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Old 02-05-2013, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Skaggs1204 View Post
I have recently fallen head over heels for BMW's after buying a 2005 545i, which was sadly killed by a dead with my friend at the wheel. Long story short I have been looking madly for a new one but instead have found myself looking at the 550i and the 335i. The thing is...I CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND!

First I want to point out the main reason I'm getting a BMW is because I LOVE a drivers car and I feel like I can't do any better than this with a four door car. I have been racing car for nearly 5 years now so I know how I want my car to feel but I don't want to spend a fortune on making it that way so I'm at a cross-road.

THINGS I WANT TO KNOW:
Which one is better in the corners, and why?
Which engine set-up is more reliable (I'm very worried about the turbo)
Which engine is more lively (again I'm worried about the turbo lag)
Any problems that the cars have had, such as Fuel Pump problems or decaying interior.

Please help!
Both the 550i and the 335i would not be classified as having Toyota-like reliability, but they are nice cars. As for the 550i, I'm not sure if there are any engine issues, but some parts of the N62B48 may wear out such as gaskets, possible coolant pipe leak, but I'd believe the V8 to be more reliable than the N54B30. I was never a big fan of FI engines. You will love the torque that the 550i has.
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