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Old 07-14-2013, 12:47 AM
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Hi All,
I am currently driving a 2008 335i Coupe but am going to trade in for sedan. I have a few questions I hope you can help with since I will be driving my next car for 7+ years.

1) What is the lifespan of a BMW 3 series? I have googled and read quite a bit of tidbits and quick answers but want to hear from people on this forum. My 335i is currently at 70k miles and I am afraid it may die out on me. It shows no signs of regress in performance but the general consensus is that Japanese cars last forever but BMW will kick the bucket around 100k. I did test drive a 2014 IS350 but it is not the same. Feels lacking in the acceleration.

2) Does the new 335i Sedan really get 23/33 MPG? Its the same as the 328i.. I searched the web and they all show the 23/33 but its hard for me to believe with the increase in performance it still gets the same MPG.

Thank you in advance for your help!
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:04 AM
fifisek fifisek is offline
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No worries

I have an 07 e92 335i with 70 k, did not fall apart on me
I drive in a spirited manner but do not abuse the car
Service intervals as per dealership (except for interim oil changes that I do myself). So instead of the 15 or so, I do it every 7-8k.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:28 AM
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While I'm a long term (10 year) owner of a 2002 330i I think you have to lease these new turbo / electronic wonders.

Run the numbers on the inevitable expensive maintenance / repairs, CPO costs, versus no-hassle lease payments and I bet you come out really close on the monthly cost of ownership.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by keichan82 View Post
1) What is the lifespan of a BMW 3 series? I have googled and read quite a bit of tidbits and quick answers but want to hear from people on this forum. My 335i is currently at 70k miles and I am afraid it may die out on me. It shows no signs of regress in performance but the general consensus is that Japanese cars last forever but BMW will kick the bucket around 100k. I did test drive a 2014 IS350 but it is not the same. Feels lacking in the acceleration.

2) Does the new 335i Sedan really get 23/33 MPG? Its the same as the 328i.. I searched the web and they all show the 23/33 but its hard for me to believe with the increase in performance it still gets the same MPG.

Thank you in advance for your help!

[1] Yes. The 335i, unlike the 328i, has had sufficient years of production to work the kinks out, drivetrain-wise. Rise of the Makerbots, your car will out-live you..

[2] Yes. Those with the lightest of feet get better. What EPA doesn't want you to know: Weightier feet have more fun.

[3] Wise men defer until all the facts are in.
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