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      12-03-2012, 11:43 AM   #15

Drives: '13 135is #180/586
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NJ

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Originally Posted by RWD4Life
Originally Posted by mb135is View Post
I'm confused - we ordered our cars at pretty much the same time. Mine is at the port and yours is awaiting a limited supply of N55 engines? I find that very hard to believe. I think they took your order and didn't have a specific allocation for the car and have had to wait to put the order in for real.
I see that you keep your cars for long periods of time. Do you intend to do the same with the 135? I drive my cars to the ground and that's the main reason I'm going 128...maybe i'm wrong...
Good question. All I can say is I'm not sure. I will perform the maintenance required to allow my new car to run into the 200ks, as my e30 and first e46 did. I sold my ZHP @ 106k miles and it was set up maintenance wise for a very long time. I sold it because I got the itch for a 1 and because a well maintained ZHP commands a premium on the enthusiast market, a dwindling premium as miles pile up.

That said I don't think we know what type of high mileage engine the n55 will be. Your purchase of a 128i certainly makes more sense based on what we know and how much information we have, I think.

My purchase had more to do with just wanting one than long term plans hahaha.

So I'll do the FULL 1200 mile service and if a future owner reaps the benefits, I'm okay with that. Whether I keep a car for the long run has to do with whether I love driving it or not, so it all remains to be seen.

But honestly I am missing my ZHP!!! Just need the 1 to get here already!

E82 '13 135is - Space Gray/Coral Red, 6 MT,
Heated Seats, 50% tint, clear bra, BMW Perf. Grilles, BMW Perf. CF Diffuser - #180/586