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Old 02-01-2013, 10:36 AM
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last bmw ever... DUECES !!!!

2nd bmw owner, i now drive the 07 328xi


Last bmw i had was a CPO but had tons of issues like ;


2 batteries replaced
driver door actuator replaced
noisy brakes ( never got this fixed)
starter died on me
fuse burned out atleast 3 times on me

Current and past e92 problems

2 light bulbs replaced
water pump died
valve gasket replaced ( oil leak)
battery replaced at 50k miles
break noise ( never got this fixed)
shocks replaced at 55k miles


Frankly, im just tired. My twin brother has owned 2 infinitis and has never had to spend more than $90 for an oil change.

My father has owned Lexus his whole life and has never even heard of the problems ive had.


I cant wait to get rid of the car i own now

Mind you all my problems were encountered under 60k miles.


Bye bye bmw
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:57 AM
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If you don't like having to do repairs then don't cheap out and buy a second hand car, that comes with the territory.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:59 AM
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If you don't like having to do repairs then don't cheap out and buy a second hand car, that comes with the territory.
doing repairs is fine, doing them all the time is not.


Just sad how my experience compared to brothers and fathers sucks. Never again will i get a BMW.


DEUCESSSSS
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:03 AM
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doing repairs is fine, doing them all the time is not.


Just sad how my experience compared to brothers and fathers sucks. Never again will i get a BMW.


DEUCESSSSS
good luck.
i had almost no issues with the two e9x's i had. but i did get both new.
1 fuel pump on the 2007 and 1 radiator relay on the 2010. other than that, never saw the dealer for anything but oil changes

when you buy used, you never know how the prior owner treated/mistreated the car, CPO or not
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:14 AM
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Sucks your experiences have been bad, but the items you named are typical items that happen to all cars. Those items you named are nothing irregular - yes it hurts but it happens.

Infiniti / lexus are great but you may have problems with those two once they get out of warranty. I had a nissan maxima, and once it hit 75k miles I started getting a bunch of issues.

My current ride had a battery change at about 68k miles - which is average. Recently it had some work done that set me back about 1400 or so. Again, sucks, but nothing was atypical
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:18 AM
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deadspoogi, with your luck, the Lexus or Infiniti you buy will be a piece of shiz too
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:25 AM
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OP, Have you ever driven/owned a e92/N54 ? (a non xi, 6MT for best satisfaction)
With proper maintenance (say Mark Miller) I feel you can easily go 150k miles without any major issues. and yes a e92/n54 will eat the infinity/lexus you mention for lunch. It's that good. A 2007 Acura tl type S might be a good fit for you.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:28 AM
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It's the ultimate driving machine, not the cheapest and easiest to maintain machine. I've had my 335i new since 2007 and have 87k miles on it and I love it. The only parts I have replaced are the alternator pulley, spark plugs and serpentine belt. None of them left me stuck anywhere. When it came time to get my wife a new car this year we looked at the Infiniti, Lexus, Acura and and BMW. Based on my experience and the way the vehicle drove she picked the X5 35i. I won't have to worry about a thing for 4 years or 50k miles and after that it doesn't scare me a bit. I have driven them all and the 335i is the only one that puts a smile on my face every time I get in it. Sorry for your experience. Most folks encounter a lemon at least once in your life. Looks like you have with your car. Problem with BMW lemons is that they can cost you a fortune.

As far is what Gulshan is saying.....it is true for my experience. Mine is an e92/N54 6MT with no iDrive.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:36 AM
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If you don't like having to do repairs then don't cheap out and buy a second hand car, that comes with the territory.
in general this is true.


but my 535i, since new needs:
- HPFP (stranded my wife at the gym)
- 2 injectors
- noisy sunroof seal
- leaky mechatronic sleeve on trans
- jerky trans on slow-down and thumping/clank on start up, SW update fix it.

BMW in general is tempramental when it comes to reliability, but I have not found any mid-size sedan like 535i which only weigh 3745lb and can be tuned; so I overlook reliability a bit. Though latest BMW models seem to fall short in driving experience so...

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:14 PM
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Good Luck OP. News Flash: all cars I've owned to date have required mechanical work and general upkeep. You should always buy the most "exciting" car that your budget can absorb. This way you won't mind maintaining it when (not if) repairs are due.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:32 PM
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According to history, he's buying used and getting lots of VIN info. Taking over leases etc...
That's a recipe for bad mouthing a car company on the way out the door. Good luck with the next purchase I guess.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:08 PM
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:19 PM
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:32 PM
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Love, love the 335i....when not at the dealership getting "scare the crap out of you" repairs done under warranty! "You saved approx $3,835 under your maintenance warranty today" is what they stamp on your invoice. What? Replaced waste gate actuators and washed my car?! Is this a Boeing jet? I've even repaired later model transmissions on Nissans and older ones on MB but I can't even imagine testing the waters on this bad boy out of warranty with an engine issue other than plugs and oil changes. Last visit was all plugs and upgraded injectors. Only $2 grand. But, I'll take it. Maybe it'll extend the life of my next repair. I will admit that I take this car in immediately vs. having held off on others knowing I could probably fix myself later or just put up with the issue since they didn't provide loaners. I hope I can prevent any major repairs by solid preventative maintenance and keep enjoying this bad boy for a long while.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:14 AM
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Good Luck OP. News Flash: all cars I've owned to date have required mechanical work and general upkeep. You should always buy the most "exciting" car that your budget can absorb. This way you won't mind maintaining it when (not if) repairs are due.

