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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Has the time finally come? Reply with quote

Hi all

Long time since Iíve posted on here but I am considering if it is time to sell the Alpina.

It has recently been in for a Vanos refurb and just come back. Waited 5 weeks for the parts and am still waiting for the special washers which we have ordered and paid for but are on back order so couldnít leave the car at the garage any longer.

Should I still put them in when they arrive and how difficult is that to do yourself?

Anyway that aside it is now back and running lovely again but after 12 years of ownership I started to think is it time for a change. ( I actually feel a bit unfaithful even saying that. Is that stupid? it is a car at the end of the day:shock: )

I have looked at a 4.0 v8 M3 which does look and sound great but not sure.

My question is does anyone have any idea what the V8 M3 is like and how does it compare to the B3 bi turbo (if you could find one)

Also need some idea of value for the B3S.

Current lady owner For 12 years ( the wife! Who incidentally hasnít completely agreed with letting it go yet)

Carbon black with champagne leather (the best colour combo IMO)

Hard top with cover

64k miles

Apologies if it seems like a garbled rant but I need some input from people who understand what I am on about rather than ďitís just an old car, get a newer oneĒ
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leaving an E46 B3 is a very hard thing to do.
I have thought about it several times and it is just too damn good a car to let go of.
Go out on an extended test drive of a V8 M3 and try the Biturbo.
I find the novelty of newer stuff soon wears off and that I actually prefer the B3 to many later cars.
So if I were in your shoes I'd try lots of other cars before deciding whether to let go or not
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an e46 so know the appeal. The V8 M3 however is a belter of a car, i'd go and test drive one theres alot to like about them i think - manual gearbox for a start
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Price wise lots of variations at present with mileage
Certainly be looking at 12k at least depending on condition and service history
I feel you will regret selling it nothing wrong with newer e90 but e46 just feels like a bespoke motor raw power still puts a smile when pushing hard still keeps up with most newer cars
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice choice to go for a v8 e90. Certainly a car I would consider in the future also. It would have to be the saloon version for me, way more cooler! Also recommend EDC dampers as an option. From what little I know of M cars there ride quality is crashy on our uk roads. EDC helps improve this. For what its worth the e90 wont give you as many petrol station conpliments! Goodluck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice gents.

I still donít know which way to go but will keep you posted

Thanks
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