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      07-26-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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335i, yes or no? please help

Hey guys. This is my first post but not to the forums. I sold my HONDA hatch back which was for drag only. But I'm becoming a family man but still love cars and especially Turbo equipped. Looking at the 335i cuz its one of the best handling, and upgradable vehicle around. However, I hear lots of horror stories about the hpfp and other minor things.I'm torn. I really like but having a kid on the way andand worrying about reliability down the line really scares me. How common is the unreliability of this car or how reliable can it be?

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Hey guys. This is my first post but not to the forums. I sold my HONDA hatch back which was for drag only. But I'm becoming a family man but still love cars and especially Turbo equipped. Looking at the 335i cuz its one of the best handling, and upgradable vehicle around. However, I hear lots of horror stories about the hpfp and other minor things.I'm torn. I really like but having a kid on the way andand worrying about reliability down the line really scares me. How common is the unreliability of this car or how reliable can it be?

Thanks guys

I have had 25,000 trouble free miles (out of 60,000 total)

Only kidding.

Other than having tires eaten by NYC roads the car has been trouble free for 3 years and 25,000 miles. My biggest gripe was the RFTs which I got rid of within 2 weeks.

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      07-26-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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I have had 25,000 trouble free miles (out of 60,000 total)

Only kidding.

Other than having tires eaten by NYC roads the car has been trouble free for 3 years and 25,000 miles. My biggest gripe was the RFTs which I got rid of within 2 weeks.

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What's. RFT? And thanks, I really wanna gear from 50k and over guys
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Hey guys. This is my first post but not to the forums. I sold my HONDA hatch back which was for drag only. But I'm becoming a family man but still love cars and especially Turbo equipped. Looking at the 335i cuz its one of the best handling, and upgradable vehicle around. However, I hear lots of horror stories about the hpfp and other minor things.I'm torn. I really like but having a kid on the way andand worrying about reliability down the line really scares me. How common is the unreliability of this car or how reliable can it be?

Thanks guys
45,000 miles and read on, if I could do it over, I'd buy a 328i with a manual Transmission:

TO DATE PROBLEMS:
• 3- HPFP's replaced
• 1-LPFP replaced
• 6 Fuel injectors replaced
• Seat belt hand off butler replaced
• 2-cup holders replaced
• Sway bar bushings replaced via SIB
• NIC, neutral idle control update, sticky brake syndrome
• Rear Brake sensors replaced due to squeaking issues (TWICE) Still
present
• Driver seat assy replaced, original was loose and squeaky
• DVD navigation unit replaced (TWICE)
• Tail light bulb replaced (TWICE)
• Passenger xenon headlight assembly replaced
• Passenger DLR bulb replaced
• Noisy Exhaust valve flap assembly, fixed TWICE, problem still there
• Front right tire replaced due to bulge/bubble
• Driver’s Lumbar switch replaced
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      07-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #5
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45,000 miles and read on, if I could do it over, I'd buy a 328i with a manual Transmission:

TO DATE PROBLEMS:
• 3- HPFP's replaced
• 1-LPFP replaced
• 6 Fuel injectors replaced
• Seat belt hand off butler replaced
• 2-cup holders replaced
• Sway bar bushings replaced via SIB
• NIC, neutral idle control update, sticky brake syndrome
• Rear Brake sensors replaced due to squeaking issues (TWICE) Still
present
• Driver seat assy replaced, original was loose and squeaky
• DVD navigation unit replaced (TWICE)
• Tail light bulb replaced (TWICE)
• Passenger xenon headlight assembly replaced
• Passenger DLR bulb replaced
• Noisy Exhaust valve flap assembly, fixed TWICE, problem still there
• Front right tire replaced due to bulge/bubble
• Driver’s Lumbar switch replaced
How much did you pay for all this??? (if u don't mind me asking)
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What's. RFT?
run-flat tires
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He must have a maintenance pkg
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How much did you pay for all this??? (if u don't mind me asking)
All covered under warranty, but I have 4,000 miles left and getting worried.

I love BMW just and much as I hate it. The reliability is atrocious
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All covered under warranty, but I have 4,000 miles left and getting worried.

I love BMW just and much as I hate it. The reliability is atrocious
get extended warranty?

im getting one one my miles are near
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45,000 miles and read on, if I could do it over, I'd buy a 328i with a manual Transmission:

TO DATE PROBLEMS:
• 3- HPFP's replaced
• 1-LPFP replaced
• 6 Fuel injectors replaced
• Seat belt hand off butler replaced
• 2-cup holders replaced
• Sway bar bushings replaced via SIB
• NIC, neutral idle control update, sticky brake syndrome
• Rear Brake sensors replaced due to squeaking issues (TWICE) Still
present
• Driver seat assy replaced, original was loose and squeaky
• DVD navigation unit replaced (TWICE)
• Tail light bulb replaced (TWICE)
• Passenger xenon headlight assembly replaced
• Passenger DLR bulb replaced
• Noisy Exhaust valve flap assembly, fixed TWICE, problem still there
• Front right tire replaced due to bulge/bubble
• Driver’s Lumbar switch replaced

how the hell you have all those problems? mine has 40k+ miles i have only had replaced

1 hpfp
driver side door trim
passenger side headlight washer cover.
and lock actuators

i would say thats pretty good considering all the other things that other people have been having.
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That many problems is extremely rare, a lot of people have had the pump replaced, I had mine done at 16k, im at 20k now and no issues since. BMW's in general aren't the most reliable to begin with, but thats something we all knew when we bought these.
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Had mine for a week now, no problems, but that's not saying much after a week. However the driving experience is like no other and the torque is great. This is coming from a stock 335i too, so if you add a tune and aftermarket parts, it'll totally transform the car. I love the car and I don't think you should let the HPFP stop you from purchasing the car.
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drove mine 335 e92 for over 40k miles since 2007, only issues I had is rear light bulb burned out twice
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I've had mine for about a month and a half and I absolutely love it. The HPFP has a very long warranty (120,000 miles I think), so if it ever is a problem, it shouldn't cost you anything. Just find one that still has some warranty left, and if you have a lot of issues under warranty, buy an extended warranty before it expires.

Buy one.
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Mine has been great for 35000 miles. That said, my lease is up and I purchased a 2003 996 TT to replace it. I would go that route as there really is no comparison for basically the same cost.
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Thanks guys. I really like the power out and handling so I think this weekend I'm gonna snatch it up with a extended warranty.
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Love the car regardless of the HPFP issue... Blast to drive (specially when tuned)

34k miles here

1 HPFP @ 8k Miles (was under bmw ownership)
1 HPFP @ 29k miles (under my ownership)
1 LPFP @ 29k miles
1 RFT replaced @ 29k miles (punctured by a nail)

66k miles of warranty left... But no longer going to own this car... Picking up my '11 X5 thursday
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Geez Christos that is a lot of problems.....
Yes its is a lot, but with the newest re manufactured 933 HPFP, new spark plugs, fresh oil and new air filter the car is running incredible, it's so smooth and powerful. This is the LOVE part. I don't think there is a car out there that drives like a 335i coupe PERIOD.
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You owe it to yourself to test drive a 335d. Maybe you'll love it. Maybe you won't, but you owe it to yourself to take it for a spin before plonking down your hard earned money on a 3 series.
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