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      09-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #23
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In relation to fuel consumption, in my 2005/6 330i I get around 11-12s in city driving, but on the highway it is not hard to get this down around 8s, or even lower, and I'm not exactly a featherfoot.
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      09-05-2012, 09:49 AM   #24
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Seriously.. why do people care so much about fuel economy? Unless your doing 30,000+km a year the difference in running costs is pitiful when compared to the cost of the car.

As your in Perth, come up to West Perth one day and take my 335i out for a drive, or I am sure Rey will take you out in his 135i, I am sure that either car will convince you that the extra 7-8k you will spend on a X35i will be worth it!
i like the shape of the 335i either. But as i am buying a second hand car, it seems like any turbo car will have problem easier than the NA car, such as 325i, isnt it?

I have driven a 2.0L engine before, and it records 10-11L/100km, whereas a 2.5L engine records similar fuel consumption like 11L-12L/100km, i feel it's more worthwhile to go for the bigger engine either as i feel like the fuel cost is worth to have the extra power gain.
somehow, there is only a slightly difference between 2.5L, and 3.0 L engine, but the gain in power is a huge difference. I dont mind the fuel consumption of 11-13L over a 3.oL engine, but i am more concern with the potential problem with the turbo car (2nd hand).
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      09-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #25
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As long as the car has been serviced and maintained well there isn't any more potential problem with a turbo car vs NA IMO.

Plus just get a PPI from a shop before buying (I can recommend you my shop ).
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      09-05-2012, 11:12 PM   #26
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As long as the car has been serviced and maintained well there isn't any more potential problem with a turbo car vs NA IMO.

Plus just get a PPI from a shop before buying (I can recommend you my shop ).
sorry, haha, but, May I ask, what is a PPI? Is it an inspection?
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      09-05-2012, 11:28 PM   #27
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what he said
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      09-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #29
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Oh, ya, i am considering to buy the car from the eastern state, and if so, i will organise independent inspector, such as Stateroads, to inspect the car for me as i couldnt be able to do so.

Did anyone try Stateroads before? are they good? or any recommendation (the car is located in NSW)?

Thanks a lot.
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      09-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #30
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Oh, ya, i am considering to buy the car from the eastern state, and if so, i will organise independent inspector, such as Stateroads, to inspect the car for me as i couldnt be able to do so.

Did anyone try Stateroads before? are they good? or any recommendation (the car is located in NSW)?

Thanks a lot.
I can recommend someone, Tim from Automotive hospital http://www.automotivehospital.com.au/ . I believe he runs his own business and a genuine guy. He did an inspection for me for my 335i when I was at work while he inspected the car at the dealership. Very detailed person. And takes alot of pictures about the car too.

Give him a call he specialized in european cars but he knows his stuff with BMW So glad I called him. His worth it.
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      09-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #31
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wouldn't it be better to get advan to inspect it if the car is in Sydney ?
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      09-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #32
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He can get advan to to PPI but depends how busy pete is...coz I doubt the seller will purposely drive it to advan to get it inspected??
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He can get advan to to PPI but depends how busy pete is...coz I doubt the seller will purposely drive it to advan to get it inspected??
if he is keen to sell he would.
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      09-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #34
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wouldn't it be better to get advan to inspect it if the car is in Sydney ?
Advan? Is it a mechanical shop?
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http://www.advan.co.nz/
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man thats one shitty website
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So have you bought the specified 325i Coupe on page 1 of this thread?
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      09-11-2012, 06:23 AM   #38
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Im confident you could get this one for $40-41k:

http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d...5&sort=default

Low kays, and in great condition!
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      09-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #40
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man thats one shitty website
tell me about it - next time you see him point him my way if he wants a better site

+2 to the above.
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      09-12-2012, 07:55 PM   #41
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Hi all, I am still making up my mind of which car to go for.
Meanwhile, may I ask, what is "national version Australia"?
What if there is no such thing when I checked its features by entering the VIN at www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng?
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      09-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #42
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+3 to the above 335i in space grey... v good value. Wonder if it's been in an accident, flood damage etc..
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      09-12-2012, 11:24 PM   #43
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New plates, 99% chance its a VIV or similar.
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