May buy a 335i and need some opinions
Today I went and looked for something new,its summer and I am shopping for a new toy. The car I have come across seems like an ok deal but before I go and pull the trigger I wanted to get some real world opinions from real world 335i owners. What I found is a fairly clean 2007 335i coupe with 115k miles and although the mileage is high its the right color combo for me being charcoal grey with black leather. The car is a 6 speed, has all the bells and whistles including navi and its been a one owner car from a pretty nice town in my area. Being that its a used car dealer I know I'm in for a surprise or two so I did some looking around and found a few things which may in fact be minor but as we all know these cars are temperamental and a fortune to fix. Here's what I found so far...
Right rear tire has good psi but the light is on
On startup it sounds like the catalytic converters rattle for the minute it takes for the rpm's to come down
Oil on the passenger side exhaust manifold and heat shield
A clicking on every rotation of something on the drivers side of the engine block, compartment is so tight I can't determine if its a tensioner pulls, alternator etc.. It's in the very close vicinity of the alternator if that helps.
I took the car for a ride and I was very impressed with its performance, my last bmw was the E39 540i and this car is worlds apart. It pulls hard with no hesitation, clutch feels great and the car goes down the road straight with no noises or rattles. Everything works the way it should with no flaws.
The price is $13,900 and comes with a basic 3 month warranty which being a used dealer probably covers just about all of nothing.
My concerns are turbos, cats and the brains of the car as I know from past experience any German car past 100k miles is just a money pit but I'm hoping that in recent years they've become more reliable.
What are your thoughts?