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      06-29-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Changing the 335i, what next

Ok so a bit bored on my rig so might as well see what you all reckon.

Have had a 335i se coupe for about 15 months. Planned some mods but only ever got round to changing the suspension and wheels. It's a great spec car (black with red leather on BBS LMs) with over 6K of options if I remember right anyway. I love the car, and still get goosebumps when I see it from a distance but I always get itchy feet after a year or so


So I think I have made the mental move on and considering getting rid of it later this year. What to get though?

I am getting fed up of borrowing mates cars/vans to move stuff so want something a bit more roomy. It must be a bit special and have reasonable oomph but I don't need great speed as I also have a 200bhp caterham 7 for my speed junkie needs.

My mate has a range rover sport 2.7 which is surprisingly fast for it's size. I've always liked them and that seems to be top of the list but then it would have to be the 3.6 version.

BUT I am a beemer fan so have to consider the X5. I really like it but the twin turbo diesel is too far out of my budget (say 30K). Also I sometimes don't like the black plastic of the SE version BUT the sport is apparently too hard riding and is also too expensive yet. Lastly i like all the toys in the 335 so would want them which puts the price up even more (outside lighting, heated seats, sunroof, folding mirrors, DAB, pro sat nav, sport seats, etc).

Before anyone else says no the petrol versions are not an option. Though I could probably get a petrol same year car for less than the diesel and use the money for fuel but i just couldn't live with seeing 15mpg on the dash! I am scottish after all.

Not going to be doing it for a few months (waiting for new Range rover sport to come do put a dent in current versions prices) and may even wait until january when I get my annual bonus.

Don't really fancy an old man A4 estate or anything like that as I'm not married with kids yet! Must have a bit of coolness factor!

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      06-30-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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H Finnie.

How about an RS6 avant. Total brute, sounds the nuts and plenty of toys. Likes its fuel, but can be had for a good price nowadays.

Failing that, I'd also fo for the Landy sport 3.6 - When does the new one come out?
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      06-30-2009, 02:59 AM   #3
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...or just stick a trailer on the 335i!!!
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      06-30-2009, 04:19 AM   #4
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Roger what the h3ll is that in your sig?

Tow bar has been mentioned a few times.

RS4 estate has crossed the mond but heard of suspension problems on them.
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      06-30-2009, 04:50 AM   #5
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Roger what the h3ll is that in your sig?
The wife has the family wagon now so I'm having some summer fun; plus it was virtually a giveaway mate

I might have the Beemer back if timing works well. Make sure you advertise it on here chap.
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      06-30-2009, 10:49 AM   #6
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Would you be willing to sell the bbs wheels? If or when you decide to sell.
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      06-30-2009, 02:12 PM   #7
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i was out in a X6 today. Really nice car
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New Z4, lovely car & Mondeo for carrying stuff around!
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      07-01-2009, 09:09 PM   #14
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Now I did get very distracted by an RS4 Avant on pistonheads! very nice car but in mind there is something wierd about being single and owning an estate. With a 4x4 you have no choice to be an estate so it ok and reasonably cool but a normal estate seems a bit old mannish to me. I guess just a four door would be good. With all the emmissions crackdown etc i also see now as maybe my last chance to get a V8 before they get outlawed/so expensive to run! I have heard of some serious suspension isssues with them though.

No need to mention the M3 saloon as I went to see one recently and hated the interior compared to the coupe. Too upright I think, the coupe seems roomier up front.

M5 and RS6 tourings too big for me.

Reckon I'll go and test drive an RS4, take a breath after listing to the V8 and then try another rangie and a 3.0d X5 and see how I feel.
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      07-01-2009, 09:13 PM   #15
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might put the 335 for sale. What sdo youthink for price

Black with red leather
2006 manual se model with 16000 miles obviously FBMWsh
extras:
heated seat
sunroof
pro sat nav
voice control
DAB
Parking sensors front and rear
folding mirrors
split armrest
storage pack
emergency comms thingy
rear electric blind
19s
anthracite headlining
LOGI7 DSP sound system

would think somewhere 20 to 22K?????? Any takers???

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      07-01-2009, 10:51 PM   #16
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DXB, jump on it mate. perfect upgrade from your soot chucker then u can show the 335i the delights of the tarmac up at "the POND" lol (only thing that i no u like is high gloss shadow tho)

real basic glasses guide retail valuation thanks to NFS

based on a 06 plate
335i SE
2006 06
16,000
19900

based on a 56 plate
20500

im pretty sure its worth more with your spec

if youre lucky he might even sell u his genuine BBS LMs lol

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Sounds like a lovely car Finnie

Don't forget the DSP stereo upgrade
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Yeah spose Kin, but cant be bothered to spend 300 quid on High gloss shadow line. EaSIER to buy one with it!
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Yeah spose Kin, but cant be bothered to spend 300 quid on High gloss shadow line. EaSIER to buy one with it!
You'd struggle to get one with such high spec though - I should know as I used to own it Barter 300 discount (sorry Finnie) and you've got the perfect car
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Finne, i wouldnt other with an RS4. They dont offer that mcuh performance. Feel lacklustre in a straight line
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Finne, i wouldnt other with an RS4. They dont offer that mcuh performance. Feel lacklustre in a straight line
what he said
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