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Old 13th August 2017, 08:08 AM   #1
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So i'm looking to upgrade from my almost 100% reliable E46 330
that i've owned for over 4 years and replace it with an E93 with DCT

Is it really worth having the EDC or not ?

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Old 13th August 2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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I got an E93 a few months back, and it does not have it. I think the ride is totally fine without it, and it doesn't bother me that I don't have it. It's not a harsh a ride without it, it's firm, but not a boneshaker (for reference, it's not as crashy as my wife's old X1).

That said, a lot of people do want it, so resale will be better with it.
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Old 13th August 2017, 08:34 AM   #3
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I got an E93 a few months back, and it does not have it. I think the ride is totally fine without it, and it doesn't bother me that I don't have it. It's not a harsh a ride without it, it's firm, but not a boneshaker (for reference, it's not as crashy as my wife's old X1).

That said, a lot of people do want it, so resale will be better with it.
Thanks for the reply, what year is your car ?
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Old 13th August 2017, 08:40 AM   #4
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So i'm looking to upgrade from my almost 100% reliable E46 330
that i've owned for over 4 years and replace it with an E93 with DCT

Is it really worth having the EDC or not ?
I got an e93 m3 4 months ago as replacement for my e46m I bought one with EDC and to be honest I'm shocked how well it works the car feels immediately much more tighter and it's geat for speed bumps to stop the nose diving under deceleration.

Definitely a good option in my opinion
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Search for this. Been covered so many times.

Those that have it swear by it.
Those that don't have it says it's a waste of money.

Personally I'd look for one with it.
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Search for this. Been covered so many times.

Those that have it swear by it.
Those that don't have it says it's a waste of money.

Personally I'd look for one with it.
This.

I've had 4 and would only buy with - it means you can switch between comfort, normal and sport modes (all noticeably different) depending on road conditions or driving requirement.

From a buyers/seller perspective, cars without EDC tend to hang around for ages, as do ones with base stereo. Buyers can be afford to be picky. So aim for a car with both of the above, unless you get an absolute bargain.
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Buy on condition and provenance and then tick as many options boxes as you feel are necessary.

Personally I have driven both and bought one without. The ride in mine is way more compliant than my 1 series coupe with M-Sport suspension on 18's, and reminds me of my E39 M5's which were just about perfect.

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What is EDC?
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Old 13th August 2017, 01:21 PM   #10
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What is EDC?
Electronic damper control

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I have Dct with Dec yiu can tell difference , do you need it ? Well that's a personal choice, I find it good in that when you hit the "M" button if you've programmed it in it will set it to hard and all the other bits , and then one quick press of the magic button again it turns into a car yiu mum could drive to the hair dressers.
Mine is for sale any time now and will be so missed, only selling due to a property project.
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Old 13th August 2017, 06:05 PM   #12
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I find there's less roll in the corners with EDC set to normal or sport, however I'm not sure if that's a placebo effect.

I was told it was a must have option and I wouldn't have bought one without it BUT I don't use it much to be honest and I'd be interested in driving one that doesn't have it to see if the difference is noticeable.
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Old 16th August 2017, 10:25 AM   #13
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http://www4.autotrader.co.uk/classif...01707097210533
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Apparently non-EDC cars feel similar to the 'medium' setting on an EDC car.

I originally wanted a non-EDC car, because I wanted something basic and simple... In the end I went for EDC as I was told the 'hard' setting is pretty hardcore, and I quite liked the sound of that

The side effect being that the 'soft' setting for daily driving (especially with the kids) is massively improved. The M3 rides MUCH better than our 530d on run-flat tyres ever did.

If I'm on my own, I often drive around in 'medium' setting unless the roads get really rough.

The other point being that EDC is seen as a must have (rightly or wrongly). So residuals , or at least ease of sale, should be simpler with an EDC car, and potentially future values may be more robust for an EDC car.
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http://www4.autotrader.co.uk/classif...01707097210533
here's a link to my car on autotrader
Thanks for the link.

What's Pauls 2 pipe mod ?
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Old 16th August 2017, 10:57 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the input guys, i'm thinking EDC is the way to go
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Mine is non EDC which means it's less likely to be tracked IMO as for the track the hard setting is good apparently. I was a passenger in one with EDC and I could not tell the difference , maybe its different driving it .
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Thanks for the link.

What's Pauls 2 pipe mod ?
makes it sound a lot better - I had the 2-5 and hated it so went to a 1 pipe. I have mates on the 4 pipe but the drone would do my head in. Simple exhaust mod costing approx 250 quid
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The other point being that EDC is seen as a must have (rightly or wrongly). So residuals , or at least ease of sale, should be simpler with an EDC car, and potentially future values may be more robust for an EDC car.
This simply isn't correct. It's no more valid than crap I read about "black cars don't sell" or "DCT is a must have" or "you must get individual audio".

The oldest E9x M3 is now ten years old, the youngest way outside of original warranty. Good original unmolested cars, which are reducing in numbers every month, will always retain value and sell well regardless of spec. And the more time goes by the more that applies.
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Thanks for the link.

What's Pauls 2 pipe mod ?
have a search on here for Paul the welder, he has done loads of cars on here and is a bit of a hero.
His mod basically is to unleash some of the v8 noise from the original stifulled back box, looks stock but gives it the M performance sound.
Honestly its as many on here will tell you the best thing you can do to these V8's
Have search and there is tones on here. and that there fancy youtube.
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