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      10-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #45
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Sunroof is good for the kids - they love it - and for checking to see if you are being monitored for speed by a Police helicopter............
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      10-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #46
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Sunroof is good for the kids - they love it - and for checking to see if you are being monitored for speed by a Police helicopter............
Our little one loves staring at the trees and the sky through it -worth it just for that!
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Awesome, thanks to this thread, I've just realised I have the sliding armrest on my 330d Touring.

Cheers folks!!! How I love internet owner forums :-)
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      10-05-2009, 02:21 PM   #48
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i got my 2007 335i about a month ago and its a fab motor but i've been on call loads since so had to take home job land rover and volvo t5s and its really doing my bonce in!! Want to drive me motor!
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You and I will be in a very small minority..

335i tourer = very rare

335i tourer manual = I think we will have the only 2 in the country!!
Very interesting!


Second question;

Folding rear headrests, why would I want those? 35..

Tomorrow I am confirming final spec.
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      10-06-2009, 02:34 AM   #50
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Folding rear headrests, why would I want those? 35..
a) because fixed restraints block half your rear view when they are up and you have no passengers.

b) because they are only 35 and you are spending over 35,000!!

Just tick the box....
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      10-06-2009, 02:38 AM   #51
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Hmm - another extra I didn't realise I have - folding rear headrests!
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The joy of a BMW - that many bloody options, you'll never find 2 the same. How dull to have a Mondeo, option pack 1 or option pack 2?

335d, if you happen to be in a dealers, just go to parts and offer your chassis number (last 7 digits), they will be able to print you a spec sheet for your car which will show the exact order spec of your car.

No more hidden suprises!!

Have you got a shade band on your windscreen? that's an option too.
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mine's a manual too so there's 3 of us ha ha
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I would love to try a 335i manual. Except I'd want one...

Dough - good plan. I might feel a bit of a spanner though! Surprises so far have been the suspension (which I thought was standard) and the headrests. Don't think I have the shade band but I'll check!
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mine's a manual too so there's 3 of us ha ha
Great stuff Arch!

I remember EVO mag had a long termer 335i tourer manual and they said it was the only one they ever saw (the main reason I wanted one) BTW Arch, yours isn't the ex EVO one is it? Le Mans Blue, YG07 WXE?

Looked for 4 months on the BMW AUC site and never saw even ONE for sale, one reason I had to buy new.

The dealer told me he had NEVER sold any 335i of any shape in manual

The service manager said he had never driven a 335i manual and would love to have a go!!

So 3 of them on here is pretty good going....
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      10-06-2009, 07:32 AM   #56
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High praise on the evo long term test,

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evol...w_3series.html

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Looked for 4 months on the BMW AUC site and never saw even ONE for sale, one reason I had to buy new.
Good to know that I was not impatient.. I bought new for the same reason.

When I pop down to the dealer next week for my second deposit Il see if he can have a look how many were made for the UK
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      10-06-2009, 03:58 PM   #57
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doughboy,

no mate, mines not the evo one, mines space grey, lots of toys inc digi tv, DAB, nav. Could only afford one because its gtot high miles; 48k on a 07 plate. I intend keeping it for quite a while so not too concerned about the miles as i only do about 8k-10k a year now. Great car though, i'm surprised the manuals are so rare. I was really lucky dropping on this one, i was after any 6cyl tourer, with nav in any colour apart from silver and not much was coming available so when this came up days after selling my audi i was dead chuffed.
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James....

Just looked on the AUC site, nationwide their isn't ONE single 335i Tourer M sport for sale of any age or type. There's 2 SE's - but they're autos of course, with burr walnut trim


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Space grey - nice, I didn't realise you could get space in 07 except on coupes, makes yours rarer still. Mines common silver, hides the scratches and dirt.

48K is nowt these days, it's just nicely run in!

My 06 E90 330i engine / gearbox was still getting better at 50k when I sold it.
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How bloody nice.....you get a 335iT. Best we get in Canada is a 328iT.
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How bloody nice.....you get a 335iT. Best we get in Canada is a 328iT.
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Anyone driven the 4WD x version of the E9* that we don't get over here.
Is it any good? And why don't we get it?!
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Anyone driven the 4WD x version of the E9* that we don't get over here.
Is it any good? And why don't we get it?!
Because the gearbox transfer tube makes it difficult (read: uneconomical) for right-hand drive.

Anyway, would you really need it unless you live in the Scottish highlands or the Peak District?

Surely you can recognise a marketing gimmick as well as anyone....
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Xenon - tbh I know sod all about them except our mates in Canada have just bought a 328iX Touring.

Don't even know what type of 4WD it is - haldex, torsen or something else?

I assumed it wasn't great as I don't hear much about it.

Having sampled a few very good performance 4WD systems (and some average ones) I do see the benefits occasionally. I've heard most modern BMWs (apart from the X3/5/6) are utterly hopeless in any snow.
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I haven't sampled either but I'm guessing at a haldex type of thing.
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Xenon - tbh I know sod all about them except our mates in Canada have just bought a 328iX Touring.

Don't even know what type of 4WD it is - haldex, torsen or something else?

I assumed it wasn't great as I don't hear much about it.

Having sampled a few very good performance 4WD systems (and some average ones) I do see the benefits occasionally. I've heard most modern BMWs (apart from the X3/5/6) are utterly hopeless in any snow.
Any car is useless in the snow with summer tyres on!! Spesh an X5 with near slick 285 rubber!

X drive's not haldex, which is fake 4WD indeed.

All the clever business is in the transfer box. It runs naturally with a 40/60 f/r torque split. But some kind of electromechanical gubbins can alter the torque split infinitely from 100/0 to 0/100 or lock it solid at 50/50. The centre diff function is also in there too.

Interestingly the front tranfser shaft and diff is on the left side of the engine / gearbox, so you thing it would get in the way for LHD cars, not RHD??

Its not really a 'performance' system like an Evo or scooby or Porsche. It more of a safety / comfort thing.
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