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Old 02-02-2013, 12:02 AM   #941
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Currently a finance student at Xavier University. Sold my Mustang to get my first BMW, 2003 330CI with the Sports Package. Already installed a Kenwood KVT touch screen multimedia stereo with steering wheel controls and bluetooth module. Plan on getting rid of the stock HK speakers/amps asap and installing a full set of high quality components and a multi channel amp (audiophile). Bought the car w/ angel eyes.

On the negative side I have spent 3k in maintenance already including a fuel pump, motor mounts, complete cooling system overhaul, and a new disa valve. Furthermore, I am still battling vanos faults/cold start up problems. Hope to get her all figured out soon (will never buy an out of state car again). However, I still love her... A lot.
Nice car, don't worry about maintenance, keep the car up to date and she will pay you back
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:07 AM   #942
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Im a freshman at a community college in Central NJ, planning on transferring to Rutgers New Brunswick in a year and a half. Currently drive a 2001 330ci now on 154k miles. I had a 01 325ci last year, but traded it in for a TiaG 330ci 5 speed. I plan on doing many more mods to this car, just school comes first. Even though the car may have its flaws, I still love to drive it
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Heres my first E46 325ci back in High School.


Heres my current Car 330ci, soon will be lowered next week





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Old 02-02-2013, 12:08 AM   #943
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Im a freshman at a community college in Central NJ, planning on transferring to Rutgers New Brunswick in a year and a half. Currently drive a 2001 330ci now on 154k miles. I had a 01 325ci last year, but traded it in for a TiaG 330ci 5 speed. I plan on doing many more mods to this car, just school comes first. Even though the car may have its flaws, I still love to drive it
Well heres some pictures
Man, you must have gotten a lot of pvssy in high school. My ride was thebus lol.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:16 AM   #944
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Man, you must have gotten a lot of pvssy in high school. My ride was thebus lol.
Hahaaaaa, well the bus saved gas money back in the high school days lol. The main thing to worry about driving to the high school was new drivers crashing into you.
So i would never think twice about taking the bus sometimes haha
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #945
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Senioritis is getting me bad right now.

Senior at Arizona State graduating magna cum laude with 2 certificates in convention sales and event planning. bachellor of science degree - Tourism Management and Development. Drive an 01 325i.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #946
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Senioritis is getting me bad right now.

Senior at Arizona State graduating magna cum laude with 2 certificates in convention sales and event planning. bachellor of science degree - Tourism Management and Development. Drive an 01 325i.
Nice, post pics!
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #947
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Nice, post pics!
Waiting till tonight, supposed to have purple/reddish sunset tonight in the desert.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:24 PM   #948
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Nice cars for college!

I had a beater e30 for HS and my first two years of college, then a nice stock e36 328i for the rest of school.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #949
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Nice cars for college!

I had a beater e30 for HS and my first two years of college, then a nice stock e36 328i for the rest of school.
Nice car history your car looks sick now!
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #950
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Man, you must have gotten a lot of pvssy in high school. My ride was thebus lol.
Next time erase the images from your quote.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #951
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Nice car history your car looks sick now!
Thanks! It's definitely been a journey, and I've just started a new one with my first E46.

Looks a little different than the sig now, 19" OE for the winter with apex on order for the summer. Selling the lip and the HRE's so that my car will survive the city streets of Chicago!

I might qualify for this thread on second thought... I'm in the graduate business school at DePaul University. Part time of course, M3's don't pay for themselves!
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:09 AM   #952
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I have 2005 325i which i got about 3 months back. I worked hard for this car, every single penny i've earned went to it every summer, which involved sneaking in to movies, restaurants and any other social activities that required money. I'm 18 years old, half way done with my senior year in high school, and so far i'm the only one in my school that owns a BMW at which i'm completely proud of.

Only mods i've done are
-full sound system upgrade (one 10" subwoofer nothing extreamly fancy)
-Did my own aux

Every other cent is going on fixing the car
-random misfires
-completely broken air intake box
-trunk wont open unless is with the key

after that is fixed
-clear lights all around
-cold air intake
-replace stock wheels (the car originally came with original m3 alloys, but they were too wide on the back and kept scraping after every little bump)
-black kidneys
-angel lights
-tint windows to 30-35%
Also i don't know what kind of rims to put on my baby, wouldn't mind some good ideas.



this is what the car looked like when i got it

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:16 AM   #953
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I have 2005 325i which i got about 3 months back. I worked hard for this car, every single penny i've earned went to it every summer, which involved sneaking in to movies, restaurants and any other social activities that required money. I'm 18 years old, half way done with my senior year in high school, and so far i'm the only one in my school that owns a BMW at which i'm completely proud of.

Only mods i've done are
-full sound system upgrade (one 10" subwoofer nothing extreamly fancy)
-Did my own aux

Every other cent is going on fixing the car
-random misfires
-completely broken air intake box
-trunk wont open unless is with the key

after that is fixed
-clear lights all around
-cold air intake
-replace stock wheels (the car originally came with original m3 alloys, but they were too wide on the back and kept scraping after every little bump)
-black kidneys
-angel lights
-tint windows to 30-35%
Also i don't know what kind of rims to put on my baby, wouldn't mind some good ideas.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h426nzkylok758n/IMG_2721.JPG
Damm kid, I think I like you already! Sounds like you are very goal-oriented. That will serve you well in life!

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:49 AM   #954
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Damm kid, I think I like you already! Sounds like you are very goal-oriented. That will serve you well in life!
Thanks! my ultimate goal is an //M3 and it has been since i was little and playing NFS: Most Wanted, might sound stupid but that's what got me into BMW's in the first place.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:29 AM   #955
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Got my 2001 BMW 325i 5speed back in 2010 before graduating high school. Paid for it myself and have been constantly upgrading. First year I owned her I redid all of the cooling system. Once maintenance was finished then modding began.
Also have put 55,000 miles on her and she is at 194000 miles, you keep properly servicing her she will run forever.

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Interior:
LED interior lights
Rewrapped door inserts with black alcantara
Shift boot and e-brake boot black alcantara
Short-shift kit reduced travel by 1.5 inches
Car originally didn't come with cruise control, me and my dad rewired the proper wires for it, works like factory
Iroc head unit with Rockford Fosgate punch mid and high speakers, with 2 12" Rockford p3 subs, 1000 class d hifonics amp


Exterior:
Depo projector lights
HID 6000k low beam headlights and fog lights
Khoalty LED angel eyes, wired to my blinkers
M-tech front bumper
Smoked turn signals
LED rear license plate lights
H&R race spring set
KCCO sticker
Muffler delete

Future:
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:30 AM   #956
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Oh I go to Southeastern Louisiana University. Major is Business and a junior
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:30 PM   #957
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I'm a 4th-year at Georgia Tech majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I've had my car for just over 4 years now and love it just as much as I did on day one. Here are some photos of it over time:






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Old 02-10-2013, 08:46 PM   #958
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Yo D3LM3L i'm in atl too, but a frosh so i can't have my car

Have you autocrossed or taken it to a track day around atl?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:44 PM   #960
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I'm a 4th-year at Georgia Tech majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I've had my car for just over 4 years now and love it just as much as I did on day one. Here are some photos of it over time:
Damn, I love your interior man!
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