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Old 11-12-2010, 07:18 PM
jimefam jimefam is offline
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Location: Cumming, GA
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Mein Auto: 2011 550i on order
Well I picked up my 550i about 15 hours ago here at the welt, car looked beautiful and everything was just as i'd ordered it. Delivery specialist explained everything and I hurriedly shook my head as my delivery time was 11AM and I wanted to make the factory tour at 11:30. I turn on the car do the victory lap then proceed down the ramp to the gate that automatically opens up so I can drop off the car with the Valet and make the tour. As I get out I have to make a right hand turn to the valet and guess what! I'm grinning like a fool when i turn the wheel and feel the grinding! it was so noticeable that the valet standing there asked me about it when I got out of the car. I calmly told him the steering was damaged and he was looking at me like I was crazy! Did the tour and then went up to the premier lounge and told the person who had checked me in. They offered to look at the car but I turned it down as I would have been without the car for the day. As was already aware of the issue and prepared mentally that if it had it it would be taken care of at the VPC. Moral of the story yes this is a prevalent issue and iäm sure bmw is rapidly looking it this. After the day at Welt I took to the highway and had no issue with pulling to the right or any other things. Car is awesome although the steering is definitely lacking. I thought with all the excitement of it being my car and being on the autobahn with it i'd forget the steering. Nope its pretty numb but i guess i'll get used to it. Thought I would report in as its 4:17 am here I havent slept in 38 hours and I'm WIDE awake!
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