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Old 07-01-2019, 07:42 PM
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Used 2014 428I advice

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New to the forum and haven't owned a Bimmer in the last 10 years but have had 5 in the past. from 80's thru early 2000's 3 6 and 7 series. My wife and I went out to get a her a replacement for her aging Lexus. I took her to the Audi dealer I work at to look at a CLS 400 Benz we just took on trade ( she doesn't want an Audi ). She thought the Benz was too big. While we were there she saw a 2014 428I coupe that she fell in love with. I told her I need to do a little research before we by it. So far all I can find is it's a good car but I mixed info on SULEV and Xdrive. I also found one in town that has the same milage , same shape , basically the same price point non xdrive and non SULEV. BTW I live in Florida any help on which way to go would be appreciated.
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If you spend all your time in FL, you might consider a RWD version. AWD has a lot of extra parts and complexity.

Also, be aware of problems with the timing chain assy on N20 engines. Failures on some have destroyed the engine. BMW has a timing guide update, but you should do your research on N20 problems and confirm to your satisfaction that the motor is reliable. Engine was upgraded after Jan-Mar 2015 build date.
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If you spend all your time in FL, you might consider a RWD version. AWD has a lot of extra parts and complexity.

Also, be aware of problems with the timing chain assy on N20 engines. Failures on some have destroyed the engine. BMW has a timing guide update, but you should do your research on N20 problems and confirm to your satisfaction that the motor is reliable. Engine was upgraded after Jan-Mar 2015 build date.
I agree. Unless you are going to use the vehicle to go off road, you don't need AWD and RWD will be a lot more fun.
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I agree. Unless you are going to use the vehicle to go off road, you don't need AWD and RWD will be a lot more fun.

I highly doubt someone who has a 4series X drive is going off-roading X drive on sedans and coupes are mainly a for wet and snow, not sand dunes and mud bogs.
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