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      11-19-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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For a while now, I have been contemplating trading in my 2009 328i (E90) with 41k miles for a G37 coupe/sedan. Is this a worthy trade? Help!!
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I'm assuming last gen of the G37 since the new one is now called the Q50/Q60?

Since you have a 328i I would say maybe but if you had a 335i then I would definitely say no. You'd be trading in great handling & steering and for a bit more power & reliability. Lets just say I was looking at a fully loaded G37 coupe Blue Slate when I got my 335d and I'm still a happy camper.
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get a 335i if you want the power. the G37's are pretty small on the inside in my opinion
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g37 is actually still a production model, though yeah good trade g37 a lot better than 328i
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Why not a 335i?
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Why not a 335i?
Well I'm pretty much dealing with the money I get for my 2009 with 41k miles. So I don't know if I can afford it. I can afford the maintenance, but I'm not sure about the car. Any insight?
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Why not a 335i?
yeah that would be a nice trade as well but maybe he wants something a bit more reliable/easier to maintain. 335i is the king of the small sports sedan(minus the m3/amg/rs), though thing does not like you putting miles on it.
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Well I'm pretty much dealing with the money I get for my 2009 with 41k miles. So I don't know if I can afford it. I can afford the maintenance, but I'm not sure about the car. Any insight?
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yeah that would be a nice trade as well but maybe he wants something a bit more reliable/easier to maintain. 335i is the king of the small sports sedan(minus the m3/amg/rs), though thing does not like you putting miles on it.
Well, I have to say, it all depends on the car you buy.
I would try and buy one with extended warranty (at least a year ahead of the purchase date). If possible I would even extend it further (in time or miles).

you will get your money's worth I promise.

with miles, injectors, pumps, wastegate wear out. All covered by warranty. You'll get a new car using the warranty.

IMHO, a 335i is much more rewarding than a G37. I've been in G37s, and driven a couple. thye are fun, but just not the same. Something is missing on those cars.
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Well I'm pretty much dealing with the money I get for my 2009 with 41k miles. So I don't know if I can afford it. I can afford the maintenance, but I'm not sure about the car. Any insight?
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yeah that would be a nice trade as well but maybe he wants something a bit more reliable/easier to maintain. 335i is the king of the small sports sedan(minus the m3/amg/rs), though thing does not like you putting miles on it.
Well, I have to say, it all depends on the car you buy.
I would try and buy one with extended warranty (at least a year ahead of the purchase date). If possible I would even extend it further (in time or miles).

you will get your money's worth I promise.

with miles, injectors, pumps, wastegate wear out. All covered by warranty. You'll get a new car using the warranty.

IMHO, a 335i is much more rewarding than a G37. I've been in G37s, and driven a couple. thye are fun, but just not the same. Something is missing on those cars.
After driving the G37, I feel like what is missing is the lack of steering feel and lack of handling compared to the BMW. The NA 3.7 engine is fast in a straight line, but just doesn't convince me. What is a realistic number for my 2009 328i E90 with 41k miles, new tires, black leather interior, and window tint? Thanks again, B.
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After driving the G37, I feel like what is missing is the lack of steering feel and lack of handling compared to the BMW. The NA 3.7 engine is fast in a straight line, but just doesn't convince me. What is a realistic number for my 2009 328i E90 with 41k miles, new tires, black leather interior, and window tint? Thanks again, B.
Agreed. it also makes stupid noise up there in the range...

I would trust KBB. I sold my 07 for slightly above KBB because it was a well maintained car.
But that is what you should expect to get.

ALso check out other cars close to it in the area, and see what they are selling/priced for/at and use that as a gauge.
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Get a 335i CPO and finance the rest. That's my suggestion.
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After driving the G37, I feel like what is missing is the lack of steering feel and lack of handling compared to the BMW. The NA 3.7 engine is fast in a straight line, but just doesn't convince me. What is a realistic number for my 2009 328i E90 with 41k miles, new tires, black leather interior, and window tint? Thanks again, B.
Agreed. it also makes stupid noise up there in the range...

I would trust KBB. I sold my 07 for slightly above KBB because it was a well maintained car.
But that is what you should expect to get.

ALso check out other cars close to it in the area, and see what they are selling/priced for/at and use that as a gauge.
Thank you for the advice. I will look further into that.
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