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Old 11-11-2014, 12:34 PM
Frenchx3 Frenchx3 is online now
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Considering purchasing 2011 335i Xdrive

Hi,

I'm considering purchasing a 2011 335i Xdrive sedan and have a few questions for those with experience. I have searched the forums thoroughly and decided the N55 might be more reliable than the N54 given the issues with the HPFP which is why I went to the 2011 model year.

I would appreciate any input you could offer on potential issues I should consider or specific things I should be looking for in the 11' 335i xdrive.

I'm already aware of the recall for the Vanos bolts.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:59 PM
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I own a 2011 335i xdrive .. Purchased in April 2014 .. The best car I ever drove .. Drove Caddy for 10 years..I would recommend CPO.. Best of luck !
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:02 PM
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Get a CPO. I did on my '12 335 coupe. Just keep up on maintenance and you'll be fine. It can't be any worse than my last car haha.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:33 PM
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The 2011 335i with the N55 motor is both more reliable and slower than the N54, not by much I either case though. I personally would look for a 335is from that vintage, that N54 seems to be more reliable than the ones in 2010 and earlier models, and is also the fastest of the six cylinder E9x body style 3 series. I loved my 2009 335i and was fortunate enough to never have an y problems with it, but I know I was the exception and not the norm. Regardless, you can't go wrong with any 2011 335i or 335is. The best 3 series ever in my opinion (I also owned an E46 M3 and E46 330i), and a far cry better driving experience than the current 3.
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:31 AM
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I leased my 2011 335i x drive coupe ink 2011 and ended up buying it at lease end. The new ones don't drive the same. I had my dealer CPO it for $1600 so I am set for 2 more years once my 4 year new car warranty runs out.

I will say though....

1 Water pump failed at 38k miles
2 Sat. radio was drawing too much current causing the car not sleep.
3 Front brakes warped
4 Paint peeling on front air dam

All fixed under new car warranty. Car is great, not as reliable as a Honda though.
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I pulled the trigger on 2011 335i Xdrive last night. It's got 60K on the clock so it's not something they would sell under the CPO program but the price was excellent. I bought it from a local BMW dealer where it was originally purchased and serviced throughout it's life. They had the complete service records and nothing looked out of the ordinary for a vehicle this age.

I'll be picking it up tomorrow. I'm psyched. I just hope it doesn't have as many issues as my X3 has had.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:09 PM
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Enjoy the car French ! Best of luck!
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:34 PM
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Use Top Tier certified fuel, and Techron Concentrate regularly to keep the direct injection and cylinder head happy. Were it my car, I'd also prefer a class IV PAO synthetic motor oil preferably Mobil ! 0W-40. I like the 40W especially in a turbo. Enjoy, French.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:02 AM
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Thanks Jigray,

I learned my lesson with my x3. I only run good quality premium fuel, Synthetic oil and dump in Techron every 6 months or so. I plan on being proactive with the 335 too.
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