1. 30 May 2019 at 8:20 AM #1
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    Good morning I've been looking Into 3 series touring models with the x drive. Has anyone had any issues with bmw 4wd systems? Ideally thinking 320d 13+ reg
     
  2. 30 May 2019 at 8:41 AM #2
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  3. 31 May 2019 at 10:54 AM #3
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    I've got a 2014 320d X drive touring as my daily no problems here.
     
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  4. 31 May 2019 at 11:01 AM #4
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    Wife has a 2013 320i Xdrive Touring. Has been virtually faultless in our three and a half years of ownership. Only issue was an injector failure so nothing to do with the xDrive.

    Absolutely gutless and sounds awful so stay away from the 320 petrol but the wife likes the drive so i'm not allowed to change it!!! It's a great daily hacker that does everything and the dog fits well in the back.
     
  5. 31 May 2019 at 11:04 AM #5
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    330d at present , no issues. I’ve put circa 200k on X drive versions in the last 5 years without issue. Keep tyres matched and even though, transfer boxes don’t like odd rolling radius.
     
  6. 31 May 2019 at 11:05 AM #6
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    Interesting. I replaced my 335D touring with a Range Rover 5.0. The problem is my wife won't drive it because it's "too big". She says that she wants another 3 series touring and would be happy with the 2.0i petrol. Thanks for the info Matt!
     
  7. 31 May 2019 at 11:09 AM #7
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    I had 330d F31 touring for 3 years non xdrive and it was faultless in that time would make an excellent daily
     
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    Mate at work has a 335xd and he’s put 50k faultless miles on it.
     
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    Ha ha, having had a quick go in a 335d you will hate the 320i!! Genuinely you will think that the handbrake has been left on or you are towing a caravan! 'Sport' mode gives some feeling that there is throttle response but it still gets nowhere fast. Really not knocking the car, it's perfect for our family and the addition of XDrive makes it a great all rounder, but opt for the 320D or the 328/330i as a minimum.
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys.
     
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    Maybe. Wife’s got a 2011 X3 and just had the transfer box go at 30k. £1250 bill to fix with recon box. Whilst searching for a fix I did see transfer boxes for the f30 being offered so it may also suffer problems. Garage said he sees quite a few transfer box issues on the x-drive but mainly the older X series cars. Apparently it’s down to the system not liking differences in tyre diameter so under inflated tyres, the wrong tyres, different treads and not changing both tyres on the axel can cause problems with the system constantly engaging and wearing out. I think bmw recommend changing both tyres on an axel and no more than 2mm wear between tyres. Probably very rare but at least buy a car that’s got decent matching tyres on and you should be good. I just bought a 2016 320d x-drive so hasn’t put me off
     
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    I've recently changed ask the oils on the drivetrain to keep it tip top.

    I'll defo have another.
     
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    Hi,
    Who did you use to get the recondition done, my X6 has same issue with only 30k miles on the clock.
    Thanks
     
  17. 16 Aug 2019 at 11:23 AM #17
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    I bought a brand new 335d x drive in 2016 and had it 6-7 months and 40k miles + from memory.

    I bought it for £46k and sold it for £26500. So don't buy new!

    In terms of reliability it was faultless however I did fit ACS springs and it helped the handling massively. They did cause me a lot of suspension problems with the front shock that kept dropping through its mounting thing.

    BMW wouldn't sort under warranty it happened 3 times. ACS washed their hands of it because I fitted them myself with my mate.

    Advice get ACS springs but get a dealer or ACS to fit them.
     
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    Hi, I used Hughes Brothers in Derby. They are very good but not the cheapest. There was a guy on eBay offering to do for £750 somewhere further north. Can’t remember/find the details. Sorry
     
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    Mileage killed it and the new car discounts they were then offering knowing the 3 was being phased out!
     

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