It has been a lifelong dream to finally
own the car. Now the bad part. The
car has been into the dealership more
times than I can remember. Problems
started with the electronic keyfob
system. I've been stuck along the side
of many roads and in many parking lots
waiting for BMW roadside. I thought it
was my fault that the doors were left
open and my belongs ransacked but as I
tried to lock them I saw that the locks
open up by themselves. Overall I can't
say that I am satisfied. I probably
should have bought an S series Benz.
To have so much electronic equipment
and not train the mechanics is just Bad
The overall design and top-end speed of
the car cannot be matched by anything
that I have ever driven.
Training BMW service departments on the
problems that may arise and then
teaching them on how to recognize and
FIX them. They still don't know what
is wrong with my car. Nobody at the
dealership has any answers for me
just "bring it back down."
IDRIVE IS IMPOSSIBLE. NEEDS
REPROGRAMMING EVERY FEW MONTHS AND THEN
VERY DIFFICULT TO OPERATE. INTERIOR
TRIM IS CHEAP PAINTED PLASTIC AND PAINT
CONTINUALLY PEELS OFF. HAVE USED TWO
DEALERS TO SERVICE AND BOTH ARE WELL
BELOW PAR FOR LUXURY DEALER. HAVE
ALREADY GOTTEN NEW 2004 JAG VANDEN PLAS
AND LOVE IT. NO COMPARISON!!!
INTERIOR ROOM NAD ROAD HANDLING
GO TO INTEGRAL COLOR INTERIOR TRIM AND
GET RID OF IDRIVE. ALSO IMPROVE DEALERS.
i only have 1300 miles behind me but can
confirm that getting this car was the right
decision. the ride and performance are
outstanding, while setting up preferences w/
idrive was a breeze. went w/ 19'' wheels which
add a lot to the appearance. no complaints.
automatic rear shades (for kids), 19'' wheels,
comfort seats are great
trunk design will get a makeover someday, but
its nothing you'll think of behind the wheel
This is our third large BMW, th
eprevious were 740iL's. This is a great
car and a wonderful road car. We have
had no problems with this car and are
really enjoying it. The handling and
ride are superb. The quality of the
finish on the door sills needs some BMW
The I Drive and the load leveling which
really does wonders for the handling.
Upgradethe quality of the interior
doors sills. The finish is wearing odd
after 15,000 miles.
I enjoy driving the car but have had
eight recalls since owning the car.
Most all of problems have to do with
the computer or iDrive which is a mess
to use. There is still the constant
hesitation which they are unable to
fix. Overall the car is
overated,over "gageted", and over
priced. BMW rushed the car to market a
year too early.
handling,styling,quietness, an overall
appeal of the car.
Get rid of the iDrive and make the
ultimate driving machine fun to drive