I bought the best BMW made in the last decade (with the WORST Engine) 2008 135i N54

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  • Forest Preserves

    Forest Preserves

    6 tundi tagasi

    Euro trash with parts costing 5 to 10 times higher then their asian counterparts.
    Reliability of European car parts have a short lifespan.
    Can't even floor it once without have multiple warning lights come on.
    And another $500 to $2,000 to fix the issues.
    Meanwhile your Asian cars allows you to floor it hundreds of times if not thousands of times before multiple warning lights come on.
    And it can cost anywhere from $5 to $1,500 to fix the issues...
    But you don't have to repair it often and the lifespan lasts much longer too!!!

  • sclirada Landsman

    sclirada Landsman

    6 tundi tagasi

    Good Looking Car Hoovie!!!

  • AndyG


    10 tundi tagasi

    Fan of BMWs (own 2) but this really isnt even close to the 2jz. The 2jz got its reputation for being over engineered and bulletproof, these bmw engines are literally the complete opposite.

  • Jose Harbar

    Jose Harbar

    11 tundi tagasi

    That would be an Awsome sleeper engine Swap project

  • proudinfidel


    11 tundi tagasi

    So Tyler, is that front tow hook permanently attached?

  • Steven Wallman

    Steven Wallman

    15 tundi tagasi

    Here’s what you need. https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/753033383/overview/

  • Daemian Evans

    Daemian Evans

    19 tundi tagasi

    The 4 series are not comparable to a 1. It’s a 2 series comparable.

  • Daemian Evans

    Daemian Evans

    19 tundi tagasi

    I had a 2008 135i M Sport. Loved it so much. I don’t understand why you bought this POS. It doesn’t even have the M pack or shadow line. Saying you can make these better than a 1M?Well this is definitely not it.

  • Super Durden

    Super Durden

    20 tundi tagasi

    Friend of mine had one of these, probably one of the most fun cars to tight track. We actually had the 135 and another friends clown boot M Coupe out the same day, both fun, both very different, but I would take the 135 for tracking. Great video Hoover.

  • Riley


    Päev tagasi

    Loved my 128i and 135i....Those cars are a blast to drive because of the size.

  • Sarkhan Bayramli

    Sarkhan Bayramli

    Päev tagasi

    Stock subframe bushings have gaps in them and cause the tail to wiggle under load at well. M3 bushings fit.

  • Anthony Larobina

    Anthony Larobina

    Päev tagasi

    Hoovie called the BMW 135i one of the best BMWs in the last decade. 😱 This is the greatest car YouTube channels of all time.

  • Joel Ness

    Joel Ness

    Päev tagasi

    Thank you so much for convincing me to not consider buying one of these anymore. I've toyed with the idea for several years as prices have dropped below $15k, but those potential maintenance costs... that's why I got out of BMWs several years ago. I'll stick with the FR-S for a while.

  • George 674

    George 674

    Päev tagasi

    I has one of these, last year with the n54. My first new BMW. I loved it, only issue I had was the hpfp, covered under warranty. Traded it in with about 40k miles (plenty of those on track).

  • Michael Rodgers

    Michael Rodgers

    Päev tagasi

    Doug demuro called. He wants his speech patterns back.

  • Andrew4181975


    Päev tagasi

    I wonder if the 1Ms suffer from the same issues considering it's an ///M car ? The styling of the 1 has always bothered me with slight influence of the Bangle era. Someone once called it the BMW with downs syndrome, and I think that's really a good description of it. The location of the air filters on that engine is completely stupid unless there was a functional hood scoop on the car.

  • None Of That

    None Of That

    Päev tagasi

    Cars and bids huh? *THIIISSS* is where I bought my 135i.

  • abbsnn cose

    abbsnn cose

    Päev tagasi

    “I can’t think of why they’d make the cars ugly on purpose” 😂😂😂 So true Tyler

  • Marquise Thomas

    Marquise Thomas

    Päev tagasi

    Thats funny how I gave up looking for a 335i & said "they're a little ugly but if I find a 135i I'll cop it because it's the same engine", now tyler is gonna drive the price up !

  • Robert


    Päev tagasi

    Youtube... where every channel is a self indulging weiner with too much bloody money

  • solli Summers

    solli Summers

    Päev tagasi

    As an owner of an N54 135i, with the right owner and the willingness to put up with the unreliable aspects of the engine. The actual rotating assembly and motor it’s self is very very well built. Its just painful to work on at times.

  • John


    Päev tagasi

    Love how the BMW 1 series comes with the towing hook permanently installed on the front

    • abbsnn cose

      abbsnn cose

      Päev tagasi

      If only every n54 misfire was that easy

  • jordan turner

    jordan turner

    Päev tagasi

    Cool, a tow hitch so you can have a spare 1 series on hand!

