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      03-29-2013, 03:13 PM   #67
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07 335 112k miles...

1) wastegate problem became upgraded turbos (which I was going to do anyways).
2) Upgraded to HID fogs, but the kit I bought was defective and shorted out my FRM. (I consider this my own mistake).

So, 2 problems. #1 would be an issue to the average person, #2 was my own fault. 112k miles. THAT is reliable!!
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      03-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #68
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If you buy a N54 or N55 engine after reading this than your a retard.
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      03-29-2013, 07:04 PM   #69
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LOL dude the RS5's V8 is not your typical NA V8. It's a compact, high revving, and VERY complex engine that was partially developed by Lamborghini. Good luck with that thing in the long run.
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      03-29-2013, 10:20 PM   #70
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Guess you never drove into a curb at 30mph
normally I would flame back but your picture shows that you're a old man... a old bald man. I respect my elders. BTW sorry I offended the car you purchased with your retirement money. Lets pretend I shined your head and called it even.
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      03-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #71
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Currently have 72k on my E92 335i, it hasn't been too bad. I got it at 42. Only big issue was the water pump at about 63k. Definitely has it's share of annoying things, but overall it's a great car.

The best BMW to date I've owned was an 1987 E30 325 5 speed.... best workmanship in a car... made it to 330k miles with minimal maintenance. I was the second owner. Couldn't have been happier. They just don't build them like that anymore.
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      03-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #72
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Currently have 72k on my E92 335i, it hasn't been too bad. I got it at 42. Only big issue was the water pump at about 63k. Definitely has it's share of annoying things, but overall it's a great car.

The best BMW to date I've owned was an 1987 E30 325 5 speed.... best workmanship in a car... made it to 330k miles with minimal maintenance. I was the second owner. Couldn't have been happier. They just don't build them like that anymore.
wow that's awesome 330k miles... I agree totally. Also I love driving my 335i. It looks good and it drives great when it's not constantly in the shop. I may be open to getting a e92 m3. I gotta read the m3 forum to see what the quirks are. From what I've read and heard from friends it's a pretty reliable car.
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      03-29-2013, 10:38 PM   #73
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yeah all my familys had bmws and with no problems maybe just bad luck hopefully it doesnt strike again on ur audi. goodluck on your future purchases
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      03-29-2013, 10:40 PM   #74
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yeah all my familys had bmws and with no problems maybe just bad luck hopefully it doesnt strike again on ur audi. goodluck on your future purchases
thanks bro.
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      03-29-2013, 10:50 PM   #75
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This car is for a mechanic LOL. With all the electronics these days all cars have problems, trust me, Porsches even Ferraris. Depends on your luck with what you get. If you don't want to deal with all the shit, buy a stripped down honda civic with no power windows no sun roof, no keyless entry oh ya and a manual transmission so nothing will brake. But you have to remember if shit brakes you pay for it as all other Warranties are shit. BMW Warranty and maintenance is gold and that's what sells their cars. I had multiple issues yes but I got a new bimmer to roll in while they worked on my car and fixed all this crap for $0. You can't beat that!
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      03-29-2013, 11:34 PM   #76
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OP, I feel your pain and I can't say I blame you. My 2007: six new ignition coils, HPFP, OFHG, water pump/thermostat, tranny mechatronic sleeve, battery cable... and several other annoying problems all prior to 100k miles. My previous BMWs never had these kinds of issues:

- 1977 320i 200k+ miles
- 1987 L6 200k+ miles
- 1997 Z3 150k miles

Sounds like you had a lemon. These newer performance cars, whether BMW, Audi, Porsche or whatever, are very complex and prone to expensive repairs. It's the nature of the beast anymore. But every time I get behind the wheel of my 335i, I swear I could care less. It's such a great car. You may experience the same feeling with the RS5. But I doubt it's more reliable.

At any rate, good luck to you.
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      03-29-2013, 11:53 PM   #77
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The Audi's are appealing, but damn, they're complex, difficult to work on chunks of high tech. My friend has a B7 S4 that's he's now worried about. The timing chain guides are plastic and have been failing on many cars. The failure is catastrophic. On that car the timing chains are on the firewall side of the engine, so repairing it is an engine-out proposition. Perhaps you're buying new so take it for what it's worth, but if you're picking up a used one, be careful. Good luck!
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      03-30-2013, 12:06 AM   #78
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I've been fully modded for years.
No problems until 55k replaced the turbos out of pocket, they didn't even blow yet. Oh and a abs sensor ($100) Lol other than that nothing.
My gf had a e90 07 335i, from 30k to 149k I think. Never did anything to it other that valve cover gasket.
My brothers m3 hasn't had a single problem in 2 years. Driven harder than hell.
Dad had a e60 550i. Never had a problem.
I also own a V10 M5. Never had a problem except for recalls repaired for free. (6mt probably help a whole lot in e60 M5s)

Saying people would be retarded to buy a n54/55 is something super stupid to say.

You had a lemon or something lol.
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      03-30-2013, 12:09 AM   #79
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Got 14 years on my Ranger, so far nothing bigger than $400 out of pocket. Had very good luck with the BMW's. Just sold the 2004 330 convertible @ 120K miles with only $1100 out of pocket since new. Picking up the new convertible next week.
My family had a 1993 Ranger for ~10 years. Only thing ever replaced on it was the clutch at ~200K miles. Then 2 F150s, also bullet proof. Can't go wrong with Ford trucks. If my wife would drive something other than Land Rovers I'd buy a F150 with the Ecoboost in a heartbeat right now.

