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Old 09-18-2009, 10:57 AM
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How much did you have to pay the intermediary? That should be factored into the overall cost of the car....
I paid $500, and it is figured into the below invoice. It was really ~8500 under invoice and "all-in" I got about ~8000 under invoice.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:10 AM
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guys- please see this thread>>
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=399035
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:21 PM
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There is very little soot on the 335d, the pipes actually stay cleaner than most gasoline cars.

The only time I have seen a bit of accumulation (no more than on any gas car) is when driving it hard with high revs.
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:27 PM
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I used a new program from American Express. Plugged in what I wanted and it came up with two dealers that were participating. Germain in Naples and Coggin's in Fort Pierce. Coggins had the best price. I got roughly $5,500 off sticker and the $4,500 eco credit plust the trade of my 2005TL. It was a great trade up, this car is so nice.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:31 PM
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would be nice. I've been scouring the web for everything 335d while i await my delivery... did i get ripped off, will i need winter tires, what kind of diesel should i use, what is cetane, and what the hell is torque anyway, etc etc
Are you being rhetorical or do you really want to know about the Cetane Index?
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:12 PM
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I used a new program from American Express. Plugged in what I wanted and it came up with two dealers that were participating. Germain in Naples and Coggin's in Fort Pierce. Coggins had the best price. I got roughly $5,500 off sticker and the $4,500 eco credit plust the trade of my 2005TL. It was a great trade up, this car is so nice.
$5,500 off MSRP which included the $4,500 Eco Credit? Or $5,500 + $4,500 Eco Credit for a total of $10,000 off MSRP? If you got $10,000 off MSRP, you probably have the record for best price. At $10,000 off MSRP, the dealer took a loss on the transaction....
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:21 AM
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$5,500 off MSRP and the eco credit, but remember that I had a trade in too so that is another factor in what the totla deal was.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:02 AM
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Social Group for Diesel Owners - already here on Bimmerfest

There is already a Diesel Owners/Aficionados on bimmerfest. It's a social group rather than a blog - but it's been around for a couple of months.

It's not a Forum - but it easily could become one when the numbers increase....

And diesels are more unique than any other vehicle model, simply because they ARE rare.

But then again, so are these
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Isetta-iso.jpg.

The original mass produced SMART car.

Progressive Compression !

PC !

What the ??????
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:08 AM
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can you provide a link to this group?
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:34 AM
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Its my understanding that there are about 500 335d's imported in 2009. Does anyone have import #'s for MR 09 335d's in the US.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:58 AM
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Huge difference between bmw gas and diesel engines

BMW diesel engine dipstick !

It's true.

There is no computerized means of measuring the engine oil.

You have to RELEASE the hood, GET out of the car, LIFT the hood, and PULL out the stick to SEE how much synthetic is still flowing through the engine.

It's quite an experience. BMW gas engines don't have that intimacy of becoming one with a diesel dipstick.

It's almost enough to make a person want to actually change the filter and oil themselves !

But that would be a little overboard. Crazy talk !



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The only other differences I could find were the differential and the a/t. Other than those 3 items (engine, transmission and differential), the car is exactly the same as an E90 with the N54 engine.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:00 AM
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:02 AM
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Rob- this is true for the 335d, but for some reason there is no dipstick on the same engine in the x5d :dunno
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:08 AM
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ROB,

Where in Germany are you located? Enjoying retirement, ehhh!
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:13 AM
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Joe,

I sent you a PM. Trying to get your location. I'm in Weston and Danik (E90 site) is in Sunrise.

Hey, anybody seen the latest Audi A3 TDI commercial? It just came out here in South Florida.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:31 AM
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Cool SAV without a dipstick ?

Good thing that my wife didn't want an SAV !

I almost leased one, because I was getting desperate for a diesel, and I really wanted a 535xd. Not possible.

So folks, I too, purchased a 335d without ever driving one.

From this guy in Chicago (ED Pusher - street name - Irv ). While I was in Germany. Over the internet and telephone.

I used to go to Safeway and read the Ultra Low Sulphur content at the pumps. One time I got caught sniffing the nozzle. Almost got busted for that one.

Can't say how many times I came home reeking of diesel. That's when my wife intervened.


Hi ! My name is ROB and I'm a Diesel Head !

And I proud of it !!
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:45 PM
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335d

Does anybody know of a BMW dealership anywhere in California that is selling 335d sedans at below MSRP? So far, all I have been able to find are those who will discount by the $4500 BMW is currently offering. I am willing to build the car and wait, as long as the dealer can give me a build slot before the 11/2 deadline.

I am willing to agree to a reasonable profit deal, but don't think that $1500 to $1900+ over invoice is reasonable...or is it, and am I the one being unrealistic?

Any help/advice will be most appreciated. I just need to know if I am not seeing things clearly.

I will purchase as soon as a dealer comes close to what I think is a reasonable deal for both sides.

Please feel free to move this post.

Richard
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:48 PM
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Does anybody know of a BMW dealership anywhere in California that is selling 335d sedans at below MSRP? So far, all I have been able to find are those who will discount by the $4500 BMW is currently offering. I am willing to build the car and wait, as long as the dealer can give me a build slot before the 11/2 deadline.

I am willing to agree to a reasonable profit deal, but don't think that $1500 to $1900+ over invoice is reasonable...or is it, and am I the one being unrealistic?

Any help/advice will be most appreciated. I just need to know if I am not seeing things clearly.

I will purchase as soon as a dealer comes close to what I think is a reasonable deal for both sides.

Please feel free to move this post.

Richard
Contact Philippe Kahn at pkahn@southbaybmw.com His days off are Sunday and Monday, so don't expect a response until Tuesday. If he has a production slot available, he will do right by you.

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Old 09-21-2009, 07:38 AM
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Rob- this is true for the 335d, but for some reason there is no dipstick on the same engine in the x5d :dunno
Actually there is a dipstick on the X5d. But it also has the electronic dipstick from what I understand (I wish the 335d had both as well...).
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:19 AM
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Actually there is a dipstick on the X5d. But it also has the electronic dipstick from what I understand (I wish the 335d had both as well...).
the odd thing is that the on-line manual for the x5 does not show or mention the dipstick.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:34 AM
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I have been driving my 335d sport/premium, for a few months now. Live in Canada. Loving the car. Really like how it pulls whenever you hit the throttle and doesnt' seem to be any different from 60 to 80 or 100 to 120 mph. Let it loose and it just runs. I can't help but grin while I write this.

I am shopping for winter tires. Had Blizzak LM 25s on my Lexus IS 350 and they performed very well over one of the worst snow winters we have had in Calgary in a long time. My local tire store said the Blizzak 25 in my size is discontinued, so I am calling around a little. Want to get a dedicated winter tire/wheel set so I may change the tire size slightly.

Any recommedations?
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:06 AM
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Glad you are enjoying the d! What kind of fuel economy are you seeing?

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...Want to get a dedicated winter tire/wheel set so I may change the tire size slightly.

Any recommedations?
Nokian WR G2
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:51 PM
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I am getting 30 mpg (US), overall average (7.9 l/100km). Most of my driving is city. Recently did a little road trip to Montana and got 6.0l/100km (40mpg), but I am not driving for economy, it is just too much fun to give 'er.

just got a ridiculous quote from a tire store in Calgary not very special rims and dunlop 3D wintersports for 2296+tax.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:58 PM
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Dr. Anger, what is the price difference there between diesel and regular gasoline?
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:16 AM
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I'm in

Ordered my 2010 Space Gray 335d in August. Shows as Awaiting transport as of today. My guess is that we are all in the same build. Does another month wait sound about right?
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