  • Flying Saucer

    Flying Saucer

    Päev tagasi

    Hoover, I like when you buy really old Bentleys.....those are the best videos

  • Manny Garcia

    Manny Garcia

    Päev tagasi

    I just got rid of it and I miss it 😊🥲🥲

  • Б. Д.

    Б. Д.

    Päev tagasi

    Try to get a Honda Legend (Acura RL)

  • Daniel Paulson

    Daniel Paulson

    Päev tagasi

    Bigger is not better, especially in BMW land

  • Sic Semper

    Sic Semper

    Päev tagasi

    N54 is fine from a stock and solely engine stand point. Its just the accessories its using are unreliable and expensive to replace. Bmw has much worse examples of just plain unreliable engines (v10 m5 I’m looking at you)

  • Cole Wilson

    Cole Wilson

    Päev tagasi

    E60 the best IMO

  • Matt Boulton

    Matt Boulton

    Päev tagasi

    I have a 08 325i with the n53 engine, on its 3rd hpfp all within 65000 miles lmao + everything else that was replaced by the previous owner. Love it though but does make car ownership quite stressful

  • Cameron Peralta

    Cameron Peralta

    Päev tagasi

    There’s a 335i near me for sale with 195k miles on it. I wonder how much money the owner(s) sunk into it to get it that far.

  • Optllizer


    Päev tagasi

    Ive got a e53 x5 3.0i 06. 148k miles. Running strong with no major problems. I personally dont think “all” bmws are bad.

  • David Build Vlogzz

    David Build Vlogzz

    Päev tagasi

    Nice always wondered about these lol. I just got one for my channel it’s going to be fun

  • jdraupp


    Päev tagasi

    I laughed heartily when you said “BMW engineering”.

  • schmoab


    Päev tagasi

    The amount of stuff you can do with the electronics on a BMW is incredible. Then again that’s the problem too.
    Also never buy a car from New Jersey unless you enjoy rust.

  • Anthony Irons

    Anthony Irons

    Päev tagasi

    If only every n54 misfire was that easy

  • Buzz Pedrotti

    Buzz Pedrotti

    Päev tagasi

    Can't picture buying a BMW.

  • Mr. Beard

    Mr. Beard

    Päev tagasi

    This is the most horseshit ive ever heard out of Hoovies mouth. The N54 is extremely reliable when maintained properly and they do NOT randomly explode! Cmon man, chill with the click-bait talk.

  • Kevin C

    Kevin C

    Päev tagasi

    Yup. Spun a rod bearing on a 2009 535XI back in 2017. Never touched one since.

  • Ted Brogans

    Ted Brogans

    Päev tagasi

    i wonder what car ninjas native language is? spanish? portuguese?

  • Jerry Oso

    Jerry Oso

    Päev tagasi

    As a N54 person I hate how ppl say they are super unreliable when in reality it’s very reliable ppl just get clapped out N54 and then claim/give N54 a bad name just don’t buy a ugly super abused N54 Once all the maintenance is done car is GREAT and will last

  • David Champion

    David Champion

    Päev tagasi

    Are you coming to the SCCA Time Trials at Topeka, May 15 & 16? Would be fun with this car (assuming Ninja gets it all sorted for you). Planning to be there with my FR-S.

  • Scrub Media

    Scrub Media

    Päev tagasi

    Lmao I have the same car

  • Willem Van Der Nest

    Willem Van Der Nest

    Päev tagasi

    Hoovie's Hoopties needs new content. Come on we do like your channel so when can we expect news on your Lamborghini that is finished etc?

  • JK G

    JK G

    Päev tagasi

    Anybody else notice the 2" receiver? What are you towing with a 1 series??? Lol

  • hoiy vinosa

    hoiy vinosa

    2 päeva tagasi

    Car ninja seems like a really good guy, amazing how highly competent honest mechanics are rare like unicorns but there's ninja working in the same town as Car Wizard

  • Chris O'Grady

    Chris O'Grady

    2 päeva tagasi

    I prefer my N52 over the N54, IMO a lightweight port injected NA stright six manual is the truest form of BMW. I adore it.
    For context, the N52 might be common in the US but in the UK it's very rare, we have 118d, 120d, 123d, 118i, 120i that are all 4 cylinders and slow. So the 125i, 130i, and 135i all being straight six all feel very special here.



