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    Hi all im Steve from south wales, been driving a trani van for the past 2 years so i thought its about time i bought myself a new toy.

    I'm thinking of a E46 convertible manual have a budget of £4500 to spend
    Have seen a few around this price

    So what would be the best model to go for?
    What should i be looking for when buying?

    That's it for now but i will be back with loads more questions
     
     

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    325i or maybe a 330i if funds will allow.
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    welcome to the forum mate!
    live in south wales myself near cardiff so where are you from yourself!
    and good luck on the search

    SUPERCHARGED 318IS
     
     

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    from ebbw vale mate, whats the difference in power and economy between the 2.5 and the 3.0?
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum mate

    There's not too much in it fuel economy wise between the two - check out the "Real World MPG" thread in the General BMW Discussion area
     
     

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    Power differences:

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    1985 e28 525e 125 bhp 177 lb/ft Lowered on Apex springs, Style 5's, Subtle tinting
     
     

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    Quite surprised at that i thought the 330 would not be far off the bhp of the older E36 3.0 M3

    What sort of things should i be looking for while viewing apart from the normal things
     
     

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    welcome to the forum .
     
     

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