Originally Posted by Browndog
I'm thinking about picking up a 335d as well. I drive about 50K per year, it's all highway but when you spend that much time in your car you want to drive something you like. My current Jetta TDI has been exceptionally reliable through the 1st 90K but the seats are uncomfortable and I want something nicer. I also need an auto because wifey doesn't have any interest in driving a stick. The c300 and 335d are on the short list, I know both are very different cars What do you guys think will be less $ to maintain long term? I'd like to start doing regular maintence items myself. Any feedback is appreciated
Short term the 335d since I am betting you will still benefit from the remainder of the free maintenance. Long term, unless you get a lemon I bet it's a wash; although with the diesel there are a few more things that can go wrong i.e. urea system, dpf, etc.