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Old Wed, Jun-17-2009, 04:21:25 PM   #1
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Ok, so this weekend some F%$K decided he wanted into my car and sliced open my top to gain entry. Note that I had the car for exactly 5 days by then - I don't think it was my particular car that was targeted as my previous cabrio was never touched in my lot

; I believe someone was taking advantage of the penguins winning the stanley cup and the lack of police anywhere but at the 'party' locations, so just bad timing on my part.

Regardless; the insurance adjuster looked at it and gave me a quote of $3020 for the top's replacement. Does this sound right? Its an '02 M3.

Secondly, i would consider possibly doing my own replacement as from what I have read, the e46 top is alot easier than the e36 tops were to replace, but I cannot find anything that goes into remote detail about replacing it. Doubt I would go that route, but wanted to see anyways.

Thanks in advance for any info.

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Old Thu, Jun-18-2009, 03:58:53 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. I went through the same crap a couple months ago. It also ran my insurance about 3K to fix my top.
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Also looking into this. Hope someone could share some insight.
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Old Thu, Mar-25-2010, 11:49:04 PM   #4
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Go to www.topsonline.com for the DIY'er I just received my top today and it is awesome I paid $429.00 brand new with a 5 year warranty and check out this thread on another BMW forums I belong to: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?f=14check out the topic convertible questions and there is a whole thread on how to repace it yourself.
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huh? seems like the e46 models u need to pay almost 900 for the top and 500 for the headliner material. you can find complete tops including cover and headliner on ebay for 750
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