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Do you own a diesel powered BMW? Maybe a 335d or a BMW x35d? Come and talk about what makes your car great!

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Old 09-25-2007, 07:14 AM
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How many would like a diesel?

I'm just curious, how many bmw enthusiasts would be interested in a 323d or 330d? "Show of hands" - nothing formal.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:06 AM
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If anyone goes into Youtube and searches up acceleration videos of the BMW diesels, you'd be VERY surprised.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:08 AM
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I dont really like the sound of diesel engines. Yeah they're better on gas, yeah they're better for the environment, etc etc. If they can get them to sound better I might consider one.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:10 AM
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323d for me

I'll take 323d, thank you! Perfect ride for my 90 miles daily commute.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:11 AM
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I'd like to see a diesel X5. I drive the V10 diesel Touareg, and it rocked.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:40 PM
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I'm just curious, how many bmw enthusiasts would be interested in a 323d or 330d? "Show of hands" - nothing formal.
330d works for me
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:53 PM
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It would make a good Status car since power and performance aren't important. It will only need to look good standing still

They wouldn't sell them here in CA... pollution and all... they had the Jetta TDI's for like 6 mths and then pulled them again.

If we could get them here I might consider one
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:10 PM
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Id probably buy one. I bought the wife a 190D turbo which is very old but is a joy to drive. My bmw has to down shift on a hill coming back back a town near here alot when climbing it and the 190D turbo diesel doesnt even need the pedal pushed down hardly any and never downshifts or slows down. Very impressed with it. Not to mention the mileage.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:14 PM
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Not to mention if bmw's diesel is near as reliable as mercedes diesels are then they would rock investment wise since the worlds record for mileage is 2.3 million miles on a 240D mercedes greek cab drivers car.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:17 PM
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I'd really have to drive one before offering an opinion. Definitely worth checking into. I must admit I have some prejudices against diesels (noise, pollution, don't revv easily), but there's nothing I'd like more to have those wiped away!
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:39 PM
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Drive a turbo diesel like the 190d I got the wife before writing off the wont rev easy. That thing hits 2k rpms and turbo kicks in hard and all hell breaks loose. It will even burn tires at 3500 rpm on a flat surface sometimes.

Its no slouch.

I had a 240D I bought once and it sucked. You had to back up some driveways to even get up them it was so weak.
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:04 PM
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It would make a good Status car since power and performance aren't important. It will only need to look good standing still

They wouldn't sell them here in CA... pollution and all... they had the Jetta TDI's for like 6 mths and then pulled them again.

If we could get them here I might consider one
This says their next year's diesel(s) will be 50-state legal.

(click on "Advanced Diesel")

http://www.bmwusa.com/BMW2003/Templa...ACHEHINT=Guest
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:09 PM
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Or just get a diesel and run it on veggie or bio diesel. Its emissions excempt in CA from what I read.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:15 AM
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I would gladly purchase either a 320d or 330d.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:13 AM
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I would buy one in a second.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:23 AM
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I've never driven one, but they don't appeal to me at all.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:26 AM
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:34 AM
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Not me. I'd rather have a nice high reving 4 cyl engine (something like the 320Si!).


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Old 09-26-2007, 08:54 AM
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It would make a good Status car since power and performance aren't important. It will only need to look good standing still
No, a diesel wouldn't make a good status car. A diesel means you care more about economy and practicality, and that you're a bit stingy since you want to get 40 miles to the gallon, as opposed to 14. The "d" and the engine note would tell the whole world "I don't care about screaming revs. I care about real-life practicality".

Diesels are "uncool", as you might say. That way, only people who don't care about how "cool" something is (like me) would buy one.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:07 AM
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I'm just curious, how many bmw enthusiasts would be interested in a 323d or 330d? "Show of hands" - nothing formal.
I'd like to see at least one diesel in each series (well, maybe not a 6er). I'm hoping that I can retire my E39 on its 10th birthday (2009) and replace it with a 3-door (European-style) 120d. I love the look and proportions of that car.
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Ever since the untimely death of my 7 Series I have been patiently awaiting the US debut of the Diesel 7 series. I fear that they shall never actually come here.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:30 AM
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For those that don't like the sound of diesels, go to a Le Mans race and listen to Audi's prototype. Out of all of the cars racing, it was by far my favorite car to listen to. Sounded like a jet.

I would love to have a diesel, specifically a turbo diesel.
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Or just get a diesel and run it on veggie or bio diesel. Its emissions excempt in CA from what I read.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:13 PM
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I would. It would be impractical for me to get rid of my 2006 so soon, but when the time came it would probably be at the top of my list.
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It would make a good Status car since power and performance aren't important. It will only need to look good standing still
I should have clarified per BoltJames LOL

Me I would buy it for the good fuel economy tho Bio-diesel would be hard to get even here in the Bay Area and it would still be a nice looking car
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