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      03-30-2013, 12:21 AM   #80
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normally I would flame back but your picture shows that you're a old man... a old bald man. I respect my elders. BTW sorry I offended the car you purchased with your retirement money. Lets pretend I shined your head and called it even.
And in all those long long years I never drove into a 8" curb at 30mph.

Been buying cars & bikes with my retirement money since 1995. Have to remember to clear the driveway every once & awhile.
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      03-30-2013, 12:31 AM   #81
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My family had a 1993 Ranger for ~10 years. Only thing ever replaced on it was the clutch at ~200K miles. Then 2 F150s, also bullet proof. Can't go wrong with Ford trucks. If my wife would drive something other than Land Rovers I'd buy a F150 with the Ecoboost in a heartbeat right now.

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I am pretty much the only one who drives the truck except for my son-in-laws when they borrow it. One of them got a F-150 4X4 Lariat last year which is very nice. I just did the Ranger clutch a few weeks ago...to many people learned to drive stick on it. Rebuilt most of the drive train while I was at it, retirement gives you time to do stuff. It also sees a lot of light off-road when we go out shooting. Can't live in Carolina without a pickup.

The wife drives the X3 most of the time or the Expedition if she has a lot of stuff or people to move. Think the next switch for her will be the X3 to an X5.

The Expedition is like the Ranger, a load carrier & will be around to 6/7 years like its predecessor. It’s the extended length version & gets used a lot in the summer shuttling back & forth to the beach house.

I expect to swap the 335is for an M4 coupe in 2014 if they are released later this year. Would like to avoid the first production models. Will probably keep the 135is 6MT convert for a while like the 2004 330Ci ZHP convert, its a fun car & everybody used it.
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I am pretty much the only one who drives the truck except for my son-in-laws when they borrow it. One of them got a F-150 4X4 Lariat last year which is very nice. I just did the Ranger clutch a few weeks ago...to many people learned to drive stick on it. Rebuilt most of the drive train while I was at it, retirement gives you time to do stuff. It also sees a lot of light off-road when we go out shooting. Can't live in Carolina without a pickup.

The wife drives the X3 most of the time or the Expedition if she has a lot of stuff or people to move. Think the next switch for her will be the X3 to an X5.

The Expedition is like the Ranger, a load carrier & will be around to 6/7 years like its predecessor. Itís the extended length version & gets used a lot in the summer shuttling back & forth to the beach house.

I expect to swap the 335is for an M4 coupe in 2014 if they are released later this year. Would like to avoid the first production models. Will probably keep the 135is 6MT convert for a while like the 2004 330Ci ZHP convert, its a fun car & everybody used it.


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      03-30-2013, 09:00 AM   #84
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Had '03 M3...drove it 90k miles only replacing tires,brakes and oil changes. No problems whatsoever. Just picked up a'10 335i Coupe last week. Crossing my fingers after reading this thread. Good thing I have warranty.
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And in all those long long years I never drove into a 8" curb at 30mph.

Been buying cars & bikes with my retirement money since 1995. Have to remember to clear the driveway every once & awhile.
yawn... Your talking about a street that use to be a sidewalk and was poorly build. Consider it a pot hole except it is raised a few inches off the ground while a pot hole is a few inches into the ground.

Have fun buying "cars and bikes" cause nobody cares... Your old. It's like when i was in college and i saw a 50 year old man driving a ferrari. i said to my friend at the bus stop. "nice car" but i wasn't envious. Cause he's 50... He's old and irrelevant. I expect a 50 year old to be able to buy a expensive car. So who cares. I rather be young and waiting for a bus than a 50 year old man driving what ever. cause there is one thing you can't buy... It's time. Why don't you just sell your piece of crap and drive a Honda accord cause nobody cares what you drive. It's only cool if your young and driving a BMW. It's only cool when I was driving the same car as you when I was 24.
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Threads like this make me glad I went for the 328. The 335 was very tempting, and maybe the 2013 model would have been fine, but these problems just seem way too common with 335s.

Makes me wonder if the N20 is going to prove reliable over the long term.
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Your old. It's like when i was in college and i saw a 50 year old man driving a ferrari. i said to my friend at the bus stop. "nice car" but i wasn't envious. Cause he's 50... He's old and irrelevant. I expect a 50 year old to be able to buy a expensive car. So who cares. I rather be young and waiting for a bus than a 50 year old man driving what ever. cause there is one thing you can't buy... It's time. Why don't you just sell your piece of crap and drive a Honda accord cause nobody cares what you drive. It's only cool if your young and driving a BMW. It's only cool when I was driving the same car as you when I was 24.
So true. Old guys driving expensive cars just sends the wrong message imo.
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Threads like this make me glad I went for the 328. The 335 was very tempting, and maybe the 2013 model would have been fine, but these problems just seem way too common with 335s.

Makes me wonder if the N20 is going to prove reliable over the long term.
your a smart man. I'm a idiot for buying this car. Just like grandpa up there. Good thing I made a mistake like this when I'm in my 20s and he's a old man making the same mistakes buying this car.
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