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      02-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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long term costs of 335i?



So... before I purchased my 335, I did a lot of reasearching, thought about it and then pulled the trigger.

Since I've had the car... it has been in the shop 3 times (Since December 2012) for front end issues and a new blower motor. They have finally identified the front end problems and will fix it for good next week.

So, now because of this I am starting to think about the long term costs of this car...

We read many threads on problems people are experiencing... how about those who havent experienced any with their 335?

Anyone out there who has had no issues and just regular wear and tear? I know there was a guy who did 250 k miles....

Long way to go for me, but maybe one day!
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      02-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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i think the guy had 250k km not miles

and it was a 325

if we're thinking of the same guy
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      02-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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No, it was miles, I am sure of it.
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      02-12-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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So... before I purchased my 335, I did a lot of reasearching, thought about it and then pulled the trigger.

Since I've had the car... it has been in the shop 3 times (Since December 2012) for front end issues and a new blower motor. They have finally identified the front end problems and will fix it for good next week.

So, now because of this I am starting to think about the long term costs of this car...

We read many threads on problems people are experiencing... how about those who havent experienced any with their 335?

Anyone out there who has had no issues and just regular wear and tear? I know there was a guy who did 250 k miles....

Long way to go for me, but maybe one day!
Hate to be this way but don't think you'll find many here.
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      02-12-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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..anyone else tricked into this thread? haha

Every forum is full of car problems, that's the majority of posting, whether its a Honda, Toyota, Chevy, or Audi there are problems on any make and model and every forum. Roll the dice!
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      02-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #6
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Some guy on here with 199k miles... I think his name is Bryan.
335s are not usually commuter cars.
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Every forum is full of car problems, that's the majority of posting, whether its a Honda, Toyota, Chevy, or Audi there are problems on any make and model and every forum. Roll the dice!
yeap.
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      02-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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[quote=Verbatim;13470090]Some guy on here with 199k miles... I think his name is Bryan.
335s are not usually commuter cars.[/QUOTE

Here in South Florida they are.
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      02-12-2013, 04:40 PM   #9
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I plan to do a total of 40 miles commuting daily in mine...hope that's ok with the BMW gods!
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      02-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #10
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..anyone else tricked into this thread? haha

Every forum is full of car problems, that's the majority of posting, whether its a Honda, Toyota, Chevy, or Audi there are problems on any make and model and every forum. Roll the dice!
True..............
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      02-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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Drove my 2007 E90 335i from 30k-99k miles with minor problems like HPFP once, LPFP once, 2 o2 sensors and both wastegate actuators once. I was tuned through out the 70k miles too. Besides these problems I stated the car was pretty solid considering I put these 70k miles on my car in less than 2 years...Was driving back and forth from SD to LA 4 days a weak :-/

My 2010 E90 M 335i has been an AMAZING car so far. Purchased it with 17k miles and I've literally had zero problems. I haven't been to the dealer for any work in over 5 months which is pretty amazing considering I'm tuned, FBO and running e-85. I think BMW finally fixed all the bugs on the 2010 models since it was the last cycle of N54's.

My buddies 2011 E92 M 335i (N55) has been in and out of the dealer several times. He hates the car. He's had it shut off while driving on the freeway..., transmission problems etc. and oh yeah, it's slow.

I think you might have just bought one of those problematic 335's :-/
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I'm on my 2nd 335.

1st one was an 07 purchased used at 50km had zero issues beside hpfp and my seat module all the way up to 110km. Was a great car that's why I bought a 2nd one 2010 e90 msport. With 18km on it zeros issues love it and pulls great . I have 36500km now
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      02-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #14
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I'm on my first 335i (2011 E92). I've had it for about 2,000 miles and have had ZERO issues. Not one. Absolutely nothing has EVER gone wrong with this car for the 3 weeks I've owned it. Therefore this car is unbreakable. N55 335i is the best, most reliable BMW evar.
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..anyone else tricked into this thread? haha

Every forum is full of car problems, that's the majority of posting, whether its a Honda, Toyota, Chevy, or Audi there are problems on any make and model and every forum. Roll the dice!
I got kind of tricked, I was expecting pics of a E93 with it's top down but alas nothing.

Totally agree with you on the forum thing. Every car forum I've been on is mostly people with something wrong with their car. But to me that's what the forums are for. So that if you can't figure it out maybe someone can help you especially those out of warranty, which now these cars are getting older seems to be every other thread.
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Somewhere on this forum actually are a few pics of an E93 with three topless chicks in it lol
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i think the guy had 250k km not miles

and it was a 325

if we're thinking of the same guy
pretty sure it was a 325 too
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      02-12-2013, 08:01 PM   #19
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error 404: no topless babes found.

I'm reporting this thread.
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... How are you going to put a title like that and not deliver, brah??? BAN.
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... How are you going to put a title like that and not deliver, brah??? BAN.
For real. Only reason I came to this thread was to see these topless chicks

(I've had my 335i for 20k miles since 48k and it's been going well. A few repairs but nothing too out of the ordinary (valves cleaned -- under warranty, spark plugs replaced, window regulator -- CPO)
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I want my click back... you could have been witty and made this thread about e93's but nooooooo, can't even give me a picture of a topless 335

anyways, 09 335, mine for 2 months and 6000km's, 0 issues to report captain
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