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    Hey guys and girls!

    I haven't yet got myself a BMW, am waiting for another years no claims then they become insurable
    Looking at a 318Ci which is worlds apart from my current car, a 1.4 206 :P

    Dan - Bassline Toad.
     
     

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    Welcome and good luck! Hopefully you won't crash before you get your years no claims!
    You'll love owning and driving a BMW!

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    Hi and welcome along to Bimmerforums UK, it's good to have you on board.

    Good luck with your search and waiting,
     
     

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    Cheers for the replies guys!

    I know, I really can't wait! I really don't want to crash, If I do, I would probably just run and hide under a rock! :P

    Just for record guys, (And to save wasting a thread) what do you guys do for headunits?
    I've searched and couldn't find anything. I've got myself a single Din headunit in my 206 (Alpine IDA X305S) and love it, but I've noticed the 318's headunit (OEM one) is a bizarre size, it's between a single and double din :S

    Do you use a single din headunit with a fascia or not bother?
    Cheers in advance guys
    And thanks for the warm welcome, Hope to get to know you more in the future

    Oh, and don't worry, all my other threads won't be this noobie xD

    Dan
     
     

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    For the e46, people normally get fascia adaptors in which a single din unit will fit. Some people prefer the OEM look, while others will change it for an after-market one.
    Here a picture of one fitted >> LINK << But I've also seen some with those double din touch screen sat-nav ones. I think they are found on the M3. Here's a picture of that one >> LINK << Note that the A/C controls have been moved compared to the position of the standard ones.

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    Oh right, the single din with fascia adaptor doesn't look as bad or Tacky as I thought it would to be honest.

    Thanks for that mate!
     
     

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    It's alright man. Oh I forgot to add that there's another version of the sat-nav/radio screen thing. These may be fitted on the pre-facelift e46s or non M3 e46s, but don't count me on that. Here's the link for that >>LINK<< So it's all really up to you of what you wanna do. I'm not an expert of the e46 myself as I own an e36. With the sat-nav screens, you might need extra equipment for the TV tuner, sat nav signal etc!

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    Lovely!
    I might stick with the single din, and carbon wrap the surround. If it looks shit, I'll get a double din
     
     

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    Dont worry if you crash, we will enjoy taking the piss out of you lol

    Anyway, Welcome to the forum
     
     

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    Also I wouldn't worry about fitting a different head unit to start off. I think you are better of spending your money on servicing the car first as you never really know how well it was treated before you. Start saying your pennys cos there are always things that need fixing
     
     

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