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Old 02-08-2019, 01:36 AM
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Considering an F31 328d

I love my E70, but itís days are numbered. For a 2007 4.8i, itís been great mechanically... mainly because Iím a little OCD with routine and preventive maintenance. However, 15mpg is getting old, I really donít need this heavy of a rig for it being essentially a commuter car, and I feel I may be losing my opportunity to sell it for anything north of $8k as the miles tick up (112k and counting).

Iíve always loved the F31 wagons. I think itís BMWís best looking estate car to-date. And while they are very hard to find (in a wagon), the diesel is intriguing because of the fuel efficiency and low-end grunt for driving around town. Iím seeing the few that are available be in the $20-25k range.

Has anyone here owned or driven a 328d? Would love to hear your thoughts. Iím still a ways off (6-12 months) from pulling the trigger, if at all.
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Old post but given your timeframe figured I'd give my experiences.

I've driven a 328d. Not the touring but the sedan. Good solid car capable of mid 40's for mpg. My dad went from Pensacola FL to his doorstep in San Antonio and still had fuel in the tank. Not fast cars, but not unbearably slow either. Especially if left in sport. Very small cabin though. Feels a little tight in the front seat and I can only imagine the back seat. We're a tall family though so ymmv. Good cars though. His was totaled a few months back and he got a 535d to replace it.
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Old post but given your timeframe figured I'd give my experiences.

I've driven a 328d. Not the touring but the sedan. Good solid car capable of mid 40's for mpg. My dad went from Pensacola FL to his doorstep in San Antonio and still had fuel in the tank. Not fast cars, but not unbearably slow either. Especially if left in sport. Very small cabin though. Feels a little tight in the front seat and I can only imagine the back seat. We're a tall family though so ymmv. Good cars though. His was totaled a few months back and he got a 535d to replace it.

Thanks for the thoughts. The high mpg and "rare" factor is what had me interested... Especially the wagon (very hard to find with the right options/trim). I've decided to move away from BMW, though. Ordering a Model 3 next week. Luckily I still have my E46 project car to tinker on, as there will be very little of that on the Tesla.
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