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      01-09-2013, 03:33 AM   #1
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Just bought a 335i for my winter car and excited!

Hey guys, I just joined the forums recently after buying a 335i as my new winter car. I thought I'd share my love story

My car's were either parked for winter or too low to drive in the winter so I was looking for a new car that I could put mileage on worry free and drive through the winter worry free. I never gave the 335i much considersation and didn't know much about it because I closed mindedly assumed it was "just a 3-series". Then things changed:

About a week ago I ran into an old friend who has a 335i and when I first saw it I recall thinking "wowww! that car looks damn sweet". My first assumption was M3, but as he pulled closer I noticed it wasn't an m3; he had debadged it and had quite a few cosmetic changes which appeared to be M3 parts fitted. I was pretty shocked to be so thoroughly impressed by what looked like a 3-series.

So we chatted for a bit and the whole time I couldn't stop staring at the car, it just looked soo visually appealing. At this point I was like oh well, he modded it nicely, washed up it so it looks cool, it probably has crap performance. So as curiosity got the best of me I cut him off and said "sorry for cutting you off, but I really need to know does that car drive as good as it looks", suddenly a big smirk came across his face and all he had to say was "hop in".

As we slowly pulled out and I was thinking hmm, this car's very very low, visibility to the sides isn't the greatest and the ride is kinda rough. I guess I was trying to hold my back from purchasing the car, but then the lights turned green and all hell broke loose. I wanted to pull out my phone to google up the specs on a 335i, but I was too pre-occupied by having my neck snapped back and forth by the relentless torque this thing was producing.

This car is a daily driver's dream in a sense, the torque down low is perfect and in stop and go commuting it must be a joy to drive, no need to rev the puppy up. He hit some back roads which were very short and not high speed and the constant feeling of that low end torque kicking in was UNREAL! Pair that with cold roads and winter tires and it was actually a bit scary being the passenger (isn't it always?) It only took me about 72 hours from my first ride in a 335i to have one sitting in my driveway . I just couldn't help myself.

His did have all the bell's and whistles since it seemed like nothing was stock on that car, but I don't think it will be long before I head down that same route. Luckily it hasn't snowed much in my area yet, but once it does the 335i will be coming out and I'm actually DAMN EXCITED to be driving this years winter car! Looking forward to learning a bit more about this platform and upping the performance of this unexpected shocker.

Let it snoww let it snoww let it snoww
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      01-09-2013, 03:47 AM   #2
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Nice, congrats on your new car. I hope it becomes a little more than just your "winter beater" though lol. Gotta have some mad scratch to be able to semi-impulse buy a 335 as a "winter car" haha I wonder what your summer car is O.o.
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      01-09-2013, 03:55 AM   #3
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Awesome... Congrats... I daily drive mine (winter included) and have a summer car for other occasions.. welcome to the club
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      01-09-2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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Lol nice! Congrats! Out of curiosity if a 335i is your winter car... What the other ones you drive during summer?
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      01-09-2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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Welcome dude hopefully we see you around the meets during the Summer. I assume after a ride in your friends car and by your screen name you will be modding it.......hopefully
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      01-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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      01-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #7
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Nice, congrats on your new car. I hope it becomes a little more than just your "winter beater" though lol. Gotta have some mad scratch to be able to semi-impulse buy a 335 as a "winter car" haha I wonder what your summer car is O.o.
Thanks buddy. I love all my cars and love cars in general so I would never call any car a beater regardless of what car it is, I plan to enjoy my time with the 335i without thinking of it as just a beater.

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Awesome... Congrats... I daily drive mine (winter included) and have a summer car for other occasions.. welcome to the club
Nice! Thanks for the welcome.

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Lol nice! Congrats! Out of curiosity if a 335i is your winter car... What the other ones you drive during summer?
Who cares about the other ones lol, I'd rather just focus on the 335i on these forums. They are nice cars, but I'd rather just avoid the whole E-Penor measuring drama you know what I mean?

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Welcome dude hopefully we see you around the meets during the Summer. I assume after a ride in your friends car and by your screen name you will be modding it.......hopefully
Most definitely dude I'm actually in a hurry and very anxious to start modding it, but I mean I did no research or anything before buying the car so I know nothing about the car yet. I'm actually excited to mess with it so I plan to put it on the road by this weekend and hopefully have all my mods ordered by the end of the week.

I don't have that much time to scour the forums for the best mods, but I'll definitely do my due dilligence.

You think you guys will be able to help critique my mods since I'm a total newb with the 335i or will I get that "SEARCH" treatment lol?

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Thank you my friend.
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      01-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #8
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Congratulations on your new 335i! I definitely loved mine before retiring it. If you live in Vancouver, I hope to see you in the meets!
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      01-10-2013, 01:05 AM   #9
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Congrats on a 335 for a "winter car". Don't hear that too often around here.

This thread might help with your mods: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=773961
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      01-10-2013, 01:12 AM   #10
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lol Jeezus.

What do you have as a 'summer car'??
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      01-10-2013, 02:56 AM   #11
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335... winter car.... Summers???
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      01-10-2013, 08:33 AM   #12
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congrats on the new car, post some pics up!
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      01-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #13
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Still waiting to know what your summer ride is.....
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I'm actually sellin my convertible and so went back to stock. I have all my mods available - I'd think you'd be quiet interested

You know that UMPH you felt when you first have her in low gear low rpm...go FBO (full bolt-ons) and it'll be a whole new world for you lol. - a lot of potential in these cars.

Hit me up with a pm or check out my for sale thread - lots of goodies for sale includin a Euro Mtech front bumper - that'll give you that m3 look
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Congra. Pls share photo if you can. Enjoy your new ride.
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      01-11-2013, 11:11 AM   #16
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Maybe was just a wrong choice of words, but if you didn't want ppl to know what you drive in the summer or if you are not just "trolling", I guess you would just have posted "got a 335i" and omit the fact that this is your winter beater.

Juuuuust sayin'
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Maybe was just a wrong choice of words, but if you didn't want ppl to know what you drive in the summer or if you are not just "trolling", I guess you would just have posted "got a 335i" and omit the fact that this is your winter beater.

Juuuuust sayin'
+1 that's exactly what I was thinking.
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      01-11-2013, 04:13 PM   #18
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what is your summer ride?
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btw, OP
you bought wrong car for the *winter.
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Probably a bmx or ricshaw
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