As the title and location of this thread might lead you to surmise, I'm new to the forum and I've just bought an E46 330D! Always been a Ford man at heart but i decided it was time to jump into something a bit more upmarket, im doing a fair few miles with work. Obviously when i was looking around for what to buy economy was a factor with all the miles im doing, but so was the fact i wanted something with a bit of poke! I've always liked the look of these, i think they are really well proportioned (the 5 door more so than the coupe in my honest opinion) so i decided what age, spec, colour etc i wanted and this one poppped up on Autotrader and was promptly snapped up
204 BHP model
6 speed manual
HPI report all clear
Leather and all the usual toys
111k, which seemed to be less than most out there of this age
As with most second handers a couple of minors niggles need sorting. Firstly it seems to struggle to start when hot. I've had a read around including on this forum and the crankshaft sensor seems to be a good place to start. I've got it booked in at a garage on Monday to have a code reader attached so we'll see what that highlights. The only other niggle is there front passenger fog is missing but theres a brand new one in the boot.
Generally im pretty happy, and was especially happy driving down the long empty roads on the way home last night!! I think im going to enjoy 330d ownership!
Anyway, a pic. Hope you like;