Mellow Yellow Double Take: 2004 BMW M3 Convertible

In many popular women’s magazines there are style sections in which two celebrities are shown wearing the same dress with the simple question “who wore it better”? Often it’s quite obvious; one of the celebrities is as you’d expect – glamorous, perfectly polished and just out of the gym. The opposing look is typically a tad overweight, over jeweled, looking like the subject in question has just been out on the town for the 43 consecutive night with minimal personal hygiene. Looking through cars this week, I was reminded to this comparison when I ran across two yellow M3 convertibles. Both E46, both 2004 – same motor and interior, with light modifications; but there is where they separate. The first is a manual BMW Individual Dakar Yellow example, while the second is a SMG-equipped Phoenix Yellow example. Which wears the yellow shade better?

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Deja Chartreuse? 2002 BMW M3

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Bummed that Phoenix Yellow E46 M3 I wrote up Saturday sold so quickly? Further bummed that pristine looking Avus Blue E36 M3 had some questionable salvage history? Not to worry. We here at GCFSB are looking out for you. So you’ve got another shot at a lower mile rare color M3 today; another Phoenix Yellow E46 M3, this time sporting the optional 19″ wheels (Yea!) and the SMG automatic gearbox (Boo!). But I don’t want to sway you; you decide for yourself:

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Year: 2002
Model: M3
Engine: 3.2 inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic SMG
Mileage: 67,000 mi
Price: $ 17,500 Buy It Now

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OFFERED FOR SALE AT
LOW BUY IT NOW PRICE
(we offer free shipping with the buy it now price
within the 48 states of the US)
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HELLO AGAIN FELLOW E-BAYERS

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL,CLEAN AND NICE RUNNING VEHICLE.

HARD TO FIND IN THIS CLEAN CONDITION
WITH SUCH A LOW MILES

2002 BMW ///M3

6 CYL 3.2L. GASOLINE ENGINE
SMG TRANSMISSION

IT HAS ONLY 67K.+ ACTUAL MILES

THIS VEHICLE RUNS AND LOOKS AMAZAING
CLEAN TITLE
with some service records on file
$19,165

IT’S TIGHT, CLEAN AND POWERFUL
IT RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT
OFFERED FOR SALE AT
LOW BUY IT NOW PRICE
(we offer free shipping with the buy it now price
within the 48 states of the US)
OR BEST REASONABLE OFFER
Great condition anywise. It seems to be regularly maintained.
Clean vehicle all the way through. Very well taken care of due to the fact that is so clean.
This is not the average class luxurious mid 2000’s coupes. This unit has some pretty good options for the year.
We did test drove the vehicle to make sure it don’t have any engine, transmission or safety issues.
******It is ready to go!****** You’d love this vehicle!!!!
The vehicle has clean title and it checks out excellent. So feel confident and don’t miss out on this great deal!
We are a wholesale dealer registered in the state of NV and our prices are always very low.
So don’t miss your chance to own this great vehicle for less money TODAY!!!

COPY OF THE CURRENT CARFAX IS AVAILABLE
TO BE VIEWED IN THIS LISTING BELLOW.

Exterior:

The exterior of this car is in great condition as well.
The vehicle has been freshly detailed and the paint has a great shine.
The few little things that needs attention in the exterior are – some rock chips and scratches,
few door dings, slight dents, paint oxidation, undercarriage rust here and there (IF ANY).
Pretty normal stuff for a 11 years old vehicle with 67k.+ miles.
We don’t guarantee vehicle paint / any repaint panels or body in the past (IF ANY).
Overall the body is straight and clean. We tried to describe all the flaws in the exterior in the best way we can,
plus its all been pictured. Once again nothing major. We took detailed photos so you can get an idea, what do we mean.
We couldn’t find anything else that’ll catch our attention.
Please look carefully at all photos.
What you see is what you get.

Interior:

The inside of this unit is still in good condition as well.
The few things that need attention in this car’s interior are –
some normal interior wear for 67k.+ miles 11 years old vehicle.
The vehicle comes with 1 master OEM key.
Owner manual book(s) is/are not presented in this vehicle. Please, look carefully at all the photos.
We believe that this vehicle is a 100% non-smoker/pet unit, but we wont guarantee it for sure.
What you see is what you get.

Mechanics:

This unit is very sound. The motor runs strong and the transmission shifts as supposed to.
We could not locate any current leaks in this vehicle. The power sunroof is working just fine.
All the tires are in used ok condition as you can see in pictures. The spare tire is ok too.
The A/C is ice cold and as well the heater is really hot. No vibrations of any kind.
Strong and smooth brakes. With so much power this vehicle is ready to go!
Everything works in this gorgeous vehicle!!!
What you see is what you get.

Another slick looking package; these Phoenix Yellow cars are polarizing but definitely stand out from the crowd. The 19s really make the M3 package look that little more “right” in my mind. The car appears to sit a little low in front which makes me think it was probably modified by the previous owner; the handbrake lever and rear “diffuser” would seem to indicate that as well. Other downsides? There appears to have been an accident a few years back, but it was still when the vehicle was pretty expensive so I’d imagine proper repairs were undertaken; then there’s the SMG – I just can’t say I’m a huge fan of it. However, as I’ve looked around at E46 M3s, most of the Phoenix Yellow cars seem to be SMG equipped – so unless you snap up one of those rare 6 speeds that pop up from time to time, this may have to be your combo if you want the color. Price is a little high given the condition, but not much – as I said in the other M3 post, these cars are a performance bargain right now, but I expect the 6 speeds will hold value better down the road and the SMGs will continue to fall a bit.

-Carter