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      06-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #23
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10/06 build 335i, bought the car in 05/09 with 33k miles. The car now has over 104k miles and has spent its life in FL. The car has never had a tune and is completely stock.

Fixed under warranty by dealer before 50k miles:
Both front cupholders
Rear driver's window regulator
3 fuel pumps (last one that went out was 3 years ago at around 60-70k miles, so I think this last one is finally good)
Leaking transmission sleeve

List of items replaced out of warranty:

Valve cover gasket (had a forum member do this)
Right xenon bulb (did it myself as a DIY for 70 nucks, could be considered a wear item)
Driver's side front door actuator (did it myself as a DIY)
Front windshield rubber molding / trim (old rubber rotted and broke apart, done as DIY)
Rear driver's window regulator (DIY, went aftermarket this time)
Sport mode shifter signal cables broken (had an indy shop fix it)

Other high mileage services done recently:
Transmission fluid / filter change
Valve cleaning (done by forum member, this made a huge difference, it had never been done before)

I didn't include the regular maintenance items like oil changes, spark plugs, or filters. If you use the forum as a resource, you can do a lot of things yourself that would kill you at the dealer. Unless the turbos or water pump start going out soon, I think the car has another round of just maintenance items for the next 40-50k miles. I drive 20k+ miles a year now (mostly highway), so I'm hoping this car will get me to 200k+ miles with proper maintenance .

Of course, now that I posted this the wheels will fall off on the way home .
Call me crazy. .. but I feel like the maintenance and issues that come with the car are a fair trade off for the way these machines drive! Amazing
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      06-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #24
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Call me crazy. .. but I feel like the maintenance and issues that come with the car are a fair trade off for the way these machines drive! Amazing
Agreed! Even against new cars, there are very few out there that can match the overall awesomeness of this car. Once you factor in the price of said new car, it makes sense just to keep this one going .
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      06-06-2013, 12:35 PM   #25
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Seems like most of you guys have pre lci cars.
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      06-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #26
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Seems like most of you guys have pre lci cars.
Pre-LCI models are 2007-2008, so they have been on the road longer and if theres cars over 100k, its more than likely those models. In another year or so, we will see more LCI models owners (2009+) hit 100k.
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      09-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #27
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You all are scaring me. I had a 2010 Volkswagen CC that I sold with 109k miles, all from my driving. I drove it for 3 years to the day. Traded in for my 335xi.

The VW had only ONE mechanical problem that whole time... Intake manifold damper actuator broke. I replaced the manifold myself at a cost of $200 plus a friend helping who I paid $250. THEN even after the warranty expired, VW sent out a letter to reimburse anyone who incurred repair costs for this... Amazing customer service.

Now, enter my BMW 335xi - I bought with 53k miles on 8/9/2013. As of 9/17/2013, it has 58k miles. I am amazed at how LOW your mileages are after long periods, yet so many repairs. If this holds true, there is NO WONDER why this car was so cheap for me to buy and why the owner sold it with only 53k miles. In my book, that's just broke in!

I'm beginning to think I made a HUGE mistake. And then I drive my 335xi. Everything seems to run great. I guess I'll be driving with my fingers crossed from now on. And I just ordered a PROcede... watch me have CRAP luck now!
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      09-18-2013, 12:50 AM   #28
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127k. original owner. 2007 335i e92 so it had the first update they did.

2 fuel pumps (good for at least 2 years based on parts warranty). Coils and injectors under warranty. I think they fixed that wastegate rattle too.

Knock on wood I havent had any broken stuff out of pocket except my electrical junction box going bad which was causing a crazy amount of warning/ failure lights. Consider yourself lucky if you never get this.

My maintenance has been high lately only because I did the transmission fluid and filter, new shocks at 100k. Plus i had the walnut shell cleaning ( absolutely amazing difference BTW) done by one of the members here. Still need to change my diff and power steering fluid. Hopwfully thats it for a while
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      09-18-2013, 01:07 AM   #29
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You all are scaring me. I had a 2010 Volkswagen CC that I sold with 109k miles, all from my driving. I drove it for 3 years to the day. Traded in for my 335xi.

