I just purchased an E46, 2002 325i. I was just looking for an everyday driver since I sold my Duramax truck. I also have a 99 Z28, that I didn't want to wear out driving everyday. I was craigslist searching pretty much whatever came up at 7k or less. I found the 325i. The guy had an accident right after he posted it. I went and looked at it, and deemed it repairable. I'll be getting the rpair part this weekend, and have it painted and installed within 2 weeks. So far I love it. My wife keeps saying," I thought it was for ME!"
Oh yeah...it's a 5 speed. I'll try to post pics....here goes.......
Here is the damage. Fender is $100 in Smyrna Ga. The guy that does my paint is gonna do that and install for $150.00. That is what having a tire mount machine and balancer gets you!!!
Nothing internal bent. Just fender.