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Old 12-06-2017, 02:07 PM
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e92 335i coupe after highschool

I want an e92 335i when i graduate from highschool. Im planning to pay 25% of the price for a used e92. I will be attending a community college near my house. Iíve researched a lot over whether or not to get an e92 as my first car. Is there any advice or tips that would anyone can give me?
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:17 PM
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Is there any advice or tips that would anyone can give me?
Yep. Read the other threads from folks asking about buying a BMW as a first car. Basically, if you have a lot of $$, go for it. If you don't, buy a nice Honda or Toyota or the like and save your money for a time when you can afford the car and the maintenance.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:27 PM
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If you don't, buy a nice Honda or Toyota or the like and save your money for a time when you can afford the car and the maintenance.
Will working a part time job be enough to maintain the car? I will have a warranty for the car.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:36 PM
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Go to the following link which will take you to the E90post with a thread/post buying guide on the 335i.
As in HS, do your homework and don't strictly rely on Carfax as the bible of a car's history.
It does not contain everything and whatever you cars you find, always get a P.P.I. done on it.

A Buyer/Owners Guide to the N54 engine & the E9X 335i
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:51 AM
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Will working a part time job be enough to maintain the car? I will have a warranty for the car.
Maybe the best way to answer that is to have a read through the threads in the forum and look at typical maintenance and problems. Something simple, like a battery replacement, can cost a couple hundred bucks for the battery + another $50-$100 for a shop to do a computer reset (yes, highway robbery).

A brake sensor that is a few dollars for any other car is $10-$20 for a BMW.

Oil change kits are $55+

You never know - you may find a perfectly trouble free car. You may get one that needs a lot of work. Don't know what you are looking at for warranties, but for older used cars they are usually expensive and have significant deductibles.

My first vehicle was a rusted out classic Jeep pickup that I put way too much money into and sold for a small loss. It was fun and not too terribly expensive lesson. I learned a lot, and they went out and bought a nice little Honda that got me places cheaply and ran well for years for a very reasonable cost. Then I went out and bought a rusted out Triumph TR6 and repeated the first lesson. After that, I tended to make sure I had a reliable low cost driver and a fun toy that I could work on myself, while still getting myself around town with a primary vehicle.

We all can give you opinions. Do your research and make your own mind up.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:03 AM
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Go to the following link which will take you to the E90post with a thread/post buying guide on the 335i.
A Buyer/Owners Guide to the N54 engine & the E9X 335i
Thanks a lot!
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:04 AM
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:29 PM
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In my experience--15+ years thereof, with multiple BMWs--to keep an out-of-warranty BMW in top running condition you should expect to spend roughly 10Ę-15Ę per mile driven on maintenance and repairs. That assumes a mix of professional (dealer and/or independent shop) and do-it-yourself (DIY) service, mostly with Genuine BMW or top-quality OEM parts, on a car in decent condition from the outset. You can spend less, but rarely without good luck and/or some compromises--like doing a lot of your own work, or rolling the dice on cheap parts (or both).

In terms of dollars, just multiply your projected annual mileage by 0.1 or 0.15, and expect to spend at least that much every year on maintenance/repairs. For the average 12,000mi/yr driver, that's $1,200 - $1,800 per year. If you're smart, you'll add a 25-50% cushion to that; if you have a warranty, don't knock off more than 10% (because warranties have deductibles and exclusions).

The most important thing to remember is to have that much cash in reserve immediately after you buy, register and insure the car. You don't want to be caught empty-handed if the only service the car needs in the next year hits the month after you take it home, but costs $1,500. Keep setting aside that $100-$150/month for the duration of ownership and let it accumulate; sooner or later, you'll need it.

Bear in mind that this is maintenance and repair spending only--service/parts necessary to keep the car running, safe, and reliable. Fuel, accessories, modifications, and any and all non-essential stuff is on top of that.

