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      04-11-2021, 12:16 AM   #1
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High mileage?

What’s your GT mileage at? Any major failures beyond normal wear and tear? I have an n26 and jw if it’s worth keep long-term. 2016 328i xdrive with 55k on the doc and really hoping to keep the car and pass it on to my kiddos.

I know there is a thread in the ‘normal’ 3-series thread but wanted to know if there were any nuances with the GT.

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Since it's an N26 and you live in a SULEV state your engine has a 150,000 mile warranty on most of the parts that are likely to fail, so I'd say it's well worth holding onto.
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      04-11-2021, 09:58 AM   #3
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Since it's an N26 and you live in a SULEV state your engine has a 150,000 mile warranty on most of the parts that are likely to fail, so I'd say it's well worth holding onto.
Thanks for the input Billfitz. Your insight is always greatly appreciated good sir!
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What’s your GT mileage at? Any major failures beyond normal wear and tear? I have an n26 and jw if it’s worth keep long-term. 2016 328i xdrive with 55k on the doc and really hoping to keep the car and pass it on to my kiddos.

I know there is a thread in the ‘normal’ 3-series thread but wanted to know if there were any nuances with the GT.

Appreciate the data folks!
Wow we have the same year, engine and mileage at 54,700 also! Also hoping the sulev warranty will take care of any major issues in the future. Hoping to keep it for at least 5 more years.
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      04-11-2021, 01:14 PM   #5
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Wow we have the same year, engine and mileage at 54,700 also! Also hoping the sulev warranty will take care of any major issues in the future. Hoping to keep it for at least 5 more years.
Solid, thanks for the nod. Got me a non M-sport 😕.

Still think the car has lots of potential
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      04-13-2021, 08:15 AM   #6
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Same car for me and I am at 60K. I still have my '06 TL with 180K going strong ready for my youngest and I plan on trying to get at least 150K out of the 328. I have never owned a BMW, but in my experience almost any car that is well cared for will last.....that said my wife had a Maxima years ago that was clearly a lemon lol.
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Same car for me and I am at 60K. I still have my '06 TL with 180K going strong ready for my youngest and I plan on trying to get at least 150K out of the 328. I have never owned a BMW, but in my experience almost any car that is well cared for will last.....that said my wife had a Maxima years ago that was clearly a lemon lol.
Kudos for the info! Feeling some pressure from management (wife) to trade in due to unreliability and cost of maintenance. Couldn’t agree more that any car that is well cared for should last. Thanks!
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Kudos for the info! Feeling some pressure from management (wife) to trade in due to unreliability and cost of maintenance. Couldn’t agree more that any car that is well cared for should last. Thanks!
I was hesitant to buy a BMW due to what I've heard about reliability and cost, but I know more than a few owners that have driven their BMW's over 200K miles and been happy. I am fortunate that I am fairly handy and my brother and a good friend are mechanics.....both told me NOT to buy a German car lol. Neither one wanted to change the oil until I showed them it was actually easier than with my 2006 TL.
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I was hesitant to buy a BMW due to what I've heard about reliability and cost, but I know more than a few owners that have driven their BMW's over 200K miles and been happy. I am fortunate that I am fairly handy and my brother and a good friend are mechanics.....both told me NOT to buy a German car lol. Neither one wanted to change the oil until I showed them it was actually easier than with my 2006 TL.
LOL holy shit it's like 10x easier than the 3G TL. I had my 2005 TL for 10 years. No more taking out or turning the tire to remove the dumbass filter! 😭😭
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My '07 Altima was like that, having to remove a tire to access the oil filter. My '99 Cougar was worse. The first time I changed it took me a half hour of searching to find the filter, and then I had to make like a contortionist to change it. Changing the BMW oil filter is three minutes start to finish.
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LOL holy shit it's like 10x easier than the 3G TL. I had my 2005 TL for 10 years. No more taking out or turning the tire to remove the dumbass filter! 😭😭
My wife has a 2015 MDX and it's pretty much the same as the TL. I did the maintenance on her car this past year since I had more free time due to the pandemic. One oil change was enough though, she can go back to Valvoline lol.
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My '07 Altima was like that, having to remove a tire to access the oil filter.
So was my 2012 Nissan Maxima...

Eventually I found a way I could move the wheel trim aside just enough to get my arm in to unscrew it, but technically the wheel was supposed to be removed. And changing the headlight bulbs required an entire afternoon of front end removal.

Yet, I could change the serpentine belt in about 15 minutes with no free space to work with in the engine bay whatsoever. Go figure.
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Oh man if you guys think honda and nissan oil changes are bad, try doing it on the american stuff... gmc terrains , newer dodge rams , etc ... terrible filter locations.

the japanese stuff is far easier imo, and if theres a leak, you dont need to remove 147 screws to get the plastics underneath off *cough* germans *cough*
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The plastic shields under the car are worth at least 2 MPG from reduced drag.
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I have a 2014 with 78K. Still runs like a charm with no major issues.(Knock on wood)
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Reconsidering keeping the vehicle long term

I have been very happy with my 2015 328 GT, and was planning on keeping it until the wheels fell off, but I am starting to reconsider. It's my understanding that BMW connected will be gone as of Feb 2022 for all vehicles prior to the model year 2017. This is due to the discontinuation of 3G. This means no SOS, or theft recovery system, let alone any of the remote systems such as door lock, unlock, etc. It's pretty disappointing that BMW doesn't sound like they are going to offer any kind of retrofit for this, making any car technologically obsolete at anything older than 5 years. For what we pay for these cars, I think that is pretty crummy when some of us have been promised (and paid for) some of these services - up to 2024 in my case.
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If you were driving a vintage car of any make you wouldn't have any of those features anyway. I didn't buy my GT because it had them, and won't give it up for the lack of them.
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I have been very happy with my 2015 328 GT, and was planning on keeping it until the wheels fell off, but I am starting to reconsider. It's my understanding that BMW connected will be gone as of Feb 2022 for all vehicles prior to the model year 2017. This is due to the discontinuation of 3G. This means no SOS, or theft recovery system, let alone any of the remote systems such as door lock, unlock, etc. It's pretty disappointing that BMW doesn't sound like they are going to offer any kind of retrofit for this, making any car technologically obsolete at anything older than 5 years. For what we pay for these cars, I think that is pretty crummy when some of us have been promised (and paid for) some of these services - up to 2024 in my case.
I bought mine used and they turned it off after 1 year. There wasn't even an option to pay to continue it. Since I never had to use it I don't really miss it, but that is disappointing that they are not going to support it for those that expected to have it.
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You can't blame BMW for the phasing out of 3G, that's on the telecom industry. The same thing happened when 2G was phased out, and upgrades to 4G were offered then. They weren't cheap, but neither was upgrading to a new iPhone.
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