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E46 330i
#1
I welcome you guys to another E46 that I've managed to add to my garage.

In simple words, my heart has had the desire for a 330i for a long time and when this car popped up, it was a no brainer for me.

It's a 2004 E46 330i M-sport and upon first inspection I was sold. The previous owner was OCD when it came down to maintenance and actually taking care of a 16-year old vehicle. Above all else, he was a super nice guy and gave the car to me at a price I could not resist.

The specifications -

2004 BMW E46 330i M-sport 6-spd manual

- Titanium Silver Metallic
- Black Montana Leather
- Anti-dazzle interior mirror
- Tire pressure monitor
- NO SUNROOF and did I mention NO SUNROOF
- Auto headlights & wipers
- Cup holders (I'm super stoked on this lol)

Apart from the above, it has all the usual M-sport/individual trims such as seats, steering, anthracite roof, cube trim etc.

Basically has full service history with SMG Durban and ABM.

I've already started with a few things on the car as the new car excitement got to me.

- New exhaust tips
- Removed old plasti-dip on kidney grills and respray them in matt black.

Overall, the 330i is a miraculous car from its era and they have aged so well. I believe neat examples of these will hold their value quite well - not that I'm planning on selling very soon.

I'll soon do a write-up on comparing the 330i to the 325ti as they are actually worlds apart in terms of driving experience and the emotion they induce you with.

I don't have much pictures atm, but will take some proper ones tomorrow.

For now, I'm going to leave you guys with this.
"There's nothing like the sound of a cold start from a B30 in the morning"

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Current:
2004 BMW E46 330i Msport - MT 6-Spd - Titanium Silver
2003 BMW E46 325Ti - MT 6-Spd - Alpine White 
2007 VW Polo 1.9 TDI Sportline - MT 6-Spd - Tossa Blue


Previous:
2007 Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.9TDI - MT 6-Spd - Black - Sold
2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R - MT 6-Spd - Green - Written off
1991 VW Golf CTI - MT 5-Spd - White - Sold
2008 Nissan 350Z HR Convertible - MT 6-Spd - Silver -Sold
2008 Opel Corsa Lite Sport - MT 5-Spd - Blue - Sold
2003 Aprilia RS125 - MT 6-Spd - Black - Sold
1999 Uno Mia 3-dr - MT 5-Spd - Purple - Sold
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#2
Congrats! looks awesome.
Current:
Nike Air Force 1 React

Ex:
F25 X3 2.0d ,Alfa Romeo GT 3.2F20 M135iE90 M3 Dynamic LCi, '11 BMW E90 320d MSport, '09 BMW E90 320i Exclusive, '03 BMW E46 330i Individual, '02 BMW E39 525i Individual, '06 Impreza 2.0R Wagon, '03 S3 8L, '11 A3 1.6TDi, '70 VW Beetle 1600 Twin Port '00 A4 2.4 V6, '09 Ibiza Cupra 1.8T, 2013 Vivo Gran Turismo, E36 M3 Coupe, E46 320i Individual MSport, '98 Civic V Tec, E36 318is Msport, E30 318i Coupe,GOLF MK1 GT
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#3
Congrats!!

Wish you miles of smiles.  Nah. I know you won't stop smiling!!
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#4
More pics please!!!
2004 BMW 330i M-Sport 6MT
2007 BMW Z4 M Roadster
Ex. 2004 BMW M3 Coupe 6MT
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#5
Look great!!
How many KM's?

Yes and more pics please Bluebiggrin
2003 BMW E46 330i 6 speed

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#6
Congrats on the new ride. Many halpy miles and smiles

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#7
Ohh you lucky bastard!

E46 330 6 speed and mtech2 is the golden version. Its like the ZHP in SA.

