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      12-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #23
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      02-19-2014, 02:02 PM   #24
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Just passed 5,000 miles. Averaging a little over 23mpg in mixed driving, best tank so far has been 27.2.

Couple issues: glovebox rattle in cold weather and threw a code for the dsc/abs temperature sensor on a very cold day. I cleared the code a couple weeks ago and it hasn't come back so whatever.
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      02-19-2014, 02:18 PM   #25
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Thanks for sharing... I will place an order for ED summer delivery for an 335 Msport. How do you like the CR interior. The black look very nice by the way.
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      03-09-2014, 11:04 PM   #26
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We like the red a lot. It's bright but that was the point. Have almost 6k on it and it is holding up very well on the drivers seat
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      03-10-2014, 02:19 AM   #27
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The CR is gorgeous. Love it. If you wear jeans a lot, it will darken… but we cleaned it off with some Leatherique cleaner! Good as new
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      03-10-2014, 09:31 AM   #28
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      09-24-2014, 08:57 AM   #29
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Bump. 15,000 miles, computer called for a first service a little after 11,000 miles. Still averaging in the 24mpg range in 50/50 mixed driving, impressive for what it is. Best tank so far was 27.5.

No complaints that aren't applicable to all of the F3x cars (generally, IMO, not put together as well as our E90's were, I have yet drive an F30 without a rattle of some kind). The black trim below the windows should be metal not rubberized plastic, it has to be conditioned often to keep from going brown and looking crappy, and the front rubber windshield trim thingies are peeling up at the trailing edges. Every time I see a shadowline-equipped F30 in the wild it has the same problems. Come on BMW. if you don't turn this around this may be our last new one.

But if you're looking for new cars you should probably buy one if you have one or two kids instead of whatever it is you're thinking of buying. Unless it's an RS7 or an E63 wagon, I guess those would be ok.
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      09-24-2014, 10:47 AM   #30
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Do you still have that rattle in the glove box? Put a strip of felt tape where the box meets the door, I did that in my Honda and the rattle never returned. Ive fixed a few rattles with felt tape - its good stuff.
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      09-29-2014, 04:07 PM   #31
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great car... I too just got GT in Imperial Blue color, with saddle brown interior.
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      09-30-2014, 05:12 PM   #32
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Glovebox is fine now, but have had intermittent rattles from center armrest, rear door card, rear seat tether anchors (the ones we have never used), b-pillar trim, and dash trim. Just does not have the solidity I have come to expect from a new BMW.

For contrast over 84,000 miles or so, our e90 335xi had nothing, and my E90 M3 which has 64000 on it has picked up one about 20,000 miles ago from the aluminum trim around the center vents which i was able to fix pretty easily with felt.
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Still a bit rattly, but it seems to have stabilized and is not getting worse.

Recently hit 41000 miles.

It is proving to be just as reliable as my E90M, and so far the only thing that has gone wrong has been a radio head unit freakout, HU was replaced under warranty. The E90M has had exactly 4 unplanned maintenance repairs in 84,000 miles: a #5 ignition coil, had to clean the steering angle sensor to fix a DSC code, the washer fluid pump cracked and started leaking, and the DSC off button wore out and broke. Two of those happened under 50,000 miles just before the warranty period ran out, so if this one makes it to 50k without any further issues, which it should do sometime early next year, it will soon officially be the most reliable BMW over the first 50k I will have owned. That group has included E90M, E90 335xi, E46 and E36 328's. Progress!

On consumables, the car doesn't look like it will cost me any money anytime soon unless ew get a nail in a tire. The Continental 225/50-18 runflat summer tires the car came with as part of the increased top speed limiter/oil cooler/summer tire option, which appear to be a very low-production tire and I have not been able to find for sale anywhere, have more than 29,000 miles on them and are probably going to last another 15-20k. Pretty amazing wear. Front and rear brakes are also not even close to half worn. Mileage has steadily improved and now is pretty consistently 24-26mpg commuting, and have had a couple 29mpg highway tanks, making it every bit as efficient as my 328's were, with an extra 120hp and 700-800lbs of weight. Remarkable.

