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      01-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by M3RD View Post
BTW ... I so agree with jdogg2000 ... I would never pick up a first production year again from BMW I did on the sDrive Z4 35i 2009 and got burned badly by both rear wheels cracking on me during a cross country drive (Ontario to California and back). It was very disappointing the way BMW handled that issue on the 296 wheels on that Z4 (wheels cracked on many other Z4's and now have been redesigned stronger). So stay clear of first production year. My Z4 disappointment got me back into the M3 ... lets not talk about how many dollars I wasted on e46 to a e89 and back to e92.

I am going to disagree with you on the 1st year production cars.

My wife's 2002 MINI Cooper S is one of the earliest productions in the US and not once we had a major problems with it.... After all these years it is still in our garage and she has no intentions of selling it.

My E92 335 was also a Sep 2006 production and I also had no issues with it including no HPFP failures & etc..... The car was solid and I truly enjoyed it.

Both the MINI and the E92 had recalls but they were all handled by BMW while the cars were in for service

I really think your wheel cracking and how BMWUSA and BMW Canada handled isn't something common that happens too often.

I will be ordering one of the 1st M4's when they become available.
Current: 2016 F10 535i xDrive AW w/ Black Dakota, ZMM, ZCW, ZDA, ZDB, ZPP, 688 & Black Grills + Euro Headlight Switch, Euro Tail Lights, Euro Side Mirrors, Euro Warning Triangle, Euro First Aid Kit, M5 Spoiler, M-Performance Style Front Lip
Retired: 2011 E92 M3 -AW……………....ED April 29th, 2010
Retired: 2007 E92 335i -Space Gray.....ED Oct 19th, 2006