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View Poll Results: To get a 328i 2011 with 60k miles or a 2011 335i with 50-60k miles
Get 328i 5 41.67%
get 335i 7 58.33%
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:40 AM
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Thank you very much it clears alot of things up. Especially with this being my first car and furthermore my introduction to BMW I figure this is the best car that really defines who they are as a brand. And you are right people dont post the good stuff with these cars because there would be nothing to talk about, but rather speak on the small minority of issues that plauged early production N55 motors

No problem. Glad to help put things into perspective.
Back in 2010 2011, during my first year of ownership, I was reading all these posts from 335 owners having the HPFP failure and long cranks. After reading so many posts on that topic, I was so paranoid that, for sure, it was going to happen to me. Well, months went by, and then a year, and the HPFP never failed and nor did I experience had any strange long cranks. The HPFP was eventually replaced via the mandatory recall and I didn't have any issues with the replacement whereas the other had to replace more than once. That's when I realized the 335 members on this site, and other similar sites, only represent a small portion of owners all over the globe and don't represent the majority. And then there are those who don't take the time to search and just recycle a problem, issue, or topic that's been beaten like dead horse so it magnifies.

Lately, I have been hearing about people having misfires, bad coils, strange CELs code, turbo rattle issues, engine malfunction/limp mode issues, or water pump failure. None of that has ever happened to my ride. Now one minor issue, and topic of discussion, that did actually happen is the leaking VCG and OFHG which I had replaced (vis my trusted mechanic) earlier this year, as well as, have the spark plugs replaced. That's pretty much the major maintenance I will have done for the year. May get the oil changed towards year end so will see what my oil service indicator says.

The costs to maintain a BMW may be higher compared to like a Toyota, but like I said you won't expect to be bringing it frequently for service or repairs as long as you maintain it properly. If you know a trusted mechanic, or know someone who knows one, it's good to have one because they take the time to do things right as opposed to the bringing it to the dealer who is more focused on volume and getting cars in and out quickly so that customers don't wait.
I am always on top of keeping my car maintained and if I think I need to have something checked I immediately contact my trusted mechanic and he takes care of it.

Good luck.
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:27 AM
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So I have great news! I have purchased a 2012 335i coupe with 64k miles on it! Thing is a beauty
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:43 AM
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Honestly very similar maintenance between the two.

...except for the fact that
  • 328i LCI needs spark plugs at 60K while the 335i LCI needs spark plugs at 45k miles
  • 328i pre-LCI needs spark plugs at 100k while the 335i pre-LCI needs spark plugs at 60k
  • the 335i N54 engine needs walnut blast to clean intake port and combusion chamber at about every 50k
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:00 AM
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Good . I hope it keeps you happy. It must run like a Bear in the park.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:01 AM
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...except for the fact that
  • 328i LCI needs spark plugs at 60K while the 335i LCI needs spark plugs at 45k miles
  • 328i pre-LCI needs spark plugs at 100k while the 335i pre-LCI needs spark plugs at 60k
  • the 335i N54 engine needs walnut blast to clean intake port and combusion chamber at about every 50k
What's LCI?
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:14 AM
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What's LCI?

BMW did a subtle restyling of the exterior lighting, and some subtle body reshaping, taking effect in 2009.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:19 AM
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I heard 2012-2013 were the best when it comes to holding up
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What's LCI?
BMW is known for updates its cars at the mid-point through their life cycles. ... This is known as an LCI, or Life Cycle Impulse, in BMW terms and it happens to every car about three years into its model year.
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I heard 2012-2013 were the best when it comes to holding up
In 2012 the E90 sedan was replaced by the F30 sedan, while some of the other E9n body types continued to be manufactured, and were later replaced by F3n body types.

So the above statement is not universally true of E9n.
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What's LCI?
In addition to "Life Cycle Impulse" as rdkind62 mentioned above, it is also sometimes referred to as the "face-lift" because of the minor styling changes.

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In 2012 the E90 sedan was replaced by the F30 sedan, while some of the other E9n body types continued to be manufactured, and were later replaced by F3n body types.

So the above statement is not universally true of E9n.
I'm referring specifically to the coupes of that year
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