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Old 08-02-2013, 11:04 AM
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Ramblinman that was amazing. But know all of you have dashed my dreams of owning what I thought would be a 4dr AT quasi-M3 lol. I'm just going to give up, buy a Prius and drive in the left lane going 5 under the posted limit lol.

But seriously, I'm still going to test drive a 335. I'm guessing its pretty awesome.

Thanks again to everyone on here for all the feedback, really appreciate it!
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:08 AM
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Ramblinman that was amazing. But know all of you have dashed my dreams of owning what I thought would be a 4dr AT quasi-M3 lol. I'm just going to give up, buy a Prius and drive in the left lane going 5 under the posted limit lol.

But seriously, I'm still going to test drive a 335. I'm guessing its pretty awesome.

Thanks again to everyone on here for all the feedback, really appreciate it!
It's awesome. But awesome comes with a price. Just mentally prepare yourself for ownership is all we're saying...no one is trying to deter you away from the brand, you just have to know what you're getting yourself into, ESPECIALLY if you aren't a DIY type of guy.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:35 AM
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I'm nearly 5 years into my '09 E90 LCI 335xi and wouldn't have done a thing differently. I've posted before that I had a scary amount of things fixed under warranty, but nothing since (knock wood), but still decided to buy it off my lease because there wasn't anything else on the road I'd rather drive. Every time I get in and drive it, I wind up saying to myself how excellent a car it is, even after all this time. It flat out hauls ass with the N54 and handles so predictably that I feel I can place the car within an inch of where I want to at all times. And it's luxurious inside. That said, I can't say the same for the F30 in terms of the driving feel despite it being a really nice car as well. I think BMW knocked it out of the park with the E90 335.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:18 PM
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330i is gonna be simpler and more reliable. I like the E46 suggestion even better (I think it's better looking than the pre-LCI E90).
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Ramblinman that was amazing. But know all of you have dashed my dreams of owning what I thought would be a 4dr AT quasi-M3 lol. I'm just going to give up, buy a Prius and drive in the left lane going 5 under the posted limit lol.

But seriously, I'm still going to test drive a 335. I'm guessing its pretty awesome.

Thanks again to everyone on here for all the feedback, really appreciate it!
So far I've had to replace the Injector on cylinder 6 a bad plug and my HPFP will be replaced next week. There's nothing else I would rather drive that doesn't start with M. Get it love it drive the *uck out of it. GF likes nice things have her get a nice job. If she loves you she'll want you to be happy. There's no turning back from an N54.

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Old 08-02-2013, 10:04 PM
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The thing about threads like this, is that after reading all the previous posts, I almost can't post my positive experience without feeling like I am misleading you. I've had a water pump go out, but that's it, in 72 k miles in an 07 335i. Maybe I put a jinx on myself. I won't tell you to go out and get one, but I've sure enjoyed my car.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:15 AM
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Thanks DDTan

Honestly your response was the exact response I was hoping for. A water pump in 70k miles is spectacularly good. I was hoping for MORE like that. I was saddened by the couple of guys "if you can't afford to fix this car all the time then buy a Subaru," I mean c'mon lol. I'm going to test drive an 07 335i sedan AT 55k miles $21k. I'm excited! But I've got a list of things to check out thanks to searching this forum and the responses on this thread. I need research walnut blasting still, I'll do that now

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Old 08-03-2013, 10:36 AM
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Honestly your response was the exact response I was hoping for. A water pump in 70k miles is spectacularly good. I was hoping for MORE like that. I was saddened by the couple of guys "if you can't afford to fix this car all the time then buy a Subaru," I mean c'mon lol. I'm going to test drive an 07 335i sedan AT 55k miles $21k. I'm excited! But I've got a list of things to check out thanks to searching this forum and the responses on this thread. I need research walnut blasting still, I'll do that now
Everyone is bound to run into some issue or anomaly with any BMW; this is the forum where you'll get the most help. Good luck and don't forget the PPI; throw ideas/pricing to the forum for responses.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:41 AM
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Re: No BS opinions from 335 owners

