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da1nonly
09-15-2009, 03:05 PM
hi guys,

my first post here...i've been looking for a 2006 330i for the past few weeks and haven't had any luck. I've been looking on autotrader mostly.

anyways here's what i'm looking for if anyone see's one around or knows of someone selling theirs please let me know.

2006 330i, manual tranny, less than 70,000km, in white, black or silver (preference in that order) preferably sport/premium/navigation package but not a big deal. i've found a few under $30K but every time i get to the dealership they're sold.

any help appreciated,

also if anyone recommends a 325 over a 330 let me know why i'm gunna post something soon asking about the differences (other than hp)

thanks

europrince
09-15-2009, 03:42 PM
http://www.autotrader.ca/result/result.aspx?searchtype=adv&kw=&dp=&age=&kfr=1&kto=2000000&category=4000&mk=BMW&md=330I&yfr=2006&yto=2006&pfr=0&pto=9999999&postal=&distance=&city=&pro=ON&region=&type=&dm=7&mph=false&rentalOnly=false&pricedOnly=false&pl=true&dl=true&coao=false&amvoq=false&gmoptimum=false&isparts=false&searchStatus=used&videoonly=False&srt=7

Mystikal
09-15-2009, 06:58 PM
I don't blame you, I've driven all of the E9x non-M variants and that's my favourite, by far. That motor is severely under appreciated, even with the ultimate power of the 335 I'd still take the 330.

DrXenon
09-15-2009, 07:33 PM
I am looking for the same car and I have a highly respected independent dealer going to this week's BMW auction to find it for me. PM me if you want his contact details.

europrince
09-15-2009, 09:18 PM
I don't blame you, I've driven all of the E9x non-M variants and that's my favourite, by far. That motor is severely under appreciated, even with the ultimate power of the 335 I'd still take the 330.

Really? Why would you take a 330 over a 335?

Nick_V
09-15-2009, 09:24 PM
^^turbo reliability concerns, perhaps?

europrince
09-15-2009, 09:36 PM
^^turbo reliability concerns, perhaps?

overrated

Nick_V
09-15-2009, 09:50 PM
not if you plan on keeping the car outside the warranty and tracking it with any sort of regularity. then it's a real concern that you wouldn't have with the NA motor. It's just one thing to consider...

tominizer
09-16-2009, 08:04 AM
I've had a few turbo Audi's in the past and turbo's are ALWAYS an issue. They do not last forever and need to be replaced. And I'm going to guess that replacing it on a BMW ain't going to be cheap. My twin turbo A6 it was something like $7K+ to go back to stock through an independent where I was a VERY good client.

330i is very under-rated. It would be my choice as well........ with no AWD.

Bender
09-20-2009, 01:10 PM
Good 330's are hard to find. I bought a cer pre-owned and had to move fast when I bought it. I would link up with a bmw dealer rep and give him your option list. I bought mine from Gus at BMW Toronto. Very happy.

da1nonly
09-21-2009, 12:01 PM
Good 330's are hard to find. I bought a cer pre-owned and had to move fast when I bought it. I would link up with a bmw dealer rep and give him your option list. I bought mine from Gus at BMW Toronto. Very happy.

ya no kidding. i got fed up with trying to find the perfect 330 and ended up getting a 325 with super low km's. Now i gotta figure out how to get the power up a bit to 330 levels.

europrince
09-21-2009, 12:21 PM
ya no kidding. i got fed up with trying to find the perfect 330 and ended up getting a 325 with super low km's. Now i gotta figure out how to get the power up a bit to 330 levels.

Patience is a virtue ;)

Bender
09-21-2009, 02:24 PM
ya no kidding. i got fed up with trying to find the perfect 330 and ended up getting a 325 with super low km's. Now i gotta figure out how to get the power up a bit to 330 levels.


No worries there. Perf mods are available for the 325 more than for the 330, which is what I am struggling with. You can get a chip and cold air intake to take you almost to 330 power levels. Check out Turner Motorsports online.

Mystikal
09-21-2009, 08:50 PM
Really? Why would you take a 330 over a 335?

Throttle response, sound, and the linear power band. The 335 will absolutely shove you into the seat, especially with some mods, but it's just not as satisfying to drive for me. That N52 motor sings.

Reliability wasn't a part of my statement there, but yeah, I'm sure the 330i will stand the test of time better than the 335i (especially with mods).

europrince
09-21-2009, 09:05 PM
Throttle response, sound, and the linear power band. The 335 will absolutely shove you into the seat, especially with some mods, but it's just not as satisfying to drive for me. That N52 motor sings.

Reliability wasn't a part of my statement there, but yeah, I'm sure the 330i will stand the test of time better than the 335i (especially with mods).

I'll be sure to drive the 330 to compare. It's certainly a cheaper buy from an '07 335. I'm not comparing the 540 to the 335, but after driving the 540 for 5 years, I'm addicted to the shoving into the seat thing. With or without the JB3, there is something about knowing you can kill most cars on the road. Notice how most Porsche, Ferrari etc drivers coast comfortably at 110-120 in the middle lane of the highway? Why bother when you know?

Bender
09-23-2009, 08:04 AM
I'm a fan of NA engines, but forced induction is becoming hard to avoid. The N52 motor is silky smooth and linear, but I wouldn't mind a little more edge and responsiveness. Not many mods avail since the N52 had such a short run. I'll probably add an intake mod and see what that does.

DrXenon
09-25-2009, 08:41 AM
City South has 3 of them on their lot at the moment. Has anybody dealt with them before?

europrince
09-25-2009, 09:25 AM
City South has 3 of them on their lot at the moment. Has anybody dealt with them before?

I've been on their lot a few times but haven't bought anything (windowshopping). They seem pretty legit. Some cars are higher mileage but they are all kept clean. They provide Carproofs on every car they sell.

da1nonly
09-25-2009, 11:06 AM
City South has 3 of them on their lot at the moment. Has anybody dealt with them before?

i was about to pull the trigger on one there then found out it had been in an accident and wasn't to thrilled about it anymore

da1nonly
09-29-2009, 05:32 PM
picked up my "06 325i today...let the modding begin!

i know the title of my post is help me find a 330i, but i couldn't turn down this deal, such low km's and for a good price, cars with comparable km's were selling for 4-5g's more

europrince
09-29-2009, 06:53 PM
picked up my "06 325i today...let the modding begin!

i know the title of my post is help me find a 330i, but i couldn't turn down this deal, such low km's and for a good price, cars with comparable km's were selling for 4-5g's more

Congrats, but now flip it for that 4-5g's more and get a good 330i :D