Big fan of the hi-po naturally aspirated straight 6 me and the E-46 M3 is one of finest examples of same. For my money it is THE definitive BMW. This one was a bit tatty and had the rubbish SMG gearbox but "Phoenix Yellow" is the best colour I reckon. I was obsessed with this car in the early noughties and would still fancy one. Anyone got a garage with too much space in it? .
Anyone who has the @mishimoto electric fan for an e46 highly suggest doing this. In their DIY they use spade connectors and heat shrink around it, I get all you have to do is cut the heat shrink to unhook it, but why risk cutting the wire yourself or something on the car? Picked up this plug at autozone, wired it up soldered the connections heat shrunk them. Then put the supplied loom around it all and put another piece of heat shrink just to make it look clean. Now I have weather proof and easy disconnect of the fan #e46#m3#bmw#mishimoto#e46m3#s54