That said it's also the rattliest, heaviest, worst handling, of all of the BMW's I have owned, but it has other redeeming features like being completely effortless to drive thanks to numb, light steering and a long wheelbase, a great ride also likely thanks to the wheelbase, and extreme baby hauling capability. Overall I give it 5 stars out of 5 for its intended purpose as a do-it-all anti-SUV, and 3 stars as a sports sedan. Maybe more like 2.5 stars. It really does drive more like a 7er than a 3er. Other than gobs of power and a good engine noise there's not much to get excited about dynamically. Unless it snows, then it will do snownuts with the best of them

Now that they are starting to come on the market used and I have had a good experience, I am recommending these cars to friends as babymobiles. I can't think of a better kid hauling package that does it all but still keeps you out of an SUV. It's a good feeling rolling up to a kids' party watching people get one or two kids out of a minivan, Tahoe, some sort of Merc/BMW/Audi/Acura SUV or one of those GM Acadia/Traverse Wall-E people mover pods in something that could do 150mph all day long if you asked it to on the way to Disney World
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49,600 miles - SES, drivetrain malfunction, drive moderately, looks like an injector crapped out while driving on the highway but we shall see. Also getting in tank fuel pump tsb while it's in there. Just squeaked in under warranty, at dealer now. Symptoms were Smoke, sounded like it was down a cylinder and no boost with big idle vibration and vibration under load/misfires

The 335xiGT just got demoted below the E90 M in long term reliability. M has 95000 miles and has never had an issue that would strand the car. If I had continued driving the F34 in this condition it would have fried the cats and eventually probably would have caused an engine failure so I count it as a pseudo stranding.

New Pirelli RFT summers about 3000 miles ago. Otherwise all original everything but fluids.

EDIT: Resolved with new #4 injector. Dealer also performed the in-tank fuel pump service bulletin.
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Just did the front brakes with Stoptech street performance pads (a very decent street pad if you want no drivability compromises) because the stock pads are terrible, at 55,xxx miles.

Still had plenty of life left but the pad transfer and grooving on the poor rotors, which also still had 1mm+ of life remaining except in the grooves, was awful, started getting a braking vibration about 10k miles ago and tried all my tricks to get it to go away to no avail. All gone now. BMW really crapped the bed with the pad material choice on these F3x 4-pot calipers. Bring back the dusty Textar pads. I used to swear by OEM pads and still do for E-series cars and maybe they're still good for the cars using floating calipers like most of other BMW's still do, but not on the base 335/435/340/440i brakes, bleh

That said, the giant brakes on regular BMW's complete with factory brake ducting continue to be massive overkill, if not for the pad transfer issue these would have gone to 80,000 miles before the sensor went off. Rotors measured 29.4-29.7 (28.4 minimum) Still had 6mm of pad material left and 2-3mm until the sensor was in contact with the rotor. Rears still have tons of life left and with the vibration gone, I'm going to let the sensor eat itself before I replace.

Otherwise, the car still has no issues other than squeaks and rattles, and is still a fine baby mobile appliance thingie
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Just did the front brakes with Stoptech street performance pads (a very decent street pad if you want no drivability compromises) because the stock pads are terrible, at 55,xxx miles.

Still had plenty of life left but the pad transfer and grooving on the poor rotors, which also still had 1mm+ of life remaining except in the grooves, was awful, started getting a braking vibration about 10k miles ago and tried all my tricks to get it to go away to no avail. All gone now. BMW really crapped the bed with the pad material choice on these F3x 4-pot calipers. Bring back the dusty Textar pads. I used to swear by OEM pads and still do for E-series cars and maybe they're still good for the cars using floating calipers like most of other BMW's still do, but not on the base 335/435/340/440i brakes, bleh

That said, the giant brakes on regular BMW's complete with factory brake ducting continue to be massive overkill, if not for the pad transfer issue these would have gone to 80,000 miles before the sensor went off. Rotors measured 29.4-29.7 (28.4 minimum) Still had 6mm of pad material left and 2-3mm until the sensor was in contact with the rotor. Rears still have tons of life left and with the vibration gone, I'm going to let the sensor eat itself before I replace.

Otherwise, the car still has no issues other than squeaks and rattles, and is still a fine baby mobile appliance thingie
Dude...THANKS for all the amazing updates that nobody seems to care about. But I do. Thanks for sharing. I lease, approaching 30k miles soon. I have went threw 1 set of front rotors, 1 set of front brakes and 1 set of rear brakes, also the left headlight needed to be replaced because it was pointing down with no fix. Other then that. Wonderful.... Plus my car has been tuned since 8k miles. Has about 340hp to the wheels and 415 lbs of trq. Thing is a beasttttt
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      12-18-2017, 01:42 PM   #37
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My biggest failure as a human is not convincing my wife to do some stuff to this car now that the warranty is gone and it's only worth about $25k on trade at best, a few mods won't make much of a dent anymore. If we keep it through 80k like our last 335 it's going to be worth even less...meaning more likely to end up being my beater and more likely to get a turbo upgrade...lol
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