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Old 02-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Got me a second BMW.

Its a 2000 320i M Package imported from Japan.
Engine is a 2.0 M52 with 60K miles.



Here's a photo on the day i bought it.



Replaced oil and plugs on the same day. (Thats the guy I bought it from. He imports Mercs and BMWs from Japan)



Cleaned the car a little and took some photos cause I know you like photos here.











...and finally, yes, its got an ///M badge.

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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Very clean TiAg!! But please take that M badge off right now
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #3
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Very clean TiAg!! But please take that M badge off right now
Thanks for the compliment.

About the badge, dunno, i kind of like it.
it came from the factory with it anyways.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the compliment.

About the badge, dunno, i kind of like it.
it came from the factory with it anyways.
No it didn't.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:12 PM   #5
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i thought japan got RHD bimmers?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the compliment.

About the badge, dunno, i kind of like it.
it came from the factory with it anyways.


I love TiAG though
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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i knew there would be a lot of remarks with the badge.
i hope somebody would jump in and back me up. lol
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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i knew there would be a lot of remarks with the badge.
i hope somebody would jump in and back me up. lol
Well whats the point of having an M badge on a Non-M car... Even though it may have the mtech package, its still 320i... But if you like it, by all means leave it there. It just screams poser.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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No it didn't.
Some did.

The Asian and other markets had ES, SE, M-Sport packages instead of ZPP, ZSP, ZHP, etc. that we get here. And the M-Sport package had the //M badge from the factory.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #10
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Keep the badge......cant wait to see what's next..
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #13
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The Asian and other markets had ES, SE, M-Sport packages instead of ZPP, ZSP, ZHP, etc. that we get here. And the M-Sport package had the //M badge from the factory.

Thanks Dustin.
I was just waiting for someone to chime in.
Apparently a lot of people there in the US is having a hard time accepting the concept of an ///M package.

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Yup, the wifey drives the AW now.
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The Asian and other markets had ES, SE, M-Sport packages instead of ZPP, ZSP, ZHP, etc. that we get here. And the M-Sport package had the //M badge from the factory.
I know that the M-sport packages had M badge accents (like on the steering wheel, door sills, and shift knob), but I never heard of BMW putting an M badge on the back of the actual car. Interesting that BMW did that... Never knew.

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:00 PM   #15
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.....cant wait to see what's next..
Hi there DJ.
i would lower the car first and see what else i can do.
im not into modding these cars as i will sell them eventualy when i decide to go back to my home country.

btw, i sometimes listen to your music from your links.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:06 PM   #16
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i would lower the car first and see what else i can do.
im not into modding these cars as i will sell them eventualy when i decide to go back to my home country.

btw, i sometimes listen to your music from your links.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:08 PM   #18
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a sort of an update.
i replaced the clear corners with smoked ones from Khoalty.
its a bit dark for my taste, but i hope it grows on me.
let me know what you think guys.

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by the way, i've replaced the sagging grilles with a gloss black set.
will post some pics of them installed later.

thanks again for looking.
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Thanks for the compliment.

About the badge, dunno, i kind of like it.
it came from the factory with it anyways.
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Some did.

The Asian and other markets had ES, SE, M-Sport packages instead of ZPP, ZSP, ZHP, etc. that we get here. And the M-Sport package had the //M badge from the factory.
you are both 100% wrong.... this topic seems to be coming up every few years and there's always at least one person spreading this BS. Non-M cars NEVER left the factory with M trunk badging. The badge being on the car when someone first bought it might be due to the fact that the dealer put it on... but it sure as hell wasn't done on the production line.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:09 AM   #20
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Imported from Japan? Japan is right hand drive... Was this car imported INTO Japan from somewhere else prior?
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