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      04-15-2020, 08:51 PM   #1
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Our first M Car

Good evening everyone, I wanted to add this to the "my E46 story" thread but I am way too overjoyed right now to do that. Plus, I didn't want my excitement to get lost in translation.

Let me start by telling you all that my wife and I are long time BMW owners. We've owned a euro spec 316i, X3, multiple 328i's, multiple 335i's, and now currently own an F26 X4 and F30 328i. The first time I saw an M car was in 2006 while I was stationed in Germany. A friend of mine purchased a beautiful carbon black 2006 M3. I was completely captivated by that car. To me it looked way ahead of it's time and that feeling has stuck ever since. I had to have one.

Fast forward almost 14 years. I finally convinced my wife to consider buying an F80 M3. Having just had our first child we needed the 4 doors. Then, the E46 section of bimmerpost opened up. Me being me, I immediately went to the classified section and found an E46 that was calling my name. It had to be mine. So, after some heated discussion we decided to scrap the F80 conversation, keep our F30 and F26, and ultimately purchase the E46 as our "fun" car. Here is how it went...

I found the car earlier this month. I messaged the seller with an offer hoping it wasn't too low as I didn't want to insult him. Our original plan was to fly out to where the car was and then drive back here to good old Alamogordo New Mexico but, thanks Coronavirus. So, after some negotiation we came to a deal and agreed to have the car shipped to us. I've never purchased a car without seeing it but based on some research and talking with the seller, this car had to be mine. My wife was equally as stoked because her all time favorite car was her E46 330Ci.

Fast forward to today... she arrived.

We couldn't be happier. Just look at my smile haha. Huge shout out to the seller Ben C. The entire process was incredibly smooth and he is a great dude. Ben, if you ever find yourself in Alamogordo, so many beers on me. Cheers everyone. I look forward to posting more about our amazing E46 M3!
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      04-16-2020, 06:28 PM   #2
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Congrats man! She's a beauty
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      04-18-2020, 02:56 PM   #3
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Well done and good choice. They don't make cars like the E46M anymore. The F80 is special too but there is plenty of time to get one of those and the prices are still coming down whereas E46M prices are going up from here.
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      04-18-2020, 07:40 PM   #4
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congrats! you purchased the best M3 ever, love the E46 M3, enjoy it in good health and keep posting pictures of that beauty, I also have a 2006 carbon black
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      04-20-2020, 09:51 AM   #5
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Fantastic! The smiles say it all. Enjoy it!
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      04-20-2020, 10:26 AM   #6
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that's a beautiful ride Captain!!!
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      04-23-2020, 01:26 AM   #7
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beautiful. but we need more info on the car please.
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      04-24-2020, 08:38 PM   #8
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Nice M, can't wait to see your project progress.
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      04-26-2020, 11:45 AM   #9
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are these the 18s style 219 wheels?
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Thanks guys! We are loving it so far! Although, all New Mexico DMVs are closed right now so she doesn't have plates yet.

And yes, 219m's from an E92.
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      04-28-2020, 12:57 AM   #11
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Any plans to mod? Love the amber ok black look so classy
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      04-28-2020, 11:56 PM   #12
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very nice!
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Thanks guys! No plans to mod. I'm just working on replacing some cosmetic stuff right now. Like this morning I'm replacing the rear ///M badge and the hood vent grill. Next will be interior pieces.

Actually, now that I think of it, I might pick up one of the Coby alcantara steering wheels. Anyone have one? What are your thoughts? How was the process?
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      05-10-2020, 06:16 PM   #14
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Good evening everyone, I wanted to add this to the "my E46 story" thread but I am way too overjoyed right now to do that. Plus, I didn't want my excitement to get lost in translation.

Let me start by telling you all that my wife and I are long time BMW owners. We've owned a euro spec 316i, X3, multiple 328i's, multiple 335i's, and now currently own an F26 X4 and F30 328i. The first time I saw an M car was in 2006 while I was stationed in Germany. A friend of mine purchased a beautiful carbon black 2006 M3. I was completely captivated by that car. To me it looked way ahead of it's time and that feeling has stuck ever since. I had to have one.

Fast forward almost 14 years. I finally convinced my wife to consider buying an F80 M3. Having just had our first child we needed the 4 doors. Then, the E46 section of bimmerpost opened up. Me being me, I immediately went to the classified section and found an E46 that was calling my name. It had to be mine. So, after some heated discussion we decided to scrap the F80 conversation, keep our F30 and F26, and ultimately purchase the E46 as our "fun" car. Here is how it went...

I found the car earlier this month. I messaged the seller with an offer hoping it wasn't too low as I didn't want to insult him. Our original plan was to fly out to where the car was and then drive back here to good old Alamogordo New Mexico but, thanks Coronavirus. So, after some negotiation we came to a deal and agreed to have the car shipped to us. I've never purchased a car without seeing it but based on some research and talking with the seller, this car had to be mine. My wife was equally as stoked because her all time favorite car was her E46 330Ci.

Fast forward to today... she arrived.

We couldn't be happier. Just look at my smile haha. Huge shout out to the seller Ben C. The entire process was incredibly smooth and he is a great dude. Ben, if you ever find yourself in Alamogordo, so many beers on me. Cheers everyone. I look forward to posting more about our amazing E46 M3!
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Good evening everyone, I wanted to add this to the "my E46 story" thread but I am way too overjoyed right now to do that. Plus, I didn't want my excitement to get lost in translation.

Let me start by telling you all that my wife and I are long time BMW owners. We've owned a euro spec 316i, X3, multiple 328i's, multiple 335i's, and now currently own an F26 X4 and F30 328i. The first time I saw an M car was in 2006 while I was stationed in Germany. A friend of mine purchased a beautiful carbon black 2006 M3. I was completely captivated by that car. To me it looked way ahead of it's time and that feeling has stuck ever since. I had to have one.

Fast forward almost 14 years. I finally convinced my wife to consider buying an F80 M3. Having just had our first child we needed the 4 doors. Then, the E46 section of bimmerpost opened up. Me being me, I immediately went to the classified section and found an E46 that was calling my name. It had to be mine. So, after some heated discussion we decided to scrap the F80 conversation, keep our F30 and F26, and ultimately purchase the E46 as our "fun" car. Here is how it went...

I found the car earlier this month. I messaged the seller with an offer hoping it wasn't too low as I didn't want to insult him. Our original plan was to fly out to where the car was and then drive back here to good old Alamogordo New Mexico but, thanks Coronavirus. So, after some negotiation we came to a deal and agreed to have the car shipped to us. I've never purchased a car without seeing it but based on some research and talking with the seller, this car had to be mine. My wife was equally as stoked because her all time favorite car was her E46 330Ci.

Fast forward to today... she arrived.

We couldn't be happier. Just look at my smile haha. Huge shout out to the seller Ben C. The entire process was incredibly smooth and he is a great dude. Ben, if you ever find yourself in Alamogordo, so many beers on me. Cheers everyone. I look forward to posting more about our amazing E46 M3!
Congrat! E46 is a special car. Enjoy
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