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    Hi,

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    Im looking to buy a 330ci M Sport , And just wondering what the differences are between the pre facelift and faclifted models ?
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    Firstly I'd edit your thread title so it looks more like E46 Coupe Facelift Differences as per forum rules and save yourself the wrath of the mods

    Probably a few other things but mainly..............

    Pre facelift Coupe- Front Indicators Turn down, Rear lights standard bulb set & (iirc)5 speed manual box.

    Facelift Coupe- Front Indicators Turn Up, Multi Led rear lights & 6 speed manual box and there's a front grill change too.
     
     

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    What year should i look at for it to be definetly facelifted ?
     
     

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    2004 Model Year - Coupes
    2013, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, PDK, Sports Exhaust, Chrono, etc, etc

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    Facelift - late 2003
     
     

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    As Robbie says, you will find some 2004MY cars shipped late 2003.
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    Thanks ,

    Do the facelift models go for much more than the older ones ? Im trying to decide if its worth waiting for a good priced newer one.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by delux View Post
    Thanks ,

    Do the facelift models go for much more than the older ones ? Im trying to decide if its worth waiting for a good priced newer one.
    Have a look, courtesy of NealP ...........
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    This is on par with what the dealers use as part exchange. Also saves spending £3.50 on the Glass's website if you just want a brief valuation.

    CONSUMER VALUATION GUIDE
     
     

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    I'm sure I've seen some 03-plate facelifts when I was looking . There's also a few rare 04-plate pre-facelifts about as well. But yeah, as mentioned, the front indicators on the facelift scoop upwards in the wings instead of downwards with the pre. Also the facelifts have LED rear clusters as standard, but be aware that some people with the pre-facelift swap these to the facelift ones - easy to do with the clusters, not easy with the front indicators unless they've replaced the wings, but then I'd be looking at 'other' reasons why the wings had been replaced..
     
     

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    Just checked that valuation website, that is just about as depressing as the IMF in ireland LOL
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