If you think you can cover that, without piling up debt (or leaning so heavily on your parents that they sell your car while you're sleeping ), then go for it with confidence. If you're way under those numbers, then as advised find yourself a nice Honda or whatever--something that leaves you discretionary cash for having FUN (with or without the car)!
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If you're paying 25%, who's paying the rest?
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Assume he means pay 25% of what the original value of car when new.
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Sorry I meant I will help pay 25% of the car and my parents pay the rest. No financing. $12k-$18k car

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Is finding a well maintained and reliable e92 335i more a matter of luck or knowing for sure the car is in great condition?
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:02 AM
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Is finding a well maintained and reliable e92 335i more a matter of luck or knowing for sure the car is in great condition?
If you're going for the pre-Lci 335i, I'd say you're a rather brave chap...by the time you're done dealing with let's say the injector replacements, you'll be looking at the prospect of finding a permanent solution for that annoying waste-gate rattle on both turbos only to realise that OEM ones, unlike in MOST other cases when it comes to choosing parts, do NOT offer the best solution as they tend to fail AGAIN in the future...There are ways to deal with the rattle permanently by use of specialists aftermarket parts fabricators (in the UK).
The single-turbo 335i's (facelift) tend to be more reliable.
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Is finding a well maintained and reliable e92 335i more a matter of luck or knowing for sure the car is in great condition?
Consider a 328i 2009 or newer and your chances of being lucky will improve!
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:31 AM
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Yeah I am more towards buying an n55 instead of an n54. Im deciding between spending a little more on a lower mileage (50-70k) rather than one with (80k-100k) but Iím wondering if it really matters if a car has higher mileage but is in good condition
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A car with a fastidious owner who takes care of every issue or problem, and maintains the car perfectly according to the manufacturer schedule, will likely last a lot longer than a car owned by someone who doesn't do much maintenance -- even if the better-maintained car has much higher miles. When you're buying a used car, it's important to figure out exactly which one you're getting.
Cared for miles, even if they're a lot are much better than low neglected miles.
Having owned 9 cars 'till present of which 7 are Bmw's has been my way of realising this..

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Yeah I am more towards buying an n55 instead of an n54. Im deciding between spending a little more on a lower mileage (50-70k) rather than one with (80k-100k) but Iím wondering if it really matters if a car has higher mileage but is in good condition
Once you start hitting 50k miles, the maintenance Costs increase. You can find the manuals online. Read through the list and price it out for an idea of what it will cost.
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If I get a PPI on a 335i, and it passes it with no issues, can I be comfortable that it will not give me any big problems in the future? (just a general question)

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If I get a PPI on a 335i, and it passes it with no issues, can I be comfortable that it will not give me any big problems in the future? (just a general question)
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I want an e92 335i when i graduate from highschool. Im planning to pay 25% of the price for a used e92. I will be attending a community college near my house. Iíve researched a lot over whether or not to get an e92 as my first car. Is there any advice or tips that would anyone can give me?

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If I get a PPI on a 335i, and it passes it with no issues, can I be comfortable that it will not give me any big problems in the future? (just a general question)
No - and a sincere question - why are you so determined to buy this particular car?

Other people, young and old, have asked the question the forum. The consistent response is "if you can't afford to fix it, don't buy it. Go buy a nice used ________________ (Honda, Toyota, Nissan, etc.) and when you have the income level to support a BMW, buy it and enjoy it."

That's the practical side. If you are so in love with the BMW brand you are willing to take the risk, spin the wheel and take your chances.
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No - and a sincere question - why are you so determined to buy this particular car?

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The first car I ever drove was my dadís 2014 328d and since then i have been inlove with bmwís, and itís not his first bmw. I have driven 335i, 340i and itís just the feeling of driving it that makes me crave it so much. My dream car is the f80 m3. The reason why I want a e92 is because it is an amazing looking car, the performance is top and for the price they are being sold (used), there isnt another car that gives you what this car gives you. I understand this car is too much of a car for an 18year old but Iím determined to find a well maintained one and take good care of it once it is mine. Working part time while in college will help pay for the maintenance and keep it in good condition. I might be obsessed to say the least but who isnít when they want something so bad?
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:45 AM
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I might be obsessed to say the least but who isnít when they want something so bad?
Great answer. You've heard all the risks and have thought about ways to mitigate them. (PPI, low mile car, etc.) Good luck with the purchase and hope all goes well.
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