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Old 02-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Nervous View Post
3) it is hard to find a decent 6 spd manual pre-facelifted coupe (I don't like facelifted ones);
4) even if extend the search to facelifted ones - still, way too overpriced and pretty rare;
that's because 6-speed prefacelifts don't exist. Unless you're counting M3s. Every manual facelift 330 coupe is a 6-speed. BMW switched to the 6MT in 03/2003. The coupe was also face lifted in that month. So anything before (which all prefacelifts coupes would be) would be a 5-speed.
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