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  1. PRICE CHECK PLEASE HELP, 2013 335i msport price evaluation/reliability! Thank you

    General BMW Questions
    Hello everyone, I am looking to buy my first BMW. I have a seller who is listing a clean title 2013 335i msport with 75k miles for $16,000. I’m interested but I am also cautious because it is kind its a lot of money up front. Can I have some opinions on the car, it’s price, it’s reliability...
  2. Are there any after-market upgrades to improve E65 reliability?

    7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    New to the world of BMW. Got my hands on a '05 E65 740i. A beautiful machine albeit with some character:rofl:. Just getting it fixed one thing at a time to get it road ready. Was looking at videos to fix parking brake actuator and came across some that recommended upgrading the plastic gears...
  3. Reliability problems?

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hello everybody! First of all, i wish you all a happy 2020! :D Now to the real questions. I recently sold my BMW 335I E90 with the N54 engine. So this means that i am on lookout for my next car. I drive alot, so i am going for the automatic transmission since i know that the ZF transmissions...
  4. 2012 F10 550i Reliability/What to Expect?

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hey Guys, Long-time reader, first-time poster. I am looking at a 2012 BMW 550i with the M Sport Package equipped.. with 82k. Any advice to give before meeting up with the gentleman selling the vehicle? The advertisement says all service was completed at the dealership, but I really just want...
  5. How many miles did you put on your x5?

    X5 F15 (2014 - 2018)
    I'm thinking about getting X5. While I think I can probably afford it ok, it'll be the priciest thing I ever bought so far, it'll be my first nice car. My brother scares me away saying bmw only made to go 100k kilometers.. (not even miles), heavy repairs after that. What do you guys think...
  6. N52 vs N20

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hey guys! I'm looking to get a 528i f10 with 60-70k miles and keep it for 3-4 years. The question is whether i should get a 3.0 I6 NA N52 one or a 2.0 Turbo N20? What would you suggest in terms of long term reliability/maintenance and what is real world mpg of both? Id like to hear owners...
  7. Extended warranty on 2008 135i?

    E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    I just bought a 2008 135i with 120,000 miles and can buy a service contract for $2,789 (from Endurance). Contract would be for 48 months or 60K miles. It's fairly basic coverage of specified components in the engine, transmission, transfer case, drive axle, HVAC, electrical, cooling, and fuel...
  8. E36 noob questions

    E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I've been lusting after an E36 for months now, but I still have some reservations/questions about the car, so I was hoping Bimmerfest's members could help me out by offering their advice. -My ideal E36 would be an M3 Sedan, although I'm certainly not opposed to any of the other M3 or E36...
  9. Reliability of E70 LCI Xdrive35i?

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hi, We are planning to get an LCI (2011 or 2012) Xdrive35i. How do you rate the reliability? Is it among the best engine in E70? What we should check for before buying it? Thanks for any input.
  10. 428i with N26 Engine/Concerned about Timing chain

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hello All, I am looking to purchase a 2014 428i with an N26 motor, I have read many instances of owners who have n20/n26 motors having timing chain issues and they sound like an absolute nightmare. Does BMW offer free replacement of the timing chain with the new and updated one? Also I ask...
  11. What to look for in used 550

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    What to look for in a used BMW I know this can vary a lot based on previous owner and how they treated the car but what are some tell tale signs I need to look for in a used E60 550i. All of the cars I'm considering have clean titles and less than 100,000 miles. I also plan on doing a PPI, if I...
  12. 2008 vs 2010 BMW 535i reliability?

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I'm seriously considering buying a 2008 535i (1 previous owner, sport package, cold weather package, 60k miles = $13k) it looks pretty clean. Although, I'm hearing horror stories about the fuel injector problems, fuel pump problems, and general maintenance issues. I already planned on replacing...
  13. 2008 vs 2009 BMW 535i?

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I'm looking at buying a 2008 BMW 535i (sport package, cold weather package in good condition) w/ 60k miles on it for about $13k. I'm wondering what have you guys experienced first hand with this cars reliability? I'm going to replace the water pump asap, flush and replace trans fluid as soon as...
  14. 2008 vs 2009 BMW 535i?

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I'm looking at buying a 2008 BMW 535i (sport package, cold weather package in good condition) w/ 60k miles on it for about $13k. I'm wondering what have you guys experienced first hand with this cars reliability? I'm going to replace the water pump asap, flush and replace trans fluid as soon as...
  15. Thoughts on this used 2014 335i m sport package - 27,000mi

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hello there, It's time for me to get a new car, and I thought I'd treat myself to a BMW since I'm making a bit more money now that I'm in my 30s and advancing in my career. I don't want to spend the money on a new BMW because of depreciation. So I've been looking at getting a used 2014 335i...
  16. E30 Reliability?

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hi there, This is my first ever post and I apologize if there was already a thread for this.. I'm currently 19 years old, in college, saving my money from my part time job in hopes to purchase my first bmw. I just wanted to know what the reliability on these cars are like, and what's the...
  17. Potential M2 Buyer (Current 335i Owner) and Lots of Questions (Long and Boring!)

    F87 M2 (2016 - current)
    I am in the market for a small two-door coupe. You will see that my car knowledge is fairly limited and I tried my best on researching before making this post (to avoid duplication). If I repeated anything, I hope you can forgive me. I also apologize for my verbosity. Thank you for your patience...
  18. Looking at 2011-2013 F25s. Does mileage really matter?

    X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
    So I have been doing a TON of research on these cars. It looks like the biggest culprit is the water pump/thermostat which fails around 60-80k miles. The cars I am looking at are right in that range, but there is a huge price difference between a car with 60k and 80k. Would it make any more...
  19. About to buy a 07 550i

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    63k miles. Anything I should look for reliability wise? It has the sports package and cold weather package. Can my ipod or iphone connect to the screen? Is there only a aux cord jack in the back seat? And What's all the gadgets in the glove box? Thanks
  20. Differences between the 535 and 335

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello everyone, After doing a lot of research I decided that I’m looking to get a 2009 or similar year BMW 335 or 535 with at least the Sport Package. However I need your help, experience, and knowledge to help me figure out which one is going to be best for me. The 535 by dimensions really...
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