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      11-23-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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335d Preferred options help

Hi All,

Looking to pick a 2 year old 335d, both the same colour but slightly different specs.

Both are M Sport plus models ( Msport Brakes, Nav Pro, Harman K, HighBeam assist, as standard)

However, I cant decide which is better. ( possible for future resale too)
One has an Adaptive M suspension
Red Leather but no heated seats. 18,000m

2nd (35,000m) Black leather, doesn't have an Adaptive Suspension, but HUD, Reverse Camera, Adaptive LED, black heated seats,Road Sign detection & Park Assyst.

So, is the adaptive suspension a deal breaker or am I better off with slightly higher mileage and more spec.

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      11-23-2018, 11:08 AM   #2
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I wouldn't touch a car with adaptive suspension but I can understand why some would.
It really comes down to what you're wanting the car for, but saying that you'd probably be better off with the better spec car and put ACS springs and shocks on it and have the best of both worlds 😁
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      11-23-2018, 11:28 AM   #3
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Adaptive suspension & heated seats every time together with electrically folding mirrors
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      11-23-2018, 11:49 AM   #4
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HUD and heated seats came on my F31 335d.

I've just retrofitted a reversing camera. They are all must have's in my book.
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      11-23-2018, 12:56 PM   #5
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The second one.

Some people like the adaptive suspension but in reality it's deeply flawed and doesn't do anything brilliantly.

The passive dampers on the second car are unlikely to be brilliant either, but they are easy (and relatively cheap) to upgrade along with some decent springs. Heated seats, HUD (which I'm not bothered about but, again, others love), reversing camera and adaptive headlights are far more useful day to day.
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      11-23-2018, 12:59 PM   #6
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Definitely the second one! Adaptive isn’t great on the 335d, it still needs ACS springs, so you may as well get the one with passive suspension and fit ACS springs.
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      11-23-2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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Definitely the second one! Adaptive isn't great on the 335d, it still needs ACS springs, so you may as well get the one with passive suspension and fit ACS springs.
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      11-23-2018, 03:05 PM   #8
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Give us a few more details, F30, F31? Price? etc
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Have HUD in my 2016 (66 reg) F48 20D, this is the first time i've had HUD and it's worth getting for sure.
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      11-23-2018, 03:57 PM   #10
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Give us a few more details, F30, F31? Price? etc
16 plate F30 335D Mineral Grey Cars. Prices are similar enough with lower mileage car being a tad more expensive due to miles, even tho its got lesser spec.
Around 23ish
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2nd car all day long
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      11-24-2018, 01:06 PM   #14
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16 plate F30 335D Mineral Grey Cars. Prices are similar enough with lower mileage car being a tad more expensive due to miles, even tho its got lesser spec.
Around 23ish
OK, now we can all have a play on Autotrader and confuse you even more by giving you loads of other similar priced cars to consider

Seriously though, I'd rather have the higher miles and better options than a lower miles poverty spec car. It might have bragging rights of active suspension but you have to live with the thing day in day out so I'd prefer the toys. Also, passive suspension is much cheaper to fix when it goes wrong....

Good luck with your choice
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I have a 2017 335d and after fitting the ASC spring i dont use adaptive anymore. Still needs better dampers though.
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Thanks guys .

Yeah I'm going with the 2nd one. I think I'd be kicking myself in the teeth if I didnt.
I think I prefer the gadgets on the inside then 1 option of adaptive shocks only.

Also for leather seats, I think heated seats are a must.. I can't believe BMW doesnt include that option.
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      12-06-2018, 01:38 PM   #17
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Definitely the latter. Another thing too, HUD, I think it is absolutely wonderful.
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Thanks guys .

Yeah I'm going with the 2nd one.
Correct answer! Enjoy
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2nd one.
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