Posted by DAT on November 13, 1998 at 11:00:23:
For all you E46 323i owners I thought you might be intersted in the following additional options which are easily added yourself. The E46 alarm system has a list price of $300.00 but you can order it for $225.00 thru THE BMW STORE (its a dealership / 800-543-1649) in Cincinnati, OH (P/N: 65-73-9-416-520). Likewise for the center console folding armrest in either black, sand or gray. Again, I went through THE BMW STORE and paid $215.77 for all the pieces that make up the armrest. The armrest consists of 6 items including: 1.) leather armrest 2.) center console 3.) upper console 4.) bolt (3 required) 5.) bushing (3 required) 6.) stop bumper (2 required). The rear deck spoiler lists for $316.00 but THE BMW STORE will sell them for $237.00 (P/N: 82-63-9-410-900). The spoiler does not have any LED's built into it.
Also, for those that live in states that don't require license plates on the front of the vehicle you may want to order the more streamlined front bumper license-plate filler piece (P/N: 51-11-8-195-304 / $12.64 at THE BMW STORE). This makes the black bumper strip the same width all the way across the front bumper. The cars are coming in with filler plates that accommodate a front license plate.