Loved it when new.
After 45000 miles I wish I had never heard of BMW.
This car is continually having issues.
It started with the antilock brake light coming on intermittently, about once a month.
It was at the dealers at least 4 times for this before the problem was finally fixed.
Similar problem with engine light coming
3 visits to fix this. Recently my clock has been clearing the time. Engine now stalling out occasionally while I am driving the car.
Happens after driving from a few hundred feet to about a mile after I have begun driving it.
Diagnosed bad battery .
Not covered under warrenty. They also did a programming update on the engine.
Fun car to drive
Needs to have a better charging system.
My battery died in 3 years and it is not covered under maintenance and warranty because this car is not driven once a day at least 10 highway miles in one trip.
Never mind that I drive about 4 miles to work every day and take a 80 mile (both ways) trip once a week with it (44,000 miles over 3 years).
Tires need to last longer than 12,000 miles.
The reliability in general needs considerable work.
I know that this car would be higher maintenance than my old Honda, however, I never expected the reliability to be so bad.
The above does not include anywhere near all of the issues I have had with this car.