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Old 12-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #21
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Wood trim is nice.

If you don't like it maybe someone will want to trade trim if you place an ad. Or buy different trim. Or get it wrapped. Or get it dipped. Or get it painted. Not even close to a deal breaker.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #22
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I finny found one with black enterior and silver trim and it was worth waiting for the perfect car.
don't you mean "purfect" car
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:37 PM   #23
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Silver is the least common and the best i would go with silver!
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:52 PM   #24
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Woods fake, feels like plastic, not sporty. Cheap, to many people have wood Silver is unique and sporty.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #25
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makes sense because the Premium Package was so ubiquitous.

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #26
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Woods fake, feels like plastic, not sporty. Cheap, to many people have wood Silver is unique and sporty.
Funny, around here when I was shopping for my 330, wood seemed to be the rare find, the silver ones were a dime a dozen.. I shopped for about a year without commitment and about 3 months committed, searching generally between about Nanaimo BC and Portland Oregon and I'd guess a good 80% of the 330Ci's I found online were silver trim.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:21 AM   #27
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You can wrap the wood trim, planning to wrap mines in 3M gunmetal when I dye my interior
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:23 AM   #28
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Woods fake, feels like plastic, not sporty. Cheap, to many people have wood Silver is unique and sporty.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:39 AM   #29
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #30
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Wood and leather go well together. Leather and wood is good.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:23 AM   #31
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Woods fake, feels like plastic, not sporty. Cheap, to many people have wood Silver is unique and sporty.
Wood isn't fake. And nothing on the piece is plastic.
Front is gloss and wood. Back is metal.
As it doesn't feel sporty because you're not driving a sports car. It's an entry level luxury sedan.
Buy an m3 and never worry about wood again because that is a sports car
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #32
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The back door trim will take itself off, that makes it pretty easy.

I am wondering about OP wanting an e46 though, as there are much more challenging things to work on than trim.


The trim is the least of your worries when looking for a used car.


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Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 AM   #33
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Wood isn't fake. And nothing on the piece is plastic.
Front is gloss and wood. Back is metal.
As it doesn't feel sporty because you're not driving a sports car. It's an entry level luxury sedan.
Buy an m3 and never worry about wood again because that is a sports car
Ehh the distinction is nowhere close to that black and white.

Many M3 owners would argue that the M3 isn't a sports car, but the Z4MC is.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #34
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

I am no longer concerned about the wood, as finding a clean 330 ZSP with the 6-speed manual is hard enough. I might need to start considering 325s because of financial reasons.

I do know that the wood is real (at least it was real on my E36 M3 w/ Luxury Package).

Also, wood trim does not distinguish a car as either sports or luxury. There are many objectively defined sports cars that can be ordered with wood trim. Even though E46s are entry level luxury cars, I also consider them sport sedans, coupes, etc.

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