Little things matter on a $70K vehicle
and between the remote's slow response
and poor range and the relatively poor
snow and ice handling, I occasionally
forget what I love about the
car ...everything! ... I-drive
requires some learning time but I
disagree with the mags and Edmunds
when they knock it. Driving should be
serious work and instead of dangerous
cell phone users and hair stylists
wobbling all over the road, I'd like
to see them focus on driving... which
is what this car encourages, better
than any of the 42 vehicles I've owned
responsiveness in every direction it
can go .... perfect size ... sound
system is superb
improve cell phone, remote and
traction control for inclement wather
BMW seems to have a problem with fit
and finish. I also own an 2001 x5.
They have problems with plastic parts
that fall off (small control buttons
on the dasboard of the x-5, rocker
panels on the 745) Also have a problem
with paint peeling on x-5 interior
door handles, and 745 rocker panels.
The plastic is probably polyethelene
if it is not heat treated poperly
nothing will stick to it, that is
probably the problem. However since I
purchased the x-5 in 2001, and, the
745 in 2003 you would have thought
that they would have fixed the
plastic/paint problem by now.
The only reason that I am still buying
BMW is because of the ride, the fit
and finish have really gone downhill.
I owned a 1994 BMW740i, and this car
has given me some many headaches that i
don't recommend anyone to buy it, and
even less to buy it from VOB.
Save yourselves a lot of aggravation
and don't buy a BMW! My complaints
were ignored repeatedly by VOB and by
BMW of America.
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