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Old 10-29-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 21
My Ride: E46, GMC Conversion.
Newbie looking for a Convertible E46 & few questions

Hello everyone my first post here. I'm from Indianapolis.

I am looking to buy a E46 convertible for a good weather commuter/weekend toy.

I have had owned in the past -
'88 Toyota MR2 Supercharged MT
'96 Mazda Miata MT
'05 Mini Cooper S JCW Convertible MT
Owned each of these on average 2-3 years.
I had to sell my Mini Cooper Convertible last year. I hated to sell it, but I had to.

I'm now looking for a convertible that has 4 seats and Automatic Transmission.

No. No. I'm not going with G6, Saab, Volvo, Toyota, etc.
I want a fairly nice convertible that I can enjoy with my family.

How would the E46 convertible compare with say, AUDI A4 or MB CLK?

Few questions to the experts in this forum...

- Something I should be looking for? certain year I should be avoiding?
- how easy are they to work on?
- I'm looking to spend about $7-8. What model/mileage can I expect?


- How reliable are they? Any particular item that is problematic on E46?

I'm OK with DIY maintenance/repairs. I can do mostly on chassis and electrical work... but can't do any major engine work (like swaps and rebuilds) or body work.

Any comments / recommendations are appreciated. Thanks!!!

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