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    Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    Hi Guys


    Need help on some questions regarding the 135i.

    I am gonna trade in my 320i for a 135i Coupe or Cab

    1. Anyone know of any known problems for the 135i?


    Gonna buy from a PI - Price seems to be about $45k cheaper than PML
    Honestly i don't see a good reason to buy from PML. Changing of parts like brake disc/tyres etc i will do it outside anyway?

    2. Any good PI to recommend?

    3. Whats the cons of buying from PI?
    PI told me if need to repair...since parts not common..might take a month?????
    But since 135i is not so common in SG, PML might take 1-2weeks anyway??

    4. PI told me Cab is not available...but i do see it online/youtube. SG not allowed to have or something??

    5. I see some post about iDrive / Radio problems from PI who bring in the car from Japan. Mine will be from Germany. Will it have the same problem?


    Thanks for replies
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    Re: Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    Good luck with ur hunt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alexxx View Post
    4. PI told me Cab is not available...but i do see it online/youtube. SG not allowed to have or something??
    Maybe it is not common. U could check with site sponsors.

    5. I see some post about iDrive / Radio problems from PI who bring in the car from Japan. Mine will be from Germany. Will it have the same problem?
    For idrive (especially SAT NAV), u might still face problem unless PI load it with Sg map. For Radio function, BMW has regional setting builit into the unit. For unit from Germany could be as follows:
    Made for UK: Speedo has both MPH/KMH;
    Made for German mkt: Speedo has KMH. I think this is quite rare.

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    Re: Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    welcum to the joys of 135i if you confirm buying one. plse see feedback in red.
    good luck and hoped you get it! bst rgds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexxx View Post
    Hi Guys


    Need help on some questions regarding the 135i.

    I am gonna trade in my 320i for a 135i Coupe or Cab personally, cab is too heavy and coupe with minimal options except must have sunroof is ideal for me.

    1. Anyone know of any known problems for the 135i? BIG PROBLEM is driver tend to drive way too fast! 4th gear @ 2900rpm you are travelling 100km/hr! if you intend to buy auto (sorry this car HAS NO DCT option) its fairly easy to drive. if its a manual, then, be aware of the reverse and 1st gear as they are spaced to close that if you have not driven a getrag 6-sp before, you may put it into reverse instead of forward and then, BANG! there's no reverse lock-out or even any feel at all if you put it in reverse except only when you release clutch slightly you will then know if you are reversing or going forward. PM me your details and i will tell you what happened before i even got my car. PML was really good at making things up to me and i will most definitely buy another new car from them.


    Gonna buy from a PI - Price seems to be about $45k cheaper than PML
    Honestly i don't see a good reason to buy from PML. Changing of parts like brake disc/tyres etc i will do it outside anyway?

    2. Any good PI to recommend?

    3. Whats the cons of buying from PI?
    PI told me if need to repair...since parts not common..might take a month?????
    But since 135i is notso common in SG, PML might take 1-2weeks anyway??

    4. PI told me Cab is not available...but i do see it online/youtube. SG not allowed to have or something?? which PI? there's a PI site sponsor who has offered this before and you could search '135i' and check out the posts on which PI is offering cab.

    5. I see some post about iDrive / Radio problems from PI who bring in the car from Japan. Mine will be from Germany. Will it have the same problem? search '135i' and you will see other forumers who have encountered probs with their imported cars.


    Thanks for replies

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    Re: Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexxx View Post
    Hi Guys
    I am gonna trade in my 320i for a 135i Coupe or Cab

    ...Gonna buy from a PI - Price seems to be about $45k cheaper than PML...
    There are a number of minor complains about the 'vert, mainly on the weight and lack of rigidity. Can check out the threads here:

    BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (M1 / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i) - Powered by vBulletin

    There's a third possibility beside PML/PI. Get a low mileage staff car. Knocks about $40k off list. One just popped out a couple of days ago.

    Used Sports Car & Cars for Sale in Singapore - sgCarMart

    Whichever way you choose to lay your hands on this car, you won't regret it. My only worry is my 20-year clean driving record. Got my 1st warning 2 weeks back. Ouch.

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    Re: Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    ok u might face a HPFP failure if you are damn suay la But shit happens.

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    Re: Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by KWY91 View Post
    ok u might face a HPFP failure if you are damn suay la But shit happens.
    Whats HPFP?

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    Re: Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    High P(leasure) Fuel Pump

    Plenty to read about in the 1Addict thread. Seems to afflict Americans more than any other. That site a bit busy now, maybe the Americans are all watching the moon crash and jam up the bandwidth.

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    Re: Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    Just make sure your car is under warrantly. And the PI's workshop is reliable. You can go check out value marques they offer quite a good price and you can go BOSS motorsport to service your car.

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    Re: Need help regarding BMW 135i Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by Littlered View Post
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    There's a third possibility beside PML/PI. Get a low mileage staff car. Knocks about $40k off list. One just popped out a couple of days ago.

    Used Sports Car & Cars for Sale in Singapore - sgCarMart...
    That's gone already in 3 days! Was it you Alexxx?

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