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      06-30-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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Is it too late to buy a 335i?

I really want to get a 335i, but I don't want to get a model that will be outdated within the next year or 2 like what happened in the 06->07 transition for performance. From what I've seen for car comparison it goes something like: 335i > c350 > 328i > c300. I'm almost positively going with the 335i because it is just so amazing and whatever car I get is going to be my first so I'm curious about whether you guys recommend getting it yet or waiting a bit.

P.S. I am reasonably new to german cars and my only experience buying is when my dad bought a s55 amg, so please take it easy on me!


EDIT: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114458
I guess that answered my post.

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      06-30-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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I really want to get a 335i, but I don't want to get a model that will be outdated within the next year or 2 like what happened in the 06->07 transition for performance. From what I've seen for car comparison it goes something like: 335i > c350 > c328i > c300. I'm almost positively going with the 335i because it is just so amazing and whatever car I get is going to be my first so I'm curious about whether you guys recommend getting it yet or waiting a bit.

P.S. I am reasonably new to german cars and my only experience buying is when my dad bought a s55 amg, so please take it easy on me!


EDIT: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114458
I guess that answered my post hehe.
Huh? There was no 2006 model 335i...and there was never any "transition in performance" between any of the years.

Also I don't understand why you are comparing a 335i to a C class Mercedes...IMO there is no comparison, especially performance wise. The G37S is more on its level.

Oh ya....and wtf is a C328i?
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Huh? There was no 2006 model 335i...and there was never any "transition in performance" between any of the years.

Also I don't understand why you are comparing a 335i to a C class Mercedes...IMO there is no comparison, especially performance wise. The G37S is more on its level.

Oh ya....and wtf is a C328i?
I think what the OP meant from the transition from '06 to '07 was when BMW replaced the 325i with the 328i and the 330i with the 335i.
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      06-30-2008, 11:22 PM   #4
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He's making the point that the 06-to-07 move from 330 to 335 was a real transition for the car's performance. A valid point.

To the OP, every car is going to get newer/faster/better/differenter. You can't avoid it. Pick the car you love, that makes you happy, and let yourself be happy with it. If you think about the change for next year that might come, you'll consistently be frustrated, unless you are going to keep buying and buying new ones.

Besides, you never know what's going to change that you don't like. I love the new grill on the 2009 model, but I hate the way the hood looks so far. The fact that saddle is now available makes me so bummed I couldn't get it, but they supposedly have taken away Sparkling Graphite, which I can't wait for. And so on.

So if you really like the 335, buy it. And if you really want a certain option or model update, wait for it. But know that in the car industry, the cars are always going to be updated regularly so you will never have the newest one of the block.
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      06-30-2008, 11:25 PM   #5
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Huh? There was no 2006 model 335i...and there was never any "transition in performance"

Also I don't understand why you are comparing a 335i to a C class Mercedes...IMO there is no comparison, especially performance wise. The G37S is more on its level.

Oh ya....and wtf is a C328i?
Do take a chill pill before answering new people - no need to respond like
this especially when honest mistakes happen - he meant 328i and not C328i.
Best not to respond at all if people plan on responding to posts like this

His comparison is valid one since he put things in order to make a car
comparison against the Benz, yes? OP put down 335i then c350 then
328i then c300.

To the OP - If you like the car but you are worried about being outdated
in a couple of years and you always want to have the newest model out
there, then perhaps you ought to consider a lease instead of a buy or buy
but have a 2yr sell point.
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      06-30-2008, 11:34 PM   #6
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Thanks so much for the information guys =). Sorry about typing c328i, I typed it in haste. I understand the whole cars will always be updated standpoint, but I just don't want to miss out on a huge performance upgrade because my parents only finance and aren't too fond of going to the dealer that much anyways. After seeing that possible Dual Clutch Transmission post for the '09 3 series, I think I am pretty much settled on an '09 335i.

I saw this video about the DSG transmission on a VW vs. the Drift King manually shifting various cars a long time ago and it really opened my eyes about the transmission. Link if anyone is interested: http://paultan.org/archives/2006/04/...shift-gearbox/

Once again, thanks for the input guys!
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      06-30-2008, 11:37 PM   #7
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If you're buying a sedan, definitely wait until the 2009 models, when they get their facelift - which will be mostly cosmetic, but there's talk of updated electronics, too.
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      06-30-2008, 11:41 PM   #8
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wait for an 09 although you might get good deals on 08s
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+1 on the 09 models, they come w/ updated technology you'll regret to not have if you buy an 07/08
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I'm glad to see your parents are financing a 335i as your first car.
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      07-01-2008, 12:24 AM   #11
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^ lol, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not...

Hey, I'm happy that you have nice parents just drive her safely when you get her.
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get the 335, you'll be very happy.
i agree, get the coupe now or wait for the new sedan althoughwaiting for a car sux...
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it's never too late. get one now!
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I just ordered my E90 and had the same dilemma, but waiting for the '09 posed 2 problems - new technology = possible problems but the biggest concern for me was price. I would assume the '09 may be a higher price and I'm sure the financing deals wont be as good - I got 2% for 4 years.

At the end of the day though its up to you as I think it's mentioned somewhere in the thread that you are not paying anyways.........its the the wait is gonna kill you!!
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Huh? There was no 2006 model 335i...and there was never any "transition in performance" between any of the years.

Also I don't understand why you are comparing a 335i to a C class Mercedes...IMO there is no comparison, especially performance wise. The G37S is more on its level.

Oh ya....and wtf is a C328i?
I think he is referring to 06 E90 was 330 07 e90 335i
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Huh? There was no 2006 model 335i...and there was never any "transition in performance" between any of the years.

Also I don't understand why you are comparing a 335i to a C class Mercedes...IMO there is no comparison, especially performance wise. The G37S is more on its level.

Oh ya....and wtf is a C328i?

Good job fitting the typical BMW driver - stereotype.

You prick.
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If they follow the E36/E46 models You probably wont see any engine changes at all.

You may see a performance package late in the E9x lifecycle that could bump HP slightly but I dont think the 335 name will change until the next version of the 3 series is released.

You are safe.
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Good job fitting the typical BMW driver - stereotype.

You prick.
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      07-02-2008, 06:25 PM   #20
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its not too late
as a matter of fact I GOT IT too EARLY
now im losing shitload of money if i re-sell it
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The 335 is getting played out quick.

There are lots of other cars that are out and are GOING to come out soon.

Most people who got the 335 when it came out and are on 2 year leases are due to return them soon.
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The 335 is getting played out quick.
Played out?? What?
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