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335d or D3 alpina

Post by Jackl86 » 16 Sep 2017, 10:17

Could anyone tell me any benefits or drawbacks for either the 335D or the D3 alpina?
I know the 335 is a bigger engine as the D3 is only a 2.0 but would anyone know what living with either is like?

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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by M60NJP » 16 Sep 2017, 12:09

I wouldn't buy either, but the Alpina will almost certainly have better residuals due to image and rarity. 335 will be quicker though.

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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by Singvogel » 16 Sep 2017, 12:48

The current 335d is only available in x-drive format.

Which is why I have a 330d. :cool:
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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by Jackl86 » 16 Sep 2017, 13:36

M60NJP wrote:I wouldn't buy either, but the Alpina will almost certainly have better residuals due to image and rarity. 335 will be quicker though.
Why wouldn’t you buy either?

Im not looking at new lol, probably around £10k mark

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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by RayB » 16 Sep 2017, 16:10

Jackl86 wrote:
M60NJP wrote:I wouldn't buy either, but the Alpina will almost certainly have better residuals due to image and rarity. 335 will be quicker though.
Why wouldn’t you buy either?

Im not looking at new lol, probably around £10k mark
He doesn't do Diesels

Have a look at this one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007-BMW-Alpi ... SwKBNZjtVg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by M60NJP » 16 Sep 2017, 18:23

Jackl86 wrote:
M60NJP wrote:I wouldn't buy either, but the Alpina will almost certainly have better residuals due to image and rarity. 335 will be quicker though.
Why wouldn’t you buy either?

Im not looking at new lol, probably around £10k mark
As above!! Even less so as their popularity and residuals are declining daily!

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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by Jackl86 » 16 Sep 2017, 19:40

RayB wrote:
Jackl86 wrote:
M60NJP wrote:I wouldn't buy either, but the Alpina will almost certainly have better residuals due to image and rarity. 335 will be quicker though.
Why wouldn’t you buy either?

Im not looking at new lol, probably around £10k mark
He doesn't do Diesels

Have a look at this one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007-BMW-Alpi ... SwKBNZjtVg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Yeah I have looked at that one, its just the mechanical differences im curious about at the moment, or why youd stay away from one over the other, illl be keeping it till it dies so re sale isnt a huge issue, i can do alot of miles, but this is coming down so maybe a petrol would work but im not an expert on bmw so dont know what to keep clear of or what to expect

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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by Lewy » 16 Sep 2017, 20:12

All you've got to do is look at how many dealerships are doing scrappage schemes for diesels now to realise buying any kind of diesel is a bad idea, unless it's cheaper than the trade in offer! :) But you're still killing the kids with your black smoke and nitrates, so don't do it! Not that any of it matters, North Korea will see to that, sod it, buy em both :lol:

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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by Jackl86 » 17 Sep 2017, 01:26

Lewy wrote:All you've got to do is look at how many dealerships are doing scrappage schemes for diesels now to realise buying any kind of diesel is a bad idea, unless it's cheaper than the trade in offer! :) But you're still killing the kids with your black smoke and nitrates, so don't do it! Not that any of it matters, North Korea will see to that, sod it, buy em both :lol:

With the amount of lorries, busses and taxis etc all running diesel i dont think the issue is you or me ruining it for our kids but lets not start a political debate lol
All om tryng to find out is what the real world differences there might be between the D3 and a 330d or 335d

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Re: 335d or D3 alpina

Post by M60NJP » 17 Sep 2017, 09:03

Prejudices aside......

335 can be remapped to be seriously quick, the Alpina less so. Although not entirely objective, not sure I'd trust an Alpina to be serviced outside real experts do I'd check there's one nearby?

As said, much better residuals on the D3 so if you don't need the performance, that and the exclusivity would be the attraction fir me.

Usual diesel issues with both if used for a lot of town driving.

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