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      03-18-2017, 10:15 PM   #1
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Advice: Mod or 335xi?

I've been driving a 2014 320xi for the last few years, but I'm craving more power. I'm debating between a tune (likely AFE or Dinan) or just trading up overall, and I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

I have no experience with a tune, but based on the millions of threads I think they have positive feedback. I tried to install an AFE Scorcher myself, but had a very difficult time doing so (I'm a noob, too nervous about breaking the clips). My only concern getting the tune is the warranty. But I love the mineral gray on my current car, and my sensatec seats, despite being a little hot in the summer, look brand new 40k+ miles later.

I've gone to test drive both the 328xi and the 335xi, and if I decide to go ahead with buying a different car, I think it'd only make sense to go bigger with the 335xi. I loved the power gradient on 335xi (felt it was much more linear). There are a few other options I'm seeing on many 335xi's (xenon by default, fold-down seats, m body kit, m-suspension) that I'd appreciate having on my next car. Given the depreciation I've incurred on my current car, I want a CPO for my next one.

Thoughts? Anything I'm not thinking about? Thanks!
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      03-18-2017, 11:02 PM   #2
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crave for power: 335
anything less you will always be wondering what if..
that said be careful in buying one used and cpo warranty pref off some old lady who put only 10k on the car
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      03-19-2017, 12:14 AM   #3
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Hah, thanks!
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      03-19-2017, 03:47 AM   #4
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If the budget permits, 335 would be the choice. There is no substitute for number of cylinders and displacement.
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      03-19-2017, 08:09 AM   #5
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I think you will get more or less the same advice from everyone - 335i. I've been where you are and made the last minute change to 335, never looked back. If i decided differently, it would give me years of remorse. When i had to change it to get a new company car, i had to go for four-pot, 328i. In all the years i had it, i never stopped missing my old 335, it's just not the same. It's the tune, the grunt the engine gives, the car just feels... right!

Won't be long when we will all have to drives smaller engines So just go for it !!!
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