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      04-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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First BMW

I just traded in my truck on a 2006 330i. I have to say, for the day I have had it, I absolutely love it. I hope I have better luck with it than my mom has had with her BMW's (most notably her 750Li and her 535i GT), but I had it pretty thoroughly checked out before I pulled the trigger. 92k miles, sport package, premium package.

Anyways, I wanted to kind of introduce myself to the community, as well as ask everybody what their starting point was for modding their cars. I'm the kind of person who can never leave anything stock

Pics coming in the morning!
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      04-02-2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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Welcome Shorty!

I am in my first BMW as well (07 335i) and absolutely love it. You will see that this is an amazing and helpful community of folks.

For me, it will be starting with lights, but there is a lot you can do to these cars. So let your imagination run wild!
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      04-02-2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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You'll love the 06 330i I love mine. Some info for new 330i owner. There is potential for passenger side mat sensor (air bag weight sensor) breaking that extended warranty from bmw na is unlimited miles and 10yrs. Other item is you have 10yr 100k mile corrosion warranty so if you have exterior rust anywhere take it in now. And another thing Coils on plugs have life span of about 100k miles so that needs replacing, Trust me on that one im at 105k and replaced 2 coils so far of the 6. Maybe full fluid changes if your feeling frisky. (Doing that this week sense I have time off work.)

But all together considered you wont find more reliable E90 then 330i, I did alot of research when I pulled trigger on mine when I bought it. In about year n half ive put about ehh 800$ in repairs plus about id say 450$ in regular maintenance like 1 tire/alignment plus fluids that I replaced.
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      04-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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As promised, I took some pictures today. Here is one of them.

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Nice ride! Just got me one myself
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      04-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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      04-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #8
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Welcome to the club. You can check out other 330i's at this link.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179839
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Enjoy! My first BMW was a 2006 325i, (same motor, different tune and intake), and if you keep up on maintenance they are very reliable. Water pump went at 89,000 miles. Parts (pump and thermostat) are around $500 if you do it yourself, $1300 to have a mechanic do it. This was the only major repair. Rear window regulators went bad, and the usual oil leaks. Once you've owned the car awhile, these issues will all seem minor given what this car gives back: performance, comfort, style, and great gas mileage while cruising the freeways at high speeds!
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Welcome and you have one of the more dependable E90s built. My wife has managed to put over 204,000 miles on her 2006 325i with the only major issue being a starter.
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Hey, I just want to welcome myself to the community too! I just got a 2007 335 coupe. I am looking forward to learning a lot from this community as this is my first bmw
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