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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, Nov-04-2018, 04:40:25 PM   #1
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Default On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

There were 44,000 of these cars brought to the US. A couple years ago you could find amazing deals on them and it fills me with regret.

About 1 year from now I’ll be ready to purchase one. Do you think that now and even in a year there will still be good deals out there?

My plan is to buy a convertible SMG and have it converted to manual by my indy. Yes, I prefer the convertible... I get the appeal of the coupe (my dad has a 997 c2s coupe) but I like the prices and the look of the convertible and feel that unless you are pushing the car to its limits you wont notice the chassis difference TOO much. And in my humble and admittedly douchey opinion, strictly concerning image, the coupe looks boy racer-ish while the convertible looks drug dealer-ish and therefore “cooler,” lol.

Also- the modded cars are cheaper and i get why... but whose to say you can’t easily return them to stock?

I’d like to thnk these cars are still bargains and worry I am going to miss out.


My other car is a W204 C300 4matic.... a daily driver appliance.

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You’ll always find a smg vert. I wouldn’t be too worried.
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You’ll always find a smg vert. I wouldn’t be too worried.
😂 yup - fancy colors and interiors on 6-speed coupes will be a problem, but a dove grey convertible with SMG will always be waiting for you
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You’ll always find a smg vert. I wouldn’t be too worried.
Damn, no love for the verts eh?
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Damn, no love for the verts eh?


I love verts haha. Mainly e36 and e30 verts. Im just stating a fact that everyone in the forums knows. Smg verts aren’t worth what 6spd coupes are.
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What about 6 speed verts?

Love my steel grey on black and grey interior vert.

Top down driving is where it’s at if you’re in the mountains or canyons. Better visibility and I think you drive better because if you mess up it’ll suck that much more not having a cage around you haha.

Exhaust note is a plus with the roof off.
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Convertibles generally don't depreciate well compared to their hardtop counterparts. That goes for Porsche, BMW, Ferrari, etc.

Right now on AutoTrader, over half of the M3s for sale are convertibles, but it's fair to say that most M3 buyers are looking for a hardtop. Similar issue with SMG.
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Needs a poll! Who looks "cooler"

a) boy racer
b) drug dealer
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Verts with the top down, I love. Top up not so much.
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