Mid Week Match-Up: Not a BMW 335i For Dan

This week’s Mid Week Match-Up victim is a friend of DT who asked me to help him find a 2007-2009 BMW 335i.  For the sake of anonymity, let’s call him Dan — his 335i needs to be specifically, a 4 door sedan (consider 2 door coupe, no interest in convertibles) 6 speed manual.  Exterior color preferences: 1) Space Grey 2) Alpine White 3) dark blue (montego?) or black/sliver plain colors could also work. Interior – very much desire the upgraded Napa saddle brown leather! This is much harder to find than the typical black base leather. Price range <$15k but prefer in $10-12k range Mileage prefer under 100k I’d also be interested in the same generation 135i with similar features/colors. So I’d prefer 335 sedan>335 coupe>135 coupe.

Of course I don’t think he should get a 335i and I don’t think you should your time helping to find that rare space grey 6-speed unicorn– instead you should offer alternatives for him to drive, but don’t get crazy and recommend a Pinzgauer.  I am going to suggest this 2008 BMW 550i with 6-speed manual gearbox offered here on eBay for $13,900 buy-it-now located in the Bronx, NY.

What do you recommend?  Comments below.