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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Ten years old...today

Well the xi is ten years old today! Build date of 1/25/03. I was thinking about removing the factory-installed plastic below the floor mats but thought better of it...maybe in another ten years!
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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Lol! Mine's 10 this week too! However mine's asleep in the garage at the moment...

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #4
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Congrats. I'm at 10 as well, this past Oct.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #5
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It is amazing to me that our cars look so good even after a decade.

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Old 01-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #6
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OP what BBS wheels are those?
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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Hey how do you know the build "DAY"? My plate under the bonnet only tells me the build month and year...
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:51 AM   #8
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happy birthday!!!!

hopefully shell bring you another 10 years.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #9
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #10
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You look a lot like me in that picture. Weird. Car looks great!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #11
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Thanks guys.

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BBS RC303 in the summer shots. RK001 in the winter.

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Paint is still all original after 151k miles. It just got vanos seals at 150k and control arms today.

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Hey how do you know the build "DAY"? My plate under the bonnet only tells me the build month and year...
It gets hooked up to a GT1 for alignments. Build date is stored on the ecu.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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Looking good for 10 years old thats for sure. Just used that bmwvin.com mentioned above and found out my cars birthday and mine are one day apart, car's is April 10th mine is April 11th, so close! Mine will be 12 this year.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:27 AM   #13
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Looks great for 10 yrs. I know you take care of it well. I'm at 11-1/2 yrs and running well. Congrats!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:35 AM   #14
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You better get rid of that plastic sheet or I'll have to report you. That's totally unacceptable to me!

In Italy, I saw a number of cars that still had plastic wrapping on the door panels (not bmw)...thought it cheesy...like your grandma's sofas with vinyl covers.

You have a day and I want to see pictures!

Enjoy your next 10 years, buddy!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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ten years, all stock!
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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ten years, all stock!
everything you have is cosmetic.. he doesnt really care for that. rather maintenance and tracking it. I believe its on eibach with hd shocks
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:02 PM   #17
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everything you have is cosmetic.. he doesnt really care for that. rather maintenance and tracking it. I believe its on eibach with hd shocks
+1

I never cared for many cosmetic mods at all, that and there's no reason to drop thousands into cosmetic mods for a 10 year old car. My car is bone stock except for Eibachs and Konis.

Kubica, congrats on 10 years and here's to many more. My car is now at almost 9 years so I'm not too far behind you.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:04 AM   #18
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I'm in the same vote. Congrats. Clean car. I really like your taste in wheels!
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