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  1. New to the forum, shopping for a 330D... from FTO and EVO owner 
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    Hi there everyone, I'm Sam, 28 from Gainsborough LINCS. Currently drive a GTTDI Golf, but had mainly Jap, 4 FTO's, EVO IV, CRX Delsol and over 20 bikes from my current Fireblade to a Busa, 4 CBR600's amongst others...

    My partner is pregnant and were expecting twins in April, had the Golf for over a year now and not only am I bored with it, I miss luxury, power and style.

    Think were going for a 330D Manual, preferably M Sport but see what comes up, not too fussed about facelift or pre-facelift, but will be an E46, i'm more bothered with condition then age and can always get it remapped if needed The Fireblade is being sold too, so need something that has a bit of fun

    Thanks and hope this is a friendly forum, had years of great chatting and meets through the FTOOC and Lancer Register for my EVO
     
     

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    Good luck... and make it an auto

    (for the record, I'll be the only person on here to make that recommendation...)

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    I'm guessing that's as you have a 335d lol, but on a serious note, I couldn't own an auto, I drive a few family members cars, 5 series GT, B Class Merc and a TT all auto's and have to be honest I don't enjoy the driving as much, I do think auto's are great, if it's your thing, but until I get an aching ankle or arthritis i'll stick to my manual, no offence intended lol

    Beautiful car BTW!
     
     

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    I'd likely go back to manual if I had another 330i or similar, but the 6 pot diesels make perfect bedfellows with auto 'boxes.

    Either way I suspect you'll warm to the E46 very quickly - they're great cars

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    Quite a collection you've had there! Make your BM a manual! They are so much more fun and I personally feel much more in control of the car.

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    I recently bought a 330d Auto and I can highly recommend it.

    With 2 states I.e normal and sport mode or the option to use the steptronic they can be fun.

    And as they don't have a clutch to worry about they take a remap well.

    Rob
     
     

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    Welcome mate,

    Good luck with finding a car
     
     

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    I'ma have to vote manual, go post facelift so you can get the 6 speed one.

    Remap it to about 240bhp and you've (I've) got a real fun car! I find it the perfect balance of sensible (37mpg, while gunning it about - 50ish on the motorway) and silly (300+nm torque - 0-62mph in about 6.5 seconds)

    There's a few threads on here about how to prepare your BMW sludger for a long life - well worth a read on stuff like swirl flaps and egr's, crank case breathers etc.

    What colour are you looking for?

    For a price guide, Immo was £6k at 84k miles, but I paid over the odds for the rare colour and age. Shoudl be able to pick a nice one up for £5k easy.


    Things to check: Arches for rust. Suspension for knackardness. Parking sensors for workingness.

    GOOD LUCK!
     
     

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    Thanks for all the help and advice everyone, yeah I would like a facelift 6 speed sport, not fussed on colour, also not fussed if it's a Touring or Saloon, although people may think this daft, I'm more concerned about spec than colour, never bought a car on colour, just spec, I'd rather have heated leather, M sport etc. Than a real nice colour, BUT, I'd love a Blue one as I have always wanted a Blue car, just wouldn't pay extra for it, if anyone happens to see one, preferably at a dealer, please let me know!

    Is there a big difference between the pre and post facelift after a remap?
     
     

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    Just want to say after receiving some PM's about 320d's 330i's and Coupe's...

    I am looking for a 330D... 5 door... Not a coupe, or smaller engine or petrol. I hope everyone who wants to sell their car does so and best of luck, however for me personally and my family I need a 5 door and need a big engine for me personally. A 320d is too slow for my needs. I'm selling my bike I can't cope with a slow car too lol...

    The ONLY car I would consider as an alternative and it would have to be very nice is a 330D Touring instead of a Saloon, but even then would have to be manual. Thanks again and please stop sending me PM's I've had 6 so far!
     
     

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