Usual story...long time lurker....reading up and researching the car before buying etc and wednesday saw me finally buying an E46 of my own! I've waited literally years to get to this point so I'm over the moon to have finally bought one. So to the car itself then. It's an E46 M3 in Carbon Black with contrast kiwi leather interior. It's definitely an early one, having been made in June 2001 but it is on just 83k and I am only its third owner. The previous owner owned it for the last 8yrs and put on a grand total of 4k miles on it in that time. He has put fresh brakes and tyres on all round within the last couple months and has maintained it meticulously throughout his ownership. Given that it's an early car, it's had the rod bearings/shells replaced under warranty but it still needs a couple of fresh airbags under recall as well. It's not perfect cosmetically, as it needs a full machine polish and a deep clean of the kiwi leather interior, however the spec and condition overall had me sold on it as soon as I saw it on Sunday. It's got an impressive spec for being such an early car*with headed seats, Harmon kardon, sat nav, TV, xenons and a sun roof. Plans for it are to maintain it and gradually improve it over time. There's a leaking rear light or boot seal as the boot has some water in it but that's an easy fix. Couple of bits of interior trim could be doing with replacement but everything works. The interior door pulls are a priority as the paint has wrinkled with use but other than that, it's in very good condition throughout. The kiwi green/yellow interior isn't to my taste so I'm already on the lookout for a red leather replacement but will clean it up before looking into this. Anyway, rather than drone on for pages and pages (which trust me, would be all too easy having lusted after on of these for a decade) I will let some of the pics from the for sale ad do the talking for now before I get better pics at the weekend. To say I'm happy would be an insane understatement. It's currently running replica CSL wheels which I intend to change in time. Given the fact they have fresh tyres, they may stay for a while yet though. The marmite interior Better pics and video of straight six throttle bodied note to come!