By Dan Phillips on
2002 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)
Got my 540--at first overjoyed, then
probs began. Clutch issues, then a
REPLACED trans. at 18K mi.!! For a
loaner, I repeatedly got a Hundai!!
Astounding!! It happened to my
brother, too. BMW never showed me
any appreciation of my investment or
expectation. Insulting! a I've heard it
before, now I know. Be careful. New
clutch for 2 grand??? And still the
trans. never worked right. It became
pathetic. Ended lease early.
Power, handling, comfort
improve reliability--it's a high
maintenance car. Give dealers and
service an attitude adjustment.