335i - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums



Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series & 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-09-2019, 06:55 AM
JAXE92N54 JAXE92N54 is offline
Registered User
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 12
Mein Auto: 2010 BMW 335i Coupe
335i

Hey, what's wrong with 335i models? I've had mine (low mileage, in great condition at a fair price) for sale for months with no interest at all and I see that several others are having the same problem. Are they simply a model that no one wants any longer?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-09-2019, 08:36 AM
edycol edycol is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Colorado Springs
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,458
Mein Auto: X5 35d (traded in)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAXE92N54 View Post
Hey, what's wrong with 335i models? I've had mine (low mileage, in great condition at a fair price) for sale for months with no interest at all and I see that several others are having the same problem. Are they simply a model that no one wants any longer?


N55 and stick? I am going after that and it is super hard to find.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-09-2019, 09:25 AM
Zeichen311's Avatar
Zeichen311 Zeichen311 is offline
Lost but making good time
Location: Here, there, or in transit
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,049
Mein Auto: '11 335xi 4dr; '03 330Ci
Where are you advertising it?
__________________
2011 335xi Individual 6MT - Azurite Black Metallic / Oyster & Black / Anthracite Maple + all the good stuff
2003 330Ci Sport 5MT - Black Sapphire Metallic / Natural Brown / Myrtle + the important stuff (+ go-fast stuff)

BMW CCA
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 05-09-2019, 10:35 AM
08 335Ci 08 335Ci is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Pocono Mts. Pa USA
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 796
Mein Auto: 2010 335 M sport
I wouldn't hesitate buying another 335 IF it had a service record and wasn't heavily modified.

The quickest way to kill these cars is improper (or lacking) maintenance and modifications that ruin the handling or over stress the power train.
__________________
No matter how fast I go, there's always someone slower in front of me.

2010 E92 335 M Sport, Titan Silver Metallic, Steptronic, JB-4 G5 ISO, WMI, 3.5 Tmap (22 psi boost), BEF, Front Strut Brace, SS brake lines, Drilled and Slotted Rotors, Anti-lag, OCC, Pedal tuner, Escort Max 360

Gone, but not forgotten ( totaled)
'08 335 E92, M-Sport suspension, 6 sp auto, w/paddle shift

CCA Member 109065 since 1993

CQ ... CQ...Kilo Charlie 3 Bravo Whiskey Zulu calling CQ

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-09-2019, 11:26 AM
JAXE92N54 JAXE92N54 is offline
Registered User
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 12
Mein Auto: 2010 BMW 335i Coupe
335i

I'm posting it here at Bimmerfest as well as CarGurus. It's a 2010 coupe (white) and it's got a stock N54 engine with an 6-speed auto (wheel mounted shifters). It only has 55,000 miles on it and it runs perfectly. It had ST coilovers installed before I bought it. Maybe that's turning off people, but it looks better than stock and rides/handles fabulously.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-09-2019, 04:02 PM
Zeichen311's Avatar
Zeichen311 Zeichen311 is offline
Lost but making good time
Location: Here, there, or in transit
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,049
Mein Auto: '11 335xi 4dr; '03 330Ci
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAXE92N54 View Post
I'm posting it here at Bimmerfest as well as CarGurus. It's a 2010 coupe (white) and it's got a stock N54 engine with an 6-speed auto (wheel mounted shifters). It only has 55,000 miles on it and it runs perfectly. It had ST coilovers installed before I bought it. Maybe that's turning off people, but it looks better than stock and rides/handles fabulously.
That's not a large enough audience if you want/need to move the car quickly. First off, recognize that Bimmerfest is a drop in a splash in a bucket--what we enthusiasts have in passion we lack in numbers. Second, not all buyers troll all sites. You may find it necessary to list on CarGurus, cars.com, AutoTrader, Craigslist, and maybe more--simultaneously--to really get the phone ringing.

I found your listing--nice job on the photographs. After reviewing hundreds of listings when searching for my E46, I say with some confidence that most people don't have a clue how to shoot a car the way buyers need to see it (and also flatter the car). You've covered all the important angles so that shouldn't be a problem here.

The car is a bit self-contradictory, though. The colorway says "luxury coupe"; lack of iDrive says "...but not fully-loaded". The coilovers, black grilles. and spoiler say "boy-racer/modder toy"; the automatic trans says "...but not really". It's hard to appeal to both ends of that spectrum at once to generate leads.

Don't forget old-school advertising, either. Keep a FOR SALE sign with your phone number in the driver's-side rear window at all times. Print up a one-page flyer with one great photo, a half-dozen key facts about the car, and a bunch of tear-offs with your phone number and the URL (use bit.ly or TinyURL) of your online listing. Post a copy anywhere you can find a public bulletin board (car wash, grocery store, etc.). It might be surprising but people do still notice--and respond to--those things.

Good luck with the sale.
__________________
2011 335xi Individual 6MT - Azurite Black Metallic / Oyster & Black / Anthracite Maple + all the good stuff
2003 330Ci Sport 5MT - Black Sapphire Metallic / Natural Brown / Myrtle + the important stuff (+ go-fast stuff)

BMW CCA
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-09-2019, 04:53 PM
edycol edycol is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Colorado Springs
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,458
Mein Auto: X5 35d (traded in)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAXE92N54 View Post
I'm posting it here at Bimmerfest as well as CarGurus. It's a 2010 coupe (white) and it's got a stock N54 engine with an 6-speed auto (wheel mounted shifters). It only has 55,000 miles on it and it runs perfectly. It had ST coilovers installed before I bought it. Maybe that's turning off people, but it looks better than stock and rides/handles fabulously.


