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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 02-25-2010, 12:03 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:50 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:53 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:21 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:51 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:26 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:36 PM
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serious question, because I am considering it.... other than torque.... why?
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:39 PM
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It actually seems kind of lonely over here. I'm heading back to the main 3 series forum.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:09 PM
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serious question, because I am considering it.... other than torque.... why?
Why a diesel??????
Could be the 37+mpg....could be the unique quickness of the car on the highway.....could be the long range between fuel ups....might be the fact that the diesel is a conversation starter...or the priceless look on some guys face when he realizes he has just lost a race to a diesel.
Everyone on this forum is going to have his/her own reason for driving a diesel...what is making you consider a "d"?
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:40 PM
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serious question, because I am considering it.... other than torque.... why?
It's a near perfect blend of performance and economy, for me. It was really the only logical choice, given some other changes in my life.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:09 PM
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:14 PM
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Interested in seeing if they're ever going to put a 4-cyl turbodiesel in USA-market X1 or X3. If they did that, the combination of good fuel economy and utility might be irresistible for me. Otherwise, we might end up with an Audi or VW for our next car.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:50 PM
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we were looking for a new bmw with the performance of the e46 330i but with better mpg. the 328 was close in performance but the mpg wasn't good enough.

335i had better performance but about the same mpg. once the 335d was announced we were sold. better performance than the 330i (slower than 335i yes) and a really much better mpg
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:53 PM
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I am going to wait until there is enough interest before I take this forum seriously.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:55 PM
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YAHOO ! And GOOOOGLE, 2

Congratulations, all of you diesel folks. Now, we just need to migrate all of the interesting threads that we have been trying to share information.

We need to get everyone on board.

And the next object of diesel affection would be a wiki to store long-lasting diesel facts and model hints.

Well done, folks !
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:56 PM
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I am going to wait until there is enough interest before I take this forum seriously.

Hey, Lanc3r - this is a VERY serious forum. Meet me at Griots Monday morning (the old store).
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:06 PM
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Hey, Lanc3r - this is a VERY serious forum. Meet me at Griots Monday morning (the old store).
I have to work Monday mornings but thanks. You weren't inviting me for a showdown were you.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:10 PM
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Heck, NO !

I just wanted to make sure that I get to meet a local living 'fester before I use up my warranty. Besides I thought we could indulge some Griots wisdom. I actually have an appointment for a little free detailing knowledge.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:14 PM
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I just wanted to make sure that I get to meet a local living 'fester before I use up my warranty. Besides I thought we could indulge some Griots wisdom. I actually have an appointment for a little free detailing knowledge.
Cool. There are quite a few meets at the Griots. It would be good to meet up sometime. Check out the Puget Sound BMW CCA. Lots of very cool Bimmers around.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:14 PM
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serious question, because I am considering it.... other than torque.... why?
My daily driver is a modded VW 1.9 tdi. It is so much fun to walk away from everyone going up a mountain pass and get mid 40's mpg doing it.

If you get a chance take a modern turbo diesel to the longest steepest hill (I-70 west of Denver comes to mind) on the interstate in your area. Slow down to about 50, don't down shift, and mash the pedal to the floor. In about 10 seconds you'll understand.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:38 AM
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X5d rules!

Proud owner of a 2010 X5d here... If you think diesel makes a lot of sense even on relatively smaller vehicles like the 335 (and it does), diesel on a heavy vehicle like the X5 makes even more sense. A back-slamming-into-seat torque AND 26 mpg on a 5000+ lb vehicle baby!!! Beat that...
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:31 AM
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Am I dreaming?! Yes, there's a diesel forum! Anyways, I want a diesel too! Mine's sitting at the VDC/VPC (can't keep up with the acronym's) in Oxnard as we speak.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:12 AM
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Count me in for wanting one, too. I will probably have to settle for a model that is not my first choice...

1st -- F11 535dT (not gonna happen)
2nd -- F25 X3d (might happen, but couple of years down the line)
3rd -- 335dT (not gonna happen)
4th -- X5d (a little larger/heavier than I'd like, but may have to settle)

I have an '04 Dodge (Mercedes-Benz) Sprinter and a itty-bitty Kubota tractor; that's a total of 8 Diesel cylinders so far -- five on one and three on the other...
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:24 AM
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My next BMW will be an E61 535d, then I will wait until they fixed all of the problems with F11 and upgrade to a 535d.

And congrats to the admin here for actually listening to the members and opening a diesel forum. I am pleasantly shocked.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:27 PM
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I want one. And I ordered one. 6/25/10 ED 2011 335d. ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, Navi, CA, H-K sound, paddles. Tasman Green/Saddle Brown to be a little unusual.

I can't wait, and neither can my fam, since we are taking almost 4 WEEKS to break her in.

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