I recently acquired this as part of a sale of another car. I have run it about for a month or so and it's been a very dependable car for commuting and the odd longer journey, but it's really boring. I suppose I should enjoy the dullness but I really do not.
So, it's a blue (a nice blue) E46 Touring, with the supposedly better 1.9 engine, the earlier engine which was phased out shortly after this one was made.
It's been equipped with some natty 'fine wood trim' when specced, which looks very nice, and it has cream leather inside. Interior is in really good shape, bar some slight dis-colouration to the passenger side seat base.
Stereo is really good for sound quality, the auto box is surprisingly good, and 70 is around about 3000rpm, which isn't very invasive in the cabin, and it averages around 40/41 mpg on a motorway. Loadbay has a plastic liner, and the cover works fine.
I only really want to sell as it's really dull to me. It handles quite well, which is a plus, but I just can't get excited about it.
Price is £600 or very, very close offer. I have a bit of a lust for an E39, so am keen to get one of those as a replacement, unless anyone with one fancies a swap of some kind. I suppose I could accept suitable swaps...but money is preferred, and roffles not really ideal.
I will add some more photos tomorrow but for now I have the ones below.
Some bad points:
Oil warning light comes on when you start it but the level is near the top, so faulty sensor I suspect.
Slight chain rattle when cold, but it hasn't effected the performance of the car.
For a while it was really smelling of oil inside the cabin (presumably due to a recent PCV replacement) but this seems to have subsided in the past few days.
Loads of service history with it though, and it's comfortable in an ergonomic sort of way, the seats aren't soft but they are very supportive.
I am in Basingstoke, delivery is an option, if expenses for it are paid for.
Not expecting a huge amount of interest for it, but surprise me.....