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Old 06-23-2013, 03:15 AM   #1
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Well, I sold the wrx this morning. I was sad to see it go, but who wants to drive the same car forever? So I replaced it with this. I probably won't be on here much anymore, but it was nice knowing some of you guys.



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Old 06-23-2013, 04:08 AM   #2
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Upgrade in my eyes. What year?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:29 AM   #3
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2009. 40k miles. It also has the sport package, premium package, and the cold weather package. I'd say it's definitely an upgrade, it moves about as quick as my WRX did, but in a more refined manner. Torque is crazy in the 335i compared to my old WRX.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
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Hope it's reliable for you. Crazy Germans
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #5
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Congrats man I just got a 335i coupe. They are very nice cars. I did the jb4 and dci. Ran a 12.5 @ 112. I was very impressed with the car. But I had to keep my wrx, not as fast but twice as fun.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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I'm not quite up to speed on 335i stuff, what is jb4 and dci?
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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The operating costs are a killer with a BMW. I know from 1st hand experience with a 535 that my wife drives. BMW builds a great package, but those are expensive miles. Enjoy.

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #8
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What operating costs are you referring to? All my maintenance work is covered for the next 60k miles at no charge to me. I used to work in a independent shop that specialized in German cars, so I got the hook up on parts and any labor that I can't do (like laser alignments).
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #9
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Left subaru for a 135i.. havent looked back besides visiting forums

I have a jb+ and DCI, it screammmssssssssss

Juice box is a piggy back and plug n play device by burger motorsports. great alternative to the twice as much cobb ap. DCI is dual cone intake. well worth it, it really wakes up the car.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #10
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Left subaru for a 135i.. havent looked back besides visiting forums

I have a jb+ and DCI, it screammmssssssssss

Juice box is a piggy back and plug n play device by burger motorsports. great alternative to the twice as much cobb ap. DCI is dual cone intake. well worth it, it really wakes up the car.
Thanks, that's good to know, I've revently just started visiting the BMW forums, and it appears that I have much to learn. I'm on Bimmerfest, is there a forum that you would recommend?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #11
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Thanks, that's good to know, I've revently just started visiting the BMW forums, and it appears that I have much to learn. I'm on Bimmerfest, is there a forum that you would recommend?
My WRX is new, but my plan is to pay this off then make it into a fun weekend type car and lease a 550 as my work week car.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:03 PM   #12
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Thanks, that's good to know, I've revently just started visiting the BMW forums, and it appears that I have much to learn. I'm on Bimmerfest, is there a forum that you would recommend?
bimmerpost.com is a great site. e90post.com for 3 series.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #13
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bimmerpost.com is a great site. e90post.com for 3 series.
Thanks, I'll check them out.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #14
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Nice. My sister got a 6 series almost 2 years ago and as far as I know she hasn't had any issues or complaints about it. She still uses her beat to **** 98 Camry as a daily though.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:00 PM   #15
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Yes as he said. The forum I like a lot is n54tech.com. I've only had the car two months now and have learned a lot from there. Good people. I just did a catless downpipe last week and like any turbo car, it really helps.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:44 AM   #16
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It's made in Germany, you know the Germans make good stuff!
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #17
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Lots of wear and tear times that even at whole prices are pretty pricey. 15K mile oil changes are too long. Know issues with waster gate/turbos, injectors and fuel pumps that need to be replaced. Need to BWM computer system
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #18
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You need lots of computer tools beyond scanner to troubleshoot issues or even to reset computers if you replace battery.

The N54/N55 are a great motor package, but up keep costs are very high. These car depreciate like nothing else. Staggered directional tires mean no good tire rotation. If you have run flats poor ride quality.

Most people do not keep late model BMW long because of these high costs. Once the bumper to bumper warranty is over with servicing costs are high. CPO is not as great as it sounds. Enjoy the car.

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Old 06-24-2013, 09:05 PM   #19
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The JB4 uses an Accessport for fuel control in bigger HP applications. Do it right the first time and flash the car
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:20 PM   #20
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You need lots of computer tools beyond scanner to troubleshoot issues or even to reset computers if you replace battery.
CANBUS is the word you're looking for. Most repair items require a trip to the dealer to 1. diagnose 2. program replacement parts to work on the car.

Not being able to properly replace a battery is a good example of the end of DIY. Most manufacturers are close to this as well.

Cars are now owned under warranty only or you pay large sums to maintain out of warranty. That pretty much means after 100k miles, it's a fast spiral to the junk yard.

These cars make my e28 M5 look cheap and easy to maintain.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:35 PM   #21
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That's a nice ride bro. I recently got my BMW at the beginning of the year and absolutely love it!! It's a different ride from my Sti but still love it. Hope you enjoy it because I've heard nightmare stories about bmw's and heard awesome ones. Anyways boss keep an eye out for mine and honk if you see mine around town.



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Old 06-26-2013, 01:23 AM   #22
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That's a nice ride bro. I recently got my BMW at the beginning of the year and absolutely love it!! It's a different ride from my Sti but still love it. Hope you enjoy it because I've heard nightmare stories about bmw's and heard awesome ones. Anyways boss keep an eye out for mine and honk if you see mine around town.
Saw this on 1969 this morning
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:48 AM   #23
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CANBUS is the word you're looking for. Most repair items require a trip to the dealer to 1. diagnose 2. program replacement parts to work on the car.

Not being able to properly replace a battery is a good example of the end of DIY. Most manufacturers are close to this as well.

Cars are now owned under warranty only or you pay large sums to maintain out of warranty. That pretty much means after 100k miles, it's a fast spiral to the junk yard.

These cars make my e28 M5 look cheap and easy to maintain.
I always make sure I can do general maintenance on a vehicle before I purchase it. It is becoming harder and harder to find that in newer models.
If it does ever get that bad, how can they crush/recycle old cars fast enough? Auto stores will be going under left and right, and the used car market could take a huge drop in resale.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:02 PM   #24
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That's a nice ride bro. I recently got my BMW at the beginning of the year and absolutely love it!! It's a different ride from my Sti but still love it. Hope you enjoy it because I've heard nightmare stories about bmw's and heard awesome ones. Anyways boss keep an eye out for mine and honk if you see mine around town.


I wish they wouldn't have squished the nose like that.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #25
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used car market could take a huge drop in resale.
Why do you think there are so many BMW's for sale with under 50k miles?

This is already happening

These adaptive headlights are cools as hell, but damnit if they stop working!
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