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Old 09-24-2011, 04:48 AM   #81
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I'm 20 years old in my 3rd year at VGCC going for my AAS degree in Computer Information Technology. It's a fine little community college.

I bought my black 2001 325ci in April 2011 with 170k miles on it for $6000. It now has 186k miles.

I bet my to-do list is longer than yours.

Problems with the car:

AC water leaks inside the car
clutch release bearing
front passenger turn signal is out(the connector, not the bulb)
shift boot has a hole in it
headliner sags
both corner light housings are cracked
rear tail light is cracked
part of the driver side fender side molding is loose
front bumper is all jacked up
lots of scratches and small dings
AC compressor is going out
spoiler is loose
passenger side fog light constantly breaks
passenger door handle doesn't work from the outside
driver door panel missing connectors on the bottom
missing trunk tool box screw
driver front strut bushing
wheels lost sticky weights
brakes are going out
previous owner's dog chewed up e-brake handle
one of the little compartment doors under the radio won't shut
rear ashtray is broken
windshield wiper fluid squirter doesn't work
speakers are crackly
HID headlights don't match
needs an oil change
I'm 90% certain VANOS seals are worn out


Things I have done:

routine maintenance
plasti dip kidney grill and rear emblem
OEM rubber floor mats(car didn't come with floor mats)
had to get a new key made from dealer($200)

Things I want to do:

plasti dip the outside window trim
new wheels
smoked corners, side markers, tails
tinted windows
new front bumper
new HID's with projector headlights
lowering springs
k&n intake
replica shark fin
monochrome roundels
carbon fiber door pillars
new stereo
replace wood interior with grey/silver
resonator back straight pipes
The only thing that I know from your to do maintenance list is to fix the windshield washer. Your pump is probably broken as do most vdo pumps. I suggest buying a new pump on eBay since many people have said they have better quality. I got my meyle washer for $15 with free shipping. eBay is your friend
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:36 AM   #82
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I'm in my second year at Jackson State Community College here in TN.
I bought a 02 CarbonBlack/Black M3 with 92k miles on it couple months ago.

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Old 09-24-2011, 12:40 PM   #83
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in 20 years old, 3rd year at marist, i bought my car junior year of high school with 78,000 miles on it. the car was completely stock when i first got it however i have but upgrading over the past few years i have owned her. i love the car and hope to continue upgrading it. i have 101,000 on the clock now and don't plan on selling her anytime soon. this site has really turned me into a fanatic for e46 cars.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:10 PM   #84
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My Ride: is rollin on BBS's
Sophomore attending Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. International Business Major

Bought my car Summer of 2009 with 93k miles.



Mods:
Rogue Ikon Exhaust
Smoked LED Tail Lights
Smoked Corner & Side markers
Red Bmw Emblems
CCFL Angel Eyes
Lower Grille
Auxilary Port
M3 Trunk Lip
Tints
BMW Performance Shift Knob
18x8.5 et38 BBS RGR





Future Plans:
H&R Springs
CSL Front
Spacers
Maybe...painted high beam bowls
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:22 PM   #85
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I'm in my second year at Jackson State Community College here in TN.
I bought a 02 CarbonBlack/Black M3 with 92k miles on it couple months ago.

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Wow your m3 is so sick bro ive never seen that type of high beams projectors
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:56 PM   #86
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Wow your m3 is so sick bro ive never seen that type of high beams projectors
Thanks! It's a quad projector.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:55 PM   #87
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needle mod (lol)
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #88
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im a junior at mount san antonio college,

i got a 2002 M3 vert.
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2) predator orion V2 angel eyes
3) VIS GTR replica hood
4) VCSL front bumper + VCSL 1 piece lip
5) smoked corners and signals
6) mini antenna
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SMG II
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VIS GTR Hood
6K Angel Eyes
VMR VB3 19's
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #89
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Senior at Hampton University Architect Major. Got a great internship sold my Honda and brought my 01 330ci about 3 weeks ago..
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:05 PM   #90
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I'm a freshman there I also did the Aux line my self
awesome, maybe I'll see you on campus sometime...got any pics of your ride? I see lots of e46s on campus.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:58 PM   #91
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car is stock.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #92
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Checking in, Second year bio major here at UNF.
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black-out grill
muffler delete
needle mod (lol)
AHHH!!!! Get clear corners!
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:47 PM   #93
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4th year Computer Science student at SDSU (San Diego).

Have had the car for about 2 months now.







Last one makes a sweet wallpaper
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:25 PM   #94
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Freshy at the university of Alabama. Love it, doesn't hurt we have an amazing team this year. 2001 330ci couple of mods
Uuc tse3, cosmo intake, clear corners and side markers black oem wheels. Black grille. euro plate
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Jelly??
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:04 AM   #95
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Thanks! It's a quad projector.
have u had any issues with ballasts?
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:17 AM   #96
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have u had any issues with ballasts?
None so far. Had it for around 4 months now. I didn't connect it to the low beam tho, so the projectors are only for high beam and I rarely used it, but if I use all 4 projectors it's bright as hell lol
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:40 AM   #97
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im a junior at mount san antonio college,

i got a 2002 M3 vert.
mods..
1) black out kidney and side grills
2) predator orion V2 angel eyes
3) VIS GTR replica hood
4) VCSL front bumper + VCSL 1 piece lip
5) smoked corners and signals
6) mini antenna
Any pics of said m3 vert
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:48 AM   #98
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remember our cars are a liability not an asset. try not to spend too much on it unnecessarily. save the $ for paying off tuition and staying off debts.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:23 AM   #99
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In on this thread...

Although I graduated from Rutgers - New Brunswick in 2009, and have been working full-time for a financial firm in NYC since. Newly acquired a 2002 325i (Sports & Premium package) with 90k.

Will update with pics soon

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:30 AM   #100
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I go to Augusta State University in Georgia. And I have an '04 325I with 148k, its bone stock I figured that there's not much to do to get power out of it without emptying my pockets. Therefore I'm saving up for my M3,STi, or Evo

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