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      02-07-2013, 08:02 PM   #155
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What I mean was the 07 or 08s. Should've addressed that. Also I don't mind the N55 engine my sister has it and no problems.

07 build. 66k miles. 0 Problems so far. I do all my own maintenance. Luck of the draw I guess.
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      02-07-2013, 08:02 PM   #156
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Like I said, it's not the brand. It's the car
nope.. it's the brand. everyone knows bmw's are high maintenance, especially the more powerful versions like the ///M models and the turbocharged variants.
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      02-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #157
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I agree with Forged. Its the car not the brand. I have owned 7 BMW's since 1985 all bought used all with 75k+ miles when purchased ran most of them to 150-165K had 1 major repair on a 7series. You must have things checked out every 3-4 months at a non BMW car shop. Preventative maintenance!!!!!!! I have a 2007 328i now and it has 97K I have changed the oil in it 2 times since September, put K&N air filter in , replace cabin filter, and anti freeze flushed and refilled. Had all moving parts of suspension checked for excessive wear. I have brakes checked 2 times a year. 335i TURBO is Key word for REPAIR COST.
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      02-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #158
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07 build. 66k miles. 0 Problems so far. I do all my own maintenance. Luck of the draw I guess.
Plus it most likely hasn't been driven like it was stolen.
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      02-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #159
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Like many ppl said, find a good shop outside and probably by now you've got some leads.
Don't feel bad. A used car, no matter what brand, always needs some money initially. Yes, the maintenance will be little higher, but the driving pleasure, handling and other things will make you forget that.
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      02-07-2013, 09:21 PM   #160
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Funny thing about that. They refuse to show me the full list of services. Said it's state law or something...can't show me paperwork of work done for a prior owner. Sounds like BS to me...

But it probably comes down to...I didn't buy it there. When I said I had a newly-acquired used car, the SA quickly asked if I bought it there. When I said no, from the Range Rover dealer down the block, the tone of the conversation degraded very quickly and he treated me like crap from then on.

I'm taking it to an indy shop on Monday for brake and steering fluid change and full inspection.
They will never show you the previous owners paper work, but if you know S.A. they will sometimes tell you what has been done.
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I just bought my 07 335xi about 3 weeks ago. I hope mine don't act up.
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I just bought my 07 335xi about 3 weeks ago. I hope mine don't act up.
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With stories like these it worries me. I guess I have to get into preventive maintenance before mods.
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      02-07-2013, 09:41 PM   #164
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Plus it most likely hasn't been driven like it was stolen.
Lol quite the opposite... But it's not tuned. A lot of my friend's 335's are tuned and those tend to be the one's that have more problems.
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      02-07-2013, 09:46 PM   #165
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Lol quite the opposite... But it's not tuned. A lot of my friend's 335's are tuned and those tend to be the one's that have more problems.
I guess the tune is the culprit.
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      02-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #166
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      02-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #167
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I CAN'T believe this is up to 8 pages.
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I CAN'T believe this is up to 8 pages.
Try www.gms.cc in Sunnyvale and ask for Saied or Paul and don't forget to ask for 10% discount on first visit.
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      02-08-2013, 01:43 AM   #169
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I bought the car one month ago, it's a 2007, and everything has been wrong with this car, it's not just one experience.
I had more problems than I can remember with my 2008 335xi Sedan. I bought it used with 15k miles CPO. I was back at the dealer 3 days I got the car, then a week later, then 3 weeks later... This continued, and I was in the shop about 5-6 times per month. (every time different problems, electronics, suspension, and motor)

(Note: This car was completely stock, except for tint)

I added up all my service bills, they totaled a whopping $17K, LUCKILY most of it was covered under CPO. I only forked over about $2200. It was more of a inconvenience for me to take the car to the shop (45min away.)


I gave up on her at the 11 month mark after contacting BMW NA.

I bought a new 2011 335i xdrive Sedan, put 35k miles on it with no problems at all. I was only at the dealer for regular maintenance.

Then I traded her in for a 2012 335is Coupe, 5k miles and I have only been back to the dealer for an oil change.

Buying new FTW!
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      02-08-2013, 02:46 AM   #170
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Honestly I don't think any well made car should see any major problems before 100k.

Now you're just exposing yourself as a troll and a piker.

My old 930 turbo ruf conversion required that the valves be torqued back to spec every 2500 miles, per Porsche.

Thankfully, the 1500 dollar service every 2500
miles kept the riff raff away from Porsche!
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      02-08-2013, 02:49 AM   #171
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I CAN'T believe this is up to 8 pages.
Yes, you can. You're an attention whore trolling lots of insecure guys who drive BMW's.
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Yes, you can. You're an attention whore trolling lots of insecure guys who drive BMW's.
lol seriously wtheck.

The problem with people like you is you think you know EVERYTHING.
When fact is you dont know shhh

I'm about my car, fixing it up and talking about it, just like anyone else on these forums, yes I post...OH M GEE I must be seeking attention, because I AM a female.

PLEASE... (MAYBE YOURE JUST JEALOUS) ... haha but seriously get yourself together and realize a girl can be into talking about her car with no other intentions. If you don't like it stay off my posts plain and simple.

Rant over.
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I had more problems than I can remember with my 2008 335xi Sedan.

I gave up on her at the 11 month mark after contacting BMW NA.

I bought a new 2011 335i xdrive Sedan,

Then I traded her in for a 2012 335is Coupe
Thats commitment right there.
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lol seriously wtheck.

The problem with people like you is you think you know EVERYTHING.
When fact is you dont know shhh

I'm about my car, fixing it up and talking about it, just like anyone else on these forums, yes I post...OH M GEE I must be seeking attention, because I AM a female.

PLEASE... (MAYBE YOURE JUST JEALOUS) ... haha but seriously get yourself together and realize a girl can be into talking about her car with no other intentions. If you don't like it stay off my posts plain and simple.

Rant over.
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lol seriously wtheck.

The problem with people like you is you think you know EVERYTHING.
When fact is you dont know shhh

I'm about my car, fixing it up and talking about it, just like anyone else on these forums, yes I post...OH M GEE I must be seeking attention, because I AM a female.

PLEASE... (MAYBE YOURE JUST JEALOUS) ... haha but seriously get yourself together and realize a girl can be into talking about her car with no other intentions. If you don't like it stay off my posts plain and simple.

Rant over.
I demand proof of your high school diploma, STAT.
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      02-08-2013, 03:53 AM   #176
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I demand proof of your high school diploma, STAT.
Lmfao TOO FUNNY, is that the best you could come up with? lol

EDIT: Maybe you're the insecure guy on these forums? Nobody else seems to mind that I am a girl and post threads... lol

Just read you're from New York, that explains a lot.
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