F30 335i manual, a good buy?

F30 335i manual, a good buy?

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hagi

Original Poster:

6 posts

149 months

Monday 14th June
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I'm looking at a 2014 325i, 64k miles very well spec'ed manual gearbox, sunroof, hk stereo etc. Full BMW service history. Are the manuals ok or is the preference for auto? Thinking resale value as well. Thanks for any advice

naturalaspiration

487 posts

50 months

Thursday 17th June
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Auto is mainstream, manual is a very enjoyable niche.

pmorg4

149 posts

83 months

Thursday 17th June
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If anything resale value will be stronger. The relative rarity and demand from more enthusiastic drivers tends to support prices once they get past the initial steep depreciation curve. You only need to look at the E90/E91 market to see the prices of manual 335i holding up well.

Pistonheader101

1,618 posts

74 months

Thursday 17th June
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would stretch and go for the 340i

Pistonheader101

1,618 posts

74 months

Thursday 17th June
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manual is horrendous in the f30 guise, the ZF8 auto gearbox is much better suited

hagi

Original Poster:

6 posts

149 months

Thursday 17th June
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No chance of getting a 340, stretching as it is and i'm in Ireland so thanks to brexit we can't import from the UK any more.

Pistonheader101

1,618 posts

74 months

Thursday 17th June
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ah okay

SD_1

7,124 posts

125 months

Thursday 17th June
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Pistonheader101 said:
manual is horrendous in the f30 guise, the ZF8 auto gearbox is much better suited
A bit dramatic, no?

I've driven a few manual F30s, no issues with them at all. And I say that as the owner of an F31 with a ZF8. OP as mentioned the resale value will probably be quite strong with one of those, so if you like it then go for it.