Comments about Lexus are my experience too - people buy 'em for their reliability.

I like my modded Bimmer a whole heap more....farewell Lexus - won't be seeing you again....
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:51 AM
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I have had a bunch of Lexus SUV's in my life (my wife drove them mostly) 06 GX470 -bought new, more issues than I can mention - some never resolved, some made worse attempting to repair, trade for 09 RX350 - RX lasted 8k miles, transfer case went out of it, rear power door stopped working and transmission was really not right in it - did some very odd things, probably died on the next owner - kept it 9 months. Had more issues with those 2 Lexus trucks than all my BMW's put together - my 335 in 5.5 years has had 3 fuel pumps and no other issues. My X5 which is 2.5 years has had one sticky door lock actuator replaced and no other issues.

In the last 7 years I would have to say the Lexus models where much less reliable than the BMW's actually, BMW had about a billion less quality issues and recalls and as far as I know Toyota has killed more people as a direct result of cost cutting than BMW.

You don't have to buy a BMW, but please stop giving Toyota money and maybe they will stop sacrificing peoples safety over making money!
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"Deuces" is wannabe street lingo for peace out (as in bye bye). It is a reference to holding up two sideways peace signs (i.e. the deuces) < >

he might has well said "d0uches" if you get my drift.

As for the OP: My wife drives a 2006 mazda 3. It has 52k miles on it and is on it's 4th battery (the Arizona heat kills them every 2 years like clockwork) and was in the shop 8 times before I figured out that the gas cap seal went bad. The dealer was incapable of figuring that out.

All this is to say I hope your future used car purchases go better than your past. And don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya. Deuces! < >
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What's DUECES? Is that Spanish for goodbye?
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This is a forum where hardly anyone says "Wow my car is just fine, no bitches". What we get are those that piss and moan some with no justification other with real issues. That is what life is isn't it? That applies to marriage- buying a home- buying a car- making investments.

My Toyota experince have owned a couple was one was good one was at best mediocre. First 2 weeks the climate control systems fails, get a loaner car is out of service for 6 weeks so don't give me that BS about how terrific they are and this was a brand new Toy.

Almost all the issues I see posted here fall under what is considered comsumables. Is a fuel pump a consumable? Yes. Is a battery? Yes and on and on.
I almost feel like saying grow up. When you buy something used and you know what little BMW or for that matter what any dealer does for service on these cars for the first 50K miles what do you expect?

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in general this is true.


but my 535i, since new needs:
- HPFP (stranded my wife at the gym)
- 2 injectors
- noisy sunroof seal
- leaky mechatronic sleeve on trans
- jerky trans on slow-down and thumping/clank on start up, SW update fix it.

BMW in general is tempramental when it comes to reliability, but I have not found any mid-size sedan like 535i which only weigh 3745lb and can be tuned; so I overlook reliability a bit. Though latest BMW models seem to fall short in driving experience so...
No! No! Nooooooo!!!!

Not the gym!!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!! Of all places to have that thing go out!
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1. Pretty much every car that warms the cockles of my heart is built within 400 miles of the Alps.

2. BMWs aren't awfully reliable. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it's been for decades.

If the OP values reliability over all else, he should buy a Toyota Camry. Camrys aren't even available with a manual transmission in the US any more.
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If you don't like having to do repairs then don't cheap out and buy a second hand car, that comes with the territory.
+1 Doing your research and knowing what your getting into is important. Maybe purchasing an extended warranty could have help soften the blow.
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Wells, I just left the Honda dealer on Monday with 2006 330i with 92k miles for $15k. I could easily get a brand new Civic for that price. But I am very excited and much happier with the used bimmer compare to newer Honda or Toyota. I am currently using my 2010 Corolla S for daily work machine (just to save gas). There is no comparision for the joy of fun & love of the bimmer instead Corolla or Accord. It's soooooo...boring with Corolla for day to day drive. Every cars got it own problems weather Toyota, Honda, or BMW. Just learn how to DIY, you'll be much better off with any cars you like! Good Luck!
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2. BMWs aren't awfully reliable. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it's been for decades.
Considering I've owned bmw's since my first '84, I would completely disagree with you in this regard.
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