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Old 02-19-2012, 01:56 PM
landev landev is offline
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New car for the wife-- BMW 335d vs. Bluetec

Well, as sure as the sun rises, 18 months has gone by and the wife has become feverish for a new ride. She now has a 2010 Jetta TDI which, I think, is a very, very nice German made car. It gets ~45MPG, is comfortable, blah, blah, blah, but she doesn't like it because she want's more luxury. She has a love/hate relationship with my '96 E300... she likes the luxury, but hates the uncomfortable seats (she has a bad back) and my constantly having to work on it.

She has been wheeling and dealing on a 2009 BMW 335d with 30K miles (we're tentatively about a week out from this purchase) but I recently found a 2008 E320 Bluetec with 60K on it... looks very nice, but I'm worried about reliability of all the electronic gadgetry. Both vehicles are about the same price, their both Certified and both seem to be well maintained. So... which is the better value?

In reading reviews, I've stumbled across write-ups and videos touting the 335d as the best car available--PERIOD. The torque is impressive, and I'm sure it's a very nice car, but would appreciate feedback.

Thanks in advance!

'84 300d turbodiesel (63K miles)
'96 300d (194K miles)
other fine diesels...
'99 Polaris diesel (Fuji Heavy Industries single)
'01 Diesel Trail gator (Yanmar triple)
'95 John Deere 970 (Yanmar quad)
'11 BMW 335d
'00 BMW K1200LT
'15 BMW R1200GSA

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