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on Fri May 04, 2018 1:28 am
I like it. (But I still don't think it's a nicely resolved design with the roof up)
Was this engine the one regarded as the peak? I gather the 335i was brill but had issues whereas. The 330i was overall the best?
Very nice though.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 6:30 am
Quite like that - shame there aren't more photos.

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on Fri May 04, 2018 7:01 am
Going to see it this morning.

Yep, whilst the 335 is faster - it bothers me - I think these are much more bullet proof.

Spoke to the guy - he’s had it 5 years, perfectly maintained, but being black it has the odd mark on it - but he’s open to offers !!!

Mileage isn’t bad - but a bit more than ideal - suspension going baggy is my biggest issue with mileage
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on Fri May 04, 2018 7:04 am
The 335i would probably be cheaper but from all the reviews if things start to go wrong the bills are huuuuuuge!

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on Fri May 04, 2018 7:14 am
335 is quite a bit more expensive to buy ....

The 325 I quite a bit cheaper - but too slow ??
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on Fri May 04, 2018 7:26 am
Just don’t think I like the A5 as much ???



I just found a great car on Auto Trader:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201804265941454
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on Fri May 04, 2018 7:41 am
The 335i prices have gone back up there were some bargains over the winter

For me the A5 suffers in the same way as the E class, the best car & engine combo (excluding S & AMG) is the diesel...
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on Fri May 04, 2018 11:34 am
The 335i does have a few issues but then so does the later E90 325i/330i
I wouldn't discount the 325i, it's not exactly slow, with 218bhp and it is also a 3 litre engine. It can be remapped to give similar power to the 330i IIRC.
The only bullett proof ones were the early 258 bhp 330i and the 2.5 325i.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 11:36 am
325i is quicker than a 2.0 TFSI A5.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 3:44 pm
Drove a 330 and a 325 today ...

Definitely want one - compared to my 1 series, they actually drive like a proper BMW - looooovely

.... and it’s got to be the 330.

The 325 was actually very impressive, but at just less of everything .... less noise, less grunt, less responsive .... more of a cruiser, whereby the 330 gives you a touch of sportscar.

The other thing is that NOT black leather ... the coloured leathers make the cars feel more special.

Off to see a very interesting one this evening ... fingers crossed.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Not a fan of white but I do like that leather.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Was the 330i you saw no good?
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on Fri May 04, 2018 4:02 pm
The black one I wanted to see - he cancelled, and is being a bit weird - like wanting to meet at a train station, etc.

I saw a lovely 25k mile 325 at a BMW dealer - but it was very low spec - not even a built in phone ..... and hiding from the paintwork, and a tiny bit of panel damage - it’s had a rear shunt.

The 330 I did see was lovely - but they wanted £19k for it !!!!

I love and hate the white - but suspect it’ll wear better than the dark colours
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on Fri May 04, 2018 4:08 pm
First one could be dodgy or some paranoid idiot who thinks all buyers are going to rob him.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 4:20 pm
The white reminds me of this ..... co-incidentally- check out the date ....


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on Fri May 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Oh, it’s cut it off !!!

Anyway - it was May Bank Holiday ...
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on Fri May 04, 2018 8:30 pm
whats the budget loz?....i'm guessing its not sufficient to get you in to a 235?......326 (tunable) horses.....come on
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on Fri May 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Surely if he's woried about problems with the 335i then the 235i also has the same issues as it is essentially thr same motor.
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on Fri May 04, 2018 9:12 pm
I thought the engine in the 235i was a different beast without the same issues
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on Fri May 04, 2018 10:08 pm
LKsOK wrote:Drove a 330 and a 325 today ...

Definitely want one - compared to my 1 series, they actually drive like a proper BMW - looooovely

The 325 was actually very impressive, but at just less of everything .... less noise, less grunt, less responsive .... more of a cruiser, whereby the 330 gives you a touch of sportscar.

I agree with you about the difference between the 325i and the 330i. It certainly applies to the E46 where the extra 40 bhp makes a lot of difference.
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on Sun May 06, 2018 3:25 pm
my 235 uses the N55 engine......nothing major reported as far as i can tell, the N54 used to blow turbo chunks into the engine and destroy it for fun
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