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Old 03-08-2012, 06:29 PM
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How rare?

I was just curious if anybody knew just how rare of a car our D's are? I mean, I keep reading articles that show month after month BMW is selling more cars than ever and since there has been no named follow up to our cars in the F30 line up I figure it would be interesting to know how many 335d's (no X35d numbers please) were made during the course of its E90 life cycle compared to total E90's made. (BTW, not looking to sell my D anytime soon) Any takers?
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:48 PM
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I hope not too rare because I do not think them being rare is going to actually help resale value at any point that I'd still continue to own it. If anything I think it will scare off more potential buyers.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:29 AM
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There were some sales figures posted somewhere in another thread in this forum. That should give you an idea.

I keep seeing one pooping up now and again. Saw two others in a space of about 12 hours, so they're out there.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:45 AM
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I would say somewhere between bigfoot and living elvis rare.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:14 AM
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IIRC, the last 2-3 years they were selling as many 335d's as 335i (sedan only). I believe that's 3,000-4,000 per year in the US. Check Spiro's site: http://www.thedieseldriver.com/ I think he's got some info there.

Yeah: http://www.thedieseldriver.com/2010/...economics-200/

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Old 03-09-2012, 11:15 AM
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IIRC, the last 2-3 years they were selling as many 335d's as 335i (sedan only). I believe that's 3,000-4,000 per year in the US. Check Spiro's site: http://www.thedieseldriver.com/ I think he's got some info there.

Yeah: http://www.thedieseldriver.com/2010/...economics-200/
I read something like that last year also. I find it hard to believe though. I have seen maybe 2 or 3 other 335ds in the past 6 months...and at least 50 335i's.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:10 PM
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IIRC, the last 2-3 years they were selling as many 335d's as 335i (sedan only). I believe that's 3,000-4,000 per year in the US. Check Spiro's site: http://www.thedieseldriver.com/ I think he's got some info there.

Yeah: http://www.thedieseldriver.com/2010/...economics-200/
Interesting. Our cars may not be that rare, but those of us who have one are a lucky bunch. I sure am enjoying the ride so far. Long live the D!
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:14 PM
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It would appear if you want a rare diesel then get an R350 Blutec then you will have one confused car .. no minivan ... no cross over ... no station wagon
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:20 PM
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It would appear if you want a rare diesel then get an R350 Blutec then you will have one confused car .. no minivan ... no cross over ... no station wagon
Ha...Ha...Ha. No way I'm getting a Merc. Just not my type of car. Even though it's German made and of good quality. I love my bmer D. =-)
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:45 PM
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It would appear if you want a rare diesel then get an R350 Blutec then you will have one confused car .. no minivan ... no cross over ... no station wagon
The Pontiac Aztek of the german car world
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:50 PM
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The Pontiac Aztek of the german car world
Yeah, only at least MBZ did make an R63 for awhile there so that does win brownie points when classified as one of the worlds fastest production mini vans.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:14 AM
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Still assembled in Dixie alongside the other M & GL SUV's. I see a fair number of the R's out here, but they all look like hearses to me. Sorry, just not into that art deco rear end treatment -- looks like the old "Adenhauer" sedan to me. As far as diesels go, lots of X5 diesels on the road here. The eco credit and other allowances made them cheaper than the base X5 for a short time.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:16 AM
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Last time I was at the dealer waiting for them to bring my car in, a number of X5s pulled in and every single one of them was a diesel. I remember it well because every single one of them sounded much more like a diesel truck than how my car sounded when it came in. I see 335d models all the time and I also see 335i models but of course more 335i cars have been sold over more years so that is to be expected. I do not think I see some huge amount more of 335i cars over 335d cars.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:28 AM
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Apart from my own I've seen *three* "d"s since the day I bought mine...I saw two in the Northeast and one in Quebec.Given that they lack AWD I've often wondered if they might be more common in areas that have no winter...FL,TX,CA,etc.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:11 PM
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I've seen quite a few in the bay area, ca, sometimes i'll see two or three in a day besides my own. I didn't notice them at first, but after my friend stopped by in his 335d (he got his before I did) I started noticing them more and more. Definitely in the last year since I've picked up my car I've noticed them much more. Not sure whether it is me just noticing them more because I'm looking for them more, or whether they were selling more in the last few months.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:45 PM
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They would have sold one more 335d if it would have come with a 3-pedal 6-speed option - to me.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:01 PM
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I have seen 3 335ds on the streets of DC other than mine, one blue color, one silver and one grey.
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