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      08-13-2011, 12:53 AM   #67

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E90 328I sedan. non sport package.
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      08-16-2011, 07:35 PM   #68

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Originally Posted by erhanh View Post
OK, I just had to do the calculation:

335d gets 36mpg on freeway. 328 gets 28mpg. The price difference between the models is 10k. Premium gas at Shell is $4, and diesel is $4.13. You need to drive ~320,000 freeway miles to brake even...

In terms of city driving, 328 gets 18mpg and 335d gets 22mpg, so you have to drive even more to break even..
yeah but the 335d is WAY more fun to drive than a 328i.
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      08-16-2011, 08:39 PM   #69

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      08-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #70
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      08-16-2011, 10:48 PM   #71

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whats your price range? where are you located? what areas to drive mainly?

I was looking at 535/550 for my DD but i drive to the train station everyday and leave the car there for 8-12 hours. So i decided not to get too nice of a car since it would get beat up; etc, so i leased a GTI for cheap. residual + lease rates were gr8 when i got mine. Plus they include maintenance like bmw but are cheaper overall. only $23k-$30k. Any bmw is gonna cost you at least $31k+.
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      08-19-2011, 05:56 AM   #72

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I agree with the e90 328i. not insanely pricey but can pack 4-5 people in and has a trunk large enough for some luggage or other junk.
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      08-19-2011, 07:30 AM   #73

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Originally Posted by spacedogg View Post
yeah but the 335d is WAY more fun to drive than a 328i.
YES!! and they can be had for less than 10k over 328 I believe. Within BMW:
128i stick, sport, leather- done cost effective fun option
335d load her up and enjoy- what a car (for a price)
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      08-23-2011, 03:53 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by FJS View Post
LMAO , just too funny and so true. It's not what I can afford but what I can DD and not give a crap if somebody steals the hood ornament or scratches the car whereas I would on an M very much.
I had similar motivations and found myself a low-mileage e46 325ci. Between the rock chips, curbed wheels, few small dents and paint issues it's far from cosmetically perfect but, like you, I bought it because I didn't want to care about that crap. The mechanicals are great and it runs like a champ; that's all that matters. If you can live without the e90's improved interior for your DD a low-mileage e46 is a great choice and easy on the wallet.
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      08-24-2011, 09:40 AM   #75
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cooper s, best DD ever, and this is not a joke...
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      08-27-2011, 11:26 AM   #76
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      08-27-2011, 01:27 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by alms211 View Post
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      08-27-2011, 02:26 PM   #78
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