March 2, 2011, 8:22 am
for those of you fan boys who dismiss CR and JD Power data, maybe you should take a look at TrueDelta which tracks number of visits to dealers.
BMW loses on reliability according to any study you choose to look at. How can you argue with TrueDelta?
The data is what it is, none of you have posted a single valid data source contradicting the long standing, consistent and numerous studies which demonstrate that BMW is generally below average.
And BMW products aren't that compelling anymore. The styling is "meh", they get heavier and heavier every generation, with more useless complicated technology that does not improve the driving experience (i.e. push button starts, electric steering, runflats etc.)
its not what is once was, and I am not sure if its worth it to pay $35k for a compact sport sedan with only 230bhp and vinyl seats.
BMW's edge is getting narrower and narrower every generation....you can buy an Infiniti with 300+bhp for the same price as a 328 and weld the hood shut on the Infiniti
(and no, its not a rebadged Nissan, its based on an entirely different, unique platform from the ground up, its RWD FM architecture, not like the FWD unibody platform in the Maxima, Altima, etc.)