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Old 04-28-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
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Planning to purchase a 335is - Current owners impressions?

Hi All,

Been off the forums for a while, sold my e46 328Ci some time ago and finally planning to bite the bullet on a 2011 335is.

This car will just be coming off of its factory warranty so I'm looking at extended warranty options. Not cheap. Most of the little things I'm hoping to do myself through the BMW CCA DIYs (oil change, brake pads, etc.), but for any current owners, how has your reliability been as of yet?

Or does anyone just want to sing its praises and get me all hyped up? The car I'm looking at has the DCT, would be my first time not owning a manual so I'm a bit dubious.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:13 AM   #2
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I own a 2007 335xi with the dtc. I bought the car with 80k miles have put about 15k so far on it haven't had a single issue with the car so far. The car drives and handles great, the dtc transmission is nice the shifting response is awesome it's like driving a manual with out the clutch. When I want to pass a slow moving car in front of me I tend to slap the shifter to the left for s/m mode and down shift for quick acceleration. Needless to say that you really don't need to do this with this car cause it accelerates fast enough with just regular transmission mode but I don't like the lag of automatic shifting while the transmission is trying to decide what gear it wants to go into. I would've prefer the manual trans but I drive a lot and it's the only car I currently have so my wife drives it from time to time and she does not know how to drive stick and refuses to learn.


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Old 05-31-2014, 04:12 AM   #3
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I love my '07 (6-speed manual)! Picked it up with 2 miles on it in Bitburg, Germany, 12 March 2007. I have 82K miles on it now, and have been running a Cobb tuner + AFE CAI since 45K. Sure it's been through two HPFPs (the dealer didn't get it right with the first recall), but BMW covers that part up to 120K miles. I replaced my starter at 66K miles for $154 @ Autozone and $36 for intake manifold gaskets; I had an intermittent problem with it starting, but think that was a loose electrical connection after the local dealer was under the hood replacing the HPFP. I bench checked the starter and it was fine; I changed it out anyway since I had it apart. I also had to replace the seal where the oil cooler manifold meets the oil filter housing ... cost me $28.00 for the seal. The factory battery died at the 5 year point. Got a new one at Wal-mart for $158.00 and the dealer did their register magic for free. I change the oil/filter every 7,500 miles and plugs (because of the tune) every $25K ... cabin air filter every 2 years. I also get a wheel alignment (about $200.00) once a year. Brake fluid gets changed every 2 years; you can get a pressure bleeder from Motive. http://www.motiveproducts.com/?gclid...FSMQ7AodTBcA6A, and last but not least, I replaced two of the tire pressure sensors when I had the front tires replaced; I wasn't having a problem, it was just a preventative measure. The originals in the back are still working fine after 7 years. I highly recommend the Bentley service manual.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:09 PM   #4
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Hi All,

Been off the forums for a while, sold my e46 328Ci some time ago and finally planning to bite the bullet on a 2011 335is.

This car will just be coming off of its factory warranty so I'm looking at extended warranty options. Not cheap. Most of the little things I'm hoping to do myself through the BMW CCA DIYs (oil change, brake pads, etc.), but for any current owners, how has your reliability been as of yet?

Or does anyone just want to sing its praises and get me all hyped up? The car I'm looking at has the DCT, would be my first time not owning a manual so I'm a bit dubious.
Amazing car and a blast to drive but keep in mind that if you are hoping to tune it and get over 500whp and tq with it the DCT will not hold .
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