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Old 12-10-2011, 05:16 AM
vptrails vptrails is offline
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Originally Posted by 55 View Post
I think it is too early to talk about reliability of X3. Wait for 4 years, 150k, then we'll talk. Those consumer reports have a reliability problems IMO.
Initial quality and reliability are not always going together.
Being a first time BMW owner, I might be getting a little too exited too soon. I was nervous about buying the X3 initially because I could always trust an Acura product. I've heard of some BMW ownership nightmares in the past.

I've got to believe that these days, the competition is so fierce that every automaker has had to up their game, especially BMW and the prices they command for their products. Knowing that the N55 engine is in so many of their vehicles with the 8 speed transmission is comforting. It means there's much more at stake so naturally more research and testing would have gone into that setup. As to the rest of the X3, I've got my fingers and toes crossed. Initial quality generally is a good sign, but there are exceptions to that.

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