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      10-09-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Would you spend 20-25k on an E92

As title would like opinions on whether you spend that kind of money? I know many of you probably did spend that kind of money but would you do the same now knowing the platform is already out of date due to 4 series

I'm looking at changing the current diesel E92 and fancy a 335i E92 as fuel/running costs are no longer an issue.

Problem is, if I got another E92 I would want one with all the bells and whistles in LCI form which is looking around 20+. Have looked at other cars but nothing is really calling out to me.
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      10-09-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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I would spend 20k on m3 , but not on 335 I'm planing to replace mine with m3 next year and because of new model e92's are getting cheaper which is bonus for me .
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When you see people are paying over 20k for a 4 year old Focus RS, the 335i is a bargain.

I did notice the other night when looking on Autotrader, there is F30 models overlapping with price with E90 models with some of the model variants.

That I don't see the point of.

It will be a long time before 435is come down to the 20k mark which should keep E90 values at a reasonable level.

Unless you want to pay big money you will always need to look at a car that is either coming to the end of its current run, or buy an old model.

The only other option is to go for a newer hot hatch. However when you look at some of the hot hatches v the 335i, there isn't enough between the values and ages.

All scenarios have their pros and cons.
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I would spend 20k on m3 , but not on 335 I'm planing to replace mine with m3 next year and because of new model e92's are getting cheaper which is bonus for me .
Agree it is getting close to M3 money but for me your looking at a lot closer to 30k for a good example. Ideally if I waited a year or so I would have more to pick from and probably a slightly better budget but I'm not very good at waiting!
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I didn't think that LCI 335i where going for that much. Can remember seeing a space grey one, with red interior going last year for about 19k on here. Had an individual trim too. Looked the nuts! Best one I'd seen!
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M3 for me anytime!!

Having owned an E46 M3 and test driven an E92 M3 i would LOVE one!

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When you see people are paying over 20k for a 4 year old Focus RS, the 335i is a bargain.

I did notice the other night when looking on Autotrader, there is F30 models overlapping with price with E90 models with some of the model variants.

That I don't see the point of.

It will be a long time before 435is come down to the 20k mark which should keep E90 values at a reasonable level.

Unless you want to pay big money you will always need to look at a car that is either coming to the end of its current run, or buy an old model.

The only other option is to go for a newer hot hatch. However when you look at some of the hot hatches v the 335i, there isn't enough between the values and ages.

All scenarios have their pros and cons.
Thanks Kerr, you make some good points.
I did look around at some of the hot hatches but I do love the looks of the E92 and not keen on a lot of the interiors on hot hatches.

Couple of examples of what I have been thinking:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...be20?logcode=p

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...oupe?logcode=p
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I didn't think that LCI 335i where going for that much. Can remember seeing a space grey one, with red interior going last year for about 19k on here. Had an individual trim too. Looked the nuts! Best one I'd seen!
Well yeah I am looking closer to 20k. Think I can remember the car your on about, something similar is what I'm thinking of.

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M3 for me anytime!!

Having owned an E46 M3 and test driven an E92 M3 i would LOVE one!

One day!!
Would love an M3 but as said I think your looking at closer to 30k for one with reasonable miles and CIC etc.
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If you don't need the space, what about an Audi tts?
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Would love an M3 but as said I think your looking at closer to 30k for one with reasonable miles and CIC etc.
No not really, some very decent ones coming on the Market near your top end budget. I had a good look at them when i sold my E46 M3, but for me even 20k is way over my budget at the moment!
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If you don't need the space, what about an Audi tts?
It's nowhere near as nice to drive, it's also soon to be an old model and they are expensive for what they are.
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Well yeah I am looking closer to 20k. Think I can remember the car your on about, something similar is what I'm thinking of.



Would love an M3 but as said I think your looking at closer to 30k for one with reasonable miles and CIC etc.
There is a really VERY nice E92 M3 on the cutters site for sale only 36k miles and only wants 26k for it. Looks a beautiful car in "Show Condition".

worth a look, even if you are not buying .

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I could not be buying a V8 M3 now knowing the S55 powered M3/M4 is now out pushing 559whp with only downpipes and a tune. I say stick with the 335i for now. And wait till the newer S55 model is cheaper and buy one of those.
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I could not be buying a V8 M3 now knowing the S55 powered M3/M4 is now out pushing 559whp with only downpipes and a tune. I say stick with the 335i for now. And wait till the newer S55 model is cheaper and buy one of those.
It'll be years before a M4 gets to 25k. It will likely be 5 years from now.
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It'll be years before a M4 gets to 25k. It will likely be 5 years from now.
Well in the mean time a 400whp 335i with downpipes, JB4, meth should keep most happy. Blasting past the E92 M3s on the open roads.
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Well in the mean time a 400whp 335i with downpipes, JB4, meth should keep most happy. Blasting past the E92 M3s on the open roads.
Would it sound and handle like m3?
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Agree it is getting close to M3 money but for me your looking at a lot closer to 30k for a good example. Ideally if I waited a year or so I would have more to pick from and probably a slightly better budget but I'm not very good at waiting!
you can pick m3 up for 17-18k now in e92. Spend 20k gett a decent one, if no CIC. go see Mak and pay the 1K to upgrade. 30k on e92. do not spend that money on e92 M3 next year after you bought it you will loose possibly 10grand. i have seen 2 or 3 16k hpi clear but i had my 330 at time other wise i would of been there...and no car was not in bradford lol

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I would spend 20k on m3 , but not on 335 I'm planing to replace mine with m3 next year and because of new model e92's are getting cheaper which is bonus for me .
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I paid less than £20k for my pre-LCI E90 335i nearly 3.5 years ago, So to even think about paying £25k for a non M E90/92 now is just madness in my book .

Also aren't BMW already preparing the LCI F30s?

The one of the major things you get extra with LCI E90/92s is the CIC. I did the retrofit my self and after selling my old CCC kit the overall cost was about £500, and since I did my retrofit CIC prices have fallen a bit more. LCI cars do have nicer rear lights, but to pay £25k for one when pre-LCI cars can be had for half that price......Personally I wouldn't, and use the money saved on a LSD, Birds B3 suspension kit and a remap/JB4, all much more interesting things than CIC/exterior changes
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Some good points thanks.

All the M3 posts are making think I should wait around a bit and see what comes up on that font over the next few months.
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It's one thing buying an m3 but it's another thing running one!
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