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Old 07-03-2017, 06:17 PM   #21
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She looks nice.
I've owned mine for about 5 years and it still puts a big smile on my face every time I drive it.


Yeah would really love to keep it forever lol. Does everything I need from a car.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:16 AM   #22
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Beautiful car, very jealous!

They look like half leather seats (cloth and leather), not alcantara though. You can get full leather interiors (seats, door cards, etc...) from about £300 from ebay depending on colour. Alcantara seats are about £100 for both.
not true. these are the exclusive m3 leather/alcantra seats very rare. not like the alcantara/cloth ones fitted to the boggo m sport models. The clubsport was offered with a simmlar combo, trust me i've had 22 e46's i know my onions

as said on BMWBOX Brad, stunning motor.
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Thanks mate I really like the interior. Helps not having heated so won't be cold...hopefully.
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Looks like a great buy and you will not lose money on a nice E46 M3 nowadays

Often considered one but researching parts prices always put me off
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:43 PM   #25
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not true. these are the exclusive m3 leather/alcantra seats very rare. not like the alcantara/cloth ones fitted to the boggo m sport models. The clubsport was offered with a simmlar combo, trust me i've had 22 e46's i know my onions

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Thanks Jay, it looked like cloth to me but thanks for correcting me.

So that's got alcantara seat + leather bolsters whereas non M3 gets cloth seat + leather bolsters?

What about the alcantara seats, they've got cloth seat + alcantara bolsters?

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Thanks Jay, it looked like cloth to me but thanks for correcting me.

So that's got alcantara seat + leather bolsters whereas non M3 gets cloth seat + leather bolsters?

What about the alcantara seats, they've got cloth seat + alcantara bolsters?
thats the one fella.

flashpoint black cloth in the centres and suede/alcantara bolsters on the m sport models,

m3 & clubsport have patterned alcantara centres and nappa leather bolsters
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So got delivered today, wow is all I can say. A massive step up from my 330 obviously. Only been out in it for about half an hour due to having to work tonight. But I'm over the moon with it so far. Interior is really nice ! Will be giving it a clean tomorrow then will take some more pictures. Thinking I just need the csl software update. Which might be getting done Saturday. Guy was a genuinely nice guy glad to have purchased from him.

Just a comparison pic between my old 330

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thats the one fella.

flashpoint black cloth in the centres and suede/alcantara bolsters on the m sport models,

m3 & clubsport have patterned alcantara centres and nappa leather bolsters
Thanks for explaining mate, I didn't know that!

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Just a comparison pic between my old 330
Looks the business. You keeping the 330?
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Very nice yeh keep original mate, I really like it in that colour, and very nice contrasting interior.
They are brilliant cars, one of the best M cars, and these E46's will appreciate, maybe not to E30 M3 prices - but they will go up.

I have an E30 318 is, I have spent a lot of my hard earned on it but I've had quite a few peeps say, do this, do that, lower it, put biger wheels on it, change the rack etc etc - happy to say I've kept it all original
I say, all you need to do is look after - and ofcourse, drive it
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Wish I could keep the 330 as a daily but unfortunately it's got to go will be sad to see it go longest I've kept a car, met all my needs until finding out I could have an m3.

Yeah plans are to keep it original and just enjoy using it.
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