15k: 2Good 2B True? 2011 BMW 335d Sedan

 The discount bin on your local craigslist is a scary place.  Behind every great deal lurks a Nigerian prince looking for his next victim, but sometimes a good deal on a car might actually be a good deal.  Like this 2011 BMW 335d Sedan offered for $15,900 in SF Valley, CA via craigslist.

Even with an automatic gearbox BMW’s e90 generation 335d  is a fun way to go fast and save on fuel.  The 3.0 liter turbo diesel inline-6 isn’t the soot belching penalty box your father owned, and it puts out 265 horsepower, 425 ft-lbs of torque and hits 60 mph in 6.4 seconds — or about as fast as the 2005-2007 330i. 

This one has a salvage title and a seller with a grasp of English only marginally better than my understanding of Serbian, but hey…a deal is a deal? Right?

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