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Old 03-07-2013, 03:23 PM   #26
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I work for texas German autohaus, and I won't touch those things.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #27
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I went and looked at one the other day at a dealer in town. I happened to see it before it was "reconditioned" and to see the shape it was traded in scared me! The tires were bald all the way down to the wire, looking like someone did a few burnouts before trading it in! There was an obvious oil leak just looking under the hood, and the car looked like it had never been washed in its life. It only had 60k miles and it was pretty sad to see a car like that being abused. They said they could make me a "good deal" and I could drive it off the lot for $18.5 but if I waited till they reconditioned it, they'd bump the price up by $2k.
In that case I'd suggest finding a better example, I'd much rather pay maintenance on an LS motor than a BMW long term.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #28
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you sir have made a big mistake. BMW are one of the most expensive cars to maintain. even changing breaks will make you wanna cry (50 - 100 $$ just for the stupid sensors). also get used to getting your car checked for random lights and CEL. i owned 5 bmw 328i 335i 470il m3 740i
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:15 PM   #29
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All German cars have a high cost of ownership. My wife bought a used 08 535 two years ago. The normal maintenance costs have been high with me doing the work and getting parts at wholesale. Not any major reliability issues, but you pay for the pleasure of driving a BMW.

You know what parts needs to be replaced durning normal usage. Good Luck.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:01 PM   #30
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Poor OP. his whole plan will backfire on him
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:13 PM   #31
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My friend has a rebuilt motor 05 legacy gt. needs paint if interested
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #32
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Just wait until the wastegate arm breaks lol or high pressure fuel pump, fuel injectors also go bad, valve covers and oil filter housing like to leak a lot as well. How do I know this? I'm a BMW tech and have been working on the for 3 years
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:00 PM   #33
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Poor OP. his whole plan will backfire on him


I haven't bought anything yet, so anything can happen. I've nearly been talked out of BMW now, believe it or not! Between people on here, talking to Wally at Gillman, and a few others, I may start looking for something else.

Ugh, I hate car shopping!
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #34
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #35
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:21 PM   #36
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #37
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I haven't bought anything yet, so anything can happen. I've nearly been talked out of BMW now, believe it or not! Between people on here, talking to Wally at Gillman, and a few others, I may start looking for something else.

Ugh, I hate car shopping!

You should consider a Subaru Sti. I heard they are great cars.

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #38
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The window in my wife's bmw actually did break.


The wire to the motored snapped.


So... That's true.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:19 AM   #39
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Do not get me wrong, I love BMW's especially the M cars. The problem is when they go out of warranty and the free service.

I chose to buy a STI because the overall cost of ownership costs are very low and a DYI can maintain the car with help from NASA.

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #40
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Most BMW owners get into them knowing the maintenance costs, it really isnt an issue for the people who love em, ill pay extra all day long... its the ultimate driving machine

If youre selling a subaru to save money on a bmw? you are def mislead
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:25 AM   #41
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The window in my wife's bmw actually did break.


The wire to the motored snapped.


So... That's true.
Happens all the time......

Also the aluminum head bolts have been breaking off and screwing up timing chains.....
Also the aluminum motor mounts bolts have been breaking...
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #42
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typical repair estimate of a 06 3 series. Minus out the expensive alternator and its still pretty pricey.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #43
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Happens all the time......

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Luckily that one was pretty simple to repair my self.

But there is no way id work on that like I do my bugeye
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:23 PM   #44
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typical repair estimate of a 06 3 series. Minus out the expensive alternator and its still pretty pricey.
The x35 turbo versions are even more expensive.

They are either twin turbo or single turbo with direct injection. These are known for high pressure fuel pump failures, injectors needing replacement, wastegate sticking/failures, and various sensors. As a package BMW has done an excellent job. Long term and cost of ownership not so good unless you are commuted to pay.

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:50 PM   #45
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I went 2005 sti to BMW 330i performance was just OK. The BMW didn't give me the feedback required. My friend allowed me to drive his 08 335i faster but boring. Rawness 100% gone. You will become another badge in the BMW.
I will be taking delivery of an 2013 STI sedan Tuesday. Good luck with the BMW you will be back. Also the BMW forums suck
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #46
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I picked up a car on Saturday....





I'm going to be driving this until I find my next car. I needed something to get me through the next few weeks because I'll be in New Zealand at the end of the month and I just don't have the time to properly car shop right now. This '89 Prelude is actually a ton of fun - 5-speed, absolute MINT interior, everything is power (and works!), it has all-wheel steering, and it's a perfect commuter car for now! The odometer doesn't work but when it quit it had 137k miles, but the way it looks and drives, it has to have somewhere close to that in actual miles. Talk about a big difference from my STi, but it'll do for now, and I only paid $1400 including TT&L.

I test drove an 05 CTS-V on Saturday and I fell in love with it, but the dealer as asking too much for the mileage ($17.8k for 77k miles) and the paint wasn't in the best condition. My plan is to shop around for a low mileage CTS-V and I've increased my budget a bit because my income has just increased by a fair amount. I've found a few good deals out of State so when I get back from NZ I'm going to get serious about finding one.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #47
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According to Off topic folklore the 4ws prelude is the finest track car made, maybe a murauder can compete.

Anyways, I say drive that bad boy for a year or 2 and save for your next car. Pay cash monies.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:41 PM   #48
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Want a big, cushy, cheap+easy BMW... here ya go!
http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/3606110572.html


Want a big cushy, cheap+easy turbo BMW... here ya go!
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=114690


You'd be surprised how light these things are... like 3400-3500 lbs. For a car that big, pretty good.


ok, I'll lay off the old iron...
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:04 PM   #49
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Want a big, cushy, cheap+easy BMW... here ya go!
http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/3606110572.html


Want a big cushy, cheap+easy turbo BMW... here ya go!
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=114690


You'd be surprised how light these things are... like 3400-3500 lbs. For a car that big, pretty good.


ok, I'll lay off the old iron...
Those are pretty cool, especially the 2nd one. If I had time and room for a project, an old BMW would be high on my list of project cars, but these days I do nothing but work so no toys for me right now.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:55 AM   #50
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Not suggesting, just sharing my experience...

I "grew up" when I got married last April (when I say "grew up" meaning changing cars and acquiring a ring, but remaining entirely immature). I sold my WRX in favor of buying a house and finding a more practical car for my profession and life in general. Selling the WRX was probably the most bittersweet task I've ever accomplished.

Being an outside salesman and covering the entire DFW metroplex and surrounding areas, lets just say I drive A LOT. Unable to stay away from turbo AWD, I picked up a 08' FXT and haven't really looked back since then. I DO miss the WRX from time to time because of it's nimbleness compared to the FXT, but I have pretty much moved forward.

To put it in perspective, I went to the Dallas auto show last night and sat in 30+ cars. After last night I have a new found appreciation for the 05-08 5mt XT's duality (The new XT is SO nice BTW). I truly feel there are little to no cars on the road that can excel in a multitude of driving/cargo demands. The FXT has the platform/capability to handle on rails while remaining smooth and civil, ability to be stupid fast and still be drivable for a daily and carry passengers while holding tons of cargo. I've fit an 8 foot ladder in my FXT with the hatch closed! Anyways, good luck in your car buying endeavor and props to the Lude, I owned one before my WRX .

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