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Old 07-22-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Why E46 mods so damn expensive?

Excluding the M's, all other BMW's a/m mods are reasonably priced! Yes, even the e90's mods are generally on the cheaper side (comparatively) than those of e46's.

I don't get it - I thought the guys with real dough, who bought these cars in their prime have since moved on to newer cars and as such you would expect a/m mod producers to have recouped their investment costs by then thus be able to sell these mods (now) as cheap as they do for e36's, e30's etc?
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Car price cheapens, more people buy an E46, so demand of E46 parts remain the same, price remains the same.

Totally different for Volkswagen MKV's. No where near as common as an E46. A replica R32 front bumper cost upwards of $700 because of how much less of those cars are on the road. The E90 generation has sold considerably well, so the prices on those are in the same ballpark as the E46 which is still a very popular car.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:23 PM   #5
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E9x don't count. They are too ugly for their mods to worth anything. The E46 mods will be cheaper when the F3x roll out. That will be the real E46 replacement.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:32 PM   #6
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E9x don't count. They are too ugly for their mods to worth anything. The E46 mods will be cheaper when the F3x roll out. That will be the real E46 replacement.





EDIT: wow, the f3x series is going to be
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:36 PM   #7
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E9x don't count. They are too ugly for their mods to worth anything. The E46 mods will be cheaper when the F3x roll out. That will be the real E46 replacement.
its already out, i was just at the bmw dealership yesterday to test drive the new 135is that was supposed to be the m1. the new 3 sereis is a little nicer but still ugly. nowhere near a good replacement for the e46 in terms of looks.
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I would think demand for E46 mods has gone up in the last few years. The E46 has gotten cheaper, which means younger people have been buying them. Younger people = more modders.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:44 PM   #9
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its already out, i was just at the bmw dealership yesterday to test drive the new 135is that was supposed to be the m1. the new 3 sereis is a little nicer but still ugly. nowhere near a good replacement for the e46 in terms of looks.
I think we are confused. F3x is not yet out, not even at your dealership, however impressive they may be.

As for the 1 series, it's a girls' car that even girls don't like. I tried to convince my sister she should get a 1 series so that she can save on the servicing while I do that for her. She took one look and told me that was ugly. I nodded and agreed.

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I would think demand for E46 mods has gone up in the last few years. The E46 has gotten cheaper, which means younger people have been buying them. Younger people = more modders.
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The New E9x Looks amazing inside and out, it actually does make the E46 look dated. The 1 series look like ****, and from a pricing and size perspective, they don't make sense.
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E9x don't count. They are too ugly for their mods to worth anything. The E46 mods will be cheaper when the F3x roll out. That will be the real E46 replacement.
hahaha, unless you drive an E46 M3 which looks amazing and always will because of it's beautiful fenders.. the E46's are really looking dated out on the road these days..
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E9x don't count. They are too ugly for their mods to worth anything. The E46 mods will be cheaper when the F3x roll out. That will be the real E46 replacement.
you have it all backwards.
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I would think demand for E46 mods has gone up in the last few years. The E46 has gotten cheaper, which means younger people have been buying them. Younger people = more modders.
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what about the m3 of that generation?
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hahaha, unless you drive an E46 M3 which looks amazing and always will because of it's beautiful fenders.. the E46's are really looking dated out on the road these days..
It may look dated where you are. But not where I am, since there aren't too many around. Every time I see a car just like mine going past in the opposit direction, I would think to myself I wish I have one of those. But, of course, I already have one of those.

As for the E46 M3, I never liked the fat ass. I prefer something more muscular as an extension of myself.
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The New E9x Looks amazing inside and out, it actually does make the E46 look dated. The 1 series look like ****, and from a pricing and size perspective, they don't make sense.
I agree 100%. I love the E92 335....looks so sweet and aerodynamic.

I never understood BMW putting the price of the 1 series so close to the 3 series. Good intention on making the 1 series, bad implementation on the pricing factor.
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