I've just picked up my first E46 325Ci, replacing Audi 80 Coupe, it was an impulse buy and only paid £600, I'm yet to know if I've bought a bad one. I knew the guy who own it previously and he wasn't scared of giving her a hard time, I bought this knowing he has occasionally drifted this in carparks etc!
As I have mechanical sympathy, before I'll drive it I've decided to redo some of the underneath buy replacing the following:
- Replace the rear Subframe bushes with Powerflex Black series
- Replace the diff bushes with Powerflex Black Series
- Replace both Control arms with Meyles
- Seal the underside of the car to protect for another 17 years!
This was an impulse buy so I didn't do any research (silly me), I came across the rear subframe mounting point issue, from what I've read I'm sure this will have it due to being a 2001 the abusive stage of it's life, but I'm hoping not, will adding harder bushes hinder this cracking likely hood?
Also I'm rather fond of the interior combination, are there any recommended places near Oxford/Swindon that can restore the suede?