The VW had only ONE mechanical problem that whole time... Intake manifold damper actuator broke. I replaced the manifold myself at a cost of $200 plus a friend helping who I paid $250. THEN even after the warranty expired, VW sent out a letter to reimburse anyone who incurred repair costs for this... Amazing customer service.

Now, enter my BMW 335xi - I bought with 53k miles on 8/9/2013. As of 9/17/2013, it has 58k miles. I am amazed at how LOW your mileages are after long periods, yet so many repairs. If this holds true, there is NO WONDER why this car was so cheap for me to buy and why the owner sold it with only 53k miles. In my book, that's just broke in!

I'm beginning to think I made a HUGE mistake. And then I drive my 335xi. Everything seems to run great. I guess I'll be driving with my fingers crossed from now on. And I just ordered a PROcede... watch me have CRAP luck now!
N55s might be more reliable than the N54s given some of the changes that they apparently made. At least that's what I hope as I am seriously contemplating moving up to a 2011 335 in the new year.
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      09-18-2013, 06:32 AM   #30
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2008 E92
still running strong at 126000
any major problems or repairs that you'd like to share with us? i also own an 08 e92 :]
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      09-18-2013, 09:06 AM   #31
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Sounds like most people were forced to maintain their cars by replacing valve cover gaskets, spark plugs and lots of items covered under recall or warranty... So scary! I even heard pitted windshield! BMW needs to learn how to make stronger glass!

Does anyone seriously think that you're going to drive any car over a 100K and not replace stuff like control arms?
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      09-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #32
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water pump, hpfp(recall on it) and replaced plugs mainly because of 60k miles and running a tune. now at 105k miles and running strong.
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      09-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #33
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Does anyone seriously think that you're going to drive any car over a 100K and not replace stuff like control arms?
Yes. KIAs, Hondas, Volkswagens, even a lowly Chevy Cavalier. When maintained regularly. I've owned a lot of different cars, a lot over 100k miles. I've never sold a single car with less than 100k miles on it and I've never had to replace any expensive components.

My 2010 VW (2.0T engine) went 102k miles before the intake manifold damper actuator broke. Nothing else - car ran great. here it is, BTW:MY VW By the posts I'm reading here, BMW has pretty pathetic reliability... JMHO

Don't get me wrong, I love this car. Otherwise I wouldn't be getting a PROcede. I've never modded a car before, so that speaks volumes right there. Can't wait till it gets here! Never thought I'd be driving a BMW, but the price was right and I took the bait. Hoping it doesn't fail me. I drive 35-40k miles/yr. Maybe this isn't a good hi-miles car.
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      09-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #34
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Does anyone seriously think that you're going to drive any car over a 100K and not replace stuff like control arms?
Of course.
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      09-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #35
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Yes. KIAs, Hondas, Volkswagens, even a lowly Chevy Cavalier. When maintained regularly. I've owned a lot of different cars, a lot over 100k miles. I've never sold a single car with less than 100k miles on it and I've never had to replace any expensive components.

My 2010 VW (2.0T engine) went 102k miles before the intake manifold broke. Nothing else - car ran great. here it is, BTW: MY VW By the posts I'm reading here, BMW has pretty pathetic reliability... JMHO

Don't get me wrong, I love this car. Otherwise I wouldn't be getting a PROcede. I've never modded a car before, so that speaks volumes right there. Can't wait till it gets here! Never thought I'd be driving a BMW, but the price was right and I took the bait. Hoping it doesn't fail me. I drive 35-40k miles/yr. Maybe this isn't a good hi-miles car.
I think its YMMV on these cars. My friends 07 335i has close to 80k miles and he has been tuned for a while and no issues. Even on original turbos no rattle no nothing. Other friend who is not into modding or cars has a 07 335i that has 100k miles and he never had repair besides normal oil changes.

I don't think control arms and stuff like that should be replaced at 100k, possibly because car was lowered, who knows? As long as you don't abuse the car and drive normally you should be fine.

I just put JB4 at 30k miles, I am also worried about reliability as I plan to keep the car for 6-7 years. I have warranty but still I would like to avoid all issues. I would keep up with maintenance esp after you get tuned. Oil changes every 5k, plug changes every 15k and you should be fine. Don't abuse the car either.

