The least expensive way would be to sell yours and buy a pre '03. There
are many fine examples of low mileage '01 and '02 E46's available and
you will probably come out square (if you go through dealers) or even
slightly ahead (if you sell your car yourself).
Then again, if money is not really an issue, trade up to a current M3,
which of course has retained the original front end appearance.
Though to be honest, I'm quite happy with my '04 330Ci. It took me a
little while to get used to the difference, but now I prefer the newer
look. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
They obviously think the M3 looks better retaining the old look. I wonder
if, as the model runs out there will be any special edition cars with the
original kidney etc. The new look doesn't grow on me unforunately, but I
would like a 6 speed box - only available post 03.
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