BMW does not make bad cars. No one makes a perfect car. Please keep in mind that BMW has been selling a lot of cars with turbo engines in the last 2 years. This is something totally new to the market in mass-production for BMW. This is 1 contributing factor to the high repair claim.
Another contributing factor is that BMW has been known to have small and little problems here and there. This contributes to the high repair claim too.
Also, BMW has been selling more cars every year. With more cars sold and being driven on the road, there's a higher probability for cars to go back into the dealership for repairs.
BMW drivers are known to drive their cars hard, even abusive at times. With more stress being put on these vehicles, this increases the likelihood that the cars go back for service repairs. Whereas Toyota and Lexus drivers usually drive their cars like little old ladies, those cars have hardly any wear-and-tear for their cars to go back.
IMO, BMW makes the most reliable cars in the world. Additionally, they take chances like introducing innovative things like iDrive to the consumer. Come on, it's a fact that whenever new technology is introduced, it will have a high chance that it will break. But I give credit to BMW for having the balls to do it. Keep it up!
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