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Old 02-19-2013, 06:51 PM
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:42 AM
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LOL!!!

Thanks for starting my day off with a grin!

That is just hysterical.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for starting my day off with a grin!

That is just hysterical.
Lol no problem.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:12 AM
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Hi all,
I was hoping to get some advice.

I own a 2008 TL Type-S. I like the interior, bells and whistles, but it is huge, has a horrendous turning radius, and I just can't stand FWD. I do like the power, although it often seems wasted by steer torque.

I am looking to replace it with either a 2008-2009 335i, or a 2011 328ix.

I never go to the track. I am too old to race at lights. I DO love power, especially in a pinch.
I love performance handling, and feeling like part of the car. My pleasure driving is mostly on swerving, hilly roads.

Any suggestions? They cost about the same.
Since you sound like you're more my age than these younger troops, I'd recommend a 2011 335d if you can find one. But do your due diligence. It sounds like a perfect match for what you want to do with it. I bought the plain vanilla model (non-sports suspension), which is perfectly fine as is, but I would suggest at a minimum put some Bilstein B6 dampers on it because the OEM wallows a tad bit. Having said all that, I am going seriously up-market in a couple of weeks and totally redoing the suspension. I made the mistake of driving someone else's D that had the sport package. And then I lost control of my good sense and decided to really mod it. The 335d is a serious torque monster and gets most of us 30mpg average and high 30s on the highway.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:16 AM
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Pinkeye,
I had a 2005 Acura TL and loved it. Having said that, if you like driving for the sheer pleasure of it, you'll fall IN LOVE with either the of your choices. I just bought a 2009 335i, and not only does it have great passing power, it handles like nothing I've ever owned, and I've had over 20 cars. I too was deciding between a 335i and 328i, xDrive or not. In the end, they all made me smile in the turns. When I bought the TL, I valued the interior design and electronics more than handling since I was constantly on the freeway in traffic. Now that I drive curvy roads more often,and value driving itself more, there is no sedan that is more enjoyable. This is all opinion of course, but you sound like I did... Have fun!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:36 PM
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Speaking from experience, you will miss the power of the Type S if you decide to get a 328Xi. You will miss the reliability of the Type S if you go for the 335. However you will not miss FWD whether you decide to get the 328 or 335. If you want my advice go for the 328i, unless you really need the AWD.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:41 PM
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I mean I harp on 328i's but its just a personal thing. Heck if someone can get all the satisfaction spending less than 60k on a car more power to them! They're saving money over me I just can't stand the car and would rather walk then be forced to drive one
I would take a Sport or M package E90 328 over a 335xi any day. It might be a bit slower in a straight line but I still prefer lighter curb weight and better handling.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:13 PM
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I would take a Sport or M package E90 328 over a 335xi any day. It might be a bit slower in a straight line but I still prefer lighter curb weight and better handling.
Wouldn't matter much if that fat pig xi can get so far out in front that it can take turns slower [I do it all the time on one section with a very tight turn]. I'd also buy an M if I was looking to upgrade handling.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:37 PM
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Wouldn't matter much if that fat pig xi can get so far out in front that it can take turns slower [I do it all the time on one section with a very tight turn]. I'd also buy an M if I was looking to upgrade handling.
Dude, I know I said this earlier today, but I really enjoy reading your posts. Love your sense of humor.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:57 PM
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Wouldn't matter much if that fat pig xi can get so far out in front that it can take turns slower [I do it all the time on one section with a very tight turn]. I'd also buy an M if I was looking to upgrade handling.
Depending on how tight the track is.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:56 PM
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Depending on how tight the track is.
Who would go to the track with a stock suspension? I wouldn't even do that with an M3.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:28 PM
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I think you should at the very least add the diesel to your test drive list (preferably with ZSP). There's no better combo of sportiness, power and efficiency in BMWs lineup...or anyone else's that I can think of short of Tesla.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:24 AM
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Who would go to the track with a stock suspension? I wouldn't even do that with an M3.
I did it with my bone stock D and it was't so bad. The tires were the biggest problem. It's the golfer not the golf clubs.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:25 AM
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I think you should at the very least add the diesel to your test drive list (preferably with ZSP). There's no better combo of sportiness, power and efficiency in BMWs lineup...or anyone else's that I can think of short of Tesla.
He's right, you should drive a 335d, they drive awesome. For me personally, I think what the 335i gives up on torque, it makes up in top end, but both were extremely fun to drive. For me it came down to the exhaust note (I prefer the 335i) and the fact that I have to drive out of my way to get diesel. But you should definitely drive one, to call it a 'torque monster' is an understatement.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:09 AM
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I have to agree with the above comments about the 335ds. Nothing compares if you want power and fuel economy, not to mention the joy that you will feel every time you drive it. I just bought my d a few weeks ago and I can't get myself out of it, I am looking for excuses to go for a drive. My 5 yr old son's school is < 1 mile away and we find ourselves taking the loooooong way around. I don't drive particularly fast with him in the car but we do enjoy taking the turns a bit faster than normal.

If you are shopping older 335s vs newer 328s then I would guess that the power means something to you. Plus if you are considering the 328 I would also guess that power isn't everything. Thus the 335d seems to fit right where you are. it is not going to take a similar 335i off the line, but it'll be close, and the feeling of going from 20 to 60mph in what feels like 1 sec is magnificent (when you feel the need). The only drawbacks I see are that it is louder, but not by that much and diesel is a bit harder to find (not bad for me though). Plus it is not going to have the n54 engine, which I have heard is a bit problematic (I am no expert, just what I read here). Personally, I had a hard time justifying getting a car like this at first (was looking at the 335i) but the fuel economy of the d put me over the edge.

I took a quick look and there is a 2009 CPO 335d in Cincinnati listing for $27,988 with 42.5k mi, and a 2011 with 23k mi listing for $33,888 in Dublin. There are a few more 335i s out there ranging from (2009) $27k - $32k and a 2011 listing for $34k. The cheapest CPO 2011 328i I saw listed at $27,883 with 28k mi. These are all list prices at BMW dealers CPOed with premium pkg and some with a few other options. I'll bet you can negotiate all of them down some.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:15 PM
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before i got my 335, i test drove the 328 and 335 back to back. 335 won hands down in driving satisfaction. Between xi and non xi - I liked the non xi, between n54 and n55 I liked the N54 , between AT and 6MT , i liked the 6MT. Basically test drive them all and you will find your car. Hopefully the color combo you like is not a rare combo cause thats where I was stuck for a long time. I had a very hard time finding space grey on coral red with 6MT. I got the non xi even though i live in Chicago. good luck


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+1 for 335 non xi in Chicago.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:28 PM
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:16 PM
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It's probably gonna be hard to find one, but I'd recommend a '09 or '10 328i with 6MT and ZSP. While N54/55s are great, they have their own share of issues. N52 + 6MT + ZSP is probably the best combo that'll keep one smile while virtually worry-free in terms of reliability for years to come.

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