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Old 11-26-2012, 02:01 AM   #21
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They are great cars, I have always loved them but after reading so many issues they have outside of warranty it makes me very hesitant to get one.
Tuned or unmolested? Are you getting that information from forums about guys having problems with them? So long as it is well maintained and has always had regular servicing and not driven but an uncaring owner, it should be fine.

I've always had the feeling that when people complain about a car being unreliable, there is always more to the story that they don't seem to share. Find a low kilometre example and the original owner and just pressure him with questions, his driving habit, etc etc.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:26 AM   #22
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Tuned or unmolested? Are you getting that information from forums about guys having problems with them? So long as it is well maintained and has always had regular servicing and not driven but an uncaring owner, it should be fine.

I've always had the feeling that when people complain about a car being unreliable, there is always more to the story that they don't seem to share. Find a low kilometre example and the original owner and just pressure him with questions, his driving habit, etc etc.
Yeah various forums mainly the HPFP problems along with quite a few having to replace the turbos due to them failing or having play in them and there was a few other concerns. Ill be honest I do enjoy driving my car pretty hard, no stupidly, just pushing it more then cruising along each day and if I can do that with out worrying due to having factory warranty it's a big plus for me.

Plus the one downfall is if I was to get a 135 it would be the 08-09 twin turbo not the 10+ single turbo because their not as much fun haha and all the factory warranties on those are long gone
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:34 AM   #23
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LCI 135 with twin scroll turbo and DCT seems like the best overall package for performance IMO
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:02 AM   #24
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Yeah various forums mainly the HPFP problems along with quite a few having to replace the turbos due to them failing or having play in them and there was a few other concerns. Ill be honest I do enjoy driving my car pretty hard, no stupidly, just pushing it more then cruising along each day and if I can do that with out worrying due to having factory warranty it's a big plus for me.

Plus the one downfall is if I was to get a 135 it would be the 08-09 twin turbo not the 10+ single turbo because their not as much fun haha and all the factory warranties on those are long gone
You can pick up a 08-09 premium select vehicle from bmw used car range with bmw select warranty and add 3 years of warranty to the car.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:14 AM   #25
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You can pick up a 08-09 premium select vehicle from bmw used car range with bmw select warranty and add 3 years of warranty to the car.
Interesting... never knew that was available....
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:19 AM   #26
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:52 AM   #27
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You can pick up a 08-09 premium select vehicle from bmw used car range with bmw select warranty and add 3 years of warranty to the car.
Yeah I knew that but can't justify the increase in their used car prices for them - 2008 135i with 39,000kms for $64,000 lol seems a bit high, if they were more realistic I would be all over one.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:36 AM   #28
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Yeah I knew that but can't justify the increase in their used car prices for them - 2008 135i with 39,000kms for $64,000 lol seems a bit high, if they were more realistic I would be all over one.
Where'd you get $64k from? They were ~$75k new, drive away. You shouldve bought my 09er with 34k kms for under $50k and extended the warranty for $3k.
Pretty sure you can still find private-sale used n54s under factory warranty..
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #29
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Where'd you get $64k from? They were ~$75k new, drive away. You shouldve bought my 09er with 34k kms for under $50k and extended the warranty for $3k.
Pretty sure you can still find private-sale used n54s under factory warranty..
From the BMW used car selections that come with the 3 year BMW used car warranty - that's what I was talking about when I said the premiums on their used car prices. Didn't all the 135s come with 3 year warranty when new? So that would mean the only 135s that are privately sold that would have warranty are the ones purchased Dec 09 so has 1 month of warranty remaining.

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Correct! But... iirc n55s were introduced around march 2010, right? So there should be a slightly larger n54 pool with factory warranty remaining. I also remember seeing some sellers advertising their 135s with an extended factory warranty. You may be lucky enough to find one with warranty extension already done.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #31
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From the BMW used car selections that come with the 3 year BMW used car warranty - that's what I was talking about when I said the premiums on their used car prices. Didn't all the 135s come with 3 year warranty when new? So that would mean the only 135s that are privately sold that would have warranty are the ones purchased Dec 09 so has 1 month of warranty remaining.
Doesnt matter how cheap they are, the price you would pay to be seen driving a girls car would be pretty high imo.....Even if you drove with a 10/10 in the passanger seat, im pretty sure society would still think you are a h*mo

The strangest people i've ever met all drove a 1series. Dont believe me, go to a 1addicts meet and watch the most socially awkward people try and interact. its pretty funny
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Doesnt matter how cheap they are, the price you would pay to be seen driving a girls car would be pretty high imo.....Even if you drove with a 10/10 in the passanger seat, im pretty sure society would still think you're h*mo

The strangest people i've ever met all drove a 1series. Dont believe me, go to a 1addicts meet and watch the most socially retared people try and interact. its pretty funny
Your douche levels are literally off the charts right now.
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Your douche levels are literally off the charts right now.
so are your countries debt levels....
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Doesnt matter how cheap they are, the price you would pay to be seen driving a girls car would be pretty high imo.....Even if you drove with a 10/10 in the passanger seat, im pretty sure society would still think you are a h*mo

The strangest people i've ever met all drove a 1series. Dont believe me, go to a 1addicts meet and watch the most socially awkward people try and interact. its pretty funny
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so are your countries debt levels....
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:56 PM   #35
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Anyway thanks for the replies so far guys, I've narrowed it down to a final four.

VW Golf R
Audi S3
BMW 135
Subaru WRX STI
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