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Old 10-23-2012, 01:39 AM   #31
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Im a sedan guy, and must have 4 doors. That completey rules out the ZHP for me. I would get a 330i Sedan if was to upgrade to an E46. I replaced my worn out factory shocks at about 200,000 km. With a good set of Coilovers you will have a much better ride over stock. A good set of coil overs will run $1,000+. However i find the cost is well worth it for a good setup. Coilovers allow you to adjust ride height as well.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:57 AM   #32
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Im a sedan guy, and must have 4 doors. That completey rules out the ZHP for me. I would get a 330i Sedan if was to upgrade to an E46. I replaced my worn out factory shocks at about 200,000 km. With a good set of Coilovers you will have a much better ride over stock. A good set of coil overs will run $1,000+. However i find the cost is well worth it for a good setup. Coilovers allow you to adjust ride height as well.
Eh? I'm looking for a sedan too, but I thought most of these ZHP's I was looking at were 4 doors?

But I am sure there is something below coilovers that are still good quality that will ride more like the sports package right? I dont think I'll be spending that much for adjustable, just dont see needing that in the near future, and budget is not so loose. Well, we can probably go over this once I settle on the car first... hopefully it will be some smooth sailing.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:51 AM   #33
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I thought they were Coupe's personally. I never really looked into them much seeing as their not available in Canada.

Would i import one if they were? No. Im an Alpina fanboy and am looking forward to the next 5 years till i can finally import an E46 Alpina.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #34
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I thought they were Coupe's personally. I never really looked into them much seeing as their not available in Canada.

Would i import one if they were? No. Im an Alpina fanboy and am looking forward to the next 5 years till i can finally import an E46 Alpina.
I've seen both but I was looking mostly at the sedans...

Whats the attraction of the Alpinas? Is that just another perf upgrade as well? I think I have seen some with different bumpers or spoilers?
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:25 PM   #35
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Dear Darhaeus, not to be rude, but you keep calling my ZHP a Canada car, you calling me a liar, and never responded where you found the info that my BMW is Canadian. Please be so kind and let me know so I can research it. I go by carfax and bmwvin.com
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Dear Darhaeus, not to be rude, but you keep calling my ZHP a Canada car, you calling me a liar, and never responded where you found the info that my BMW is Canadian. Please be so kind and let me know so I can research it. I go by carfax and bmwvin.com
If you are sure its not Canada then it is what it is, obviously someone else made a mistake then. And where did I "keep calling your car Canadian and calling u a liar?" I asked u about the followup and I was done with this topic for a while now because I got some other options closer to me and felt like yours had too much mileage for the price, let alone all the work you had to do on it just to bring it up to date, which means the car was not well maintained in the past. All u need to do is post the facts, u dont have to come here and start attacking me in a forum. Also the name is Dathaeus, not Darheaus. This matter is now CLOSED.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #37
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Wow someone up there must really like me... jus had someone tell me about a guy who works at a high end dealership right across from Braman Motors where I took my car there a couple of times for their "free inspection" and they always found very little thing for obvious reasons. Anyways, this car turns out to be a ZHP, took it for a test drive, for some reason it felt more soft or "refined" in power than mine, but it still had good power... all body stuff looked good, interior had normal wear and tear, and the only thing missing about a ZHP was that it didnt have the M logo on the trunk. But everything else seemed legit. It has less than 100k, and he is willing to give it to me for $7k.

So I thought that was a little low, and asked if we could get a PPI, he agreed. But, the thing is he just got an oil change at Braman, and they do an "inspection" when they do this, similar to what they did for me. So to make sure, I went there after and asked if their oil change "inspection" is the EXACT same thing as the $169 PPI they offer, and they said yes. The inspection showed the need for new wiper blades, drive belts (just like mine, big surprise), and a couple of other small things. I noticed some things: The high beam wont stay on, only the front pull works, there is a slight trim on rear passenger side door frame thats coming off, I can prob just glue that, slight vibration on the stick shift when driving, but when u hold it it is silent, so maybe replace the stick anyways since it looks old-ish...

Otherwise suspension felt solid, gears felt good, and overall, very positive impression. And I dunno if buying from a salesman at a dealership of his own car is good or not, but he is buying another BMW, 2007 330i, so he is a BMW guy and I believe he takes good care of his cars, especially if he pays the premium to get it services at Braman, they are expensive. The quoted I think $900 for the belts, LMAO.

Thoughts?
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