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Old 06-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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The tale of my 330i

For those who were following my last post about my 330ci being totaled from a kid who fell asleep at the wheel. Luckily I wasn't in the car when the accident occurred but I was dishearten when the police officer knocked on my door at 2am in the morning to inform me my car was sideswiped. The other driver didn't suffer any major injurys neither did his passenger.

My damaged 330ci






Day of departure, the last time I will see my beloved 330ci. May you become something great in your afterlife. Maybe another bmw.




Every ending has a new beginning. Although it was a sad ending but the new beginning was a joyful one. I found a 01 330i that I wanted for the longest time. For a 11yr old car, she only has 101k miles on her. She came with the factory dinan upgrade package. According to the owner, this includes their CAI, throttle body, ecu reflash and exhaust system. A very fun and well taken care of car by it's last owner.




I have no modifications on the list yet but I will be taking care of all the preventive tuneups first.

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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Looks good! Too bad about your coupe though.. Did your insurance cover your car?
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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Looks good! Too bad about your coupe though.. Did your insurance cover your car?
The other party's insurance paid me out.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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Hey I saw that 330i on eBay a few months ago!
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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I'm sorry about your coupe, what a beauty.

But, your 2001 is a beauty as well!
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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You went from a Coupe down to a '01 Sedan. Interesting, you must be expecting a child. Congrats on both
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #7
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Great choice on the color on the new car.
Great to see a shiny black prefacelifted e46.

Have you got a chance to savage any reusable mods from your old 330ci?
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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Your new cars almost mines twin lol congrats
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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Your ci looked like mine did when mine got totaled. I'm still working on replacing mine.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #10
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You went from a Coupe down to a '01 Sedan. Interesting, you must be expecting a child. Congrats on both
Why is a sedan a downgrade? Looks like he upgraded from 2.3 to a 3.0 to me.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #11
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Why is a sedan a downgrade? Looks like he upgraded from 2.3 to a 3.0 to me.
How and where did you get that that

I think OP made a great upgrade , not a downgrade. He got an original Black Mtech 1 sedan which looks/performs much better then the ugly silver coupe he had. Not to mention much more practical.

Great upgrade
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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Why is a sedan a downgrade? Looks like he upgraded from 2.3 to a 3.0 to me.
2.3 to 3.0

maybe from 2.0 to 4.0 doors, if twice as many doors counts as an upgrade.
when you have a child or children it's understood it's much better to have four doors.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #13
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Its a personal choice . I personally cant stand the look of 2 door 3 series , not e46s nor the E9x, havent yet seen an F30 but I bet it wouldnt be any different.

This is why I bought my 3rd 4 door BMW, I find them much more elegant and much better looking overall.

When I have kids I'll buy an X5, 3 series is not practical to have kids in
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:33 PM   #14
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Hey there well said every ending is new beginning, lucky it's just a car!
Congrats on a new one!!! Drive safe

Looks very much like mine
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:35 PM   #15
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Misread the org post and thought it was a 323 that got hit. I agree the 4drs look great which is why I got an xi with 4drs. Easier to get the kids and golf clubs in as I can't get two bags in the trunk

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #16
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i have a sedan 325i and its better than all the coupes out there. coupes are for the birds
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what kind of struts did you have on your totaled car?? are those Koni's?
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #18
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i have a sedan 325i and its better than all the coupes out there. coupes are for the birds
Somebody is making wrong statement!!!
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #19
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Somebody is making wrong statement!!!
No need to pay attention to an ignorant college boy.
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No need to pay attention to an ignorant college boy.
I don't like wrong things
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