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      11-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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e90 to e82

So here is the story...
I have a 2009 e90 328i with 43.5k miles on it. Base model. It is black on black. The car does have a salvage title. I was just searching around and a 2008 e82 135i popped up. This car is also a salvage title has 45k miles on it. White with red interior. It also has sport packed, the bmw performance rims, navi, and a bunch of other crap.

My dilemma is should I trade my car for his? He is looking for a bigger car. The only negative I saw on his car was that the driver seat was a little worn. Here are some pictures. What do you think?
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      11-30-2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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More info on why it was salvaged would help with peer input
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      11-30-2012, 01:49 AM   #3
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More info on why it was salvaged would help with peer input
sure, the damage was from the front of the vehicle. I don't mind it being salvage as I have been dealing with salvage cars for almost 4-5 years and have had problem with 1/10 cars that I have owned. It wasn't too bad and the repairs were done probably a 8/10.
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      11-30-2012, 02:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the votes. If possible, please give me some input as to which car you would choose.
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      11-30-2012, 04:11 AM   #5
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i personally dont like 1 series and consider it a girls car no matter how fast it is. Ive only seen 2 or 3 guys driving a 1 series. I wud stick to the 328i ! or try to find a 335i. btw Im armenian too homz
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i personally dont like 1 series and consider it a girls car no matter how fast it is. Ive only seen 2 or 3 guys driving a 1 series. I wud stick to the 328i ! or try to find a 335i. btw Im armenian too homz
+1! Stay with the 328!
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      11-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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You're crazy not to. I pulled the trigger and love every moment of it. Other than the fact that i have to start from scratch with mods now.
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      11-30-2012, 12:51 PM   #8
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You have an LCI 328i vs a non LCI 135. Sure, it's faster and has nav, but the nav is the slow old iDrive.

I would stay with your LCI. You have nicer finishing on the interior and yours looks pretty nice.
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sure, the damage was from the front of the vehicle. I don't mind it being salvage as I have been dealing with salvage cars for almost 4-5 years and have had problem with 1/10 cars that I have owned. It wasn't too bad and the repairs were done probably a 8/10.
Thanks for responding to my question. If I were ME, I would keep the 328i, but thats only cuz im 6'9" tall and a 1 series would be the as funny as me owning a mini cooper. But if you can fit in one then get the 1 series. I agree with your opinion about salvaged cars, unless the frame is cracked.
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If everything checks out OK on the other guys salvage title, I say definitely do it. Bring a mechanic with you to check the car out.
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I clicked e82, ready the story, and decided e82.
Then, I saw pics of your e90.... I may change my mind.
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I am actually about to go and buy that car in van nuys. Sorry
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We can't choose for you. The 135i is lighter, more powerful. Its clearly the driver's car. If you don't need the space, on paper it is better. Now its also ugly, that's why I don't want one.
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I clicked e82, ready the story, and decided e82.
Then, I saw pics of your e90.... I may change my mind.
haha lol thanks. the only things pushing me away from my car is the fact that it doesnt have xenon headlights. I just cant stand it.
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I am actually about to go and buy that car in van nuys. Sorry
I did take a look at the car, and I wouldn't be buying it either. The guy wants way too much for it, $20k? when a clean title that is newer and has been taken care of is only $24k. He beat the car and when we went for a test drive he still beat it in front of me. I would probably stay away. The pictures in the ad seem like they are from when he bought the car. The seats look like they are from a 1990's car, that is how worn out they are.
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I went from a 2006 E90 325i to a 2008 E82 135i fully loaded with no regrets.
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I went from a 2006 E90 325i to a 2008 E82 135i fully loaded with no regrets.
I wouldnt regret that either lol. you went from 2006 to 2008 from a 325 to a 135. my situation is a little different, I am going from 2009 to 2008. and also 328 to 135. I pulled away from this but I am now looking for either a z4 coupe or an e92.
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i personally dont like 1 series and consider it a girls car no matter how fast it is. Ive only seen 2 or 3 guys driving a 1 series. I wud stick to the 328i ! or try to find a 335i. btw Im armenian too homz
Check out this thread and sign up if you are down to go. the more the merrier it'll be great to see some armenians there as well. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...1&goto=newpost
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I like your 328I better, is that vinyl on the head lights?
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I like your 328I better, is that vinyl on the head lights?
yup, I had done it carbon fiber as my splitters were also wrapped and so was my spoiler. I got them painted and haven't had enough time to change it to gloss black.
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yup, I had done it carbon fiber as my splitters were also wrapped and so was my spoiler. I got them painted and haven't had enough time to change it to gloss black.
I have carbon fiber splitters also looks just like the ones you have on. I was wondering how they would look. That is a good idea to have them painted before mounting them. Did you use the screws that are under there or did you use some different screws? Or did you have a shop put them on? Thanks
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