2002 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Why do BMW's fall apart so fas

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Why do BMW's fall apart so fast?
By pylt on


2002 BMW 3 Series 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


At first it was a passionate love
affair every drive was special. But
now, only 20,000 miles later . . . I'm
looking to get out of it.

Combine the arrogance of their
dealers, with the abnoxious behavior
of their NJ HQ's personnel, and what
do you have? A terrible product that,
even though it drives well, isn't
worth the grief that it puts you

Things gone wrong:
1. suspension bushing fell out
2. drinks coolant (and no one knows
where it goes)
3. it's on its 3rd set of cup holders
4. radio speakers giving up the ghost
5. AC always recirculates; can't stop
6. steering wheel squeeks (but only
when away from the dealership)
7. other probs 2.

Best Features

None now, although it was a nice drive while it lasted.

Worst Features

JUNK! Y can't BMW build cars that won't be in the shop every few months with a host of "Can't Duplicate" problems. Out of warranty it'll make me poor. Instead of enjoying it, I'm looking to sell it, or buy an extended warranty. Odd, isn't it, how BMW doesn't sell one--I w
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