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Old 04-25-2004, 11:22 AM   #1
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Any other E46 320i owners on here.

Hi Guys i'm new on this boards.
Just wondering if anybody else on here has a E46 320i?
It's not sold in US only europe and Canada. I just bought a 2001 320i. Feature wise it's the same car as the 325i just with a slighly smaller (M54) engine. 2.2L inline 6, 170 HP.


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Old 04-25-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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I went to mexico last summer and saw 3 320i's. At first I thought they were 330s with sp wheels, zhp rear bumper, and sp front. I like how they are entry level but sporty looking at the same time
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Old 04-25-2004, 12:45 PM   #3
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Old 04-25-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Yes they do not look much different than the higher models. A friend of mine told me to take the 320i badge of the back so nobody would know what model it really is. . I was looking first at a 2000 323i, but this car was a better deal. .3 L less, same HP, newer generation engine. I got my 2001 with 40K - Miles (65K Km) for $16K US ($21K Canadian). It's still a peppy car and most important it has the BMW badge on it.




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Old 04-25-2004, 01:17 PM   #5
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Yes they do not look much different than the higher models. A friend of mine told me to take the 320i badge of the back so nobody would know what model it really is. . I was looking first at a 2000 323i, but this car was a better deal. .3 L less, same HP, newer generation engine. I got my 2001 with 40K - Miles (65K Km) for $16K US ($21K Canadian). It's still a peppy car and most important it has the BMW badge on it.
My friend has a 320i, mine is a 325i. If both badges were taken off the only way I could tell would be the headlamps...(the HIDs). There are some differences in the interior: the vanity headlamps in mine light up etc etc.. Ive driven both, both are 2003s. Honestly, there is not much difference in the acceleration, only at higher speeds I think that the 325 has a bit more pull. With the 6-7k difference in price my buddy has been able to do all sorts of mods with those savings. Since neither is going to win any speed related races maybe the 320 is a good way to go since you can do all those mods with the price difference (rims, clears, cai etc etc). 21k for a 2001 320i? Thats a good steal!
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Old 04-25-2004, 01:55 PM   #6
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21k for a 2001 320i? Thats a good steal!
That is! What part of Canada are you from?
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Old 04-25-2004, 02:44 PM   #7
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Yes it is a good deal, i got it privatly from a lady that bought it brand new.
It does have a couple dings on one door and a few stone chips on the hood.
She also rode the curb a few times while parking so she broke the clips that hold the lower bumper grill and lost the brake vent covers on both sides, also the rubber mud guard one of the front wheel wells was gone. I guess she thought that she can't get more cause of that damage. I bought all the broken and missing parts from a BMW dealer around here for $120 and it took me 30 min to replace them all. Car still has warranty till dec.2004 or 80K KM. I took it in for Oil service and also told the dealer to check couple things. They did find that the one lower stabiliser bar had play so they replaced them both for no charge. They checked the car and said that it apears in very good shape. So i guess i did very well.
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Old 04-25-2004, 02:48 PM   #8
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Oh yes, the car also came with 16" 5 series style wheels (but with proper 3 series offset - aftermarket i assume) and brand new Pirelli 205 16 55 all seasons. I'll get some pics soon, but at this point there is not much to see, it's all stock except the wheels, and they are also nothing speciall.
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Old 04-25-2004, 04:47 PM   #9
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Well that is awesome! You found a great deal for sure. She could have made way more money than that. Hopefully everything will be alright after dec or the 80k's and you won't run into any problems. What colour in and out is it?
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Old 04-25-2004, 06:57 PM   #10
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Old 04-26-2004, 10:10 AM   #11
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Well that is awesome! You found a great deal for sure. She could have made way more money than that. Hopefully everything will be alright after dec or the 80k's and you won't run into any problems. What colour in and out is it?

It's dark blue (Orient Blue Metallic?) with sand interior. It's pretty basic, no other options than the Sunroof.
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:39 PM   #12
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I bought a 320i (manufacture date: 1999) from a guy who drove it once to Ireland (from Austria) and back. It had 49,000 kilometers then. I still love it very much. It was an awesome deal - 12,000 euros (at 1 euro to 1.12 dollars then), and I had my first BMW. Its a great entry-level BMW for thirty-somethings who are starting to earn a little money and starting their family life.
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:47 PM   #13
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I bought a 320i (manufacture date - 1999) from a guy who once drove it all the way to Ireland (from Austria) and back. It had 49,000 kilometers then. I still love it. Its a great entry-level BMW for thirty-somethings who are starting to earn a little money and starting a family. It was a great deal, too - 12,000 euros (at 1 euro to 1.12 dollars then), and I had my first BMW.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:35 AM   #14
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:35 AM   #15
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I drove (rented from Budget $250/7 days) a wicked 320d Touring in Germany last fall. It was black/black with the following (drool):
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and an amazing 40 MPG with LOTS of 160kph & a ton of really slow city driving too, what a wonderful 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:01 PM   #16
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I own a 320i i live in canada, I dont think they are available everywhere, anyway my parents also have a 325i and ive driven both, i also notice very little difference in power, its just a very basic car so, if u plan on modding it out its a good way to go. Only thing i find is its hard to find aftermarket parts for specifically a 320i its always sold for 323 325 328 and 330, but generally i think the 320 and the 325 have interchangable parts for the most part.
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:04 PM   #17
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Mystique where u at in ontario, i live in toronto area msg me back,,,, send me a private message because i can neveer seem to find the forum after i leave it.
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Old 11-05-2006, 07:34 PM   #19
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hey , how you all doing , ? bought a 320ise 2 months ago, so far best car i ever had . Im away working at the moment will post pics when i get home. 320ise 2.2 petrol injection six cyl 170 bhp topaz blue. great web site keep up the good work. By the way weather here in scotland is crap.
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