Thanks for links! Having bought four new BMWs from the local dealer and considering a new 3-er wagon one hopes they'll replace the battery under the factory warranty..
We have an MX-5 that sits on my lift for up to three months at time over winters; never had an issue from its battery. In 25 years of driving other than my first used car the only battery I've had fail is a Honda CR-V at four years old - it acted up and totally died within three days. $109 and ten mins DIY to replace.
The guy from Buckhead went to Global Imports - worst dealership in the Metro area by far. Likely they both charged him for a new battery and submitted a warranty claim to BMW. Terrible place; I had a good SA there once but these days won't set foot in the place. Heard too many horror stories.
Six Euro Deliveries since December 1998 (Owned E46, E90, E91, E92 and E93)
28 vehicles in 26 years of driving so far. Guess I like cars
Last edited by MP3_E46; 12-01-2012 at 01:50 PM.