    2 päeva tagasi

    I know why this mechanic is always smiling because going to earn more money again big time😂

  • Paul Dybro

    Paul Dybro

    2 päeva tagasi

    After Tyler blows it up on the track, he could put a turbo 2JZ in it. That'd tick off the BMW crowd.

    • hoiy vinosa

      hoiy vinosa

      2 päeva tagasi

      You're taking it to the "Ninja"? R.I.P. BMW 1 Series.

  • Brains & Gains

    Brains & Gains

    2 päeva tagasi

    Two grand in repairs for a Jersey driven 13 year old BMW... Unbelievably cheap! Hahaha just be sure to have Ninja check over the Belt & Tensioner, that's killed more N54/55's than you could imagine.

  • Her Legz

    Her Legz

    2 päeva tagasi

    N55 DCT 135i convertible with 1M parts and plus a little more is an absolute pinnacle of crazy performance and daily reliability. beware the cheap mods that completely undermine the engineering worse than bimmer stealership mechanic incompetence and screw ups.

  • jessyrivard


    2 päeva tagasi

    But….it wasn’t made in the last decade…..

  • Thomas Warlick

    Thomas Warlick

    2 päeva tagasi

    Please buy the cheapest Maserati Biturbo

  • Jordan Bartel

    Jordan Bartel

    2 päeva tagasi

    Hoovie! Long time listener, first time caller. Trying to buy a surprise hooptie for my girlfriend. Local Wichita’n. Actually right down the road from you. Anything you have lying around? Happy to pay fair market.

  • Mark Lynch

    Mark Lynch

    2 päeva tagasi

    Besides all the expensive maintenance I love mine

  • Breadward Leavenhands

    Breadward Leavenhands

    2 päeva tagasi

    Hey Hoovie
    I know you have a car buying problem, so if you ever feel like buying one for someone in need please consider me. I'm disabled and the town I live in is 100 miles from any major services like hospitals. A car would change my life, and quality of life.

  • Nathan Bolt

    Nathan Bolt

    2 päeva tagasi

    I live in this mans neighborhood

  • erenix


    2 päeva tagasi

    looks like a good overall car check up!

  • Ruben Campos

    Ruben Campos

    2 päeva tagasi

    Bro Adamlz has an N54 running 700+ easily. Engine defo unreliable

  • Jimmy Banta

    Jimmy Banta

    2 päeva tagasi

    The ninjas 🥷 smile 😃 is classic cha Ching $$$

  • SomeGuyWithAnE90


    2 päeva tagasi

    Get that oil filter housing fixed! Oil leaks onto the serpentine belt, and then the belt breaks and gets sucked up through the front crankcase seal and then you have to spend a fortune having your engine taken apart to get pieces of belt removed (don't ask me how I know). Wonderful engineering!

  • Dennis 2

    Dennis 2

    2 päeva tagasi

    That car sounds awesome. :) This is not the wizard. :)

  • Zodiam


    2 päeva tagasi

    Keep this thing Hoovie, the N54 can be troublesome if not maintained but these are stupid fun cars to drive, my E92 335i is the best purchase i have made in the past 10 years easy.

  • Mike Browne

    Mike Browne

    2 päeva tagasi

    You're taking it to the "Ninja"? R.I.P. BMW 1 Series.

  • Daryl rabara-brokate

    Daryl rabara-brokate

    2 päeva tagasi

    I need to do more research. I thought these engines were very strong

  • Sam Heitman

    Sam Heitman

    2 päeva tagasi

    I'm watching your commercials all the way through so you can pay your tax bill (edit: and pay the Ninja).

  • jibby


    2 päeva tagasi

    for sure isnt going to be only 2k, if you track it then its over for this car in a month lol.



    2 päeva tagasi

    Ooooo, one more very interesting project, cool to see more this...When what have happen e30 ix??

  • 8 Focus

    8 Focus

    2 päeva tagasi

    is ninja albanian ?

  • Nexus Achiles

    Nexus Achiles

    2 päeva tagasi

    The best BMW made in the last decade is the E92 330i pre-LCI with port injection, NA, 3L inline 6, 272hp. A true reliable beemer.

  • as ter

    as ter

    2 päeva tagasi


  • Eric Thefrench

    Eric Thefrench

    2 päeva tagasi

    I have a 128i "M Package" so not the "real deal", but better reliability. Did change 6 coils, but I as DIY, not so bad. (les than 30K miles when I bought it). Really fun to daily drive, even in the snow , I like that there is no screen and minimum technology inside, feel like a analogue car.

