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      06-15-2011, 10:16 PM   #23
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      06-15-2011, 10:24 PM   #24
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He answered my question.
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      06-15-2011, 10:29 PM   #25
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That's saying a lot considering my older E21, E30, and E36 were all more reliable much later in their lives.... Also had a '68 GTO, an '04 Disco and a Saab 9-3 turbo, so there should have been a lot of competition for least reliable car I've ever owned, but it's not even close, although the Saab was definitely not what I'd call reliable. I guess the goat doesn't count because the miles were very few and far between but there was so little to break on there....
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      06-16-2011, 12:49 AM   #26
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This is what I don't get BMW and Fans of BMW say that their cars are so well built, but a lot of people seem to have lists of issues with them. I just don't get it.

If my car wasn't as fun as it is or still having problems, it would be gone.
I have had other horrible cars also, LS Lexus and Discovery II. Both vehicles were in the shop constantly. Just didn't lemon them.

Honestly, the old saying is true. They don't build them like they use to.

My E36 and E46 3-series were perfect. Only had maintenance done. The 335i is just a rare case. BMW will learn from the HPFP mistakes.
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      06-16-2011, 01:38 PM   #27
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I think i may actually like it more than my E60 for sentimental reasons. It sounded great and i found the seating position perfect. Had no mechanical problems with it
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      06-16-2011, 03:37 PM   #28
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      06-16-2011, 04:52 PM   #29
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I have had other horrible cars also, LS Lexus and Discovery II. Both vehicles were in the shop constantly. Just didn't lemon them.

Honestly, the old saying is true. They don't build them like they use to.

My E36 and E46 3-series were perfect. Only had maintenance done. The 335i is just a rare case. BMW will learn from the HPFP mistakes.
My parents have had a bunch of lexus cars and have had no problems at all...
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      06-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #30
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...Discovery II...
I actually got lucky with mine. Only problem I had with it was a shoddy rear tailgate lock actuator.
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      06-16-2011, 05:12 PM   #31
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      06-16-2011, 07:18 PM   #32
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      06-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #33
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Tranny blew at 26,000KM - New Tranny
Pressue plate cracked 28,000KM - New clutch
Sensors on the car - Always going off
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Complete garbage, if my wife didn't love the car so much I would of sold it by now.
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      06-17-2011, 11:00 AM   #34
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      06-17-2011, 11:40 PM   #35
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Hilarious to read on a BMW forum how many Bimmers have been a complete fail reliablity wise...lol.

Mine: 2nd gen X5

Father's: much, much worse....1st gen X5 that visited the shop 20 times in 18 months.










3rd gen X5 isn't much better and may be the reason I depart BMW permanently.
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      06-18-2011, 08:57 AM   #36
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Chevrolet Blazer 2001'. Oh God that car was a pain. It was a brand new car for my sis and it was handed to me after 18K As she was getting a new car for herself. I had a problem since day one. The things that needed to be replaced were the alternator, AWD ECU was faulty and expensive, something similar to limp mode, balancing, worse off roader ever, A/C died out in the middle of the hot daysssss, etc.
My father being a Japanese car fan, wanted to try a ''Made in USA'' car and on my request he did so with the Blazer. I regret advising them but at that time, my knowledge about cars was really bad. This Chevy has really thought us a lesson and my dad never wants to buy American for himself.

I on the other hand bought a Corvette because I'm young and I can face the consequences.
Anyway,things don't look that positive for it.

Its no wonder why people buy into reliability and sacrifice driving feel+Fun factor. I guess thats why Lexus is such a big hit with people who had these issues and haven't been looked after by the manufacturer.
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      06-18-2011, 02:10 PM   #37
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      06-18-2011, 02:13 PM   #38
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      06-18-2011, 04:30 PM   #39
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My parents have had a bunch of lexus cars and have had no problems at all...
I had an early IS back in the day. It had nothing but electrical problems and the interior kept falling apart.
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      06-18-2011, 09:20 PM   #41
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I had an early IS back in the day. It had nothing but electrical problems and the interior kept falling apart.
Damn My we had them past 130 miles solid as a rock..
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      06-19-2011, 07:47 AM   #42
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I had an early IS back in the day. It had nothing but electrical problems and the interior kept falling apart.
Our 06 IS was the same way.
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      06-19-2011, 08:55 AM   #43
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Every cars company makes their problems , to me Lexus aka Toyota are the most reliable .Cars are make to brake down so that they can sell the replacement parts to us why do think they have thousand ready to sell . its just bisness just like the drug company that make a pill to get you by instead of giving you the cure
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      06-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #44
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i wanna see what u guys post
mine is porsche 2006 cayenne turbo s
did routine maintainence often, never pushed it, babied all its life
10k miles- engine stopped on highway, no limp mode just 0 mph, ecu replaced after 10 days
23k miles- the turbo broke and gave almost no boost, replaced
30k- didnt start up, ecu again
41k- the car didnt rev over 3k rpm, ecu to blame
54k- engine broke on highway, caused big holdup
60k- didnt rev over 2 rpm, dealer said "unfixible"
i just sold the car to junk yard for 15k
couldnt deal with it any more
my wife also had an 2009 audi a4
at 10k turbo blew
my f01 bmw has been pretty good so far, on needed to reset ecu once becuase of bad trottle response

Did you get it new?


The least reliable car i have owned is 2003 SL500, with the extended warranty which covered bumper to bumper. I had it for 6 months , 5k miles

ABC shocks and two valves $11,000
CD changer , my cds were stuck in the changing box
A/C pump
Unable to change the gear, locked in P
Central lock vacuum pump
fuel tank

The total parts and labor is more then $ 15,000
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