Problem is:
1. N54 is not popular among people who donít want to play with hp and tuning. Itís engine with well known issues.
2. Enthusiasts will go for N52 or N55 if power is sought after (for example, I would prefer N55 bcs. I live on high altitude). Also, enthusiasts are going for stick.
3. If you have any cosmetic additions, it will turn off people who want quintessential BMW.

You are left with regular folks and you will have to adjust price accordingly.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-09-2019, 05:50 PM
relative4 relative4 is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 508
Mein Auto: '08 335xi E90 manual
FWIW, I've been shopping for - and selling - used cars of many types online for over a decade, and I've never HEARD of CarGurus.
Basically, you don't have the car listed for sale. Craigslist, Autotrader, Blinker, and eBay. List on all of those, and you'll get basically all the audiences.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-10-2019, 11:09 AM
Yukoner Yukoner is offline
bimmerfest Supporting Member
Location: Whitehorse, YT
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,451
Mein Auto: 2011 328i x-drive
Quote:
Originally Posted by edycol View Post
Problem is:
1. N54 is not popular among people who donít want to play with hp and tuning. Itís engine with well known issues.
2. Enthusiasts will go for N52 or N55 if power is sought after (for example, I would prefer N55 bcs. I live on high altitude). Also, enthusiasts are going for stick.
3. If you have any cosmetic additions, it will turn off people who want quintessential BMW.

You are left with regular folks and you will have to adjust price accordingly.
Point 3 I can absolutely agree with. Points 1 and 2 however, only apply to those who are enthusiasts. The vast majority of BMW owners don't know what engine model they have. They don't know if it's an N20, N54, N52, M54, whatever.
__________________


Not even sure if -40 degrees is cold anymore ?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-10-2019, 12:35 PM
edycol edycol is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Colorado Springs
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,458
Mein Auto: X5 35d (traded in)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
Point 3 I can absolutely agree with. Points 1 and 2 however, only apply to those who are enthusiasts. The vast majority of BMW owners don't know what engine model they have. They don't know if it's an N20, N54, N52, M54, whatever.


Agree, but expect that buyer will type in model year and model into google and will get slew of information about engine.
Granted, there is good chunk of people who never do that.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-10-2019, 12:43 PM
Yukoner Yukoner is offline
bimmerfest Supporting Member
Location: Whitehorse, YT
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,451
Mein Auto: 2011 328i x-drive
Quote:
Originally Posted by edycol View Post
Granted, there is good chunk of people who never do that.
Exactly. The vast majority of the buying public cares about two things when looking at an ad:
1) How the vehicle looks on the outside and inside (condition, scratches, rips, tears, stains, etc)
2) Asking price / comparison to average market value

The third thing people care about is how it drives (steering feel, acceleration, braking, weird noises, etc), but they can only determine this after they go to look at it, which will only be determined by the first 2 points.
__________________


Not even sure if -40 degrees is cold anymore ?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-11-2019, 07:34 PM
wunderkind wunderkind is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: canada
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 179
Mein Auto: 330ci, MZ3, X1, 330i
At this age, the market will be enthusiasts only. Average buyer looks for reliability first and foremost when it come to cheap daily driver. Reliability does not associate with 335i unfortunately. And it is not cheap to maintain either. This explains why the price of once flagship non-M 3 series is about the same if not lower than the non turbo models.

Be patient. Have you tried E90 bimmerpost?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-12-2019, 05:14 PM
OKI335 OKI335 is offline
Registered User
Location: North Carolina
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 56
Mein Auto: 335i
Any update? Did you sell it??
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-15-2019, 09:19 PM
TypeGrrr TypeGrrr is offline
Registered User
Location: South UK
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 17
Mein Auto: BMW
There are also a lot of automatics in the market. Manual is a lot more rare to come by, especially if you want m sport , in a nice colour , black, with 19Ē alloys (that do crack but hey they look stunning). Points raised above in other posts are correct. There is also a lot of negativity around the maintenance and repair of the car which doesnít help sales.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-16-2019, 12:56 AM
CALWATERBOY TRE's Avatar
CALWATERBOY TRE CALWATERBOY TRE is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Fog City, CA
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,202
Mein Auto: E93 335i, somewhat mod
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAXE92N54 View Post
Hey, what's wrong with 335i models? I've had mine (low mileage, in great condition at a fair price) for sale for months with no interest at all and I see that several others are having the same problem. Are they simply a model that no one wants any longer?

Well, your price is too high.
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series & 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Torque / Horsepower / 4 cyl engines clspruiell E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 17 02-09-2011 04:36 PM
The Official when are you going to Munich thread! e36M3r European Delivery 1648 03-27-2009 06:53 PM
/// BMFEAST 2008 -- Come Feast with other BMW owners! -- Oct. 4, 2008 -- Flanders, NJ BMW335i07 Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 19 10-10-2008 12:12 PM
/// BMFEAST -- Come Feast with other BMW owners! -- Oct. 4, 2008 -- Flanders, NJ \\\ BMW335i07 NY / NJ / CT 58 10-10-2008 12:10 PM
/// BMFEAST 2008 -- Come Feast with other BMW owners! -- Oct. 4, 2008 -- Flanders, NJ BMW335i07 New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT 4 08-28-2008 09:09 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.