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Thread: Fredo's 335i project

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    Fredo's 2012 335i project

    Back in Oct-2016 I had a loaner 2015 320i for some days. I liked it, and quietly started to look for a F30 328i. My main requirements were: red / sports package / NAV / comfort access / backup camera. I had an Autotrader search for 2012+ / 328i but very few came back within my budget. Just for fun, one day I decided to expand the search to 335i and a 2012 showed in Houston with 76k miles and good service records in Carfax. It satisfied my criteria and had these goodies too:

    sun-blinds (rear glass and doors)
    pdc (park distance control)
    surround view
    head-up display
    paddle shifters

    I was thinking about it for some days and decided to check it out on May 27th. My nephew took me over there (Volvo dealer). Thanks to the iDrive I noticed the brakes were due very soon, in 2k miles. The dealer has a no-haggle policy but the deal was still good for me. I pulled the trigger and came back to Austin the same day (3 hours drive). The car is very clean in and out. It feels very solid and responds very well.

    Just in case, I bought an extended warranty. It's from Route 66, the Easy Street plan. My Indy recommended it, they have worked with that company before without issues. The warranty covers 4 years / 48k miles. It's bumper to bumper, just like a new car warranty.

    Here are some pics from the dealer.

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    Last edited by fredo; 10-27-2017 at 06:06 PM.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    146,000 miles

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    Service recs (miles / event) :

    3,488 Front brake pads replaced
    10,359 Oil change

    11,637 Sold as CPO to 2nd owner. CPO good until Feb-2018
    17,751 Oil change
    22,583 Windshield wipers & exhaust repaired

    24,822 Sold to 3rd owner
    34,931 Boost control solenoid replaced
    47,507 Windshield wipers, oil change & inspect/replace OFHG
    48,639 Drive belt(s) replaced
    67,180 Oil change & drive belt tensioner pulley replaced
    76,232 Oil change & replaced windshield

    76,251 Sold to 4th owner (me)
    76,513 F/R brakes & brake fluid flush
    77,238 Spark plugs, air filter, cabin filter, windshield cowl, ET hose
    77,339 AGM Group 49/94 battery
    77,515 Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires
    78,371 Fuel pump and oil level sensor
    78,480 Exterior detail / Optimum Gloss-Coat (20-Feb-2018)
    79,655 Oil change and upper radiator hose
    80,186 Adjusted parking brake and looked into non-locking fuel door
    80,662 Added one cup of coolant, level is up to MIN mark
    81,000 Refinished rear passenger wheel (18-Jun-2018)
    81,290 Extra fob key (14-Jul-2018)
    Last edited by fredo; 07-15-2018 at 05:13 AM.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    146,000 miles

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    Congrats.



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    Nice pick up. I am mad envious of that HUD.

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    Very nice! This is refreshing and new. You better tell us more.
    CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump....
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    Good looking car and great color.


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    Love the red stitching. Very nice ride Fredo

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhpnsnv View Post
    Good looking car and great color.


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    Marc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnmadd View Post
    Marc!
    I'm back! More info in a week when the deal is done.

    All will be right in my world again.


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    Very nice. Well done Fredo.

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