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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, Jan-29-2012, 09:36:48 PM   #21
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i think it is very durable. bought the car at 63k miles, supercharged it at 86k, and currently at 166k miles. daily driven, and occasionally driven like i stole it, track and street use. only thing i do differently is oil change at 3k and valve adjustments at 15k
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These cars are fragile and maintenance costs are quite high compared to other vehicles. There are a set number of parts that will go out on you guaranteed due to crappy oem parts sourced by bmw. M3's are the hot girls in the room wearing the red dress with stiletto heels. Have to pay to play. I recently bought my ZCP but I know everything that will go wrong since my gf has had an m3 for a few years now. I have a rainy day fund for this sexy beast.
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This car seems pretty solid! For the sake of my bank account, I hope it stays that way!!

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