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      01-10-2013, 01:40 AM   #23
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First of all, welcome to E90post

I would get one of the newer models because the late 05, early 06 models are normally more prone to problems since they were the first e90s to be made and minor imperfections that were later found out were fixed in later models.

If you do go for an 06, there are 2 choices. 325i or 330i. I would go with the 330i without question if you have the means. 40 more hp really does make a difference. If I were you, I would go for a newer car with lower mileage. If you have the means, I would recommend an 08 328i.

I have an 07 myself with 87k kms (around 55k miles). I can tell you that our NA engines are pretty bulletproof. I have experienced issues with the car however. Things you should look for in general are (What I have experienced) :

1. Door lock actuators, mine failed at 76k kms.
2. Valve Cover Gaskets, Filter Housing : Mine had a small leak at 83k kms. Pretty $$$ fix
3. Starter: Failed at 87k kms for me. It is rare for an e90 starter to fail at such a low mileage but it can happen. A costly replacement as well.
4. Spark plugs : Mine are fine but are recommended to be changed at 100k kms.
5. Battery Replacement : You will need to replace the battery if you are buying a 06/07 car indefinitely if it has not been replaced before.

Keep in mind that many of these problems will not be able to be detected during a Pre-purchase inspection. Most importantly is for you to test drive the vehicle, if you feel anything wrong with it, do not buy it.

Good Luck on your purchase!
For #2, did you get it fixed at a BMW dealer? How much did it cost?
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      01-10-2013, 03:02 AM   #24
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That's a great price, or I got hosed... although I think i did pretty good. 06 330xi manual sport prem cold no nav 112k cpo to 100k for $12.5k
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I checked out both before getting 330i two years ago. 330i was a top of the line model in '06. Get the one loaded with options if you can, BT, Logic 7, sport a must, premium, cold. Navi is not necessary. The transmission is ZF one of the best and only available in 330i. It is a rock solid vehicle and meaty. If you add performance suspension, exhaust, AA tune, etc you will have an awesome reliable machine that will go 200k+ with regular maintenance. Also, the 330i engine revs lower when cruising and it is smoother than 325 or 328 due to engine size, stronger engine = less work. And it so smoooth...like butta and loves to play.

I would also stay away from 330xi as it adds 150+ lbs of weight that impacts performance amd mpg. If you are going to drive through slush and snow just put on winter tires and enjoy. These cars have 50/50 balance and are great in snow with winter tires.


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I have everything you mentioned..330 w/ sport cold weather and premium no navi...but I got an XI lol it launches really good though and with KW V1's it handels even better. Only downside is the extra ~200 lbs..But there's ways around by doing some weight reduction.
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For #2, did you get it fixed at a BMW dealer? How much did it cost?
You can go to an indy shop..it isn't a big deal it just takes a while to do and the dealership will just charge 3 times an indy shop does. I payed I think $350 to do it, not sure but nothing for $500..that's just too much.
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      01-10-2013, 03:41 AM   #27
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I have a 2008 328i with 65K miles, sports, premium and 6MT.

Great car. The only problem I've had is the "valve ticking" problem. I don't know what years were susceptible to this problem but I recommend you find out and if you buy one of those years, make sure the problem has been dealt with.
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      01-10-2013, 04:25 AM   #28
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For #2, did you get it fixed at a BMW dealer? How much did it cost?
Yes, at the dealership. Just over 1k.
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