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      01-31-2013, 01:13 PM   #23
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For some odd reason I pull a few car lengths on a 330xi. I have a 330i. Well I'm a 6 speed and the other is auto but still. Anyways XI is more trouble. Transfer case to plenty of things. People always like omg how the hell do you drive it in the winter. My car with winter tires is I can say better than any XI with all seasons.

Also you can't peel out properly. But non XI
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That was great to read. My friend who was coming from an e36 m3 is thinking about an e90 330xi just so he physically cant do burnouts and trash his tires in the summer... But he's from cali now he lives in Pittsburgh. Bit of a weather difference for him to adapt to
My e90 is faster than an e36 m3. Might have a problem. Mine still beats it and its not modded like crazy how it was. Full catless exhaust headers back. No tune no intake. E36 m3 bolt ons run with 335is. Quarter miles at 12.5. I've seen it done
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      01-31-2013, 01:28 PM   #25
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My e90 is faster than an e36 m3. Might have a problem. Mine still beats it and its not modded like crazy how it was. Full catless exhaust headers back. No tune no intake. E36 m3 bolt ons run with 335is. Quarter miles at 12.5. I've seen it done
no i meant he's getting awd so he cant ruin his tires in burnouts. not that he's getting a e90 for that reason
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      01-31-2013, 05:10 PM   #26
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no i meant he's getting awd so he cant ruin his tires in burnouts. not that he's getting a e90 for that reason
Oh okay true but they will still wear. My buddy with a e92 xi eats through tires but hes running meth and all sorts of mods on his.
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I have an 06 330xi. Love it. At 82,000 miles it is going strong. This past summer I had to change out the thernostat and water pump. About to get new tires. We have been hit really hard this winter with snow. My tires are terrible so that didn't help in the snow but it was still usable. Good luck!
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      03-02-2014, 10:18 AM   #28
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I have an 06 330xi. Love it. At 82,000 miles it is going strong. This past summer I had to change out the thernostat and water pump. About to get new tires. We have been hit really hard this winter with snow. My tires are terrible so that didn't help in the snow but it was still usable. Good luck!
Forgive the thread hijack for a minute here, but how did you know it was time to do the thermostat/water pump? Did you get a engine light? Limp mode?

I also have a 330 and really love it. I have had a great experience with the car and appreciate it every day. I second the person up-thread who said it's perfect: 330's have all the goodies (xenons, logic 7 radio, folding mirrors) and none of the 335 down sides. It's also fast enough to enjoy but slow enough to keep you out of real troubles.

Looks like we've revived an old thread here -- OP, did you ever get your 330?
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I was whipping on some back roads with a friend. Then suddenly went into limp mode. Had a hell of a time driving 15 miles per hour with my friend behind me with hazards on!!! Drove 5 miles to get home and I felt so bad for putting in so much pain hahaha. Usually you should change both if one fails. Going strong since!
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72k and no issues. i've got a K&N drop-in filter and AA tune and just awesomeness every time i drive her.

planning on doing the water pump and thermostat this year as preventative maintenance.
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