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Old 11-18-2018, 07:36 PM   #1
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Join Date: May 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 5
My Ride: 330xi
Year: 2003
Transmission: 5 speed manual
2003 Alpine White 330xi AWD 5-Speed Manual

Hi yall, I'm toying with the idea of selling my beloved Alpine white 330xi sedan. It's a pretty darn clean example of an e46! The amount of money I put into it represents how much I like the car, and how good of a home I want it to go to

Here's what's up:

2003 BMW 330xi
VIN: wbaew53463pg09346
odometer: 187k
packages: ZPP, ZSP
owned: 1.5 years
location: Seattle area
shipping: no
title status: clean
asking: $6500, open to negotiation, no trades unless it's a 335xi

-Hard to find combo; an alpine white on black interior, stick shift, all-wheel drive, and bigger m54 3.0-liter engine.
-Engine purrs like a cat and pulls very well
-5-speed transmission shifts smoothly and doesn't make noise
-Clutch grabs well
-Handles like a go-kart
-Bilstein B8 suspension makes the car grip into turns like gum on a sidewalk
-Paint is in pretty good condition
-Interior is clean as hell (basically replaced all the upholstery)
-Wheels are new
-A/c blows cold
-Since pictures were taken, there is a slight crinkle on the front passenger fender. Rear right shock mount is making noise ($30 part).

Like any car guy, I bought the car as a project intending to keep it forever, but I want something new. I've studied up on the amazing e46 common issues/repair guides on this forum and have completed all maintenance on the car myself. I have receipts from Amazon and FCP Euro if you'd like. I DID NOT SKIMP ON PARTS. I BOUGHT OEM FOR EVERYTHING. Don't let miles fool you. Who cares about miles if all of the maintenance has been taken care of?

As a testament to the reliability, I can proudly say I took this car on a massive 40-day, 10,000-mile road trip across the country. The car had absolutely no problems, not even a hiccup. It was super comfortable on the long stretches but also sprung enough to carve up rural twisties (Pacific coast high way at night was AMAZING). I really should write a post on this forum... Would yall like that?

Please feel free to contact me with questions!


Premium package
Sport package
Heated seats
Power seats
Inflatable lumbar support
Power mirrors
Hill descent control
Automatic climate control with auto recirculate to filter out **** in the air

Performance mods:

Bilstein B8 Shocks and struts
Bavarian Autoworks springs
Powerflex front control arm bushings
18x18.5 square set up M4 replica wheels
Michelin pilot sport as3+ in great shape
Butterfly exhaust flap delete
Eagle Eyes euro clear LED tail lights with light show start up sequence
Euro clear front corner lights & led side markers

Cool **** I programmed into the car:

Doors auto-lock once you hit 12mph
High beams and fog lights can run at the same time
You can roll down the windows after the key is removed and the door is opened
You can use the lock/unlock button from inside the car if the drivers
Euro daytime running light delete (removes dimly lit turn signals as running lights)

Interior mods:

Takata airbag recall addressed
Clutch stop (non-aggressive)
Space grey brushed aluminum clutch, brake, gas, and dead pedal
OEM weighted ZHP shift knob
Customized OEM BMW sport seats
-to elaborate, the seats are the electric sport seats from the sport package, with heating, but upholstered in faux leather instead of real leather. The reason for this is because at 15 years old, leather is hard and ugly looking. This stuff is still ultra soft and retains its brand new crisp look. This mod should be much more popular.

M3 Steering wheel with media controls, upholstered in faux leather by yours truly
Dynavin N6 stereo (Bluetooth, USB, aux, etc)
Red gauge needles
Euro tray cupholder delete
///M inspired floor mats
Repainted that shitty soft-touch rubbery paint on the center console so it looks brand new again
Repainted rear window sill black
Replaced entire back seat with leatherette

Maintenance (everything you're seeing here done @ 169k):

Oil changes every 7k + oil filter
Complete CCV replacement
All rubber gaskets
-intake manifold
-Upper/lower intake boot
-Idle Air Control Valve
-oil filter housing
Bosch OEM spark plugs
DISA valve itself
All four o2 sensors
Fuel pump
Fuel filter
High-pressure fuel lines
All vacuum lines
Osram 5500k Xenon projectors
Cabin and intake air filters
Complete cooling system replacement (ALL OEM PARTS)

-Coolant expansion tank
-Upper/lower radiator hose
-Metal water pump
-Coolant temperature sensor
-Coolant level sensor
-Plastic hardline tubing under intake manifold
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:35 AM   #2
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My Ride: 2002 325xi
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Pleasant subtle mods. GLWS

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Old 03-20-2019, 10:38 PM   #3
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Did you sell this?
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