2011 wrx (46,170 Miles) vs. 2007 BMW 335i Coupe (70,000 Miles)
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    2011 wrx (46,170 Miles) vs. 2007 BMW 335i Coupe (70,000 Miles)

    I currently own a 2011 wrx. I have it stage 2 tuned from TP. I am looking at a used BMW 2007 335i Coupe w/ 70k miles.
    Concerns: BMW problems i am not foreseeing.
    Reason: I want a car with more luxury. I have test drove and am very interested.
    Any problems with the BMW that is going to kill me in the end.

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    They are great cars, with plenty of power and luxury. Biggest issue is that when it comes time for repairs and the like, expect to pay significantly more for them than you would for your WRX. Everyone I know who owns a BMW has that same gripe - costly to fix, parts are costly and they are no more reliable than anything else out there. That said - plenty of luxury to step up into, but the tech is already seven years old in the one you are looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRex View Post
    They are great cars, with plenty of power and luxury. Biggest issue is that when it comes time for repairs and the like, expect to pay significantly more for them than you would for your WRX. Everyone I know who owns a BMW has that same gripe - costly to fix, parts are costly and they are no more reliable than anything else out there. That said - plenty of luxury to step up into, but the tech is already seven years old in the one you are looking at.
    Thanks for your input sir.. 86 views and only 1 reply.
    If I post the link for the car, it has the carfax.. It has had some issues, with the a/c and one accident. LMK what your opinion is
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    Broke My Wallet. I don't say that to be a jerk. I say that as a few of my good friends are all German Car mechanics. Repairs will absolutely kill you money wise, even if you do all the work you can yourself.

    Remember, your high pressure fuel pump on the BMW WILL without a doubt fail at some point in time if it hasn't already. The amount of those things my friends have changed is rediculous.

    I'm not voting one way or the other, just providing some information that I feel is pertinent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vweater1369 View Post
    Broke My Wallet. I don't say that to be a jerk. I say that as a few of my good friends are all German Car mechanics. Repairs will absolutely kill you money wise, even if you do all the work you can yourself.

    Remember, your high pressure fuel pump on the BMW WILL without a doubt fail at some point in time if it hasn't already. The amount of those things my friends have changed is rediculous.

    I'm not voting one way or the other, just providing some information that I feel is pertinent.
    Thank you for the info.. Everything is appreciated.
    I might just buy leather seats, grab a meth kit and a good fmic and continue playing with the wrx..

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    I've driven an older 335i (the bi-turbo variety) and it was fairly boring to drive. Certainly not a performance car. Great power but lacked agility. Felt balanced but numb. It's a great GT car I'm sure, but a sports sedan it is not.
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    Don't buy a BMW with 70k miles on it.

    I have a cousin with a 2010 335 which I've driven a handful of times. Was it luxurious? Sort of. Did it feel fast? Sort of. Was it lively and fun to drive? No. Would I ever buy one? Hell no.

    If you are at all interested in a newer luxury car, the Cadillac ats is pretty cool. Handling is top notch( def better that the bimmer) and way more fun to drive. Also more luxurious and a bigger bang for the buck.

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    My 2013 wrx is way more fun to drive than my ex's 2010 335xi which was fully loaded. Her car had nice seats and a nicer looking dash sure but all driving points go to the wrx. In terms of money going from lower miles and a newer car to higher miles and older car is not a good move usually because you're going to have a 10 year old car with over 100k miles in three years and your maintenance is going to start to suck more than BMW maintenance already does.
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    Old thread... but I am an old guy.

    The points about MX are completely valid, as is the concern about the HPFP, (although it is not a ticking time bomb and the longer the car goes without a problem with it the more likely it won't have one). The N54 engine is a strong performer with plenty of low-end torque. The 335xi and 335i are two different driving animals; same engine, same body, but different drivetrains. BMW does AWD only because they have to. BMW though are masters at RWD and the driving dynamics are fantastic. The cars tend to be so smooth that you don't even realize what is going on sometimes, (ask my mom about that when she came to visit me in Germany).

    That being said, I wouldn't get it. Apart from the obvious (accident, other problems), it has the old iDrive system (if it has Nav) and it is very annoying and not intuitive at all. The later iterations are really good though.

    I'm curious, what did you end up doing?
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    I've personally experienced (and continuously read from others) about the "Meh" factor with BMW 3-series cars. Is it experiential? That is, you came from a Camry, so now this Bimmer feels like the end of the world? It's nice engineering, it just doesn't inspire me to drive hard like some other cars do. (even my cars)

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    Well just because I didn't like the one I mentioned doesn't change the fact that there are some bmws that are a blast to drive. I had a great time in an m3, an m5,, that z4 m coupe, but those are some really nice pricey cars.
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