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Old 01-23-2013, 08:48 AM
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Planning to buy 2008 335I coupe- Need advise

Hello Guys,

I am new to this forum from Calgary AB. I am planning to buy 2008 335i Coupe AWD or RWD. Could you please suggest me what problem i should be facing after buying it or what to be aware of? Please advise I soo love this car but worried about upcoming issues.

Currently driving 2004 Mazda 6GT

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:48 AM
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Without a crystal ball, your question is impossible to answer. Just be dilligent with pre-purchase inspection and make sure the financials don't put you in a bind, and you should be fine.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:50 AM
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I am new to this forum from Calgary AB. I am planning to buy 2008 335i Coupe AWD or RWD. Could you please suggest me what problem i should be facing after buying it or what to be aware of? Please advise I soo love this car but worried about upcoming issues.

Problems? In the stress of an Alberta Winter?

None. Buy now. CPO. Save for a rainy day. If there were to be issues, you would find them by reading forum posts, looking for frequent mention of this or that.

If there were problems.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:45 PM
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Make sure the car has all the recalls done--injectors and high pressure fuel pump mainly. If it's an A/T, there have been a lot of reports of a leaking mechatronic sleeve. It happened to me. It's a few hundred dollars to fix depending on whether you take it to a dealer or an indy and whether you replace the A/T fluid at the time of the repair. There are a few posts on this board about failed turbos. I don't think they are any more defective with BMW than any other car company. They are a wear item and will eventually have to replaced. My 335 coupe has been more trouble free than any car I have owned. The motor is a rocket. Enjoy.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:39 PM
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Make sure the car has all the recalls done--injectors and high pressure fuel pump mainly. If it's an A/T, there have been a lot of reports of a leaking mechatronic sleeve. It happened to me. It's a few hundred dollars to fix depending on whether you take it to a dealer or an indy and whether you replace the A/T fluid at the time of the repair. There are a few posts on this board about failed turbos. I don't think they are any more defective with BMW than any other car company. They are a wear item and will eventually have to replaced. My 335 coupe has been more trouble free than any car I have owned. The motor is a rocket. Enjoy.
Thanks for your reply . Does seal break by reving car higher or its just the normal issue for his model?
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Look fir signs of a tune (piggyback ). Pass on the car if you find anything

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:55 PM
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Look fir signs of a tune (piggyback ). Pass on the car if you find anything

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What you mean by that? didnt get you
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:59 PM
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What you mean by that? didnt get you
Some cars get tuned either via software or piggyback modules. There is a higher chance the car gets abused when is tuned.
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