Only had 3 hpfp and water pump replaced . Still like the car after all these issues , just put aside some money for major repairs .
Didn't think BMW had to use turbos in their cars , having turbos increases the chance of high maintenance in these cars . But they are still ultimate driving machine

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Old 08-03-2013, 11:01 AM
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Everyone is bound to run into some issue or anomaly with any BMW; this is the forum where you'll get the most help. Good luck and don't forget the PPI; throw ideas/pricing to the forum for responses.
Exactly, most cars worth driving are going to have one issue or another. Maintenance and repairs are part of owning any car. You can drive any number of Asian brands and have reliability at the cost of excitement, if that's what you want.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:44 AM
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I bought a 08 335i coupe salvage title for $22,000 but I can work on just about any car. It only had 48,000 miles and the only thing I've done to it is the COBB tuning and took the mufflers out, also is my daily driver. You can find a four door for less then a coupe.
I had a E46 and had the same problems that every body is talking about. My 335i just fault a spark plug and is going to cost me $150 for al the plugs and the special socket and I'm clearing the code my self, too. I do drive it like it should it is a bimmer and it is made for flying low. Don't get a automatic transmission they are not made that good.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:13 PM
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Re: No BS opinions from 335 owners

I have a 2011 335 and never had a major issue. Id test drive a new f30 335, as the old and new ones drive very differently

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Old 08-04-2013, 01:39 PM
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Short story...1 335 & current 2013 "Is" Zero issues with 100% driving pleasure.Looking for total reliability??? Purchase a Lexus.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:58 PM
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Honestly your response was the exact response I was hoping for. A water pump in 70k miles is spectacularly good. I was hoping for MORE like that. I was saddened by the couple of guys "if you can't afford to fix this car all the time then buy a Subaru," I mean c'mon lol. I'm going to test drive an 07 335i sedan AT 55k miles $21k. I'm excited! But I've got a list of things to check out thanks to searching this forum and the responses on this thread. I need research walnut blasting still, I'll do that now
Here's the issue.These cars are maintenance intensive, and they have known issues that if they crop up can be 3-4 thousand dollars to fix. They may not ever occur, but if someone uses all their capital just buying the car and then is hit with the AC evaporator issue or the wastegate actuator (most often this is under an extended warranty) it can put a major crimp in their finances. This is not a car to buy on a shoestring budget. Since you stated in your second post " I'm poor", it leads me to believe that you may not have sufficient capital in reserve to make a 335 a smart gamble. If you do or you feel like gambling, good luck, I hope it works out for you. N4S
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:12 PM
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Not enough time in the day to read from all the complaints but I got the car I wanted a 335 with 45k miles on it 6 months ago, no problems so far besides a plug in the run flats is not holding up good and I had to buy a quart of oil at Advance. Other then that it has been great. I just keep a couple grand laying around in case something happens. Try to buy from a BMW dealership they usually only sell good cars that have been checked out.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:25 PM
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I have had my E92 335i now for almost 4 years. I bought it as a BMW CPO with 6yr/100K warranty. It has had its fair share of issues. But most everything has been covered under warranty. The dealership I use and my SA as well as the tech that worked on my car have always great. I have also had BMW loaners provided to me. So no issues there.

All in all that is the most you can ask from a manufacture to stand behind their product and take care of any defects.

I ran my car fully stock for first 2.5 years except for wheels/tire upgrade. In the last 1.5 years I have started modifying it slowly. I love the N54 twin turbo. It is super easy to modify and extract extra power from. I love driving my E92 tuned 335i. It is my daily driver and I have enjoyed 4 yrs with it. I am looking forward to enjoying few more with it.

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:03 PM
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Have you considered the (much) more reliable later models of the 328 with the N52 and 6MT?
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