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      07-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Need Some Advice.

Hi guys,

It seems like everyone is happy to be part of this forum and I would love to join this big BMW family, hopefully someone with experiences can answers some of my questions.

I am actually looking to purchase an BMW 2008+ 335i coupe or convertible Exterior:black or White, Gray, Interior: RED, 6MT with mileage around 40k.

What are pros and cons about 335i? I heard the twin turbo break down very easily, the watergate rattles.

Should I go for an auction for a cheaper price or is not worth the risk?

What is the price range that i should expect from?

Even better if you are selling or know your friend is selling their 335i with my requirements.

Please advice the noob!!!

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      07-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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If you find one with mileage around 40k it will be out of warranty. Other then that the 335i is such a great car ! Iam almost about to hit 40k on mine & never had a engine problem !
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      07-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
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If you find one with mileage around 40k it will be out of warranty. Other then that the 335i is such a great car ! Iam almost about to hit 40k on mine & never had a engine problem !
Thanks but what are the price range i should expect from?
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      07-11-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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N54's in good condition are becoming harder & harder to find because they are becoming more affordable and the tuning scene knows how valuable this motor is. A good condition '08 can have anywhere between 30k-75k miles, so price can flucuate between 25k to almost 40k (depending on options, wear & tear on the car, if it just came off CPO, etc)

Pro's of the N54:
  • Tuning Potential -- An FBO N54 can outperform a stock S65
  • Power
  • Unnecessary amounts of TQ

Cons of N54
  • Every 35-40k you're gonna be getting your intake valves cleaned
  • HPFP, LPFP + WG Rattle
  • Lots of Oil
  • Exhaust note is nothing electric

The N54 just needs a little more love & attention.... BUT if you actively care + maintain it, she'll reward you with lots of smiles + kills
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      07-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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^exactly. And expect to need coil packs, and spark plugs regularly. Along with injectors sometimes. They are the most common failing parts along with the fuel pumps.


I suggest not buying one that isn't under the oem extended BMW warranty (cpo)- which doesn't always mean buy from the dealership
You can buy privately and the car still be a cpo.
The warranty is on the car not the owner. Just something to be aware of.
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      07-11-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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I've got a black on black E93 that I'm planning on selling. It's a 07 and has 45k miles. 6MT. Let me know if you might be interested.
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