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      05-01-2015, 01:49 AM   #1
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Hi, im buying my first bmw possibly this weekend. I have been talking to two guys and they are both selling their 2006 e90s for 11k. One of them is a 330xi and the other a 325i. What i'm torn about is the whole awd/rwd situation. Truly I want a 335i (badly!) but 11k is all i got. So the 330xi has 254hp and the 325i only 215hp. Should I go with more horsepower but awd or less hp but rwd (which i prefer). Both are 6spd manual tranny and are in equal condition.

P.S. found a 335i for 9k on craigslist (it says clean title but for that price sounds sketch) and I have emailed the guy a few hours ago but he hasn't responded, I don't know how long it usually takes people on craigslist to reply should I wait, and if so how long because i'm looking to buy a car tomorrow! Please help!!! Thanks!
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      05-01-2015, 09:02 AM   #2
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On mobile so I can't see where you live, but consider that with the awd/rwd. That being said, my buddy has a RWD 335i and hasn't had an issue with dedicated snow tires. Can't speak from personal experience though, as I have an awd.
Personally, I never use craigslist, as any sketchball can post whatever they want. That's just me though.
I guess - in essence - this post is entirely unhelpful hahah
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      05-01-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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ive baught both my cars off craigslist and both were 2008 328xi e90 and e92...never had problems with them except for new tie rods and i just had a oil filter housing gasket leak and vcg replaced other than that its been good to me and its a little over a year now just make sure to get them checked out before hand
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If you want rwd get the 325 and then get a tune which will put you at 330 power because you already have the 3 stage intake manifold...
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On mobile so I can't see where you live, but consider that with the awd/rwd. That being said, my buddy has a RWD 335i and hasn't had an issue with dedicated snow tires. Can't speak from personal experience though, as I have an awd.
Personally, I never use craigslist, as any sketchball can post whatever they want. That's just me though.
I guess - in essence - this post is entirely unhelpful hahah
I live in Oregon, where there is a good amount of rain, if that sways the options at all. Thanks for the reply!
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If you want rwd get the 325 and then get a tune which will put you at 330 power because you already have the 3 stage intake manifold...
I was thinking about getting a tune, as well as a new exhaust system, intake system and go from there. I was really looking forward to a jb4 tune for the 335i though.
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Thanks for all the support and help everyone! I've had a lot of good tips about what I do. For all the people suggesting that I stay away from a BMW, I know I should but my heart is stuck to it and I cant stay away. I've been convinced that a xi model is not the way to go due to performance reasons, so ill stick with rwd. For the people suggesting a older model I dont really like the older style (still beautiful cars) and would like to stay with 2006+ models. Im considering leasing/ financing a 335i, if I can get any help about doing this that would be great. Love this community and looking forward to being a part of it!
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