My name is Martin, a new E46 owner but no stranger to BMW (previously owned a few E30s and a V8 E39). Been driving Mercs for the past few years however following a 'downgrade' in jobs in order to get a better work-life balance I wanted a car that was sub-£4k that still interested me.
This car came up locally to me and seemed to tick most boxes (except power!). The bodywork is immaculate, not a spot of rust anywhere and an inspection report from BMW dated 2017 as part of their 2-year bodywork warranty extension. Wheels could do with a refurb but I'm not desperate to get that done yet.
Car has FSH but needs another doing so that's booked in for next week, plus a remap to squeeze a few more BHP and, more importantly, improve the throttle response.
Has a nice alcantara interior which is in great condition. Original floor mats that have been covered by additional mats.
Since I bought it last week, I have replaced the wheel centres and boot/bonnet badges for OEM versions as all were shot. Upon removing the boot/bonnet badges on the car I found they were aftermarket cheap versions anyway. Plans are to keep as clean as possible and as OEM as I can, although may upgrade to an OEM-looking android headunit as I'm not sure I can live without bluetooth audio playback. Private plates will be going on as soon as the logbook is back and the tired M-Sport gear shift will be replaced with a brand new OEM part.
Few pics below, pretty pleased for £1800.