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    New Member in WA

    Hey guys, my name is Chris and I'll tell ya a little about me and my car. I've been living and teaching English in Korea for the past nine years and I just moved back to the States. Over the past few years I became really interested in the E46, especially the M3 and I knew I had to get one when I returned to the States.

    A couple months ago I came across an 06 ZHPci 6MT in Sparkle Graphite Metallic on Craigslist with 100,200 miles for $6,800. I thought that seemed like a great deal and way under my M3 budget so I checked it out. The car spent most of its life in California and only had a couple thousand miles put on it the last couple years in Washington. It had a clean carfax, came with a folder of service records, a BMW car cover in the trunk and it just looked really clean. So I sent my parents to go look at it and pick it up if it was good. They picked it up and then I had to wait two long, agonizing months before I could drive it. In that time, I found this place and I've already learned a lot from you guys, so thanks!

    I returned to the States last week and the first thing I wanted to do was drive my ZHP. I absolutely love it! It doesn't have any major issues and it drives really smooth. I can tell this car was cared for. It does have a little VCG leak, but that seems to be the only thing wrong with it now.

    Now comes the maintenance! I don't intend on getting a job for a while and my only real concern is making sure my car is well sorted. I've already started ordering parts and I will make another post in the maintenance section to post my progress and ask for advice. I've only changed oil, rotated tires and installed car stereos before, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.

    Thanks for having me and I'll leave you guys with some pictures if I can figure it out...haha








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    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Austin TX
    Welcome, Chris. Good find. Mmhh ... alcantara.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    150,000 miles

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    OC, CA
    One of my favorite colors!

    Is the trunk is missing the zhp lip spoiler???

    2004 BMW 330CI ZHP, Silver Grey Metallic, Dinan: Stage 2 Software, High Flow Intake,
    Free Flow Exhaust, Front Strut Bar, Stage 2 Suspension System, Staggered Hartge Replica Wheels,
    M3 Mirrors (Side and Interior), M3 Seats

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    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Greensboro, NC
    Welcome, she’s a beauty
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Lexington, KY
    Welcome! Here is a nice place to park your car!
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock][IMG]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Portland, OR
    Welcome, fellow PacNWer!

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    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Southern California
    Welcome and congrats on the find!

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"

    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by PdZHP View Post
    One of my favorite colors!

    Is the trunk is missing the zhp lip spoiler???
    Yes it is missing the lip spoiler. I'll be getting one as soon as I can!

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    Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to driving and working on this bad boy and chattin with you fellas.

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