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Old 05-24-2018, 04:19 PM   #1
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Considering trading, Jetta for 335D

So my Jetta has treated me great, has had minimal issues but I would really like something nicer and an auto trans as I sit in traffic for about 30mins a day. I keep hearing about these BMW 335D cars and have found some really nice ones semi local for about $10-$13k.

I am looking for someone with experience with these cars and the operational costs. I want something nicer than the Jetta, but still very affordable to own. If it is going to cost me as much or close to a pickup, ill just buy a newer truck.

So, for the guys that own a 335D was it worth it?
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Owner of dieselops seems to have built a nice one!
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Yea, I have read through all of those. I am looking for some input from owners on how things are going with operating expenses.
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Yea, I have read through all of those. I am looking for some input from owners on how things are going with operating expenses.
Buy an extended warranty!

Wouldn't buy a used BMW without one! Parts are $$$$!
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:16 AM   #7
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Buy an extended warranty!

Wouldn't buy a used BMW without one! Parts are $$$$!
If you need an extended warranty on anything, I would say that is a pretty good sign its a pile of chit and you shouldn't buy it in the first place.
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They are retarded expensive to repair, let alone mod. They are wicked nice though. If you're wealthy, I say go for it.
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They are retarded expensive to repair, let alone mod. They are wicked nice though. If you're wealthy, I say go for it.
I ran some numbers last night and it wouldn't save me any money over driving my truck. I would rather drive a nice diesel truck than any luxury car, the only reason I considered a car was to save money on fuel.

I think I will just keep saving and investing in my other projects so I can buy a truck like the 20 year old kid down the street has.
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Buy an extended warranty!

Wouldn't buy a used BMW without one! Parts are $$$$!

I'm not saying these two are the exact same, but I heard the same thing about Audi's before I got into them. Turns out they're not expensive at all as long as you do your own work. I did have to swap a high pressure fuel pump cam follower every 40k and ti costs $40, and the timing belt I did every 80k (service was supposed to be 115k, but was being safe) and that was $350.

I found sites like genuineaudiparts.com and Europa Tuning that sell OEM and OEM+ stuff for cheap.

All in all, I put 100k on my last one, and only lost ~$500 in parts and $4000 on price (purchase vs selling price). I was very happy with it.
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This is the car I was considering.

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d...596488930.html
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I was just in a 2013 Sport Package 135 on Wednesday (buddy just picked one up) and those seats are the most comfy seats I've ever sat in. I wish they were in my truck.

That Nav sucks, but everything else is super nice in those.
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Wife loves her X5. Parts are steep unless you buy online. I've used Pelican Parts if you want to see how bad parts are priced. We had it a week before the tune went on, so I'm not sure how they drive like without a tune.

Our guesstimate was the BMW diesel would cost an average of $1k in parts per year of ownership. It's been a year and I've put in $600. $200 was 100k mi service maintenance. $400 was a belt, idler, tensioner and swaybar end links.

It's a world of difference between the X5 and the Jetta she was driving. Fit, finish and the electronics not being stupid are the biggest differences.
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Wife loves her X5. Parts are steep unless you buy online. I've used Pelican Parts if you want to see how bad parts are priced. We had it a week before the tune went on, so I'm not sure how they drive like without a tune.

Our guesstimate was the BMW diesel would cost an average of $1k in parts per year of ownership. It's been a year and I've put in $600. $200 was 100k mi service maintenance. $400 was a belt, idler, tensioner and swaybar end links.

It's a world of difference between the X5 and the Jetta she was driving. Fit, finish and the electronics not being stupid are the biggest differences.
When I bought my x6 m I new what In was getting in to, and have zero regrets.

With that said, cost of insurance on BMW can suck!
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