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      03-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #23
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Personally I'd stay away from anything American. Especially with all the trouble Ford and GM are having. +1 for the 135i.
Nice Choice but wrong reasons. It is exactly the same school of thought that will lead them to bankruptcy. I have no problem buying an car from a Domestic Make if they actually were better or equal to an import (At a marginally cheaper price preferably, because Fix.Or.Repair.Daily is not Blows.My.Wad).
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you'll look better in a 335i,plus great car with great power, attention getter, a lot of available mods, awesome help in the forums. the best period.
I don't think it'll be much of an attention getter, unless you're a teenager and/or live in the "hood." A 3 series are as common as an accord or camry in many places, and isn't going to impress anybody. To the OP, in response of your comment about CPO's, they really aren't any different from any other used car. In reality they don't receive any further "special" treatment than any other car. The only nice thing is it does come with an extra 2yr/50k mile warranty on top of the original, although you do pay a deductible and MANY things aren't covered. Not to offend you but when I had a Mustang for a rent-a-car, I was very disappointed; cheap plastic interior, felt extremely heavy and sluggish, average at best handling, and steering was very numb. For the money I would rather get a used 3 series. Good luck
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      03-03-2009, 10:21 PM   #25
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^ Thank you for enlightening me on the CPO cars. I agree with most of the above posts,One of the biggest factors that attracted me to the 335i was how great the support is from the community. Ive been on at least 12 different car forums in the past few months and this one is by far the most active, educated, and helpful. I really enjoy having a car that can actually become a hobby in my life, so this thread has veered my decision even more. As far as handling goes for the mustang though, i mean i live in fl and most roads are just straight, but i would definitely go to Homestead speedway probably a couple times a year to track the car, where the 335i would obviously be a winner.
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mustang straight line power, bmw 335 allaround the the track. bmw for the win
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If you want handling then you should get a Z4M coupe like I did...I traded in my 2007 335i for it....
i'd do that in a heartbeat if i didn't need back seats.
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      03-03-2009, 11:20 PM   #28
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If you want handling then you should get a Z4M coupe like I did...I traded in my 2007 335i for it....
Didn't the 335i beat the Z4M on the track in Car and Driver's testing a while back? I think the article was something like "Best Handling Cars in America." I think even they were surprised.
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If you want handling then you should get a Z4M coupe like I did...I traded in my 2007 335i for it....
he said he wanted a good looking car
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Didn't the 335i beat the Z4M on the track in Car and Driver's testing a while back? I think the article was something like "Best Handling Cars in America." I think even they were surprised.
Car and Drivers' Lightning Lap 2007 edition.

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      03-04-2009, 12:08 AM   #32
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Nice Choice but wrong reasons. It is exactly the same school of thought that will lead them to bankruptcy. I have no problem buying an car from a Domestic Make if they actually were better or equal to an import (At a marginally cheaper price preferably, because Fix.Or.Repair.Daily is not Blows.My.Wad).
Maybe I should have elaborated more, I feel the same way you do. However, I don't feel that will happen for a few years.
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      03-04-2009, 12:34 AM   #33
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I just bought a 335i 07 cpo. IT is fantastic.

I enjoy it just as much as my old e46 m3- it handles, it is fast, it is moddable, it is practical, it is luxurious.

I've driven the v6 mustang 06 on my vacation in San Francisco for a couple of days? I'm sorry, it was not fun at all. I would imagine the v8 is much better...

You're going to be quite happy with the 335i. You will have better resale value- keep in mind the cpo goes with the car to the next owner...

Make sure you get- premium and sports package at the very least.
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      03-04-2009, 06:13 AM   #36
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335i... treat it like you would your girlfriend, ride it hard but don't put it away wet.
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i would almost say 335i right away just because you've had a Mustang before, try something different?

but i can understand, an 8 cylinder mustang is A LOT of fun. The 2010 model is especially nice and it's nice to order a car exactly how you want it..

what about a used bullitt?
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i would almost say 335i right away just because you've had a Mustang before, try something different?

but i can understand, an 8 cylinder mustang is A LOT of fun. The 2010 model is especially nice and it's nice to order a car exactly how you want it..

what about a used bullitt?
Yeah that was one of my initial thoughts, just veering to the other end of the board and getting something 100% diffrent. And as for the bullitt its not bad, i just the new body style is just better looking all around.
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      03-04-2009, 07:03 AM   #39
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Buy a CPO(cert. pre-owned) 335...i'm sure most of the problems BMW has fixed and not modded(hopefully). And plus 6yr/100k warranty.
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Drive the 335i and then make a decision. Like everyone has said they are completely different cars you just can't look at specs and make a decision. After driving both you will know which one you want. If you get a CPO you will be fine, while they have a few growing pains if under warranty BMW does a good job of taking care of things.
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I went from a 2005 Mustang GT to a 2007 335i. Obviously not in the same class but there are similarities. Ok, well one - acceleration. My GT was modded with 4.10 gears, exhaust, intake and tune. It was fun, looked pretty good and made great sounds. Nothing sounds like a healthy V8, IMO. It felt and was very quick up to 60 mph or so. Faster than my stock 335 but way behind my, umm, not stock one.

Inside of the cars is a totally different story. The GT was crude with cheap, boring hard plastic everywhere. Retro guages are cool for about a week. After that you just wish you could read them. The 335, while not the most luxurious, has much nicer instumentation, better seats and many more well thought out features. The 2010 GT has an improved interior, but you know the old saying.......If you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.

The price difference new was about $15K. It's a no brainer if you can swing it. Used car pricing, BMW included, is taking a terrible beating right now. You can buy a very nice low miles 335 for what a new GT would cost. $$ for $$, the BMW is more car.
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Hello all, i have been monitoring these forums for about 1 year now , and finally have decided to create an account. I currently have a V6 mustang and my lease is up in about 2-3 months. I'm having trouble deciding on what car to get next. The 335i seems to be a perfect blend of performance, luxury, and looks. However i have read quite a few horror stories about people having lots of problems with their 07 335i's ( HPFP, Head gaskets, Turbos, etc.) The reason why this pertains to me is becuase the only way i can afford a 335i is if i was to get a used one. On the other hand i could order a brand new 2010 mustang gt exactly how i want. I haven't had one issue with my current car and like to think that that's how the next one would be . But if some of you could chime in on how your experience with your car has been it would be greatly appreciated. And what you would do in my situation.
Do the math again and get a brand-new 335i...omit expensive packages, etc. Only get sport suspension, sport seats, and xenons. And get it in manual !

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