An overdue introduction - My Gray-Green 325iT - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > E46 Touring

E46 Touring
The E46 touring forum. Talk about your sport wagon E46 here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-12-2017, 02:19 AM   #1
elemenohpee
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posts: 6
My Ride: 325iT
An overdue introduction - My Gray-Green 325iT

I've been lurking this forum pretty hard since purchasing my touring about 9 months ago, so I think it's time for an introduction/documentation thread.

Previously, I owned two 318is e30's, both Alpine White, but always wanted a 3 series wagon. I would have loved an e30 touring, but the price and hassle of getting one in the states is a bit deterring, plus I'd be lying if I didn't say I wanted some of the comforts the e46 has to offer.

Here was my last e30.



The past couple years I've kept my eyes out for manual sport packaged touring and seriously considered a couple, but never bit the bullet. Last April I finally found what I was looking for.

A manual 325i, with sport and premium package, came up on craigslist. This was the only photo posted on craigslist. I didn't have high hopes but checked it out anyways.


Despite being covered in dirt it drove and felt pretty good. After talking to the seller I found out the original owner was actually a family friend and my parents chiropractor. It turns out she had just traded it in to the dealership and that the guy selling it had just bought it to flip. He had only had it for two weeks when I bought it from him.

After multiple baths, some trim paint, buffing, wax, and a few small parts here it was.





It's mainly just been maintenance work so far, but I have a few goodies planned.
I have OEM euro clear corners, side markers, and tails all waiting to go on and I'm planning a suspension refresh soon.
I also have a set Style 162's that may or may not go on the car. I have brand new tires on the Style 96's so it's been a little hard to justify.
elemenohpee is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 01-12-2017, 04:52 AM   #2
yjsaabman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 1,281
My Ride: '03 325i Touring
Now this truly is an almost identical twin to mine! I love this color combo, and it's great to see another one receiving the love and attention it deserves. Looks fantastic!
yjsaabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 10:57 AM   #3
EthirD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Littleton, Co
Posts: 359
My Ride: '02 325iT, '07 X5
Wow - great car. So cool to find a sport/manual combo. Crazy how rare these things are.
__________________
wagon devotee

BMW CCA Member #480924
EthirD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 07:35 PM   #4
Onizukachan
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 1,261
My Ride: `04 M56 Touring
Gorgeous. My favorite color.
__________________
If I were to give my Touring a first name, I'd probably name it "Alan".
Mostly because I like puns.

DIY: E46 Touring TV Tuner Install/Mounting
DIY: Wiring City Lights, Rear Fogs, and Rear Camera in a Touring
Onizukachan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 08:09 PM   #5
elemenohpee
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posts: 6
My Ride: 325iT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Onizukachan View Post
Gorgeous. My favorite color.
Definitely a unique color and it really changes depending on the lighting. I probably wouldn't have picked it, but I've been learning to love it.
elemenohpee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2017, 02:29 PM   #6
motorhead55
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: usa
Posts: 358
My Ride: 01 325it 5spd sport
Nice wagon. I live in North county (SLO) and have a 2000 325it sport 5 speed. Great cars. Just a tip that I did on my touring that made it nice on the freeway, I changed out the 3.46 rear diff to a 3.23. It brings the revs down on the freeway and really didn't hurt the performance at all. I turn 3,000 rpm at 70 mph now. Ultimately would be to have the 330i 6 speed that has an overdrive in 6th, I believe it is .69 ratio
motorhead55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.