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CKW2010
01-17-2010, 11:37 PM
Hi,

I'm new to the forum ....

I'm deciding on a used BMW .... 2006 330xi with ~60,000km with sports package or 2007 328xi ~ 45,000 km.

Really enjoyed how 330xi drove, but couldn't get over the discontinuation of it from '07 forward. The 328xi is less powerful and less responsive it seems, but belongs to the new series line up.

any suggestions?

Tks in advnace

europrince
01-17-2010, 11:51 PM
330i. forget the xi. get snow tires instead. or better yet, with the money you save not doing an xi, get an '07 335i.

harman_rai
01-18-2010, 12:28 AM
330i. forget the xi. get snow tires instead. or better yet, with the money you save not doing an xi, get an '07 335i.

+1
don't get XI, i have one and the 4 wheel drive is not worth it. Its something you can live without

Mr seville
01-18-2010, 12:48 AM
i have an xi. unless you don't plan on using it in snow the xi is definately worth it!!!

craigIS
01-18-2010, 12:49 AM
+2
as long as your not an ass driver in the winter, 4wd is for off road.

lvan
01-18-2010, 12:59 AM
I am confused a bit. Isn't 2009 facelift. How can 2007 feel better over 06. I know it's one year newer, but I DONT see the difference.

Blackedout95
01-18-2010, 01:05 AM
I own an XI , one before that was an i, I do drive it daily in the snow and LOVE it, makes life easy. If it is not about year round use and youll only summer drive it and care more about take off and turning sharply than get an i. Mind you if you care about taking off in deep snow or on ice get the xi lol

Anyone have a comparo test of xi vs i in 0-60 1/4 etc?

CKW2010
01-18-2010, 01:31 AM
The 06' 330xi had a sports package with it, does that make the handling a bit better?

Back to the question tho ..... 07' 328xi or 06' 330xi?

JINT
01-18-2010, 02:56 AM
not a fan of XI, a bmw should be RWD imo, thats the point of it. For winter i'd get a quattro or a wrx.

Blackedout95
01-18-2010, 07:57 AM
not a fan of XI, a bmw should be RWD imo, thats the point of it. For winter i'd get a quattro or a wrx.

Lets go back further, maybe a real bmw should only have rear breaks!

JINT
01-18-2010, 09:53 AM
Lets go back further, maybe a real bmw should only have rear breaks!

aha, and brake pads :D

richie_s999
01-18-2010, 10:31 AM
go for the 06, if it has the sport package, just make sure all maintance is up to date, ask for a car fax.

Love how the guy asked which of the 2 he should get and so many answered with not and awd.... he's obviously already decided it will be an awd!!!!

dbworld4k
01-18-2010, 10:34 AM
330xi. Gem of a motor from what I hear. Shame it was used for only one year...

edit: Snap, that rhymes.

Dr. Flyview
01-18-2010, 11:34 AM
Is the 06 an e46?

The pre-facelift e90s are butt ugly from the rear!!!

CKW2010
01-18-2010, 11:55 AM
haha ... yah, kinda decided on the awd already ... just gives peace of mind thats all and it still has the handling of a bmw.

dbworld4k
01-18-2010, 11:56 AM
The 06 is the first year of the E90 sedan.

mstearnsy
01-18-2010, 03:16 PM
Between the two I'd choose the 2006 330. The sports package on the xi does not impact handling at all. Suspension and tires are identical. It changes the seats, steering wheel, and alloy wheel style.

I should point out, I've got some 328xi and 330xi models available, I'm a BMW dealer. 1.9% financing and aggressive pricing. Interested in more info?