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E90 320D in 2019?

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  1. timmy93

    timmy93 New Member

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    Hi guys, I'm 25 and looking for a car. Been a car geek since I was a young kid and when the E90's came out my dream was to own one in the future. My budget currently allows to comfortably purchase a E90 320d. Read a lot on forums and reviews that say the 320d is quite reliable and maintenance isn't that bad but most of the posts are few years back. Everyone I ask that doesn't own a BMW says its crazy to buy an old BMW, but most people in this forum says otherwise. So my question is, with the current market price below 50k, is the 320d still a reliable option? Let's say a 2011 model to drive for another maybe 5 years. What would the cost of running it yearly be without anything breaking down? Really want to own a BMW, or should I go up a little and look towards the E90 325i, 323i's? Thanks!
     
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    As far as i know, and based on some members here, the e90 320d is one reliable ride. Few had issues with their oilburner! But do bear in mind that normal maintenance due apply, and as its been more than 5 yrs, u'd hv some wear n tear replacements to be made.

    And yes, it is a reliable option. Opt for the newer N47 engine that produces 184hp (approx, as some say its 181hp). Normal oil service for an e90, approx. rm400-500 (or lesser), dependent on which oil u use. Set aside 20% of ur purchase price for the wear n tear replacements. Be on the look out for pulleys n mountings. Higher torque mean more vibration.

    All the best on ur search bro!
     
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    Been a while dibce I contributed... But the diesel version... Is a gem... All my car's now are diesel!!
     
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  4. Chee Huat

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    Dear Timmy,
    I wish your dream come true like mine.
    In 2003 I help up my girl friend in her assignment: Industrial Design-Study about BMW 3 series. (E46 3 Series)
    When you know more about the BMW then you will love more about this Bayeriche Motoren Worke.

    At that time I have a dream: One day I am going to own a 3 series but I also figure out that maybe I need more then 15 years to make myself comfortly own a 3 er.

    But some times the will power really can make the miracle.
    I work extremely hard to fullfill my dream.

    In 2012, I've already own a 3 series, and it is the lovely 320d MSport (E90)

    2 months ago I just got my X5 40e,

    About the 320d?

    Its' nick name is Silver Hawk, that mighty lovely beast is still with me for my Sunday blast.

    No regret after nearly 7 years of owning the Silver Hawk, in fact I enjoy every moments of sitting behind it's wheel,
    Every time I will widely smile when the Silver Hawk pamper me above 200km/h effortlessly.

    About the maintenance?
    Just follow the On Board Computer suggestion for the oil change and don't pandai-pandai add in any engine oil before the interval

    About the fuel economy?
    From Klang Valley go to JB and come back just need 1/2 tank of fuel (Full tank is 60 liters)

    For every full tank you can easily get more than 700km of mileage.

    For you info, I have extremely high mileage, my Silver Hawk now is about to clock 250,000 km.

    So If I can use my real world example to show you how good the 320d E90 have been built,

    What do you still need to consider before you decided to own it?


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  5. timmy93

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    Wow brilliant. Thanks for your reply! Now I am pretty certain I will find one 320d to purchase already seeing that really most people say it is very reliable. Knowing that you have reached 250,000km without issues is really amazing! Only thing I fear is the cost of repairs, and the limited choices of secondhand models actually. Like Carlist and Mudah has so few options makes me wonder why aren't many people selling it. Maybe it's just so good people not willing to let go for the current market price.
     
  6. Chee Huat

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    You are right,
    the E90 320d is soo good that no body willing to let go.

    I am one among the lover of 320d.

    7 years ago when I start hunting for the 320d, My sales adviser from Auto Bavaria (He is now senior management) already told me 320d is a good car that you hardly find it in the 2nd hand car market because very seldom people want to sell it.

    From this forum (BMW Club Malaysia) I've read one quote from a 320d owner: I wouldn't sell my 320d, I will continue to drive it until become a scrap metal!
     
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    Thank you so much sir, I have few other questions. Can you please check your fb messages :D I think easier for us to communicate there if you don't mind! Cheers!
     
  8. Chee Huat

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    Hi Timmy,
    I still don't see any message from you in the FB. Have you really sent?
     
  9. Ezra Redza

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    Hi. Here is my ride. Just one thing I want to say.. BUY! You will love the car, take good care of it especially engine oil, transmission oil and use original BMW coolant. It’s a damn fantastic car.
     

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    I wanna buy one 320D 2011 but i couldn't find one! No body willing to sell the car to me.
     
  11. gendong

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    The owners love them to bits bro
     

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