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Old 07-23-2019, 09:35 AM   #1
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Sold my e46 Touring, now looking for another one

Well, we all knew it was a mistake... I should have sold the reliable "boring" car instead.

I'm now selling the turbo Forester, and looking at e46 wagons yet again. Found a couple options, and wanted to get ya'lls thoughts.

A: Black 2004 Premium, 96k miles, dealer records, clean history, (no coolant/suspension system refresh), 5spd manual, interior 8/10, exterior 7/10 (bumpers aren't great), Asking 6k

B: Slate Green 2003 Sport Package (xenon lights, parking sensors, sport seats, 132k miles, Autotragic), interior 8/10, exterior 9/10. Asking 4k

Of the two, Car B looks much cleaner.

I'd like to get something to swap in either a 330 or a S54 later on, but would still like to enjoy the car as is...
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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Car B is out of Houston right? I would be a little hesitant on that one as it was at a dealer for $3500 recently and is being sold less than a month later by the new owner. It was also checked out by a friend that works at our bmw dealer and he said it was ok but nothing special condition wise.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:32 AM   #3
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They're both out of Houston. I don't have the full history on Car B yet (waiting on info). It currently has a SES light, most likely from an intake boot vacuum leak.
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Old 07-23-2019, 02:35 PM   #4
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What was your previous E46 wagon like? What did you like/dislike about it?

I think that if you're looking to swap in an M54B30 or an S54 down the line then I would think it's less important to get something with low miles and more important to make sure the body is in as good a condition as you can find with no rust.

Coincidentally I'm also trying to sell a Forester XT to buy an E46 Wagon...
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:17 AM   #5
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My old premium e46 was wonderful to drive. I loved how low and stable it felt and how it made everyday turns fun. However, it had a bunch of "old car" problems, such as faded plastic, random suspension creaks that I could never find, and every once in a while I'd have to replace a vacuum hose. And it didn't have bluetooth. That said, I still regret selling it.

My '15 FXT is solid and reliable.. but I miss rowing through the gears... and I just don't enjoy driving it nearly as much.

So far, looks like the '15 FXT is gone Friday, and I'm going to pick up the '04 wagon on Saturday.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:29 PM   #6
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Purchased the five speed. So far so good. Added android radio, trailer hitch, tint.

Fixed window regulator, vacuum leak.

Waiting on rear strut mounts.

Whenever we move into our new house I'll have to perform paint repair/corrections.
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:16 AM   #7
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Looks good! I don’t see many black touring’s… is Schwartz a rare color?


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Old 08-04-2019, 06:23 AM   #8
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Not sure. Wasn't my first choice! Too hot down here. I prefer white... For some reason all of our used cars end up being black...


Added pics of front plate delete and the double din with HVAC relocation.
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:27 PM   #9
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Installed new shoes! Need to install front lowering springs that are also stiffer and pull the feelers slightly...
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:36 PM   #10
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Installed some Eibach Sportline front springs and added a 15mm spring pad to the rear. Ignore the bug splatter.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:09 PM   #11
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Those wheels look fantastic!
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:03 PM   #12
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:58 PM   #13
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Thanks fellas! Put 5k miles on it in the last month. Really fun to drive.
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