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> F30 LCI 318i, Running cost, parts pricing etc

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subaru555
post Jun 17 2019, 06:39 PM

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QUOTE(jasonlim @ Jun 17 2019, 06:34 PM)
Both the point u mention will happen on BMW too
Basically it happens to any car except Japanese make
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Not really. If you track the past records and used car prices, I believe Mazda 6 has even lower RV than BMW 318i
infiniti123
post Jun 18 2019, 02:08 PM

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i'm a 318i owner, purchased on 2017 January and has clocked 81k KM to this day (weekly kl-jb-kl). its my daily driver car and in terms of fuel efficiency, would say it amazing. a full tank is able to get me jb to KL and KL back to jb most of the time,average on 120KM/H.

no doubt i do feel a lack of power but it doesnt affect my daily commute. the suspension is a bit soft to my liking so i got auto bavaria to tighten it for me (Warranty period of 5 years).

any break downs until this day? nope. my family has owned a 3-series since the 2000s, and i do have to admit after 7years of so, a lot of issues would arise, especiailly on rubber pipping related issues.
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post Jun 18 2019, 04:32 PM

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the power is there until 120kmh, after that no more

if you get flashed on highway most prob u still need to giveway
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post Jun 19 2019, 07:09 AM

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TS, I don’t have the 318i, but I have the same engine (1.5 B38) in my Mini Cooper

It’s been very reliable so far as my daily driver.
Will it have problems down the road? Most probably yes....but will it break down and stranded you? Unlikely

Fuel consumption for my mini has been excellent too, about 6.7 l/100km average so far (manual tracking)

For full highway I believe it can easily do under 6 l/100km

Go and get one with a warranty from BMW premium selection, their prices are actually very competitive (maybe only slightly more), but you get the peace of mind that everything has been thoroughly inspected and serviced by an authorised BMW dealer prior to sale

You’ll still enjoy the remaining warranty and free servicing too, so no headaches for 3 years

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post Jun 19 2019, 08:58 AM

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QUOTE(axsatr @ Jun 19 2019, 07:09 AM)
TS, I don’t have the 318i, but I have the same engine (1.5 B38) in my Mini Cooper

It’s been very reliable so far as my daily driver.
Will it have problems down the road? Most probably yes....but will it break down and stranded you? Unlikely

Fuel consumption for my mini has been excellent too, about 6.7 l/100km average so far (manual tracking)

For full highway I believe it can easily do under 6 l/100km

Go and get one with a warranty from BMW premium selection, their prices are actually very competitive (maybe only slightly more), but you get the peace of mind that everything has been thoroughly inspected and serviced by an authorised BMW dealer prior to sale

You’ll still enjoy the remaining warranty and free servicing too, so no headaches for 3 years
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Hey thanks for the feedback.

For fuel consumption I believe it should be able to clock 5.0 - 5.3l/100km full highway cruising for 318i. I have a VW Jetta and usually able to clock 5.2l/100km for full highway cruising all the way to northern states, cruising at 100-120km/h.

Anyway I've gotten my self a 1 year old car from their premium selection line up. The car was registered under BMW and driven by one of their senior staff. Viewed the car yesterday and it's in a pristine condition, pretty satisfied. Should expect to get the car delivered to me before end of the month.

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post Jun 19 2019, 08:59 AM

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QUOTE(infiniti123 @ Jun 18 2019, 02:08 PM)
i'm a 318i owner, purchased on 2017 January and has clocked 81k KM to this day (weekly kl-jb-kl). its my daily driver car and in terms of fuel efficiency, would say it amazing. a full tank is able to get me jb to KL and KL back to jb most of the time,average on 120KM/H.

no doubt i do feel a lack of power but it doesnt affect my daily commute. the suspension is a bit soft to my liking so i got auto bavaria to tighten it for me (Warranty period of 5 years).

any break downs until this day? nope. my family has owned a 3-series since the 2000s, and i do have to admit after 7years of so, a lot of issues would arise, especiailly on rubber pipping related issues.
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Thanks for the input, I really appreciate them.
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post Jun 19 2019, 01:46 PM

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QUOTE(budang @ Jun 19 2019, 08:58 AM)
Hey thanks for the feedback.

For fuel consumption I believe it should be able to clock 5.0 - 5.3l/100km full highway cruising for 318i. I have a VW Jetta and usually able to clock 5.2l/100km for full highway cruising all the way to northern states, cruising at 100-120km/h.

Anyway I've gotten my self a 1 year old car from their premium selection line up. The car was registered under BMW and driven by one of their senior staff. Viewed the car yesterday and it's in a pristine condition, pretty satisfied. Should expect to get the car delivered to me before end of the month.
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That’s nice to hear, hope you have a great experience

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