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  1. General BMW Questions
    Hi I’m new to the page, but this seems like the best place to get owner feedback on which car I want to buy. I’ve narrowed it down to 2011-2013 550i or a 335i of the same year and I’m looking for some feedback from owners of these cars. Any reliability issues mainly as neither of these 2 cars...
  2. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    I’m new here and never joined a forum group like this but I’ve read multiple forums on the site. Quick question, I just bought a 2011 535i N55 90xxx mileage with clean title. Nearly didn’t because of the stigma of bmw “problems” as well as the high mileage. Love the car, absolutely beautiful and...
  3. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am making this thread as a question regarding N54's owners experience with the platform, since it is finally getting close to time for me to sell my 2001 325i. It's been a great first car, but I'm looking for something a little more modern and performance oriented since I will be leaving for...
  4. 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015)
    Hey all, I’m new to the forum here. I currently have a 2006 530i as well as a 2008 manual M5. I’m sure you can guess which of the two is the daily driver. I’ve had the 530i for nearly 12 years, and I’ve loved it for the most part. It’s comfortable, quiet, and overall pretty reliable. Great MPG...
  5. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I found a 2007 BMW X5 3.0si AWD (non air suspension) 150k miles (241,401 KM) for $5,500. The car doesn't look like it was taken super good care of (tinted headlights, and tail lights, black plastidipped wheels and the full name of BMW sticker. None of the customizations were done very well.)...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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