state interior has matt non oily finish

06 AW/IR 66k slicktop completely stock excluding gear box change and steering swap (kaiv smg 6speed swap) 4 owner

06 JB/JB 66K completely stock $32k no records no nav 4 onwers

06 AW/CINN Completely stock on 18" 48k $37k no nav

all the have cold weather package, power seat with additional booster support …..

I also contacted a member from this forum on the cars for sale section he has AW/CINN with 42k 35k completely stock I have pm, bump ect no reply not sure how active he/she is on this forum …..as I just joined forum in attemps to contact mewantkouki he/she is located in orlando I am in Miami which would e great to one these in person....
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For collection, id go with th ib w/22k miles.

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had 02 smg vert back in 02 loved it but that herky jerky SMG only clicks when I reved it out each gear It was great...but since joining this forum from what I read every seem going 6 speed or swap to 6 speed don't remembering SMG Transmission being that bad...….. a highly regard collector in south FL told minus 20% smg 35% smg vert...… luck for me I sold my vert in 05 for 51k 19k miles...

this IB/DG SMG may mylast choice but the mileage......so tempting
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pm'd you on my 02' SMG M3 AW/DG - 53k miles for sale. All maintenance record kept from inception.
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Buy what you need/want right from the beginning. Conversions, etc don't make sense, especially for collectors car, especially if planning to re-sell. Only factory, only stock, only with full records. Otherwise its a nice DD and nothing more.

SMGs are awesome btw, even if there are countless others that say it ain't so. I'm on my 4th M3, and my current car is an SMG, and yes, I owned and sold two 6MT coupes to get it.
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