I purchased this car brand new in 2000
and can honestly say that this has
been the most expensive and poorly
designed vehicle I've ever owned.
I've had the following issues:
suspension issues (control arms - 2
times!), HVAC, ignition switch,
windown regulators, power steering
pump, radio, horns, speakers go bad
and require replacement. Latest
issues: camshaft sensor, amplifier,
and another power window regulator.
Stay away from BMW. BMW North America
doesn't care about their customers
either. After warranty expires, DUMP
Great handling, fun to drive, and lots
of admiring looks from most everyone
who sees it. Timeless styling helps
with resale! Decent car in snow,
although DSC kind of makes the car
slower at times when you're trying to
pull out into traffic.
If an American car was built this
poorly, it would be in Consumer
Reports. Unfortunately, everyone
believes that BMW's are bulletproof
and only America makes crap. I know
believe that Germany makes crap too!