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What's my best option in finding a 335i exactly like this?

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  • Mar 22nd, 2017 9:04 am
[OP]
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Mar 19, 2017
12 posts
Vancouver, BC

What's my best option in finding a 335i exactly like this?

This is the car I want here: http://imgur.com/a/AT2M4

I want the color/wheels/coupe and Im wondering other than perusing craigslist are there other resources out there to find a car like this that meets my criteria? Enthusiast forums maybe?

Thanks :)
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Newbie
Feb 27, 2017
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I can tell you it's about 08-10 judging by the trim
Search any used car site for bmw coupes would be my suggesting but finding this car in remotely good condition will start at 15-20g. Considerable investment for something 10 years old
Sr. Member
Oct 18, 2013
535 posts
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Brampton
Oh man oh man
You wanna jump on the n54 motor ?
Hopefully you have a good Wallet and Time.
Save up more go with n55 in 2011 and up.
Or be like me and get a n52 coupe 👍🏻
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Nov 2, 2013
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Bluemist1967 wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 1:45 am
Oh man oh man
You wanna jump on the n54 motor ?
Hopefully you have a good Wallet and Time.
Save up more go with n55 in 2011 and up.
Or be like me and get a n52 coupe 👍🏻
Most people blow their turbos because they don't know how to take care of them. I'm a trucker and our trucks use turbos all the time, so I know to warm up the engine before beating on it. Turbos need to get warm first, and then when you park, give it a little bit to settle before turning the car off. They are also very sensitive to timely oil changes and don't like dirty oil.

Over the last 125,000km of owning my 335i cabrio I'd say average maintenance costs have been about 1200/10000km.
This being in edmonton where labor costs are a bit higher and I put on 20-30K Km in a year and take a lot of long drives (4+ hours)
It's not a very reliable car but it's not as bad as a lot of domestics. I have friends with old chevys and chryslers that are falling apart by this mileage.

If you're worried about the stock turbos you can get better aftermarket ones.
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Feb 29, 2008
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The issue is not with the turbo blowing, it's with fuel pump used with the DI system. The problem was partially remedied but even the n55 suggest hpfp failures.

I believe BMW has extended the warranty on the n54 engines.

That being said, there are a host of other issues that can crop up on BMW of that vintage. Deep pockets are advised.
Sr. Member
Feb 19, 2017
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Oh boy OP is going down the rabbit hole of massive money loss. Oh boy oh boy.
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FirstGear wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 6:54 am
Over the last 125,000km of owning my 335i cabrio I'd say average maintenance costs have been about 1200/10000km.
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$1200/10000kms??? That's insane, what work has been required?

Sounds like y have a lemon lol
[OP]
Newbie
Mar 19, 2017
12 posts
Vancouver, BC
YouthInAsia wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 1:17 am
I can tell you it's about 08-10 judging by the trim
Search any used car site for bmw coupes would be my suggesting but finding this car in remotely good condition will start at 15-20g. Considerable investment for something 10 years old
Its an 09. I went and looked at the car and something was wrong with the turbo because it was gutless and had very little service history for the last 40k or so.
[OP]
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Mar 19, 2017
12 posts
Vancouver, BC
LoANeal wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 9:39 am
Oh boy OP is going down the rabbit hole of massive money loss. Oh boy oh boy.
Not necessarily... if you do your due diligence with service history/maintenance and make sure the hpfp has been done and a couple other things its not that big of a deal.
[OP]
Newbie
Mar 19, 2017
12 posts
Vancouver, BC
mr_raider wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 7:25 am
The issue is not with the turbo blowing, it's with fuel pump used with the DI system. The problem was partially remedied but even the n55 suggest hpfp failures.

I believe BMW has extended the warranty on the n54 engines.

That being said, there are a host of other issues that can crop up on BMW of that vintage. Deep pockets are advised.

I dont know if the turbos are covered under warranty in Canada.. I think thats a US thing because ive inquired with the dealership on the car that I was looking at and they said there is no turbo warranty.
[OP]
Newbie
Mar 19, 2017
12 posts
Vancouver, BC
Bluemist1967 wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 1:45 am
Oh man oh man
You wanna jump on the n54 motor ?
Hopefully you have a good Wallet and Time.
Save up more go with n55 in 2011 and up.
Or be like me and get a n52 coupe 👍🏻
I like the body style and like i said in response to someone else in this thread if you do your due diligence with service history/maintenance not a big deal... I can afford it as well.

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