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      02-27-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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325i to 335i

Putting a question out there for general consensus and opinion.

Would you move from a 2007 325i (N53) M Sport with Pro Nav to a 335i of a similar year, with no Nav and potentially an SE? Basically, would you P/X the 325i for a 335i that for all intents and purposes, is less well specced? Just toying with the idea, as I want more power.
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      02-27-2015, 04:16 PM   #2
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Depends how much you like the toys.
for me, things like pro nav are irrelevant. Same with heated seats and xenons. Sure I'd like them, but they are no deal breaker.
I would rather the extra power In SE spec.
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      02-27-2015, 04:58 PM   #3
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It all depends on how you are planning to use the car. If its a weekend toy, go for power. If its an every day commuter, go for toys
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      02-27-2015, 05:09 PM   #4
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Iv had power and it is a bit of a novelty and it does wear off quickly. When you use the car every day comfort and toys is what you want and to top it off a nice lazy auto box lol.
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      02-27-2015, 05:41 PM   #5
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I would hold out for an m sport. All the extras I wouldn't be bothered about.
When you start modding you might regret it.
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      02-27-2015, 05:48 PM   #6
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Hold out for msport. My first 335i was SE and all I wanted to do was make it look better (like m-sport)
And I personally don't thing the single hump dash looks as good as the double
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      02-27-2015, 05:52 PM   #7
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If you 325i is the 3.0 block is there not a mapping option to get you 330i power levels?

All the guys on 1 series forums with 125i coupes would do it.

This may be the N52 rather than N53.
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      02-27-2015, 09:38 PM   #8
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330 power is still rubbish...but a 335 without sport seats is rubbish too as nothing can support you when you attack the corners with that kind of power...I found 335 power to be just adaquate for daily driving~Anything more is not so useful, anything less kinda kills my patience in acceleration
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325 to 330 is quite costly. 1200 for the map and the different intake. Which could be spent towards a 335!
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Bloke at work has a 335i SE and its a great looking car. Think you still get sport seats and suspension. Rarer as well. So many sports around.
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I find the 330 more then enough power but I wouldn't spend 1200 quid on trying to get that power. Coming from a golf r and numerous turbo cars the NA is lovely though. If you want the 335 then get one but get one with as many toys as possible.
All depends how you feel about using them each day.
I knew I needed a car with nav after driving around the dales on my phones sat nav and it dying (even on charge) in the middle of nowhere. To me its a handy thing to have.
Heated seats etc well that is a personal thing and non essential.
Tbh I think the se looks pants. What I don't understand is people who buy one and the first thing they do is make it look like an msport lol. Just buy one in the first place.
Don't just swap for the sake of it.
Power is nice but after going from 0-60 in 5 seconds to 0-60 in 6.2 I'm certainly not finding it difficult.
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I find the 330 more then enough power but I wouldn't spend 1200 quid on trying to get that power. Coming from a golf r and numerous turbo cars the NA is lovely though. If you want the 335 then get one but get one with as many toys as possible.
All depends how you feel about using them each day.
I knew I needed a car with nav after driving around the dales on my phones sat nav and it dying (even on charge) in the middle of nowhere. To me its a handy thing to have.
Heated seats etc well that is a personal thing and non essential.
Tbh I think the se looks pants. What I don't understand is people who buy one and the first thing they do is make it look like an msport lol. Just buy one in the first place.
Don't just swap for the sake of it.
Power is nice but after going from 0-60 in 5 seconds to 0-60 in 6.2 I'm certainly not finding it difficult.
Power is not all about 0-60 is it.
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All depends on what u want. I went from a 325i to a 335i cause i wanted the power! Never looked back. Toys can always be upgraded. None cic to cic is about 1000 all in so u can factor that in to your costs
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Power is not all about 0-60 is it.
No but it helps. For me having a NA is a nice change from a turbo but if you're going the other way I can see the appeal. From a 330i to a 335 it wouldn't be much but from a 325-335 then the appeal is greater.
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A 335 is like chalk and cheese when comparing to a 330 have you driven one ?
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Yes before I bought my 330. Just don't see the massive appeal of them tbh. Like I said I had a brand new golf r and that was quick, better handling but I didn't like the aggressive nature of it. Was considering the 335 but a) the price wasn't right b) dearer to run in every way c) less reliable.
I fail to see how a 335 and 330 are like chalk and cheese.Yes if you want a shove in the back all the time maybe.
Just fancied something a bit more refined and involving.
The 335 is great don't get me wrong but I don't see the massive appeal with just planting the accelerator and thats it.
Also it's a joint car
The Mrs with 300bhp and rwd ooh no lmao.
At least the golf was 4wd lol

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Extra turbo or two for starters. Not to mention the power and torque..I'm afraid they are different whereas a 325 and 330 not so much.
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For such a big and kinda heavy car even I find the 335i could do with a little more power tbh!
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Well my mate had a 325 and the 330 feels much quicker. To me bmw of old are NA cars with the refinement. The 335 is great but seeing as I had a car which was just as quick I dint see the point changing it for a car which aside from 4wd I felt drove pretty much the same. Anyway going slightly off thread.

Op, get the 335 if you want it but just don't buy it for the sake of it, consider all things with the car
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Extra turbo or two for starters. Not to mention the power and torque..I'm afraid they are different whereas a 325 and 330 not so much.
Not everyone wants a turbo though do they? Especially unreliable ones
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In was in response to the chalk and cheese.

However OP. Save a little more and get one with more toys
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