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BMW 335i 2007+

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  • cezar1cezar1 Posts: 2
    I think I would like to know any comments about this model that is why I diddn't categorize it more. What is your buying experience,price paid, any problems?
    Anybody with small kids?
    I know this is not a family car but for a father that has to pick up kids from school twice a week I would like to know.
  • kominskykominsky Posts: 850
    I would say if you're dealing with car seats, a 4-door would be MUCH easier. If the kids are big enough to crawl in and buckle themselves up, the coupe will be be fine. When I got my 330Ci, my kids were 7 and 10 years old. They had no problem. Now, at 13 and 16 years old, and very much bigger, it's still the vehicle they prefer to travel in whenever possible.
  • cezar1cezar1 Posts: 2
    I think my younger one is going to be out of a car seat next year and I am getting ready to get back what I like instead what I need. No car seats in my next car. I have two boys and they are very handy with seat belts. I do not plan to have more than four of us in the car in seldom occasions so lack of five seat is not really an issue.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,031
    anybody else have to add oil prior to one year change interval? I figured I would have to, but it felt very soon (after 5k miles).

    A quart in 5K miles is completely normal. I've had Bimmers that used less than 1/2 quart in 8K miles, and I've had another that has used a quart every 2K-2.5K since new. I would consider changing the oil ever 7.5K, as I'm hearing that the twin turbo engine is pretty hard on oil.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • Some people say its not good to go over 100 mph with a car thats less that 1000 miles. I went 135 mph with my 500 miles 335i, and is wondering if thats bad for the car? Or it doesnt really matter for a BMW? If its bad for the car...how? Can you guys help me out with my question?
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,262
    If you did this on public roads, you are flirting with disaster. Don't worry about the car. I worry about your safety and others.

    If you did it on a track, as long as you did not over rev in any gear, the engine is fine. The tires are also freshly broken in after 500 miles so you are ok.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Regards,
    OW
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    "Some people say its not good to go over 100 mph with a car thats less that 1000 miles."

    While it is true that "some people" say not to do that to your new car, the fact that the BMW engineers that designed and built your car say it too (check your manual of you don't believe me) means that YES it is indeed not good to exceed 100 mph on a car with only 500 miles on it. FWIW, the normal BMW break-in mileage is 1,200 miles, after which you can gradually increase your top speed.

    Best Regards,
    Shipo
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,128
    did you buy or lease your 335i?

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,031
    FWIW, the normal BMW break-in mileage is 1,200 miles, after which you can gradually increase your top speed.

    Some of my friends take long European vacations so that their new ED BMW will be broken-in. After that, they hit the autobahnen in anger- as the Brits say ;)
    With the turbo engines I'd want to follow Munich's break-in regimen to the letter, especially in light of the oil dilution issues some cars are experiencing.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • I bought my 335i. Well I did it on the freeway at about 10 at night so yea...so is it actually bad for the car? Cause I love my car, and dont really want to damage it when its like brand new... >< So what exactly does break in do? What if you didnt break the car in yet?
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,031
    so is it actually bad for the car?

    Yes.

    Cause I love my car, and dont really want to damage it when its like brand new...

    Well, you should have read your owners manual BEFORE you put the pedal to the metal. The manual describes the correct break-in procedure.

    So what exactly does break in do?

    The purpose of the break-in procedure is to ensure that the bearings and the piston rings/cylinder bores wear in properly. This is particularly important for the N52 engine because the direct fuel injection and turbocharging put extra loads on the rings and cylinder bores. Proper break-in procedures also assists the gearbox and final drive(s) internals to establish proper wear patterns.

    Finally, if you want to drive 135, start attending BMW CCA Drivers Schools and learn the proper way to drive fast- in a safe and controlled environment.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • When I turn on the car and not start up the engin (which is when i press the start buttom twice) the "service engin soon" light shows up. It doesnt show when Im driving the car...is this normal?
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,031
    is this normal?

    Yes.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    When did BMW stop providing owner's manuals?!?! :surprise:
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,031
    When did BMW stop providing owner's manuals?!?!

    LOL!!!

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,262
    When they started leasing!

    Now, the engine is cooked!

    Regards,
    OW
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,031
    I was on another board when a guy asked a question; I told him that the answer was in the owners manual. He replied that he didn't have time to look it up.
    I informed him that I didn't have time to respond to people who had the answers literally at their fingertips.

    Now, the engine is cooked!

    Probably not, but who knows? Harsh treatment early on can never help. I remember that when I picked up my Club Sport the salesperson told me that the car will want to play, but that it was my duty to resist temptation until the break-in period was over...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,262
    That is a knowledgeable salesperson. I resisted the same in this BMW for the break in period despite the lease. I intend to give it back in outstanding shape so the next owner can enjoy it for many, many miles. That is as satisfying to me as getting into the next experience.

    RTFM is what everyone should aspire to.

    Regards,
    OW
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,031
    I intend to give it back in outstanding shape so the next owner can enjoy it for many, many miles. That is as satisfying to me as getting into the next experience.

    I have a reputation for being obsessive about proper vehicle maintenance, and it has paid off. In late 2005 I was looking to sell my my wife's 130K 1997 528iA. Carmax offered $5000. I wound up selling the car to another customer of my BMW indie shop for $10,000. When I had my M6 for sale, a fellow CCA member gave me a $5,000 deposit without even driving it. He came back the next day with the balance and drove away.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

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