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      08-30-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Getting used 2010 335d..any suggestions?

First of all, I bought BMW 335i 1 month ago and gave me all kind of troubles from fuel injectors to white smoke from exhaust so I returned it to dealer and gave me my money back.

I thought of going back to 328i xdrive because it is much less troublesome, but I didn't enjoy the test drive at all so I considered getting 335d since apparently from my search it has less trouble compared to the 335i.

I found a used 2010 BMW 335d sedan premium package, non-sport non-navi. Mileage is 36k. Priced at 27k (after negotiation). Is that a good price for the D?

Any issues that I should be concern with before buying the car? What should I check for to avoid troubles later? The car still have 1 year left on Basic warranty. I am not sure if this warranty will cover all issues that I might see later.
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Welcome aboard amigo D, start reading the forum about our car make sure you got a CPO car and make sure has ALL the updates reuqiered i.e. DDE, tranny update etc etc, feel free to inquire here in this forum you wont find any problems
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Sounds like a great price for the miles. I would INSIST on it being CPO. I love my 335d but would definitely not want this car without a long term warranty. CPO will give you 6 years / 100k miles. Given the frustration the dealer put you through with the 335i you likely have good bargaining power to insist on CPO.

The 335d is an amazing machine, but there are some owners which seem to be plagued with mysterious DDE and/or injector failures, temperamental SCR systems, and the ever concerning soot buidup in the intake tract. That said, don't let those things scare ya, just cover your tail and insure you have CPO coverage.

It is a whole new feeling of fun. Quiet power! Not the barn blasting 7000rpm screaming power of a gasser. Instead the mammoth diesel just hunkers down and launches you without so much as a whimper or complaint as it hurdles you quietly over 120mph+ effortlessly.
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Mark in my case my car has been ran at 150 mph!!(at the 1/2 mile run) sorry I had a broken hand and my friend drove it, the most i got was 140 mph a couple of weeks ago on the HWY got scared to many cars ahead and past me jajajajajajaja
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Welcome aboard amigo D, start reading the forum about our car make sure you got a CPO car and make sure has ALL the updates reuqiered i.e. DDE, tranny update etc etc, feel free to inquire here in this forum you wont find any problems
I am not buying it from BMW dealership. I am buying it from 3rd party dealership so CPO is not option here. Is it possible to get BMW extended warranty after purchasing it from 3rd party dealership?

Another question, you said tranny update? has been there an update of tranny on the D that I am not aware of because I have done extensive search I didn't see that poping.
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Yikes 3rd party dealer, be carefull what your getting into amigo?

There was a software update for certain years and I beleive you would fall under it best way is to go the dealer and have them run your key thru and see if any updates were installed or not.
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Yikes 3rd party dealer, be carefull what your getting into amigo?

There was a software update for certain years and I beleive you would fall under it best way is to go the dealer and have them run your key thru and see if any updates were installed or not.
Yeah 3rd party is indeed scary, but I cannot find lot of 335d in this area. There are tons of 335i for sale but not 335d. I am not sure it is because they are not popular or people tend not to sell their owns
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trust me YOU WONT go wrong on these DIESELS Im planiing in NEVER going back to gassers
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trust me YOU WONT go wrong on these DIESELS Im planiing in NEVER going back to gassers
Do you know what is the sticker price on this car? I heard they become cheaper than 335i after the discounts that they get. It may seem good price for 10' BMW 335d with 37k but negotiated price on these cars are 40k. Am I right?
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verify thru www.kbb.com I live in Puerto Rico since 2004 so i hv forgotten most trade-in sales values
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I am not buying it from BMW dealership. I am buying it from 3rd party dealership so CPO is not option here. Is it possible to get BMW extended warranty after purchasing it from 3rd party dealership?

Another question, you said tranny update? has been there an update of tranny on the D that I am not aware of because I have done extensive search I didn't see that poping.
You can buy an extended warranty from BMWUSA from any dealer as long as the car is under it's original factory warranty. Cost is negotiable, ranges from ~$2400-~$3500 for 2 years/100K.

There have been no transmission changes other than programming. Puerto-rico is likely referring to the SCR/EGR recall that included a new DDE (ECU) program from 2 years ago; likely it's been done but you need to check.
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I think the stealership just tried getting rid of a problematic 335i and pass it on to you, which is pretty common. Did you look at the service history before buying it? What year was the 335i as older ones are known to have lots of problems. Don't overlook the 335i as it is a beast and considered one of the greatest bimmers in the current BMW lineup.

If you want a strong revving, music-to-your-ears exhaust and super tune friendly (especially the N54 engine) car, give the 335i another shot. If you're ready to handle some 500+ lbs. of low-end torque (with a JBD tune) and awesome fuel mileage, come join us at the 335d club.

