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We needed a road car for long trips in California, and sought a diesel based on our mechanic's recommendation. The BMW 335d was new in the U.S., so we bought it on faith and on BMW's prior reputation for excellence. What a joy to drive...plenty of power at all speeds...leaps onto the freeway, passes with ease, practically drives itself. On long trips, delivers over 40 mpg, and overall has yielded 32.6 mpg since it was new.