So a week ago I found a car local to me that took my fancy, so I jumped in the car and took a look, to be fair, the car looked like crap when I went to see it. 99% of the toys worked but it had never been properly cleaned.
It drove nice etc etc. So I went away and had a think about it. The next day I put an offer in and it was accepted.
These are the photos from the seller
Reasons why I went for this car, it was far from perfect cosmetically but the spec is seriously impressive. It used to belong to a Premier League Football player, hence the spec
Xenon head lights
Professional Sat Nav
Bluetooth hands free
Widescreen nav unit
Electric memory leather seats
Folding rear seats
And so on...
It also drove very well, I have owned a few of the E46 Sports and this one has no knocks etc from the front end (rare) pulled really hard in all gears, the auto box would fly up and down the gears nice and smooth.
As you can tell, it needed a good clean.
So I got it back home and started to clean it up. I have some before and afters and during. I will just post them all in one hit, you should be able to see the difference
So next up was a cut and compound and some Polish. *End results
And a snap of our two 330i together with my M3 in the background ☺
So my list of things to do
Rear passenger arch has rust. I have taken the car to BMW as it has another 2 years warranty on rust. They have taken paint depths which were all fine and took some photos. I will apparently hear something this week so fingers crossed (although I am not expecting anything)
The maps are rubbish, so have purchased the upgraded firmware and the 2015 maps plus up to date camera warning built in. This also has the full Western European maps.
Had to remove the bluetooth module to get the pass code, *that now works a treat and happy with that. Works spot on with my Samsung Galaxy S6.
That's where I am at the mental with it. This is my daily driver so it will not be kept as clean as my toy.
Cheers for reading. All comments welcome