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      09-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #36
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TFF!

Faithfully maintained mid-2007 build with 110K and all the usual suspects - HPFP, all six ignition coils, window regulator, mechatronic trans. sleeve, oil filter housing gasket, valve cover gasket, water pump/thermostat, battery cable/fuse panel. Plus a stuck brake caliper.

I consider myself one of the lucky ones

Still love the car!
Minus the ignition coils and auto transmission issues I had to deal with every other issue on my E46 by 100K miles.

I think the reliability issues of the 335i are seriously overblown. It's not the 335i, it's BMW.
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      09-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #37
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My maintenance has been high lately only because I did the transmission fluid and filter, new shocks at 100k. Plus i had the walnut shell cleaning ( absolutely amazing difference BTW) done by one of the members here. Still need to change my diff and power steering fluid. Hopwfully thats it for a while
would you mind telling me who did the walnut shell cleaning and how much it cost? what were the symptoms or improvements after it was done? thx
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10/06 build with 93k on original oil
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10/06 build with 93k on original oil
ORIGINAL OIL?????? Huh? NFW.
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      09-19-2013, 10:50 PM   #40
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owned for three months now

brakes replaced
tires
oil change
spark plugs
ignition coils

only thing are spark plugs and the ignition coils, waiting for them to come in mail so my car can be drivable again. It started shaking randomly and power was reduced it smells like gas. misfire in 4,5, and 6. Hopefully injectors don't have to be replaced if so its soon to be on the list.
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Ok, so evidently in order for a car to be reliable, you shouldn't have to do anything aside from adding fuel and changing the oil every 15K miles.

I don't understand why the majority of you own a BMW if you're concerned about free recall fixes and free warranty fixes and cheap DIY repairs like coilpacks. Buy a Honda or Kia so you can be at ease!
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      09-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #42
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My late 2006 build 07 335i has something like 94k miles on my car. I bought her in July of 2011 with 49k miles on her, and I've put the rest on. In MY ownership I've replaced: waterpump (failed) and thermostat (preventative), oil filter housing gaskets, outer tie rod ends, turbochargers (rattle, leading to eventual WG failure), 1 HPFP. I also had the valves blasted at 84K miles, although that is more of a maintenance item.

Prior to my ownership, I know it has had at least 1, possibly 2 HPFP replacements, and I suspect the waterpump was previously replaced.

That being said, I love the car. I've had numerous "fun" vehicles: Mustang GT, 1G Eclipse GSX, Ninja 636, Trailblazer SS. Of all those my 335i is by far my favorite.

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I don't understand why the majority of you own a BMW if you're concerned about free recall fixes and free warranty fixes and cheap DIY repairs like coilpacks. Buy a Honda or Kia so you can be at ease!
The infameous plastic waterpumps are covered under ZERO extended warranties, recalls, or TSB's. I installed the pump myself at ~75k miles, and I don't believe it to be the car's first pump. For a nearly $50k vehicles to go through two water pumps in that time frame is unacceptable.

When someone asks me if I like the car, I always tell them that I Love it. However when they ask if I would recommend one the answer is more complcated. The N54 is a wonderful engine, and BMW has paired it with the wonderful E90 series chassis. That combination has a laundry list of quirks, that ONLY an auto enthusiast can live with. Would I recommend a 335i? Are you an enthusiast who doesn't mind a little DIY?

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got mine with 90k, has 128k now.
other then scheduled maintenance i have changed the turbos
clutch
front control arms
spark plugs
coil packs
and that's about it so far (knock on wood) but being that it is modded(dps, intake, jb4, bc coilovers) im sure other things will eventually fail, none the less runs strong and it looks good doing it!
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Ok, so evidently in order for a car to be reliable, you shouldn't have to do anything aside from adding fuel and changing the oil every 15K miles.

I don't understand why the majority of you own a BMW if you're concerned about free recall fixes and free warranty fixes and cheap DIY repairs like coilpacks. Buy a Honda or Kia so you can be at ease!
You should be concerned about the common problems NO MATTER what car you're buying, even honda or toyota. Not counting the cost of repairs, the time wasted often time can also be a deal breaker.
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