E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > New & Preowned BMW Ordering / Pricing / Tracking Information Forum (including European Delivery) > Possible switch 330 --*> 335 2007 fair price?!



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
g0ldo
Private
 
Drives: E90 330xi
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Joliette, QC

Posts: 62
iTrader: (0)

Possible switch 330 --*> 335 2007 fair price?!

Hey guys, I like the feeling of my 2006 330xi but would definetely love to move on to a 335. I am aware that 2007 335's arent the best bet since it was the 1st year they were produced but E92 are a bit out of my price range actually.

I had my eyes on a 2007 335xi pre-lci with 59k miles on it.
Car is manual, from the pictures it looks in great shape.
Sports package, premium package.
Black on tan, exactly the combination I have right now (and I like it).

Dealer is asking for 19900$CAD but I could probably deal it to 19k$.

Any advices? Should I wait or it seems like a decent deal?
Thanks!
Fred
g0ldo is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
Amini77
Brigadier General
 
Amini77's Avatar
 
Drives: SGM E90 330xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tarzana, CA

Posts: 4,580
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 330XI  [3.75]
I learned never to touch a 335 that is out of warranty. A lot of people say they rarely have problems others say its like hell for them. So I came to the conclusion it's a hit or miss, you either get one that's tough to maintain or you get a good one. Seeing that that one has very low miles is nice, but that means you're going to be the one that has to do all the main repairs for it (waste gasket, water pump, etc..I'm not sure exactly all the problems for it but its a long list) Kind of like how our n52 have the valve cover gasket, oil housing gasket, oil pan leak, water pump that every n52 has to get fixed..so imagine all that plus more for the 335.

I'm not saying don't get it because that honestly sounds like a great deal. Usually with that low miles they go for a tad more (I was looking into 335's a couple weeks ago) but if you're pockets are deep enough for the repairs by all means go for it and have a blast! You won't regret the fun factor that's for sure. And since the miles are still low you can put a couple hundred aside for the repairs when they hit I've kind of accepted my 330 is "slow" (by today's standards..the average car is getting faster and faster) and I'm probably going to keep this car for a long while so I might as well make it a looker and maybe have some minor performance upgrades.

Anyways, good luck on your decision!!
__________________

instagram: amini77
| KW V1 | LCI rear | 359m Style | Michelin PSS | AA Stage 2 | Gruppe M | Remus | Mtech Rear | M3 Front |
Amini77 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
napeHbNYC
Captain
 
Drives: 2010 E90 335 RWD 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NY,NY

Posts: 601
iTrader: (6)

What about a 2008? I do not know if you are financing or not, but a few dollars a month might be worth a year younger car with slightly lower(read warranty) mileage..
__________________
2010 Alpine White E90 335i RWD 6MT M/Premium/Cold
napeHbNYC is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
g0ldo
Private
 
Drives: E90 330xi
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Joliette, QC

Posts: 62
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by napeHbNYC
What about a 2008? I do not know if you are financing or not, but a few dollars a month might be worth a year younger car with slightly lower(read warranty) mileage..
Yes I am financing but 4-5k more on 60mo means about 70-80$/mo it's more than I can actually afford if I am reasonable..! I know a 2008 would be on the safer side though. But in my price range 19-20k, there's no way I can get a 2008 with good package options under 80-90k miles
g0ldo is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2013, 06:22 PM   #5
Deep_Blue
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: Montego 335i e90
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: internet

Posts: 341
iTrader: (0)

Make sure it has an oil cooler (check the passenger wheel well). Early 07's didnt have them, late ones did. Makes a big difference in running temps
Deep_Blue is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #6
g0ldo
Private
 
Drives: E90 330xi
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Joliette, QC

Posts: 62
iTrader: (0)

I might have another option. There is a 2008 335xi with 47k miles on it available nearby. It doesnt seem like it has sports package or premium package tho but car is still under warranty until June 2014. Asking price is 23k but could probably deal it to 22k or so..
g0ldo is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #7
StevenY.
///M
 
StevenY.'s Avatar
 
Drives: 10' SG e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC

Posts: 1,667
iTrader: (1)

Sedan? If it's a sedan, an easy way to tell if it has sports package is if it has the sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. For coupe, sports steering wheel is standard so the way to tell is if the steering wheel has paddle shifters. Sports package also includes seats that have the thigh extension and side bolsters. To tell if the car has premium package, I think the easy way to tell is if there are three buttons on the rear view mirror (garage opener)

Sport package seats

Sport package steering wheel with paddle shifters
StevenY. is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #8
g0ldo
Private
 
Drives: E90 330xi
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Joliette, QC

Posts: 62
iTrader: (0)

Yeah but the steering wheel paddles doesnt apply since both are manual cars!
g0ldo is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      04-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #9
StevenY.
///M
 
StevenY.'s Avatar
 
Drives: 10' SG e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC

Posts: 1,667
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by g0ldo View Post
Yeah but the steering wheel paddles doesnt apply since both are manual cars!
Oh, that's right! My bad. So the easiest way to tell would be the seats.
StevenY. is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-12-2013, 03:08 AM   #10
E90Flossin
Vroooomm
 
Drives: Lci 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 195
iTrader: (1)

Hte steering wheel will still have that chrome finish along the wheel too if it a sport package, and the frame outside the window will be black and not chrome....ps I think u should bargain more than 19000 for that car...start really
Low!
E90Flossin is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-12-2013, 09:57 AM   #11
g0ldo
Private
 
Drives: E90 330xi
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Joliette, QC

Posts: 62
iTrader: (0)

well my point anyways is, even though the 2008 doesnt have sports package, is it worth 3k more because of 14 months warranty left, 12k miles less and 1 year more recent?
g0ldo is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      04-12-2013, 11:53 AM   #12
SHEEDI
Lieutenant Colonel
 
SHEEDI's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 335i - Sport PKG
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,646
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 335i  [4.67]
i would never buy bmw without sports seats, i hate those bucket seats, makes me feel like i am still driving honda accord
__________________
SHEEDI is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #13
StevenY.
///M
 
StevenY.'s Avatar
 
Drives: 10' SG e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC

Posts: 1,667
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by g0ldo View Post
well my point anyways is, even though the 2008 doesnt have sports package, is it worth 3k more because of 14 months warranty left, 12k miles less and 1 year more recent?
I personally wouldn't go for a 335 without sports package even though on the xdrive it doesn't have sports suspension like it does on the RWD 335 with sports package but even then, the sport steering wheel and sport seats is enough for me to not consider a 335 without sports package. Having the warranty definitely is a plus though so it's a bit hard to say whether or not it's worth it because on one hand you'll be covered for a year or so but on the other hand you can possibly hate the fact that you chose a car without sports package. I guess it comes down to if you can live without sports package. I didn't mention this earlier but any year 335i can be plagued by problems, it's really a gamble. If you get lucky then you'll have a 335 that has no real problems, if not it will be a pain in the ass.
StevenY. is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST