2004 E46, 320CD Man, 70,000 miles, Avon ZZ3 225/45/17 all round.
Having just taken my mates E90 325CD M-Sport (auto) out for a spin I've decided that my car feels very heavy and dull in the steering and on turn-in. My car has done 70K miles so decided that it is about time it got treated to a complete set of powerflex bushes. £350 ish I think is the quote which includes a massive £100 for the alignment - they are checking not only toe-in but also camber (and castor?).
I once had poly bushes fitted to the front end of a capri and it felt much nicer afterwards so assume it will feel tighter and more controlled/direct/linear on the BM ...of interest however, a local garage that specialises in performance upgrades (runs its own race team etc) advised me to replace with OEM bushes first.... We'll see.
Anyhow, it's being done on Monday so I'll let you know how it feels.