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      11-08-2012, 03:40 PM   #23
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bought a 2007 335i 5 months ago for 21000. Only 32000 miles. Fully loaded, I was fortunate that the lady I bought it from just wanted to get her selling process over with. Two months after driving I get the transmission pan leak/ sleeve seal. Changed both things for about 300 dollars including the fluid (did it myself, it was a PITA). Anyhow so far that's the only thing that's gone wrong. It's a great car, if you're handy maintaining it wont be so bad, on the other hand taking it to the dealership can cost an arm and a leg.
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      11-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #24
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I don't know if i'd go with a 2007. that's the first model year and will likely have a lot of problems.

worth buying a warranty or saving up a little more for a newer model
My 07 has been the most trouble-free BMW I have ever owned and I have had only 2 very minor warranty claims. Two primary issues known to the model year, HPFP and turbo wastegates, are both covered under BMW extended warranty. The other issues of subframe/pulley, main power cable/junction box are uncommon problems. Carbon buildup and spark plugs are maintenance items across all model years. Water pump is hit or miss.

I'd say if it is a well taken care of car and a responsible driver that you should be good to go with a proper pre-purchase inspection. The price seems reasonable to me and just a little less than what I'd put mine on the market for as is.
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      11-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #25
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Check for fuel pump issues but it seemslike a great price. Is it a CPO or have a maintenance warranty?
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      11-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #26
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      11-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #27
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He emailed with some update on recent maintenance and upcoming maintenance. Says no issues with fuel pump and had not heard of any problem:

The right front tire and the right rear tire were both replaced on 3-12-12. The left rear tire was replaced on 6-20-12. The battery was replaced on 10-20-12. Next maintenance for oil, air filter and brake fluid change is December. Other maintenance items are well down the road... rear brake pads in 6K more miles, front brake pads at 15K more miles, spark plugs at 15K more miles, and vehicle check on 12-20-13.
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      11-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #28
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the extra 70hp (35hp at wheels) is it worth it? Then, take the chance. other wise, get a 328i.
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      11-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #29
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My honest advise:
Without warranty I wouldn't touch it. Maybe for free but wait, NO, I wouldn't touch it.
This car WILL break, no doubt about it. You either get one with a warranty or prepare to spend some coins on repair. Whatever works for you.
Otherwise get 328.
In my opinion 335 is overpowered in everyday driving and you can't take full advantage.
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      11-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #30
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Others have said the fluel pump is covered even without warranty to 100k miles?
Yes, there's a special extended warranty on the HPFP. It's like 8yrs/100,000 miles.
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      11-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #31
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Lol. A lot people on here want to get a 335i for close to nothing.

Unless that car has been in any accident, I think the price is definitely FAIR for the LOW miles and the options.

Like everyone said...if you can find a way to get the car under some type of warranty, I think you'll be okay.

And as others have said, don't worry too much about HPFP issues b/c I remember hearing from members with almost brand new cars having HPFP problems. My point is, if it's going to happen it's going to happen, whether you have a car that is 5 years old or a car that is 6 months old. It's still under warranty.
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Personally I think that price is very fair, is it a AT or MT?
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In my opinion 335 is overpowered in everyday driving
Not possible there is such a thing as not enough tire, or suspension...

Actually I will say this, I drove the car about 150 miles today for the first time after changing to the Cobb "linear throttle" map and I actually find it more pleasant tooling around town with the less agressive throttle.
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Just got back from looking at it....he didnt want to come down on price it seemed so didn't give formal offer....said needed to think about it. Out of principle need them to come down some. So we will see
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Thinking of offering 24k but requesting that oil change and other maintenance due next month be done now before the purchase. Seems fair to me...thoughts?
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Thinking of offering 24k but requesting that oil change and other maintenance due next month be done now before the purchase. Seems fair to me...thoughts?
personally If i owned the car, i wouldnt get the maint I'd take $500 off and let you do it.

however if i wasnt tired of the car I'd get the maint done and drive it, when a buyer comes along they wont see red warnings on the dash and they would need to meet a number i wanted.

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personally If i owned the car, i wouldnt get the maint I'd take $500 off and let you do it.

however if i wasnt tired of the car I'd get the maint done and drive it, when a buyer comes along they wont see red warnings on the dash and they would need to meet a number i wanted.

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Yeah just going to forget about asking for maintenance. I'll try and change oil and air filter my self. Anyone know how much the brake fluid change costs? Can that be done myself? Since it has such low miles it probably doesn't have to be done right? He said he was done 2 years ago.
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Yeah just going to forget about asking for maintenance. I'll try and change oil and air filter my self. Anyone know how much the brake fluid change costs? Can that be done myself? Since it has such low miles it probably doesn't have to be done right? He said he was done 2 years ago.
I guess what i was trying to say is... talk to the person ask them to have it done... they will prob take money off the price and you deal with it. NOBODY would buy a car with warnings on the dash.

the brake fluid change. which i find strange... the fluid absorbs water and is recommended to be changed every 2 years. no idea whats involved. yet my new car doesnt require brake fluid changes every 2 years... i think it doesnt even require them at all.

anyways good luck with it !

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I guess what i was trying to say is... talk to the person ask them to have it done... they will prob take money off the price and you deal with it. NOBODY would buy a car with warnings on the dash.

the brake fluid change. which i find strange... the fluid absorbs water and is recommended to be changed every 2 years. no idea whats involved. yet my new car doesnt require brake fluid changes every 2 years... i think it doesnt even require them at all.

anyways good luck with it !

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Okay thanks - anyone know if brake fluid change really needs to be done every 2 years and is it a major PITA to try and do yourself. Guessing dealer will charge a bunch for it?
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