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Old 05-17-2015, 02:08 PM
nuclearcanoeE39 nuclearcanoeE39 is offline
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F30 328i vs 2011 E90 335i (Xdrive)

My friend will hopefully be getting a new car soon and he's looking at a new F30 328i and a used 2011 335i with Xdrive. the E90 is cheaper and more powerful but i was worried that it would be around the time when things start going sideways (injectors, carbon build up) it has 45k miles and its about $10k cheaper then the F30. The problem with the F30 with Xdrive is not offered with a Manual so he would have to settle with Rwd (in Minnesota). Is the 335i a better option or should he stick with just buying a new F30?
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:26 PM
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2 different cars, i am not sure about E90 335 engine issue is resolved or not for 2011, BMW changed the engine to Twin Scroll Turbo on 335s, if 2011 has that engine it is a nice car to have with hydraulic steering as compared to F30 Electric power steering. E90 335 is great car i loved my E90 RWD it so fun to drive.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:46 PM
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Im worried that 4 years (2011) is going to be when everything start to fall apart.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:14 PM
Michael Schott Michael Schott is offline
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2 different cars, i am not sure about E90 335 engine issue is resolved or not for 2011, BMW changed the engine to Twin Scroll Turbo on 335s, if 2011 has that engine it is a nice car to have with hydraulic steering as compared to F30 Electric power steering. E90 335 is great car i loved my E90 RWD it so fun to drive.
2011 335 is the same engine (N55) as the current car. HPFP issues were solved prior to 2011.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:28 PM
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Im worried that 4 years (2011) is going to be when everything start to fall apart.
How well was the car maintained? Is it sold with an extended factory warranty? If it is not sold with an extended warranty have a pre-purchase inspection done by a good BMW mechanic.

Take the time to consider whether a manual with rwd is really a better choice than an automatic with awd. Is this an only or second car? What will the driving conditions be? It's important to think through all these issues as they all will determine how enjoyable the car is once the thrill of a purchase is over.

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