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Old 04-22-2014, 01:09 AM   #61
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Wow 500lbs - you gotta really love these things to give up that much.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:07 AM   #62
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I've always loved wagons. Very nice car!
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Agreed.. the auto is "serviceable" but the weakest part of the car. It really makes me ponder a ATM to MT swap but then that would take money out of my Porsche fund. Compromises are a bitch
No-no, we can't have that. Oddly enough I just applied to a position with Porsche in Atlanta. I told myself, "If I get the job, I'll start up a Porsche fund"

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Also, over the standard RWD sedan, the AWD adds about 200 lbs and the wagon part add about another 200. So an automatic one is 500 lbs heavier than a 325i!
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Sweet Jesus. Good thing I lost a lot of weight to compensate.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:45 AM   #63
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Like the color. My Touring is Steel Gray. Wonder what percentage of the E46 run was Touring models. I know how many US cars were Tourings in 2000. Just not for the rest of the run.


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Old 04-22-2014, 10:09 AM   #64
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Like the color. My Touring is Steel Gray. Wonder what percentage of the E46 run was Touring models. I know how many US cars were Tourings in 2000. Just not for the rest of the run.


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I've read that about 21,000 tourings were imported into the US. Of that number, less than 3,000 had a manual. And this is for the entire e46 touring run of 6 model years. Outside the US way more were sold though.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:14 AM   #65
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I've read that about 21,000 tourings were imported into the US. Of that number, less than 3,000 had a manual. And this is for the entire e46 touring run of 6 model years. Outside the US way more were sold though.
Only 3000 over six years? Wow! yknow I test drove a silver 5 speed in 2002. Decided to go cheap and buy a silver WRX wagon instead. I'd probably still have that silver touring if I'd have nutted up and spent the money on it. Great engine in the Subie though, it's a shame it's was built like a lunch box.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:20 AM   #66
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My Touring is Steel Gray. Wonder what percentage of the E46 run was Touring models. I know how many US cars were Tourings in 2000. Just not for the rest of the run
What were the US numbers in 2000? Worldwide they sold more E46 wagons than E46 coupes. The wagon weight penalty for 2002 is about 140lbs.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:25 AM   #67
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Only 3000 over six years? Wow! yknow I test drove a silver 5 speed in 2002. Decided to go cheap and buy a silver WRX wagon instead. I'd probably still have that silver touring if I'd have nutted up and spent the money on it. Great engine in the Subie though, it's a shame it's was built like a lunch box.
Well I have no idea if that is an accurate number but considering how rare they are I would imagine it is. BMW is not too keen on releasing specific sales number of certain models.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:26 AM   #68
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I once saw a 330d Touring in the Dominican Republic. The owner was definitely an enthusiast that imported that sucker to the Caribbean.

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Old 04-22-2014, 03:23 PM   #69
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OP, I'm just down the road from you in Rock Hill. I know what you mean about how hard it is to find a good wagon in this area. I ended up finding a nice alpine white 325i here in town. The only wagon with sports package I could find was in Atlanta. You got a real gem and a great color. Well done.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:38 PM   #70
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What were the US numbers in 2000? Worldwide they sold more E46 wagons than E46 coupes. The wagon weight penalty for 2002 is about 140lbs.

Lady at BMW N/A told me a few years ago that 2000 model year was 245 units. Sounded low, but she should know.


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Old 04-22-2014, 08:27 PM   #71
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OP, I'm just down the road from you in Rock Hill. I know what you mean about how hard it is to find a good wagon in this area. I ended up finding a nice alpine white 325i here in town. The only wagon with sports package I could find was in Atlanta. You got a real gem and a great color. Well done.
Thank you sir. Ah nice, post pics of yours.

I saw a few in the Atlanta area that were in terrible condition.. sans the Sport package.

I really lucked on out this one.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:23 PM   #72
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Thank you sir. Ah nice, post pics of yours.

I saw a few in the Atlanta area that were in terrible condition.. sans the Sport package.

I really lucked on out this one.
This is just after I got it. In the first two months I did the oil filter housing gasket change. Not a hard job if you have a friend to help you keep track of all the bolts. I also replaced the windshield cowl cover, secondary air pump mounts, air filters, and changed the oil. Last weekend I put in an Eonon D5150 and reverse camera. Some new speakers and it should be all set.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:08 PM   #73
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Nice man. After the cooling overhaul (which the parts should be here next week) I'm going to purchase the AVIN Avant-2.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:37 PM   #74
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Where did you get the windshield cowl cover? Dealer?
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:43 PM   #75
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:01 AM   #76
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The wagon hunt was tough. I'm in Greenville, SC and had to travel to Raleigh, NC for mine.

There is also a "hate" for wagons in my area. Only a handful go nuts for them. Even my kids are like "ill dad, why did you get a station wagon?!"

I told them next time they use the word "station" in front of "wagon", they can forget about eating.

I've yet to see another wagon in Japan Rot/Electric Red. Any ideas for wheels? At first I wanted black bbs wheels, but I kind of my stock BMW style 73 wheels.
Nice car man! I didn't know the XI's were available with the Sport package. Congrats on finding an uncommon options setup. I've always liked the Style 96's that were also available with the Sport package:



And the 330i wheels, style 68's, look tough on tourings too:

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Old 04-25-2014, 03:49 PM   #77
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I got mine from Bavarian Autosport. Part number 51718208483 for a 2003. It was about $67. I also got a battery terminal/wiper arm puller. It made taking off the wiper arms much easier.

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Old 04-25-2014, 07:39 PM   #78
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And the 330i wheels, style 68's, look tough on tourings too:
I put a square set of style 68 wheels on my wagon too. LOVE the look!
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:44 PM   #79
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Nice car man! I didn't know the XI's were available with the Sport package. Congrats on finding an uncommon options setup. I've always liked the Style 96's that were also available with the Sport package:
Hey man, thanks. I'd really like some matte black bbs wheels for mine.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:50 PM   #80
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Nice car, but as mentioned previously, good luck putting an M3 engine in a 325xiT. I really wanted to put a 330 engine in my '04 325iT when the engine failed, but after looking into it, I gave up and put in another 325 engine.

I just compared oil pan gasket part numbers and they match, so your 'x' oil pan may fit on the M3 engine, but there are other issues to be resolved.
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