Late Edition, Mint, Optioned, Estoril Blue E46 M3 Manual Coupe

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  1. 14 Jun 2018 at 2:25 PM #21
    boba fett

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    Memory lane, thought I would post some of the other E46 M3's I have had that I have pictures of cant find a few which is a shame but these are the ones I have pictures of, think Im a bit of a fanboy....

    Estoril with Grey. Did not like this one had it 5 days!!

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    Dakar Yellow

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    Estoril with Champus

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    Carbon Black with Red, I bought one of these brand new but can't find the pictures, anyway had it 11 days as hated the gearbox!!

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    Midnight blue with champus

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    Silver grey (ill chose my words carefully) CSL inspired.

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    Estoril with Lotus white

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  2. 14 Jun 2018 at 3:36 PM #22
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    Is this your first manual coupe Lee? I used to love my vert but when I bought my coupe the differnce was very apparent. I’ve also had 3 manuals and my previous 2 were notchy and didn’t like being cold or driven slowly. Thought it was just ‘one of those things’ Current one is lovely and smooth tho. How you finding it?
     
  3. 14 Jun 2018 at 3:51 PM #23
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    Had a few manuals, all been good to be honest, yes can be notchy at under zero degrees, but most are until a little heat in the oil, never really understood the negativity.

    One thing is apparent, it is night and day difference compared to the hateful SMG :thumbsup:

    As time goes by though, the SMG will be the quirky gearbox associated with the car of its time, and will be just as desirable, but its shocking !! :thumbsup:
     
  4. 14 Jun 2018 at 4:11 PM #24
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    Time will tell. Hasn’t really been the case for any other marques off the top of my head though. Early Porsche, Ferrari other exitcs with early ‘paddle shift’ boxes aren’t showing this trend. Never driven an smg myself. I think it isn’t so much the fact that they’re dated that gives hen the bad rep but they’re problematic and expensive to fix that gives them the bad rep and as cars get older this never bodes well.
     
  5. 14 Jun 2018 at 4:51 PM #25
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    Indeed, I am talking some time here, Circa 10 years plus.

    You need to try a good V8 though mate, as good as the best example of E46 M3 is, the V8 is just better in every single way, and it looks better, they are so different in the metal, they just don't photo well.

    The V8 will be the stand out classic of them all :cool:
     
  6. 14 Jun 2018 at 5:21 PM #26
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    V8’s only appeal to me as an engine and even that doesn’t sound as good as a high revving 4.0 na v8 should with the standard exhaust imo (probably get lynched for saying that) Looks are ok but just don’t do it for me. Would love to try one but can’t see myself owning one. Maybe if I drove one my feelings would change. Next car will likely be a 997 or a 240z haha in either instance the 46 and the mk2 are staying
     
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    Nice looking coupe boba.
     
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    Congratulations pal
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    Tell me more about this one?

    What way is the roof done???
     
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    Niiiice! Congratulations mate! Looks just like my one when I bought it
     
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    Did you sell this one on ebay last year?
     
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    Thanks I am pleased with it :thumbsup:

    At least until the right super low miles version comes up :thumbsup:

    The roof was a gloss carbon wrap, mate, looked very very good :thumbsup:

    It was nice, but not up to my standards mate, I like to only source out the best :thumbsup:

    I did indeed, I kinda miss it :thumbsup:

    I would love to have this car back, very special and unique :thumbsup:
     
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    So been away on a world cup campaign for the last 2 weeks, and although back this week end (and a good job to the cars are filthy) going back out !!

    No progress so far as just managed to give them a clean and a good wax today with a limited window....

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    Which one did not get cleaned...!!

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    No mate, its in the garage.
     

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