  • Jock McHaggis

    Jock McHaggis

    2 päeva tagasi

    So how many times did you smack your shin off the towing eye in other takes 🤣

  • Thomas Mazzola

    Thomas Mazzola

    2 päeva tagasi

    Great car

  • Luka Brankovic

    Luka Brankovic

    2 päeva tagasi

    I would pay just to listen to Hoovie bashing on old bmws all day long. Cannot belive how unreliable their cars were and are even today.

  • Mikey


    2 päeva tagasi

    If everything you said is true, the the 1M would be the dream BMW for you, not the 135i

  • Lord Leamington

    Lord Leamington

    2 päeva tagasi

    The only worthwhile BMW purchase is buying wrecks to sell expensive parts to fanboys trying to keep their overpriced junk on the road. BMW = Big Money Waste

  • PeepShit Studio

    PeepShit Studio

    2 päeva tagasi

    Doesn't look like a Hooptie to me. Now the 135i I bought my wife on the other hand nearly got me divorced. Take a look on my channel if u don't believe me. But I will say I would never have bought the N54 hooptie VS the N55 hooptie.

  • CTK Network

    CTK Network

    2 päeva tagasi

    1M will eat that up on track even with the power disadvantage...

  • Fredrik Mustalainen

    Fredrik Mustalainen

    2 päeva tagasi

    The clown shoe have more hp than the 135

  • mr.JR1981


    2 päeva tagasi

    The hoovster

  • Melchor Vincent Agot

    Melchor Vincent Agot

    2 päeva tagasi

    If BMW is so good at making straight-sixes then why did they go kaput with the N54?

  • Michael Barr

    Michael Barr

    2 päeva tagasi

    I love mine.. I have replaced Injectors was really only big maintenance problem.. but full bolt on and tune and in the low 12s :)

  • Altered Serenity

    Altered Serenity

    2 päeva tagasi

    Damn, 2 grand for some minor fixes.

  • javi robledo

    javi robledo

    2 päeva tagasi

    I think the best bmw in the last decade its the M2 its better than 1M and M135i

  • herofor hire

    herofor hire

    2 päeva tagasi

    Did he say the 1M was over hyped ?

  • Andrew Clelland

    Andrew Clelland

    2 päeva tagasi

    Yes... you bought the wrong car ;) I owned a 2006 130i M-sport 6 speed manual for 3yrs. That engine may not have been as powerful, but still today the N52 is considered one of the best 6cyl engines ever built by BMW.

  • Justin Woodward

    Justin Woodward

    2 päeva tagasi

    The Bosch comment was classic! The love/hate relationship with German car owners and Bosch is infamous! We Audi (B5 S4) owners LOVE their injectors but HATE HATE HATE their MAF sensors! Audi itself even switched to Hitachi for that part in later versions... 🤷🏼‍♂️

  • ethanacap


    2 päeva tagasi

    N54 FTW

  • Legendary Productions

    Legendary Productions

    2 päeva tagasi

    BMWs are great

    • Legendary Productions

      Legendary Productions

      2 päeva tagasi

      However BMW Dealership Service is SHIT

  • Kevin B

    Kevin B

    2 päeva tagasi

    I think it's funny how BMW in that era made both the most unreliable and one of the most reliable engines they ever made, namely the N54 and the N52
    I looked at both options, then bought a 130i. How could I not, I mean, it's a 6MT RWD hatchback with an i6 in the front. It's basically a clown shoe!
    also I'm not rich enough to fix a 135 if things went wrong

  • peter tuviken

    peter tuviken

    2 päeva tagasi


  • Milton Ramirez

    Milton Ramirez

    2 päeva tagasi

    Need coils thats it

  • chappy2121


    2 päeva tagasi

    You're in for world of hurt there I think. I know they aren't bulletproof engines but I'm pretty sure we don't get as many issues as you guys do over that side of the pond

  • Harrison Grimes

    Harrison Grimes

    2 päeva tagasi

    Worst engine? Hoovie did the N54 dirty...

  • wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov

    2 päeva tagasi

    BWM mechanics are always smiling because they know they will never be out of work.

  • Monty Berg

    Monty Berg

    2 päeva tagasi

    Nooooooo now my car 😭😭😭🤣 lol worth it tho, love mine

  • josh dominguez

    josh dominguez

    2 päeva tagasi

    Nah the engine don’t be blowing up

  • Kitten Playz

    Kitten Playz

    2 päeva tagasi

    Lol we all knew u had it. I remember seeing u win it lol

  • Talha Hossain

    Talha Hossain

    2 päeva tagasi

    hey Tyler, please buy another 2006 7 series the e65/66 gen please, loved your 7 series videos

    • wnnalis cioov

      wnnalis cioov

      2 päeva tagasi

      I need a video of another bad bmw purchase like I need another hole in my head.