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      01-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #14
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Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lost in NJ

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Originally Posted by claykin View Post
The N55 is only as reliable as the one BMW built for you. And how well you take care of it.

Overall the N54 is a more complicated design. It also has some higher end components such as the piezo injectors and true dual turbos. N55 is what most would consider a cost reduced version of the N54.
that is so true...

I took my car in for service this morning, to replace the fabled Rusty Seat Frames and deal with some minor squeaks.

The Loaner F30 328xi they gave me, mind you with 10 miles on the odo, threw an alert after driving for 5 miles that the engine oil pressure is too low...BRAND NEW 328xi and already has issues.

I'm unsure I'll own another BMW after this one, given how hit or miss their build quality has been thus far...they loaned me a E90 328i, with 11k on the odo, nary an issue. The steering feel is pretty nice too....
CURRENT: 2017 RS3 (miss you guys)
SOLD: 2012 335i Mineral Gray

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