As for your current 335d pick, I'd keep searching and find one with an actual BMW CPO warranty. Third party warranties are a bit spotty and I heard of some good ones but I'd play it safe. I know your state isn't heavily populated with as much stealerships as California, but if you're willing to search your surrounding states for the perfect one that you want then I say do it. Oh, have you thought about looking for one with a sports package?
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I think the stealership just tried getting rid of a problematic 335i and pass it on to you, which is pretty common. Did you look at the service history before buying it? What year was the 335i as older ones are known to have lots of problems. Don't overlook the 335i as it is a beast and considered one of the greatest bimmers in the current BMW lineup.

If you want a strong revving, music-to-your-ears exhaust and super tune friendly (especially the N54 engine) car, give the 335i another shot. If you're ready to handle some 500+ lbs. of low-end torque (with a JBD tune) and awesome fuel mileage, come join us at the 335d club.

As for your current 335d pick, I'd keep searching and find one with an actual BMW CPO warranty. Third party warranties are a bit spotty and I heard of some good ones but I'd play it safe. I know your state isn't heavily populated with as much stealerships as California, but if you're willing to search your surrounding states for the perfect one that you want then I say do it. Oh, have you thought about looking for one with a sports package?

The BMW 335i is not bad car at all and never said that. I really loved it even with the problems it had. I just didn't want to pay for fixing problems and spend time in dealerships thats why I got rid of it. I know 2011 ones are pretty solid now but it is out of my budget range.

I am considering the 335d because I drive city way more than highway. Work and shopping centers are just around the corner so I want the 335 to be more fuel economy. There is no sport package used ones I found on 335d so far. I know it makes a big difference in 335i but I heard for 335d it is not beneficial.
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I think the stealership just tried getting rid of a problematic 335i and pass it on to you, which is pretty common. Did you look at the service history before buying it? What year was the 335i as older ones are known to have lots of problems. Don't overlook the 335i as it is a beast and considered one of the greatest bimmers in the current BMW lineup.
The stealership I bought it from was a Range Rover dealership. Actually they didn't know about the problem it was a trade-in car. After they took it back they didn't sell it. They just sold it to auction because fixing the issues it had was gonna cost them alooot. It was a 2008 and yes I checked its service history. It was very clean car inside out and the previous owner really maintained it at BMW dealership. It is just the problem I saw in 08 was pretty common problems on any 07-10 335i. Like fuel injectors, turbo seal. The car didn't have warranty on it so Ranger Rover dealership took it back with no questions asked.
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Honestly...if you are doing majority city driving and short trips...I am not sure a diesel is the best choice. Others may say I'm wrong....but to me, a diesel needs to come up to temperature and loves to just run and run. They are long haul type engines. Short trips will not be optimum on a diesel. You'll cake up the intake faster with soot due to the heavy oil misting / condensation that occurs most when an engine is cold.

I've always been of the mindset that for efficiency - if city, get a hybrid, if highway get a diesel.

Just my 2 cents.
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Ditto Mark, 335d is NOT ment for city but long hauls and driving hard, other than that i STRONGLY suggest either go with Jetta TDi or new version 2 liter DIESEL from BMW soon to come out.
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Honestly...if you are doing majority city driving and short trips...I am not sure a diesel is the best choice. Others may say I'm wrong....but to me, a diesel needs to come up to temperature and loves to just run and run. They are long haul type engines. Short trips will not be optimum on a diesel. You'll cake up the intake faster with soot due to the heavy oil misting / condensation that occurs most when an engine is cold.

I've always been of the mindset that for efficiency - if city, get a hybrid, if highway get a diesel.

Just my 2 cents.
is it proven that it is not good for city? Will I have any problems with car? I like the power of 335 that's why I am considering the diesel one
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Nebrou I live in Puerto Rico and I live in the metro area and I work also in the metro I live approximately 12 miles from job so what I do is I floor it in certain stretches and so far I'm at 33 k and thank God no issues w buildup and injector problems also my car is modded @ 312 whp and I figure 450 lbs of torque
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Nebrou I live in Puerto Rico and I live in the metro area and I work also in the metro I live approximately 12 miles from job so what I do is I floor it in certain stretches and so far I'm at 33 k and thank God no issues w buildup and injector problems also my car is modded @ 312 whp and I figure 450 lbs of torque
Man I don't think I will go through and get the 335D. I have made a lot of research and because of the problems it has, I might have I will just stick to BMW 328 with sport package. At least this is the least problem and will save me from getting extended warranty.
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Like any other car - some have problems and some don't. My 2011 D hasn't had any issues. Maybe 2011 is better than 2009 or 2010.
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Like any other car - some have problems and some don't. My 2011 D hasn't had any issues. Maybe 2011 is better than 2009 or 2010.
How many miles on your car?
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mines has 33k and has had certain issue but again I drive like a bat out of hell and waiting for 50k to remove EVERYTHING out!!
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