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      06-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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My 335d M-Sport Touring

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After an unfortunate spell with a 2.0 TDI Quattro (177BHP) Audi (almost the same as TripleD), where the fuel consumption just wasn't cutting it, I was left with a decision.

Keep the car, be pissed off with the fuel consumption figures, and just get on with it.

Or.....

Send it back to Audi before I loose too much money on it, and go for something not necessarily better on the fuel, but faster for the same consumption.

So thats what I did. I think I will, on average, get around the same figures (mid - high 30's) as I was in the A4, BUT, with 107 BHP more, should be a little more fun.

Had a few test drives of 330d's and a couple in 335d's, but the only one that even got close to ticking most of the boxes was this 335d. To be honest, if ALL the sub 10k 330d's hadn't been so far into Englandshire, I probably would have went for one of those first, as I could get a much newer one for the money. BUT, I don't regret my decision. Yet at least.

So I picked it up today, and I love it already. Needs a few bits and pieces here and there, and a remap, but its all good for just now.

So here is a quick picture of the A4 that left:



Fair to say, it was a pretty machine.

Here is its replacement:







Needs a good polishing admittedly. But that'll get started tomorrow.

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      06-26-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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Looks good! Think you done the right thing.
Seats seem to hold you a lot more than the Audi ones!

Take it the baby seat fits well?
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      06-26-2012, 03:24 AM   #3
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Very nice car! I do like a nice Touring.
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      06-26-2012, 04:10 AM   #4
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Lovely looking car. Great choice. A great car!
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Nice car mate, I was looking for a 335d or a 330d tourer, but to find one with the spec I wanted to damn near impossible unless I wanted to spend serious money.

Enjoy it - let us know how it compares to the Audi.
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      06-26-2012, 05:31 AM   #6
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Well, I have to say, I think the A4 looks much better if I'm honest (my Brother just bought one but with different alloys) however the engines & ride aren't quite up to BMW's standards which is obviously more important.

It'll be a rocket-ship once remapped.
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      06-26-2012, 05:43 AM   #7
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Agree with Roger, the A4 does look better but the 335d will drive much better.
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      06-26-2012, 05:55 AM   #8
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Knickers the A4 looks awful by comparison,

Lovely E91 in the best flavour too ;-)
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      06-26-2012, 07:07 AM   #9
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Very nice-enjoy!Remapping is definitely the way to go...
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      06-26-2012, 08:00 AM   #10
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Ah, e91 335d msport - nice, I'm looking for one myself, the well specced ones are like bloody gold dust!
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      06-26-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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Dont get me wrong i love the E91, but that Audi wins hands down with the looks!

But like you say, its a peach of an engine, and for the same MPG with 100bhp more, whats not to like!!
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      06-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #12
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Congrats! Another e91 on the forum
I am not sure if it was you, I have seen a similar username on Audisrs with an s4 4.2. If not, ignore me.... That must be someone else. As I used to had an s4 and on that forum.
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So slim supermodel who won't suck your Wilson, or an average looking lady with some love handles but loves to give sloppy BJ's

The 2nd chick will always win.
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      06-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
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Well put.

Yes Tak1986, I did used to have a 4.2 V8 S4. Sold it a couple months ago, and was looking for an early e90/e91 330d as a replacement, and keep the A4.

But the fuel economy got the better of me with the A4.

To me, the A4 is a far superior looking machine. I do LOVE the look of the car. And the Quattro made sense for where I live / work. But the terrible fuel consumption I couldn't live with.

The BMW on the other hand, looks bland both inside and out (to me), but that engine. Almost as quick as my S4, and the same economy as my A4. Well, that won me over. This time.
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Set of 19"s on her and she will looks the tits.
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Wooo hoooo. Another touring.
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Just ditch the run flats and you will be even more happy! Seriously. I have the same car.
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      06-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #18
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Thinking I need to change the wheels to be honest. Don't really like the MV3's very much. Apart from that and the obligatory map though, its staying as is.
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Nice

The Audi engine tdi just aren't cutting it with consumption then?
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Nice car mate, I was looking for a 335d or a 330d tourer, but to find one with the spec I wanted to damn near impossible unless I wanted to spend serious money.

Enjoy it - let us know how it compares to the Audi.
Exactly this, I couldn't find a 335d in the condition I wanted with the spec I wanted for love nor money let alone a touring one. Very nice indeed, enjoy.
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Love Carlos' comments

Nice E91. A bit plain in silver perhaps. I think comparing black to black would have been fairer ! But that's just me. Congrats on owning a "proper" car though
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      07-05-2012, 06:12 AM   #22
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Ha ha ha.

Yeah, I ideally wanted a black one. But couldn't find one in budget. Found a couple 330d's in budget, in Black, but they were hundreds of miles away. This one just happened to come into my local dealer just as I went in for a look. Lucky.

p1ste, no, the Audi wasn't cutting it for consumption. Was averaging mid-high 30's. Much the same as the 335d to be honest. However, I didn't buy a 2.0 TDI to get marginally better consumption than a 2.0T. Thats why you buy 3.0 TDI's with 2 turbos.

Well, looking at MV4's just now. Dunno for sure yet what way I'm going, but have narrowed it down to either the MV4's (19") or 3SDM 0.01's in 18" guise. Should know this weekend what way I'm swaying. I love the look of 19's, but the ride quality and cheaper tyre prices sway me towards 18's if I'm honest.

In other news, Bluefin map is now installed. Meant to take her to almost 340 BHP, but we'll see. Asked superchips scotland (FPC?) about rolling road but they said the automatic box and 155 mph limiter meant it would be very difficult to get a proper indication. Might wait on a rolling road day to find out. Only driven her once since map was installed, and the little one was in the car, so didn't boot it.

First external mod done today. Black kidney grills. Much better:

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