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Old 09-04-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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I have a 2002 330Ci Sport package with 56,000 miles on it. It is indeed a steptronic which was not my first choice but I couldnt let it go for the price and condition the car was in, I do plan on modifying it regardless of it not being a manual.

If you have a step, post up a picture.

What are your current mods?
What are your future mod plans?
What is your year, model and mileage?

Overall I am happy with the car and here she is bone stock

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Mine is in my sig :-) happy automatic...Its all stock with a few factory upgrades like the aerodynamics package and strut brace...the only non factory parts i have on it are the clear reflectors and clear turn signal lights
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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I bought a step trans too and i'm very happy with it. Would of been a lot more fun to have a manual but its still a pleasure to drive everyday.

Here's my 2005 325i sports package, pretty much bone stock other than the grill, some LED angel eye rings, CF hood and trunk roundels, and my smoked out lights. I am currently looking for some rims, the M tech II body kit, and maybe some splitters to give it more of a sporty look. Maybe one of those vented hoods too!
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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^325 looks great except the black corners. very nice picture of your car. is that yellow building in the background your home? would be interested to see what the inside of a german apartment looks like
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #5
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^325 looks great except the black corners. very nice picture of your car. is that yellow building in the background your home? would be interested to see what the inside of a german apartment looks like
Thanks E46Mango!

Yea i've been told that about my corners, i might switch them out for clears later haha. That run down yellow building behind my car with the mini keg in the front doorway is actually my barracks haha and i'll tell you one thing, it aint much to look at! My room on the other hand is pretty squared away though, i'll post pics soon because they are your typical German designed apartments.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #6
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^325 looks great except the black corners. very nice picture of your car. is that yellow building in the background your home? would be interested to see what the inside of a german apartment looks like
Aside from the outside, they look pretty similar to some apartments in the US... and if you ask a German they're "flats". The only thing I loved about homes in Germany were the Rolladen, all homes should have those!

I feel like there's a lot of compromise going on in this thread... seems like most of the auto owners at least in some part wish they had a manual
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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happy auto here! even though it doesn't look like one

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:59 PM   #9
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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manual shift boot and some wiring, should I make a DIY?
I really like the manual shift boot and please make a DIY
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #11
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Yes!

Also my car is performance-wise all stock. Few lighting mods.

Working on maintainance first before I do anything for performance.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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you should def make a DIY, looks alot cleaner like that
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+1 looks nice with the manual shift boot.


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This will turn into an auto vs. manual thread in 3...2...1...
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LOL Zell. You might have been a couple of posts to early. Hopefully it won't fully get there.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:04 AM   #16
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Another steptronic right here. Just smoked corners and sidemarkers. Also a slight drop on springs. No major future mods other than maybe tints, clear taillights, and maintainance. And i usually drive in manual mode


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Old 09-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #17
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #19
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I think the exterior photo was shot before I got nice new headlight lenses.
And I also have a manual shift boot. If anything it adds a little extra storage for small items.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:49 PM   #20
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I think the exterior photo was shot before I got nice new headlight lenses.
And I also have a manual shift boot. If anything it adds a little extra storage for small items.
Really digging the dig pic. As far as the step goes I think it's not terrible to me the biggest draw back of an auto is not being able to be in the right gear whenever you want
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