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      06-12-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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Smile Buying a 2007 328xi wagon!



Howdy. I'm a 12-year Subaru veteran, about to sell my 2005 Legacy GT Limited. I love this car, but stumbled upon a very nice '07 328xi wagon on Craigslist, a couple of weeks ago. Stats from the ad:

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2007 BMW 328xi (AWD) Sportwagon. Excellent Condition--always garaged. 46,500 miles, Cold weather package---Heated Seats, Dual Power Seats, Large Sunroof, 6 Speed Automatic w/Steptronic, Sirius Radio, Bluetooth Wireless, MP3/CD, BMW Assist, Keyless Entry, Rear Parking Sensors, Garage Door Opener, Plus all BMW Standard Features.
The owners put 17"s on it recently, and the car will sell with the OEM 16"s with winter tires (Michelin). No Sport package, which bums me out. However, after two test drives, I still very much like it. The lack of a manual transmission is a bigger deal for me, since I've driven stick cars for 20 years. But I've always loved wagons and hatchbacks, and am excited to get back in one. Plus, this will be my first Bimmer.

The owners had the car regularly serviced at an excellent local BMW/Audi/Porsche/Mercedes-Benz dealership (www.sunmotorcars.com), and the car comes with a warranty through 2013. I checked the Bavarian Auto maintenance schedule, and it looks like transmission/transfer case/differential fluids are due at 50K, as well as a coolant flush. Simple enough!

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Side profile is my favorite, on this car...










I'm nervous about this, but excited as well.

First post on this forum. I had a membership on the *old* Roadfly.org back in the '90s, and a current one on the new site, but had never posted here. Here's hoping I'm here a lot, but for good reasons!

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p.s. If anyone wants to see what I'm selling, here it is (130K, 5MT):





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      06-12-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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I'm already eying Sport steering wheels. Definitely want one of those.

And I found the Turner Motorsport suspension combo with Bilstein and H&R Sport springs, however don't see a wagon fitment. So maybe there isn't one. Emailed them to find out. But I really like those steering wheels... think that'll come first.
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      06-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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welcome to site! youll love the bmw. i cant see my self owning anything else after this.
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      06-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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Hopefully I'll love it. I've never owned one, so I have some healthy apprehension.
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I love wagons!!!

WELCOME!!!
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      06-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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Thanks! Hey you're in York, cool. I'm actually in Dillsburg, but I put Hbg. in my profile just because most people at least know where it is.
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quick mods

tint rears 35%
upgrade to 18s, plenty of nice 18" rims
oem blacklines
roof rack
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Thanks! Hey you're in York, cool. I'm actually in Dillsburg, but I put Hbg. in my profile just because most people at least know where it is.
Yep. Check out our website. We try to have a GTG at least once a week and we also get together for the shows...

www.yocoeuros.com
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Roof rack may happen, but at least I've got the rails. My wife has a 2001 Outback with rails but no crossbars, we've never needed them. Yet. But two wagons are better than one. And she's probably upgrading to a 2013 Outback, soon too.

18"s I'm going to pass on, I like the 17"s on there. I'll stick with those. First thing I want is a Sport or M Sport steering wheel, but the choices seem daunting. I want thumb grips and perforated leather, the rest is negotiable.

Tint is very likely. Restriction may not allow for 35% here in PA, but we'll see.
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Yep. Check out our website. We try to have a GTG at least once a week and we also get together for the shows...

www.yocoeuros.com
Awesome! Thanks.
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Roof rack may happen, but at least I've got the rails. My wife has a 2001 Outback with rails but no crossbars, we've never needed them. Yet. But two wagons are better than one. And she's probably upgrading to a 2013 Outback, soon too.

18"s I'm going to pass on, I like the 17"s on there. I'll stick with those. First thing I want is a Sport or M Sport steering wheel, but the choices seem daunting. I want thumb grips and perforated leather, the rest is negotiable.

Tint is very likely. Restriction may not allow for 35% here in PA, but we'll see.
oem blackline, smoked taillights

35% wont be trouble, i did my fronts 35% to match factory rear tints no issues with cops.

roof rack will give it nice sporty look

18s will go well with rest of the car

im sure if you come across 3er wagon with similar setup, u will change ur mind


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I actually found Jakkel's car in the E91 picture thread, and it's quite nice indeed:



But... still going to wait a bit. I like to get used to a car as-is first, before I get to tinkering with modifications. This is also going to be a daily driver, with a lot of potholed roads, so 18"s could be asking for trouble, with the sidewall height.

Tint, yes I'll be doing that. And the steering wheel, once I sort through info online, about that. But first and foremost will be all the required fluid flushes.
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lets modding begin!!!

i came across some nice e91 modded

good luck welcome aboard
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Wow.
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i love wagons <3 <3.....tints drop black kidneys nice wheels HIDS top n bottom black lines and have much sex in back
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made the same move

I had a black legacy 2005 wagon ---down pipe,oz wheels the whole deal --have been driving a grey sport wagon for the last 3 years and never looked back ----this car is going to be sold soon and i am going to lease another wagon while they are still making them ----good luck
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Nice! I tried to find an LGT wagon when I was shopping for one... only one I found, I drove but it was in terrible cosmetic condition. Not well cared for.

So you don't miss the Legacy at all? This your first BMW? I'm looking forward to a different venture. I just really wish the 328xi had the Sport package, but oh well. I already emailed TurnerMotorsport about a wagon strut/spring package, they can put one together when I'm ready (Bilstein/H&R). Might transplant seats eventually, if I can find grey leather ones. Sport or ///M, we'll see. Steering wheel, definitely. And tint. Blacklines look nice, but can wait.
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made the same move

Liked the legacy alot i have to say ,and may have bought another but they did not continue that model in a wagon----that being said this is my first BMW and its a whole different kind of automobile -----you have bought your self a keeper and you will enjoy it for a long time ----
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Haven't bought it just yet. Owner's out of town until Friday, so I need to finalize a price, and figure out when the buyer on the LGT is meeting up with me. Mine's Satin White with a 5MT and black leather, pretty rare combo. Not sure if that truly helps to sell, but.... made me feel good about myself I guess.

I was disappointed when the Legacy wagon got axed. I'm glad that BMW is continuing the 3 wagon with the F30, or supposedly anyway. Now that Americans are downsizing their cars somewhat, perhaps the sportwagon will make a resurgence. I'd like to at least see Subaru, Audi and Volvo get back in the game. Especially when oddballs like Acura (TSX) and Cadillac (CTS/-V) have *introduced* wagons, in a market where everyone else ditched them.

A guy can hope. A Legacy twin-turbo H-6 STi wagon, with Brembos and a 6MT? Mmm, that'd be nice.
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Awesome. Enjoy!
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If we are going to start posting sweet wagons.....

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492494
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