I know you will enjoy this car to bits! MANY congrats on finding a 330 with such good options included.
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In garage
My 330 - 01 BMW E46 330i 5-speed manual
The other 330 - 02 BMW E46 330i 5-speed manual
95 Nissan 1400 bakkie
03 BMW E46 318i N42 Manual Sold
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#8
Very nice, congrats on the new acquisition, I still have a soft spot for these cars


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2011 E90 M3 M-DCT, Akrapovic Exhaust, more to come... Build thread here
2011 F25 X3 35i M-Sport, JB Stage 1, ex-Downpipe Build thread here
2007 E87 130i M-Sport: Alpine Upgrade, BMWP Intake, BMWP Exhaust Build thread here
2007 Corsa C Ute 2l 16v Tebbo Bluebiggrin : Build thread here
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#9
Congrats!

This is a needle in a haystack!!!! Enjoy her bud!
Current:
2013 EB BMW M135i F20 - DP, K&N Filter, Xcede Stage 2 - 264wkw/635wnm
2016 Ice White Hyundai ix35 R2.0 CRDi Elite -
2008 Silverbird Grey VW Polo 1.4i Trendline

Gone but never forgotten:
2011 Mercedes-Benz C250 CDi BE Avantgarde - Madness Tuned
2010 Titanium Silver BMW 320d Exclusive E90 LCi - Chiplogic Tuned
2008 Stratosgrau Stratos Grey BMW 320i Individual E90
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#10
Congratulations on your find bro, that car looks great. E46 330i remains my favorite 3 series  Chef
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Current:
2014 F30 320d with M performance power kit : My run around
2019 G05 X5 xdrive 30d M Sport : Family wagon
2019 G20 330i M Sport : Hers
Ex:
2011 C350 CDI



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#11
Congrats on finding such a gem
CURRENT: 2010 E90 LCI 325I M-SPORT[Image: my%20325ikaam_6798923952.jpg]
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#12
Mooi man!  Bravo
Current rides
1995 E36 325i [Unfinished Monalisa]
2003 E46 M3 (Blitz) 
2004 E46 330D M-sport [167wkw 556nm]

Ex Rides
1998 160i Conquest Rs
2012 Yamaha FZ6R - Stock
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#13
What a stunner. Enjoy her..
Current Cars.

1982 Ford Granada 3.0 GLE
1996 VR6 Jetta Auto
1999 E39 540i Manual Thumbs
2011 ML 350 CDI Avantgarde
2011 1.4 Chev Utility

Ex Cars.

1988 Ford Sierra XR6
1991 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX
1995 VW Caravelle 2.6i
1994 Ford Telstar 2.0
2003 Mercedes Benz C270 CDI
2003 E46 BMW 318i
2007 Opel Corsa 1.4i
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#14
(13-07-2020, 10:16 PM)gumpertapolloss Wrote: ...SNIP...
Current: 02 E46 330i Step
Previous: 97 E36 328i sedan, M3 exhaust, K&N filter

Alpine CDE171 Usb/Mp3 player
Alpine SPG-13C2 front stage
Alpine SPG-69C2 rear fill
Alpine MRP-F300 4ch amp
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#15
@gumpertapolloss awesome ride bud!

Many would know how biased I am when it comes to these cars.. IMHO, the E46 330i is the perfect daily. Wishing you many happy miles of smiles.
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#16
jeez , that is a real diamond.

congratulations!
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#17
Congrats, enjoy the car.
F30 LCI 320D M Sport
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#18
Congrats man, looks clean.
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#19
Congratulations.
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#20
Welcome to the E46s,

One of the Best BMWs to drive


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Current:
2014 320i F30 - M-Sport (Mrs)
2012 3.0d F25 - M-Sport (Family Wagon)
2005 325ci E46 - M-Sport (Mr)
2003 330ci E46 - Weekend (Mr)

Previous BMWs:
2012 328i F30 - Powerful racy motor
2012 320i E90 - Solid built, disappointing performance
2010 3.0d E70 - Versatile car, strong diesel motor
2004 320i E46 - Built like a tank, superb motor
2003 320i E46 - Money pit, lemon of note
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