Hi all my name is Steve aka Hobgoblin or Hobbs just bought an e46 330d from a member here - cheers Sunny not sure if that's his user name but I am sure he will reveal himself soon lol
Never owned a BMW before, I needed a fast but economical car for my hour and a half run to work and for my regular trip to the nurburgring, this car seems to fit the bill. Few bits need tidying on the car small scrub on o/s rear some loose trim curbed alloys, nothing major.
Already enjoying the car, pulls like a train
Previous car, a Honda Civic Type-R was my first fast fwd car and was brilliant, so brilliant I kept it for 8 and a half years never broke down except for me breaking the gearbox but i was brutal with the gears in that car and not just on track so no surprises there lol. but unfortunatly someone pulled out of a sideroad into my path. I can as a result say that Civics have superb crash protection. I had been planning to buy a BMW as a daily and keep the Civic for fun use. But onwards and upwards I bought the e46 from my car payout and if/when I get compo I will be chipping the car refurbing wheels getting decent tyres and maybe some 17 in winter wheels. Track prep will included track/fast road pads and braided hoses and learning how to switch the traction control fully off lol. Also considering a full body wrap. Once all the trim is straight and true. Time will tell what gets done and what gets added to the list though
Looking forward to talking to you all