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      06-01-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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What car should I buy?

Hi guys,

My name is Victor. I am looking for some informations about 4 different cars I would like to buy. Considering that I'm gonna buy an used car.

My plan is spend $ 25,000.00 on this car.

I have 4 options:

- 2009 Nissan 370z
- 2005 Porsche Boxter S
- 2007 BMW 335i Coupe
- 2008 BMW 135i Coupe

I'd use this car for trackdays and daily. So, what do you guys think about your BMWs comparing with the other options?

Only one more question. I am from Brazil, but i just moved to Miami, FL. I am new here and I don't know the prices for the maintenance of those cars.

Could you guys help me with this decision?

Thanks for you attention,

Victor A.
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      06-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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For track AND daily, I might recommend the 135i... only because it's a year newer than the 335i (maybe a tad lighter too). Get the 335i if you prefer the looks/interior because there is not that much difference mechanically.

I also say get the newer car in case there is any warranty left (not likely anymore with an '08) since maintenance is included. It can get pricey post-warranty.
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      06-01-2012, 10:44 AM   #3
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Oi, I can tell you from my personal history (in Indiana) my 2009 Nissan GT-R is cheaper to maintain AND also has lower cost insurance than my 2008 BMW 335xi. Good luck!
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      06-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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For the looks get the porsche, (most expensive to run), everyday use and track 335 + most comfy, 135 same performance less space, but still comfy, the nissan the most economic to run but the two seater down side (depends if you drive alone)
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      06-01-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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Choose the car with the best and longest warranty. All of them are pretty pricey to maintain with the exception of the Nissan, maybe.
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      06-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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370z is very cheap to maintain. I had a g37 coupe before and nothing but basic maintenance is needed. Assuming you get the sports package, the brake pads are a bit expensive as it has the big brake kit.
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      06-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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Thank you guys for help me!

I thought the 135i would be much faster than the 335i because of its weight!

In my opinion the 335i (e92) is the most beautiful.

Could you tell me whats upgrades I sould do on a 335i to get more power? But, I don't want to spend too much money.

Another upgrade that I really would like to know about is the Motorsport kit like this:



Whats the price of this kit? Where can I buy it online?

Thanks again,

Victor.
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      06-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #8
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Not spending a lot of money and wanting the M-Kit don't go hand in hand bud.
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      06-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #9
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For 25K, I'd get a new MINI S or GTI. Just saying.
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      06-10-2012, 09:48 PM   #10
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get the 135i...ive had both a 335i and 135i and the 1 was my favorite im really considering getting another one. test drive both and see what you like the best, but a n54 with just jb4 or procede will be much more fun then the other cars listed.
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I've had 335 coupe and sedan, as well as a 135. The chassis of the 335 coupe is the best IMO. The 135 is just so much fun, despite the 335 coupe being better on paper I'd pick he 1.
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3 series is a good choice, especially if you are a daily driver. It's pretty spacious and cargo is good too. If you get it from dealer, you ll probably get a free maintenance program too.
I got some cosmetic upgrades myself for about $600:
carbon fiber spoiler lip, blacked out rims and side reflector, tinted windows, 1' rear wheel spacers, couple of carbon fiber looking tapes and that's it.
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3 series is a good choice, especially if you are a daily driver. It's pretty spacious and cargo is good too. If you get it from dealer, you ll probably get a free maintenance program too.
I got some cosmetic upgrades myself for about $600:
carbon fiber spoiler lip, blacked out rims and side reflector, tinted windows, 1' rear wheel spacers, couple of carbon fiber looking tapes and that's it.
$600 for all that? Did you spray the wheels?
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      06-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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I had them painted in the shop for $200. spoiler and spacers $300. tints another $100.
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For a DD I would go with the 335i. The Boxster and Z are fun but not practical enough and dont offer the balance of sport and comfort as the 335. I LOVE the 135i, but for me the 335i just hit all the right buttons more the than 1. I would suggest taking both on extensive test drives and picking either
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The Boxster S looks are now getting a little old, and not aging gracefully, especially since the new model was just released.
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The Boxster S looks are now getting a little old, and not aging gracefully, especially since the new model was just released.
Ouch! kind of disagree there.



However, if I were the OP looking for a $25k daily driver, I'd get an E92 - perfect blend of good looks, nice interior, and performance.
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