Last post on Feb 07, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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BMW 3 Series
Nov 18, 2010 (6:48 am)
Saw a guy at the carwash yesterday with an. '02 E39 M5. Car had over 75,000 miles & looked honestly showroom new. Not a scratch. Silver/Black - beautiful.
#1391 of 1398 Re: A lot of dough [fedlawman]
Nov 18, 2010 (7:00 am)
E46's are downright cheap right now. Next to the E30, they're my favorite 3 Series.
A dealer in Chicago had a 2004 with a Brembo big brake kit, Dinan Stage 1 suspension, 4:10 rear gears, and Euro headers/cats. And, as icing on the cake, it had cloth manual seats and no sunroof. It sold the day before I was supposed to look at it...
#1392 of 1398 Re: A lot of dough [roadburner]
Nov 18, 2010 (11:47 am)
I can almost imagine the original owner walking into a dealership and asking if they have one like that on the lot!
That's a car someone has to special order and put a hefty deposit on because the dealer is scared to get stuck with it.
Sounds like a nice car - just the way I'd order one. And with some tasteful and thoughtful mods (there are way too many E46's with 20" wheels, wings, and 2" drops). Too bad you missed out on it.
#1393 of 1398 Re: A lot of dough [fedlawman]
Nov 18, 2010 (1:24 pm)
I like all the modern turbo (SC) engines; they feel more lively than NA engines (even low end)
A 335i has way more power, especially down low, than my IS350...not until I wring it out to 4K rpm.
Even if you take a lower level vehicle, like a VW 2.0T compared to a TSX 4cyl. The power output is similar but I like the feel of the 2.0T.
For me anyway...it's almost a reversal of the 80's turbos...the NA engines feel mediocre below 3500 rpm, and the turbos have all the torque.
It maybe a combination of the electronics getting in the way (as in my IS350) and heavier vehicles...but all things being equal, I'd take the blown engine.
#1394 of 1398 Re: A lot of dough [nyccarguy]
Nov 23, 2010 (12:44 pm)
I'm just curious to know, did your Mom have any troubles with the Run Flat Tires during her lease or is she still on them now?
Nov 23, 2010 (1:31 pm)
She did not have any problems with them, although she did have to replace them once because they wore out. Both of my parents have been saying that the car rides too harsh for them - They've driven German cars since 1990 and like the firm ride. My Dad swears it is the run flat tires. I think it is part the fault of the run flats and part their car before this was an '05 E60 530iA. My Dad had 2 X5 Sports & neither of them rode as harshly as my Mom's 3.
#1396 of 1398 Re: Run flat tires [nyccarguy]
Nov 23, 2010 (4:31 pm)
I've heard the same thing from my passengers on the 335i. Especially those riding in the back that it's uncomfortable and that it's a rough ride.
#1397 of 1398 Re: 335xi fire [davem42]
Feb 07, 2011 (3:30 pm)
What was the result, what did they find? I girlfriends 07 335i just went up in flames at a stop light. Id be intereested to hear what BMW had to say
#1398 of 1398 Re: 335xi fire [ohlone84]
Feb 07, 2011 (5:21 pm)
You DO realize that you are replying to an 11 month old post, correct?