2002 BMW 325iT Sport

Welcome to another installment of “Cars I want in my driveway.” Today we have a beautiful and pretty rare BMW 325iT Sport. This car checks all of the right boxes on my wish list. Alpine White…check, black leather…check, wagon…check, and a manual transmission…CHECK. As I’ve said before, these cars are a dying breed and clean well kept examples offer a great opportunity for manual wagon buyers (all 32 of us) to put off the inevitable extinction of the 3rd pedal for at least a few more years.

Enthusiast owned and maintained, this car appears as though it will not disappoint.

Year: 2002
Model: 325iT Sport
Engine: 2.5 liter inline six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 68,850 mi
Price: $14,000

2002 BMW 325iT Sport on bmwcca.org

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Much of the important information is in the title, but here they are again: 2002 BMW 325iT Alpine White over Black Leather 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Currently below 69k miles, but is daily driven. Sport Package, Cold Weather Package, Aluminum Trim, No Sunroof, non-Powered Seats, Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi Sound

Modifications: OEM ZHP Front Bumper, OEM ZHP Full Leather Steering Wheel, OEM ZHP Style 135 Wheels, OEM ZHP Weighted Shift Knob, Dinan Throttle Body, Dinan Stage 2 Software, Dinan Carbon Fiber Front Strut Bar, Dinan Muffler, AFE Cold Air Intake, Perfectly Matched Amber Illuminated VDO Gauges (Voltage, Oil Pressure, Temp), UUC Short Shift Kit, BMW Aluminum and Rubber Pedals/Dead Pedal, USA Spec iPod Integration Kit (Much better than DICE IMO), OEM e46 HIDs with Clear Film Protection (On corners and fogs as well), 30% Pinnacle F1 Ceramic Tint, Bavarian Autosport Ultimate Reflector Windshield Sunshade, OEM All-Weather Mats and Cargo Liner (Original Carpeted Mats as well) Mechanical Condition: I have all records from my ownership, and some from the previous owners.

The following things were done within the last 18 months and 17k miles: – New Continental DWS tires, 225/40×18 & 255/35×18 (54k) – New Brembo slotted rotors, pads, SS lines (53.3K) – Oil Change (65k) – Cooling System Flush w/OEM BMW Coolant (65k) – Transmission Flush w/Red Line MTL (65k) – Differential Fluid Flush w/Amsoil Severe Gear 75W90 (65k) – Brake Fluid Flush w/ATE Blue (65k) – Power Steering Flush w/Amsoil Synthetic ATF(65k) – Fuel Filter (65k) – Serpentine Belt and Hydraulic Pulley Upgrade (65k)

I’m the third owner and it was garage kept prior to my ownership. No paintwork (besides the ZHP Bumper) or accidents to my knowledge. It has been hand washed and detailed by me during my ownership. This is a used car, so please expect wear and tear commensurate to it’s age, but I sincerely and honestly think it is in above-average condition. There are currently no issues with the car; everything that’s supposed to work does. It is truly turn-key; buy this car and drive it home anywhere in the country.

There is nothing quite like a BMW that is owned and cared for by an enthusiast. They are certainly a breed of their own when it comes to meticulous care and maintenance. This car is no exception; the seller has put together one of the finer examples of an E46 Touring that I’ve seen in a while. With a scant 69k miles (by todays standards), the ever important 3rd pedal and an asking price well within reason, this car would make a great daily for anyone that loves the wagon as much as I do.

Sadly, it appears as though there is already a sale pending on this car according to bimmerforums.com, however as we all know it’s not sold until the title changes hands, so this car is definitely worth investigating further.

-Brian

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6 Comments

  1. Too late. Sold yesterday per a thread on e46fanatics.

    http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=963971

  2. no surprise there, that car is beautiful

  3. Yep, and a fair price.

  4. I thought the price was a tad on the high side but the rarity of touring+manual+ZSP+sunroof delete+low mileage makes it worth the cost to some buyers… just not to me. I’d like to have seen a preventive cooling system replacement when the serpentine belt was changed and maybe preventive replacement of the DISA value but other than that it is top notch. Great mods too.

  5. ….top tier price 4 a 2nd owner wouldve prefered 1 owner but mods are spot on..probably bored with it as he has max out its performance potential except for a expensive SC..its fun practical wagon but engine is not a enthusiasts dream & mileage is crap especially the harder you drive ….

  6. Great cars but the power is lacking. We drove the last two generations of wagon (prior to the current F30) and while they were great cars, there were two big problems. First off, unless you have one small kid they aren’t big enough as a credible family vehicle. Not awful, but a 5 series wagon or E class (add the A6 to that list too) is credible as a family vehicle. Not these. Second, the power is lacking. Now awful, but enough where you need to keep winding out the engine. Tiring for everyday driving, and awful for fuel economy. Personally, I think BMW really dropped the proverbial ball by not offering a 5 series wagon and instead offering the “Gran Turismo.” The only thing “grand” about the GT will be the depreciation hit the first owners take over the initial four or five years of the car’s lifespan. Maybe the F30 wagon that has been previewed at the autoshows will be a more credible family car but right now, it’s still a 3 series so I am not quite sure. We’ll see.

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