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      01-01-2018, 12:05 AM   #23
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I still have about a year of extended warranty left on my E90, so I'm inclined to keep it at least until the warranty expires as most major ($) items are covered.

When the warranty runs out, I'm not sure what I will do. If it doesn't become overly expensive or a hassle to keep and maintain it, I would like to hang on to it. My E90 was my first BMW, and it probably won't be my last. I admire the technical expertise that goes into the design of BMWs, as well as their understated looks. Oh yeah, and they drive pretty good too .
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      01-01-2018, 12:52 AM   #24
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Hoping to get another 3 or 4 years daily driving at minimum out of my '11 335. Recently bought an F80 ZCP to get the attention but the E90 seems to have garage envy. Fixed the oil filter housing gaskets this weekend and have an oil pan gasket leak too. 78k miles.
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      01-01-2018, 06:50 AM   #25
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Thank you for a very thoughtful post. Quick question - I'm just an amateur working on cars, but recently changed the automatic transmission fluid+filter+gasket, coolant, and the oil filter housing gasket. This was about the level of DIY that I was comfortable with doing in my garage. E91 with 95k miles, RWD. I would like to keep the car another 4 years, likely 30k miles.

My oil pan gasket is leaking slightly, but no other fluids are leaking. For this level of repair, would you keep adding oil as needed, or take it to an Indy? Thanks!!!
A minor leak you can let go for awhile. I let my OPG leak for a few years and 150,000 miles before it finally was really making a mess. The oil drops to the belly pan, then just collects dirt. It's a myth that the oil pan leaks any significant amount of oil, it doesn't. Engines lose oil by burning it.
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      01-01-2018, 09:05 AM   #26
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A minor leak you can let go for awhile. I let my OPG leak for a few years and 150,000 miles before it finally was really making a mess. The oil drops to the belly pan, then just collects dirt. It's a myth that the oil pan leaks any significant amount of oil, it doesn't. Engines lose oil by burning it.
This is true, known as weepage and is quite normal. I see zero
Leaks on my floor.
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      01-01-2018, 09:11 AM   #27
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20 years and 215K. (I used to do a lot of driving.)

The car is a stick shift, and I think the KBB calculator must subtract some minimum amount for a stick shift.

But yes, the calculator says as little as $43!

Volvo only imported a few hundred V70 T5 manual turbo wagons over 2 years and they are kind of a Holy Grail for Volvo nuts. (Volvo nuts on a budget.) There probably aren't too many price points.
I have a S70 T5, they are tanks and don't rust which keeps many of them
On the road. I have only 240,000km on mine, it's fast but very peaky unlike
The BMW. Very comfortable seats, but I hate the steering feel which was decent on the 850 and too much body roll. I may need new rear shocks
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      01-01-2018, 01:12 PM   #28
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I've had my E91 335d for 9 months now / 38000 miles. It's on 220,000 miles now and it is running absolutely perfect.
I am planning on keeping it for at least a couple more years, looking to upgrade it to a 535d or 335d in the Fx series.
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      01-01-2018, 03:04 PM   #29
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I bought my 2011 E90 335i about 3 months ago with 17K miles and plan to keep it for a long time. I normally drive my cars past 200K, which will take me 15 years at my current rate. Gonna test my fortitude!
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      01-01-2018, 05:35 PM   #30
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Till falls apart and would be stupid to put more money into.
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      01-01-2018, 05:41 PM   #31
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Till I die.
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      01-01-2018, 10:54 PM   #32
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Till I die.
Ditto. May we both live long and have reasonably priced spare parts available.
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      01-02-2018, 11:03 PM   #33
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Had mine for about 4 years. My very first car , I can't get rid of it . Right now I'm in the process of getting a 335i e92 as project car and keeping my 328 as a daily.
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      01-03-2018, 01:41 AM   #34
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Original owner of my 07 E90 335i since Dec 06. She only has 77K miles on her and plan on keeping her for a very long time.
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      01-03-2018, 02:12 AM   #35
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I truly love my e90 335i. The only reason I would get rid of it is if an M2 was in the equation. even then i still my keep it as my side car for grunt work
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      01-03-2018, 10:58 AM   #36
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Definitely for another couple of years before I find a well maintained 2010 or 11 335i manual transmission
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      01-03-2018, 11:04 AM   #37
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      01-03-2018, 11:23 AM   #38
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'07 328i with ~ 46k miles (bought a little over a year ago @ 29k miles)

I'm not so sure ... it really depends on how dependable the car is overall. A big ticket item won't scare me, but If I start dropping $ hand over fist on picayune stuff (when I start getting close to half of my total purchase price) ... then I'll move it since some cars are just "troubled cars" no matter the manufacturer.

Other than that ... since BMW no longer makes N/A 6's ... I plan to keep it as long as it runs strong. I may be tempted to trade it for a 1-series manual coupe at some point in the future ... but not anytime in the next few years.
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      01-05-2018, 11:25 PM   #39
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I plan to be that old guy still driving the BMW he bought new to club meetings 30+ years on. And at the 2500 miles or so a year I am putting on it, seems likely to happen.

Sad thing is, I would happily buy a new one if they would sell me another RWD 6spd stick wagon. But they won't, so I'll keep my $60K.
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      01-09-2018, 03:23 PM   #40
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Got my e90 328i in November of 2016, so it's been 13 months now. I got it with 89k miles and am already up to 106k, almost 107k. I plan to eventually get a 335, or maybe even an M3 one day when I'm older. I like my car but it wasn't taken care of before I got it so I'm dealing with the consequences. Kind of wish I had a clean slate so that may lead to me getting rid of it quicker.
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      01-09-2018, 04:20 PM   #41
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Till falls apart and would be stupid to put more money into.
That's what I tend to do. My 2002 Passat is currently 17 years old (It was built in Dec 2001) and has 350,000 km on it. It runs great looks fantastic with no issues and is not costing me a lot to keep running. I plan on keeping this car as well as my BMW a very long time.
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      01-09-2018, 05:31 PM   #42
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Bought my 2010 E92 335i brand new with 7 miles on the odo. Today (1/9/2018) it has 95,300+ miles on the ticker and still running strong. Have a trusted mechanic who I have been bringing it to for all my maintenance services and repairs since new (besides the free oil changes at the dealer and recalls) and he is amazed at the minimal issues I've had with it compared to other 335s he has fixed or repaired because those other 335 owners brought them to other non-BMW service centers that have little knowledge of how to properly maintain a 335 or any other BMW. Fortunately, my trusted mechanic used to work at the dealer where I bought my 335 and he said you cannot take these cars to generic places because they require a specialized BMW technician.

With that said, my 335 has been a great car for 8 years now and I don't plan on getting rid of my ultimate driving machine anytime soon.
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      01-09-2018, 07:16 PM   #43
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Till falls apart and would be stupid to put more money into.
That's what I tend to do. My 2002 Passat is currently 17 years old (It was built in Dec 2001) and has 350,000 km on it. It runs great looks fantastic with no issues and is not costing me a lot to keep running. I plan on keeping this car as well as my BMW a very long time.
Wow what engine in the Passat?
And the BMW should last given you take care of her!
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