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      02-07-2013, 10:00 AM   #89
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Well obviously you had the bad experience. You have to go by the reliablity reports seeing that you have a better percentage of getting a reliable car with that car company over others. It's like gambling. BMW is the high hisk gamble and it's know. A 335i is even more of a gamble. 335i= 7 more failures then a 328.
I won't argue that the 335i isn't an amazing driving car, it's just a nightmare for alot of people.
Oh, if only it was down to odds. My 2006 Matrix also had a failed ECU at 23,000 miles. Within 3 days of the Corolla fail. I had both of my new Toyotas on the back of the same tow truck. Those were the last two Toyotas I will ever own.
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      02-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #90
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I dunno 400 dollar battery changes certainly leave a bad taste in my mouth.. Lucky for me I know how to take a battery out >.>
go buy an audi, lexus or any other luxury brand. $400 battery changes are due to the technology of todays cars, not bmw specific. my mother in law has a cadillac and they wanted $800 to replace the headlight bulb. many people know how to remove batteries, ask the guy whos battery exploded in his trunk because he didnt want to spend the money on having it registered. and also be cautious of the battery you buy if it is not correct your car may not operate properly. this sort of thing is the funniest thing i hear from bmw owners, they want to drive these cars, they send thousands more on a bmw then they would have on a more practical car but they cry when they have to spend a couple hundred dollars on maintenance.
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      02-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #91
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You sure about that because there is no reason an alternator should cost 650.00
Do a little due diligence. Online from a dealer the price is $523. You would pay about the same for new alternator from the dealer for a Chevy or a Ford.
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      02-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #92
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This whole thread is crazy...I know its hindsight now, but I would of steered clear of a high mileage 07 335. Good luck with everything, maybe u can post something in your regional forum and maybe get another member on here to help you out, the oil filter gasket job is pretty easy.
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      02-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #93
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How could it even be $500? It doesnt look like more than an hour job tops
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Why not just replace the gasket? Why an entire housing?
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Oh, if only it was down to odds. My 2006 Matrix also had a failed ECU at 23,000 miles. Within 3 days of the Corolla fail. I had both of my new Toyotas on the back of the same tow truck. Those were the last two Toyotas I will ever own.
I will honestly say you are a very unlucky person
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Well obviously you had the bad experience. You have to go by the reliablity reports seeing that you have a better percentage of getting a reliable car with that car company over others. It's like gambling. BMW is the high hisk gamble and it's know. A 335i is even more of a gamble. 335i= 7 more failures then a 328.
I won't argue that the 335i isn't an amazing driving car, it's just a nightmare for alot of people.
Oh, if only it was down to odds. My 2006 Matrix also had a failed ECU at 23,000 miles. Within 3 days of the Corolla fail. I had both of my new Toyotas on the back of the same tow truck. Those were the last two Toyotas I will ever own.
i have a lexus and a toyota rav4 and i canat begin to tell you how much money and hassle ive had to deal with for nagging issues. cars are machines, they will all have issues.
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      02-07-2013, 12:56 PM   #96
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Like I said, it's not the brand. It's the car
Those are very common issues on the N52 engines. Its not the car, its the design. These are not showstopper, but they do cost a lot of money to fix.

However, you can get all this fixed for 30-40% less at the indy. The leaky oil filter housing is usually $500+tax, not $1000+ ...
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Make the repairs as cheap as possible and put lipstick on that pig and sell it. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, buy a used car, especially a BMW without having it inspected. Sound's like this car was driven into the ground.
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Why not just replace the gasket? Why an entire housing?
I would guess the housing warps or cracks over time so it is not just the gasket. Looks like aluminum alloy from the picture online. They dont call superman the "man of aluminum" do they?
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Wow, I recently sold my 04 Honda Accord Coupe 6MT with 163k miles and the only thing I changed in that car was the oil, not one serious repair in 8+ yrs.

Just purchased a 2011 335i E92 6MT with lots of warranty left, glad I didn't settle for an older model with more miles. I guess the message is get an extended warranty if you can.
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My 330i got 160k miles now and bought it with 130k so far the only repairs are the oil filter housing gasket,expansion tank and a vacuum leak did not spend more than $300 on all. I put those 30k miles in one year only and the car is working great so far i hope stay like that.
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You can't buy a high mileage 7 year old car, not professionally check it out, then bitch about problems especially when its coming off the lot of a non BMW dealer.
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      02-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #103
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But most likely it will be your mechatronic sleeve in transmission. Simple fix but the dealer will rape you in labor as parts are relatively inexpensive.
Yup I'd bet that's it too. Very common. That estimate seems way high though, $1k?!?!? Have an indy do it.
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Oh, if only it was down to odds. My 2006 Matrix also had a failed ECU at 23,000 miles. Within 3 days of the Corolla fail. I had both of my new Toyotas on the back of the same tow truck. Those were the last two Toyotas I will ever own.
What do you mean if only it was down to odds? Of course it is down to odds. The odds of having a problem with any car is greater than 0%, so it's not impossible that you had problems with your Toyotas. There's someone winning a lotto every week you know.

But that doesn't mean all probabilities greater than 0% are equal. Anecdotes about "oh my Toyota/Honda/Lexus also had problems" mean nothing, because they are mere anecdotes. The fact is that statistically, BMWs are significantly less reliable than the mainstream Japanese cars, and the 335i especially so.

This reminds me of the Daily Show report couple years back on a high school teacher who believed that the LHC particle collider would create a black hole and destroy the earth.

John Oliver: "What do you think the chances are that the LHC will destroy the earth?"
Idiot: "I'd say 50%."
J.O: "How do you figure?"
Idiot: "Because it could happen, or it could not happen."

Yeah.
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      02-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #105
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Big deal....

Just go to indy shop and get it fixed if needed.
Easy fix.
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      02-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #106
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If there is one thing I've learned from reading the forum ... the 07 335i are a PITA!! Hoping my 09 wont betray me
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go buy an audi, lexus or any other luxury brand. $400 battery changes are due to the technology of todays cars, not bmw specific. my mother in law has a cadillac and they wanted $800 to replace the headlight bulb. many people know how to remove batteries, ask the guy whos battery exploded in his trunk because he didnt want to spend the money on having it registered. and also be cautious of the battery you buy if it is not correct your car may not operate properly. this sort of thing is the funniest thing i hear from bmw owners, they want to drive these cars, they send thousands more on a bmw then they would have on a more practical car but they cry when they have to spend a couple hundred dollars on maintenance.
I know my indy register the battery for free for me

Still spent 127 vs the 400 or whatever at the dealer lol.. DURLAST!!!!

But yeah you are right I was just give a part quote from the dealer I saw they were 500ish online
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You can't buy a high mileage 7 year old car, not professionally check it out, then bitch about problems especially when its coming off the lot of a non BMW dealer.
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Having it checked out by a pro doesn't do much besides make sure it isn't going to explode on you today. It still could explode 3 months from now.
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The OP needs to tell the truth. Something about this and her other postings is not quite right.
What do you mean? I've seen some of her other postings (mainly in the license plate thread and here), and nothing seemed that out of the ordinary. What am I missing?
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