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Old 03-29-2013, 12:04 PM
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Thoughts on the 335xi?

Was looking at this one:

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...Index=22&Log=0

Anything I should know before buying it? Any reason not to? Wanna make sure I'm not gonna buy something that is gonna **** out on me and cost me a ton to repair.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:16 PM
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Was looking at this one:

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...Index=22&Log=0

Anything I should know before buying it?
Any reason not to? Wanna make sure I'm not gonna buy something that is gonna **** out on me and cost me a ton to repair.
Yes, there's lots to know. There's not necessarily any compelling reason not to buy a 2007 BMW 335i. Read the wiki and spend some time on the forum reading threads. If you're going to go buy it this afternoon or tomorrow you probably won't have time to get fully up to speed on all the information available to you here on Bimmerfest.

Welcome to the 'fest and good luck. Search is your friend around here.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:18 PM
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Great ride. People love it - it's a BMW, what's not to love. Just be educated on the costs of ownership. You don't have to use BMW dealership to fix your car if you have a reputable BMW indy shop.
Make sure to look at previous ownership maintenance
See if you can get a warranty - a reputable 3rd party warranty is better then none.

These cars are as reliable as other cars...just when they break, they break the bank.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:19 PM
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Yes, there's lots to know. There's not necessarily any compelling reason not to buy a 2007 BMW 335i. Read the wiki and spend some time on the forum reading threads. If you're going to go buy it this afternoon or tomorrow you probably won't have time to get fully up to speed on all the information available to you here on Bimmerfest.

Welcome to the 'fest and good luck. Search is your friend around here.
Alright thanks, not looking to buy that soon, within a couple weeks or so. Will do some searching.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:20 PM
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Great ride. People love it - it's a BMW, what's not to love. Just be educated on the costs of ownership. You don't have to use BMW dealership to fix your car if you have a reputable BMW indy shop.
Make sure to look at previous ownership maintenance
See if you can get a warranty - a reputable 3rd party warranty is better then none.

These cars are as reliable as other cars...just when they break, they break the bank.
Gotchya, I'm willing to pay the maintenance, but I just wanted to make sure there were no major defects I should be worrried about. I was looking at an E46 M3 before, but the only one I could find at a decent mileage close by had an SMG trans and I heard some horror stories about those after doing a little google searching.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:28 PM
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The CarFax timeline on that car looks a little odd. Might or might not mean anything. It looks like it's been for sale for almost a year. First at a Lincoln/Mercury dealer last April, then sold at auction for a second time to the dealer group that has it now and been at a couple of their dealerships. A little odd, too, that is was imported in September 2007 yet not sold until a year later in September 2008. It's not an oddly equipped car or anything. A little unusual that it took a year to sell it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:34 PM
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The CarFax timeline on that car looks a little odd. Might or might not mean anything. It looks like it's been for sale for almost a year. First at a Lincoln/Mercury dealer last April, then sold at auction for a second time to the dealer group that has it now and been at a couple of their dealerships. A little odd, too, that is was imported in September 2007 yet not sold until a year later in September 2008. It's not an oddly equipped car or anything. A little unusual that it took a year to sell it.
I will be sure to have a third party mechanic look at it before buying

Also I wonder if the HPFP issue has been fixed on it. Are those all covered on warranty?

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:02 PM
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I will be sure to have a third party mechanic look at it before buying

Also I wonder if the HPFP issue has been fixed on it. Are those all covered on warranty?
BMW extended the warranty on the HPFP to 10 year/120,000 miles. There was also a recall campaign to replace the HPFP and make software changes to its operation. You should confirm with a BMW dealer that the recall was performed.

If you want to consider an extended service contract you may be able to find one at a fairly reasonable price. I got a five year/72k mile (from inception) virtually bumper-to-bumper service contract for $2,400 when I bought my car. So far in 3 1/2 years and about 33k miles I've used it twice for a total payout of about $600. It is from Tier One Warranty in Houston, TX. www.tieronewarranty.com. They don't sell directly, but through brokers. I've been satisfied with their service.
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According to my detailed spreadsheet, my 2008 335xi total cost of service + maintenance (including tires during the warranty period and work since it expired) has come to between $0.04 and $0.05 per mile.

If you live in a warm climate pay close attention to the air conditioner (in addition to all the things that are more frequently known about like the HPFP and fuel injectors). My car has had a compressor and THREE evaporator cores, and is still not as cold as my wife's Infiniti.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:36 PM
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One of the pictures the dealer gives has the warning symbol in it. Find out what's wrong with it.

**I'm an idiot.. It was running on battery power.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:05 PM
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Price looks very good to me.
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