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      06-21-2018, 12:26 PM   #1
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Curious about awd reliability

I currently have a 2014 28 sdrive and want to get an xdrive around the same year but am worried about the reliability.

Should I be worried?

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      06-21-2018, 01:27 PM   #2
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      06-21-2018, 02:26 PM   #3
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I just took my sdrive to a shop to give it a once over...motor and transmission mounts are failing, front shocks are leaking, tensioner belt needs replacing....2500 into this one or use it for a down on the one I really want.
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      06-21-2018, 04:47 PM   #4
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I wouldn't put that kind of money into a car I wasn't keeping. Especially if making a change is immanent.
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      06-21-2018, 06:50 PM   #5
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Get a second opinion..

If moving from RWD to AWD, consider the move from N20 to N55 also!
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      06-22-2018, 12:24 AM   #6
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Just bought a 13 35i and its amazing. Id say get the car you want. I think the N55 is well balance with the AWD.
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      06-22-2018, 11:35 AM   #7
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I was considering the 35 but the gas mileage hit bugs me.
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      06-22-2018, 11:53 AM   #8
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I was considering the 35 but the gas mileage hit bugs me.
Assuming 10K miles a year, $3/gal for gas and a difference of let's say 2 mpg, you are talking about a difference of roughly $10/month.
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      06-22-2018, 03:49 PM   #9
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I was considering the 35 but the gas mileage hit bugs me.

i just got a 28i. AWD. the MPG has not been as great as advertised, but i might be due for new spark plugs.

i am getting about 24mpg.

hoping that spark plug change will push me over the 26mpg. i think i would be satisfied with that
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      06-22-2018, 04:42 PM   #10
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i just got a 28i. AWD. the MPG has not been as great as advertised, but i might be due for new spark plugs.

i am getting about 24mpg.

hoping that spark plug change will push me over the 26mpg. i think i would be satisfied with that
I'm shocked that in OC driving you are getting 24mpg.

Driving style and the type of roads you drive on seem to play a big part with the X1. I do almost exclusively street driving and get between 20-24mpg mostly depending on if I drive in sport (most of the time) or normal mode.

Frankly the cost difference is so small that I just drive the way I want to (which I would tend to call spirited!)
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      06-22-2018, 04:44 PM   #11
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I was able to get 26mpg driving in ECO mode, by why in the hell would I want to drive a BMW in ECO mode
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      06-22-2018, 04:45 PM   #12
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20-24mpg mostly depending on if I drive in sport
Same here, on long trips I can get 30-32, but for every day commute/errands 23 all the time.
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      06-23-2018, 02:31 PM   #13
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I'm shocked that in OC driving you are getting 24mpg.

Driving style and the type of roads you drive on seem to play a big part with the X1. I do almost exclusively street driving and get between 20-24mpg mostly depending on if I drive in sport (most of the time) or normal mode.

Frankly the cost difference is so small that I just drive the way I want to (which I would tend to call spirited!)
My wife uses our x135 mostly for city driving, and our average is 20mpg, and 18-24mpg is typical. The best I've ever seen on the freeway on a long drive is 28-30mpg.

i think you're right on that the mpg difference is about 2-3mpg
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      06-25-2018, 04:49 PM   #14
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Back to the original question, if you all don't mind.

I ended up getting a 28 xdrive. I would like to know if there is anything I need to be aware of, watch for, warry of.

Thank in advance.
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Back to the original question, if you all don't mind.

I ended up getting a 28 xdrive. I would like to know if there is anything I need to be aware of, watch for, warry of.

Thank in advance.
i would take care of the AWD system by changing the fluid in it.
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      06-26-2018, 10:09 AM   #16
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In my 14 35i w/ JB4 and catless DP I get 20-26, depending on what I'm doing. I actually got slightly better MPG after installing the DP since I don't floor it during acceleration. Long trips I get 23-27; DD for work is highway with a little city, so 21-23. Strictly city can be 18-21 depending on traffic, but I don't sit in much traffic ever.

Of course this car is no longer my DD, so it will see almost only highway. I'll post up my new DD/work soon
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i would take care of the AWD system by changing the fluid in it.
Yes depending on the miles on it.
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      07-06-2018, 06:00 PM   #18
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Check to see if you have the timing chain extension on warranty.

If it's a long term keeper might be worth a proactive replacement.
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      07-08-2018, 07:43 PM   #19
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Check to see if you have the timing chain extension on warranty.

If it's a long term keeper might be worth a proactive replacement.
Good advice...thanks.
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