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Trying an oil burner... 335d!

I've been kicking around the idea of a new car for a few months now, and with my old e46 330i blowing up last week, I had all the motivation I needed to pull the trigger on something new.

So, what to get? It was more of a question of "What 3 series is right for me?", LOL!

Ended up with a 2010 BMW 335d. Great balance of fuel economy and performance for my everyday needs. Twin turbo 3.0L inline 6 Diesel. 36 mpg on the highway, 265 bhp, and 425 lb-ft of torque. Options include Sports package, NAV, heated seats, and a few other cool features. It practically drives itself! Gobbles up the highway with supreme ease. I plan on keeping this one for a while.

Oh, and now to figure out all the diesel-friendly gas stations in the area...





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Dat torque. Load her up and it doesn't matter. looks just like my roommates e90, great cars.
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How does the cost per mile stack up against a gas-fired 3 series?

Around here, diesel is almost a dollar a gallon more expensive, which means that the diesel's got (at the moment) to get about 50% better mileage than the alternative to break even in cost.
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How does the cost per mile stack up against a gas-fired 3 series?

Around here, diesel is almost a dollar a gallon more expensive, which means that the diesel's got (at the moment) to get about 50% better mileage than the alternative to break even in cost.

From http://www.fueleconomy.gov/



edit: these figures were personalized for my driving: 25,000 miles per year, 68% highway. Compared to a 335i (which I would have been just as happy with, if not more... if I could have found the right one), I'll save $750/year in fuel cost at current prices. Not a big deal when looking at the overall cost of ownership (am I spending dollars to save dimes??), but I'm just tired of being gouged by the middle east and the oil industry. Seems like anytime the wind blows in the gulf, or some terrorist blows something up, fuel prices shoot up. I'm tired of contributing towards record oil profits year after year, and finally taking a stand to contribute less. Voting with my wallet, I guess you could say. Thrilled to get the fuel economy of a Fit, but with 3x the car and much less compromise.

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I'd like to know where you're getting $3.29/gal diesel. Cheapest around here is $3.96.
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I'd like to know where you're getting $3.29/gal diesel. Cheapest around here is $3.96.

0.8 gallons costs $3.96. These figures are based on $3.95/gal for diesel and $3.57/gal for premium. I could update these from gasbuddy or something. As prices go higher, my savings increase. It's a hedge against rising gas prices.
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How does the cost per mile stack up against a gas-fired 3 series?

Around here, diesel is almost a dollar a gallon more expensive, which means that the diesel's got (at the moment) to get about 50% better mileage than the alternative to break even in cost.
If you're talking about an equivalent gas model that takes regular, then yes it would take a long time to make up the difference....but all gas BMW's (afaik) require premium which isn't much less than Diesel around here.
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I'm just tired of being gouged by the middle east and the oil industry. Seems like anytime the wind blows in the gulf, or some terrorist blows something up, fuel prices shoot up. I'm tired of contributing towards record oil profits year after year, and finally taking a stand to contribute less. Voting with my wallet, I guess you could say. Thrilled to get the fuel economy of a Fit, but with 3x the car and much less compromise.

You do know that they make diesel out of oil too, right? You're not really screwing the man by switching to another one of his products. For your stated purpose, a Tesla Model S would have been a much better choice. Those things can run on electricity that comes from anywhere.

That 335D is a pretty sweet ride, though, in its own right. I'd totally drive that.
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