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      04-30-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Good deal??? (123d for 335d)

Hi Guys,

Quite new to the forum and have been reading up on the 335d, its always been a car I liked but a while back I bought a 123d,
however it hasn't quite scratched my itch for a 335d!!

So, my 123d is an '08 plate M-Sport hatch with 8000 miles, good spec-leather, bluetooth, heated seats, etc.
I have been offered a straight swap for this 335d - http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/ni/...01016357259164

Now I know it has more mileage, considerably older etc. but i'm still thinking its not a bad deal for me? What do you guys think?
Spec of the 335d is pretty good, would only want an M-Sport really and i-drive beeing the one extra in particular that I want.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice
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      04-30-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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Doing a very basic valuation on your car, P/X is about 16k, personally I'd want a 335d with less mile on the clock.just think after a couple of years ownership, it will be on 100k.
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      04-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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if that was my car car it would feel like downgrading, as its older and out of warrenty also you have much lower miles,
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      04-30-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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      04-30-2010, 12:28 PM   #5
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Sorry I have to agree with the others, I think you might end up regretting it
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      04-30-2010, 12:30 PM   #6
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Doing a very basic valuation on your car, P/X is about 16k, personally I'd want a 335d with less mile on the clock.just think after a couple of years ownership, it will be on 100k.
So if your valueing my car at 16k what do you think the 335d is worth(less)??

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if that was my car car it would feel like downgrading, as its older and out of warrenty also you have much lower miles,
I know what you mean, I have been thinking about that, which is why i'm trying to figure out if the 335d is sufficiently supperior to the 123d to make that sacrifice, if you get me?

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bad move.


Thanks for the advice so far, keep it coming, really not sure here myself
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      04-30-2010, 12:36 PM   #7
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By the way, was also considering this - http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/ni/...01015356608384

But he wants 4.5k plus my 123d.














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In agreement with the others;

Although arguably a superior car, that particular 335d is too old/too leggy for that to be considered a great deal - I'm imagining your 123d still looks pretty much factory fresh with only 8k miles on it which the 335d will not.

Personally speaking, I couldn't live with that interior either, I'm not a fan of non-black dashboards/trim.
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      04-30-2010, 01:00 PM   #9
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In agreement with the others;

Although arguably a superior car, that particular 335d is too old/too leggy for that to be considered a great deal - I'm imagining your 123d still looks pretty much factory fresh with only 8k miles on it which the 335d will not.

Personally speaking, I couldn't live with that interior either, I'm not a fan of non-black dashboards/trim.
Ideally I was hoping to get a 335d with less than 50/60k so yes mileage is a little more than I would like,
i'm starting to think the fact that I don't have to pay anything to get the car is what is attracting me it!!

Any opinions on the A4? It has a slightly upgraded version of the new gti engine and decent spec??
So should be quick-ish, obviously not compared to a 335d though!
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audi looks good but with a shit engine,and remember its front wheel drive i couldnt get used to it,my uncle has a white sline 10plate 2.0 diesel much better car and more stuff as standard than BMW,audi 29k miles 2008 2 years old would of been worth when new 25k with dis, so lossed 5k in 2 years phffff, its worth 15k to dealers
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Get a 335d coupe for similar money. In SE spec it has all the right bits.
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Hi

I have had an Audi and the used value dropped like a stone. Nobody seems to want old(ish) Audis IMO.

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Get a 330d.
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      04-30-2010, 01:32 PM   #14
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Get a 335d coupe for similar money. In SE spec it has all the right bits.
http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/ni/...01017357611639

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Get a 330d.
http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/classifieds/1626124.htm

Would these be better than the 335d I initially posted up? Will obviously cost me a couple of grand more though
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I'd have you car over the Audi, the 2.0 diesel in it isn't a patch on your 123d, which is the best 4 cylinder diesel money can buy IMO

Get the car you really what, even if it mean spending a bit more, otherwise you'll be doing the same thing in six months.

The one on Pistonheads is the best of the bunch so far.
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I'd have you car over the Audi, the 2.0 diesel in it isn't a patch on your 123d, which is the best 4 cylinder diesel money can buy IMO

Get the car you really what, even if it mean spending a bit more, otherwise you'll be doing the same thing in six months.

The one on Pistonheads is the best of the bunch so far.
I understand what your saying, and I do end up changing cars VERY regularly!!

The A4 is the new 2.0 tfsi engine, had heard good reports on it.

Might enquire about the PH car, thanks for the advice mate.
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YOU DO know the 335d E92 comes with sport suspension and seats.
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      04-30-2010, 01:51 PM   #18
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Just out of interest, do you guys think the 335d M-Sport I linked in the first post is overpriced?

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YOU DO know the 335d E92 comes with sport suspension and seats.
Yep, what you think of the 335d E92 I posted a few posts above, spec-wise looks ok?
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I understand what your saying, and I do end up changing cars VERY regularly!!

The A4 is the new 2.0 tfsi engine, had heard good reports on it.

Might enquire about the PH car, thanks for the advice mate.
Yeah, the engine has tdi torque and really good economy for a petrol, I've driven an a4 quattro with this engine and its pretty good.

I'd still rather have a 6 pot BMW diesel though
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Yeah, the engine has tdi torque and really good economy for a petrol, I've driven an a4 quattro with this engine and its pretty good.

I'd still rather have a 6 pot BMW diesel though
Yeah I think it has 260 ft/lb as opposed to the new gti which is something like 210 ft/lb.

Never driven one myself, would performance be similar to your 330d BanziBarn?

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Depends what you are after as you have suggested a 6 cylinder diesel and a four pot petrol, which can both be tuned to 350BHP and 300BHP respectively. But obviously the BMW is the drivers car, the FWD will pee you off after a while. Just hold out for the right 335d or even 330d and be prepared to put some money into it. You have an immaculate 123d by the sounds of things, that will be easier enough to shift privately, due to the low miles, and then go searching as a cash buyer.

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