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      01-08-2020, 10:43 AM   #1
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Throttle House Assess New Personal E46 M3 Convertible

Thomas finally bought his dream car. The legendary BMW E46 M3. This one is a 2001 Convertible and its had quite the life! According to Thomas this is the best car ever made (when it's working), but the question is, can he convince James of that?

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      01-08-2020, 11:49 AM   #2
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Will have to watch this later. I always loved the the E46 M3 Cabriolet. A great package.
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Love these guys. Best YouTube bloggers out there.
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Definitely one of my favorite youtube car channels of the moment. They make some great videos that are incredibly informative especially since they actually talk about how the cars drive in detail, unlike many car youtubers, and not to mention they are a hilarious duo. They're 4-Cylinder Mustang video is still one of the funniest intros they've done to date.
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This car is nearly 20 years old and it's worth $10k CAN. Pretty good residual but it's rarity may have resulted in some appreciation vs a few years ago. Even this modified example with storied past lol.
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It looks like a beaten up example. Too bad.
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It looks like a beaten up example. Too bad.
thats the youtube playbook. buy something that is popular but.... has lots of problems and complain about them.. it's all for the views..
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These guys and the Straight Pipes are my favorite car related You Tubers...and they are both within 15 mins of my house! I've seen them both filming plenty of videos (or at least driving the cars they are reviewing).
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Never seen these guys....this is FUN.

Great car.
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Idk, I kind of stopped watching all these YouTubers reviewing cars Iím not going to buy. E46 is getting near collectible status and has some problems such as cracking subframe mounts which are very expensive to fix, not to mention rod bearings. I want channels which show not just how the car is to drive but how it is to fix yourself. I want the car to be scored not just by driving but diy score.
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yeah its all for views.

buy beat up version of a popular car
make a few videos about the top 10 things you like, hate, need to fix.
make videos attempting to fix things
generate views
write it all off as a tax expense for your youtube business.
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It looks like a beaten up example. Too bad.
You don't even need a PPI to be able to tell hahaha

$12k can for 300km...no thanks
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Fun to watch. I'm a big fan of the S54 (obviously given I have a Z4M coupe); it's such a fantastic engine.

I hope he paints or wraps the hood soon....
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Idk, I kind of stopped watching all these YouTubers reviewing cars I’m not going to buy. E46 is getting near collectible status and has some problems such as cracking subframe mounts which are very expensive to fix, not to mention rod bearings. I want channels which show not just how the car is to drive but how it is to fix yourself. I want the car to be scored not just by driving but diy score.
Doug DeMuro addresses reliability when he reviews some older models. He did in his review of the E60 M5 anyway.
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Don't those E46 M3's have lots of known issues with the rear subframes wanting to rip out of the car? I was looking at getting one before I got my 335i....but the price people want for them, along with the subframe issues were enough to keep me away.....that and the fact that getting 400+hp from the N54 is easy.
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Doug DeMuro addresses reliability when he reviews some older models. He did in his review of the E60 M5 anyway.
No, I want to know how itís like to diy the stuff on the car yourself. Reliability is just merely what breaks and what usually doesnít. I think something like Vehicular DIY channel but with more driving content and more cars would fit the bill

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yeah its all for views.

buy beat up version of a popular car
make a few videos about the top 10 things you like, hate, need to fix.
make videos attempting to fix things
generate views
write it all off as a tax expense for your youtube business.
It's post-Christmas but why are you being a grinch?

These are young people trying to earn a living (or income supplement) doing something that clearly they love doing and having fun at it. Would you rather they get a 9-5 office job or bum around at the mall?

In the old days you would have newspapers or magazines doing car reviews (many that left much to be desired) or video reviewers such as MotorWeek that, frankly, is no better than the modern YouTubers at providing useful information. Of course as with everything else some YouTube reviewers do a better job than others, but on the whole I think they do a decent job filling this niche and I for one enjoy their videos.
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