That is the beauty of "independent" reviews. Just like in hi-fi, this stuff is very expensive to buy just for a review, so in order to review it, the manufacturer needs to send it to the reviewer. Guess how many will do it for you if you put out strong negative reviews, even if they are founded? Some art of sophisticated butt kissing and appearing independent (within acceptable bounds)...
Originally Posted by ard
Yeah, well...they must use environmentally un-friendly paint, right?
Because when you bring it up to a BMW salesman (after they first pretend they see nothing) they blame the EPA and 'government regulations'.
I tell you, if the public was informed and people heard from all the various blogs the straight story, BMW would improve. But here is the shocker- in this thread you hear an almost universal agreement that BMW paint is inferior- just a matter of fact agreement of "yeah, sure sucks"... yet ONLY here. All the reviews and comparisons just simply fail to address this glaring defect!
Wonder why....Love the handling, but paint wise it is hard to respect. Furthermore, I'd pay $2-3k more for upgraded paint.
2013 BMW X5 35i Sport Activity SAV, 19", Space Gray, Black Leather, Dark Wood, Convenience, Cold Weather, NAV, BMW Apps, Running Boards, BMW Crossbars, BMW Tow Hook Bike Carrier