Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-15-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
da1nonly
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 20
help me find an '06 330i

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
da1nonly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
europrince
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North York
Posts: 6,729
http://www.autotrader.ca/result/resu...ly=False&srt=7
europrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 06:58 PM   #3
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,739
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.
__________________
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 07:33 PM   #4
DrXenon
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kingston, ON
Posts: 10
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.
DrXenon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 09:18 PM   #5
europrince
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North York
Posts: 6,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystikal View Post
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?
europrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #6
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,739
Quote:
Originally Posted by europrince View Post
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).
__________________
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 09:05 PM   #7
europrince
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North York
Posts: 6,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystikal View Post
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?
europrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 09:24 PM   #8
Nick_V
6th Gear Member
 
Nick_V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 1,268
^^turbo reliability concerns, perhaps?
Nick_V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 09:36 PM   #9
europrince
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North York
Posts: 6,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick_V View Post
^^turbo reliability concerns, perhaps?
overrated
europrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 09:50 PM   #10
Nick_V
6th Gear Member
 
Nick_V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 1,268
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...
Nick_V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 08:04 AM   #11
tominizer
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wooda-bridga
Posts: 2,278
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.
tominizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 01:10 PM   #12
Bender
1st Gear Newbie
 
Bender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 7
Cert Pre-Owned

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.
__________________
2006 E90 330i - 6M - Sport - Premium - 18" M Wheels - 35 Tints
Bender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 12:01 PM   #13
da1nonly
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bender View Post
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.
da1nonly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 12:21 PM   #14
europrince
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North York
Posts: 6,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by da1nonly View Post
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
europrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 02:24 PM   #15
Bender
1st Gear Newbie
 
Bender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by da1nonly View Post
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.
__________________
2006 E90 330i - 6M - Sport - Premium - 18" M Wheels - 35 Tints
Bender is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.