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BMW E46 M3 (not CSL or CS)

Discussion in 'The Cool Wall' started by silver75, Nov 6, 2006.

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E46 BMW M3 cool or what?

  1. sub zero

    18 vote(s)
    16.1%
  2. cool

    55 vote(s)
    49.1%
  3. uncool

    26 vote(s)
    23.2%
  4. seriously uncool

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    11.6%
  1. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    Cant fault the looks, handling, performance (0-62 in 5-2 seconds) or the power (343bhp)... but the SMG transmission is flawed, and some may consider it slightly vulgar (round my way only rude-boys and knobs seem to drive them...) this doesnt include the CSL which in my eyes is sub-zero just the bog standard M3 coupe/cab

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    ..I say cool :cool:
     
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  3. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    Seeing m3 lookalike e36's everywhere driven by wannabe gangstas has really put me off bmws
     
  4. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    same here, but the E46 is still a nice car maybe a victim of its own success? :think:
     
  5. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    Yea you might be right, i do really like the e46 coupe as a design just seems to have the wrong image.
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
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    I'm deciding between 'cool' and 'uncool'?



    Decided on Cool, as I still think they command a bit of respect everytime I see one! They are pretty common though, and every footballer has one as a runaround along with their BMW X5's.
     
  7. Macduff

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    Voted uncool as they all seem to be driven by twats. Having said that I still have great respect for BMW's engineering. Plus, not many things sound nicer than a BMW straight 6.
     
  8. smitch

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    Think they were cool when they first came out but now they're just a bit old hat. There's hundreds of them in Guildford, all driven by morons. That said, they do sound the business.

    X5's still rock though.....
     
  9. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    I just think that M3 drivers look like at least one of the following.

    (1) A t**t
    (2) A Drug Dealer
    (3) A Chav.

    Saying that they are a good lump of motor just shame about the peeps that drive them round my way. Would have an S4 over it any day of the week.
     
  10. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    :iagree: much more class
     
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    Lost its kudos a little over the years, but still an awesome car especially fully loaded in Carbon Black! A fantastic used buy, some examples getting as low as £15k now. Cool car.
     
  13. gjcknocker

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    When I was looking to change from a 911 earlier this year I looked at a 3 month old M3....a real beauty and sounded wonderful....until the salesman took me on the road to demonstrate how good the SMG gearbox was.....it was a real turn-off.....changing from 1st to 2nd it almost came to a standstill.....an ideal way to get rear ended....needless to say I declined.
    I then looked at a 3mth old S4 and loved it especially when the salesman overvalued my 911 by £4k...yes overvalued....that doesn't happen too often, and swapped for the S4.
     
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  15. TDI-line

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    Uncool, far too many about, so far too common.

    How many B6 S4's do you see compared to M3's on your way to work....

    CSL M3 would be cool.
     
  16. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    I'm not a fan of the b6 s4... imo RS 4 cool, S4 uncool!
     
  17. Randomjim

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    :ohmy: how is an s4 uncool? S4 cool RS4 uber cool
     
  18. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    I dunno it just seems a bit soft imo
     
  19. madvw

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    :iagree:
     
  20. audialec

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    Yes tis true is a twats car but id still have one,without the silly gearbox!
     
  21. VeeDub Geezer

    VeeDub Geezer Ex-20v Coupe Owner

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    i have to admit that i dont like the early e46 shape (as above) but dont mind the post 2001 facelift models

    my boss has a 2002 e46 330i and i have to say its a smart looking motor and not too in your face at all

    a friend of mine has a M3 CSL and f*ck me is that thing quick... she (yes SHE!!) took me for a run down some country lanes and a blast down a couple of junctions of the M40

    needless to say, i was impressed
     
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  23. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    I thought the only difference between the older E46 M3 and later ones were the LED tail lights? The pic above is of a later spec M3
     
  24. VeeDub Geezer

    VeeDub Geezer Ex-20v Coupe Owner

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    i think you're right.. the 330i my boss has is the 4 door saloon.. maybe they kept the older front end on the coupe/cabrio/M3 models?
     
  25. silver75

    silver75 Big Ron

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    M3s kept the same front but the normal 3 series coupe/saloon and cab all had the fronts facelifted
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    this is the saloon facelift the coupe and cab facelift have slightly different lights again
     
  26. VeeDub Geezer

    VeeDub Geezer Ex-20v Coupe Owner

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    thats the one! but his has the stock 18's
     
  27. CARACTERE007

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    ohh dear seems like im a rude boy and a knob/ twat around here then!!..lol
    well heres a picy of my beast molly :)
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    i suppose i better go and hide before i leave my fogs on or undercut someone! lol
     
  28. missviper

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    Must admit i do like the M3 and think it is cool.
    But i would rather have Audi than one.
     
  29. neversaydie

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    Uber cool
     
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    Only cool. And only the rag tops.
     
  31. MiguelMcTyson

    MiguelMcTyson I'll make him an offer he can't refuse

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    Funny that I just traded mine for an S4 for that very reason, as they fell down the price range they just started to fall into the wrong hands, but be careful there are some real driving enthusiasts who still own them.

    It's all about the age, when the new one is out next year V8 400+bhp it will be sub-zero, no doubt.

    p.s. I have a deposit down already.

    :yahoo:
     
  32. MiguelMcTyson

    MiguelMcTyson I'll make him an offer he can't refuse

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    Have you thought about Silvertec Bulbs?
     
  33. buckas

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    COOL!

    i love them, one of my fav cars of all time - would love to own one, one day ;)

    drew
     
  34. marmite

    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

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    Too common around here for my likings

    I voted cool as it is still a good looking and performing car with out a doudt
    Just to many look alikes about
     
  35. andy1acars

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    We have had 3 in our family and still have one. They are underrated and have some serious top end power. The prices dipped 2 years ago, now on the up for a nice one. They suffer from rear subframe issues and rip out the floor so beware. But for price power and chunkiness they are hard to beat. And remember this, without question it is a future classic!
     
  36. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    My brother got his M3 with SMG a couple of years ago and I have loved every drive in it. For pootling the SMG box is a bit naff and lurchy and from cold it's bloody awfull and tends to kangeroo a bit. On a nice bit of road when you can get your toe in it's bloody awesome and very rewarding to drive.

    Would consider one myself.
     

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