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      06-19-2011, 11:09 AM   #45
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i wanna see what u guys post
mine is porsche 2006 cayenne turbo s
did routine maintainence often, never pushed it, babied all its life
10k miles- engine stopped on highway, no limp mode just 0 mph, ecu replaced after 10 days
23k miles- the turbo broke and gave almost no boost, replaced
30k- didnt start up, ecu again
41k- the car didnt rev over 3k rpm, ecu to blame
54k- engine broke on highway, caused big holdup
60k- didnt rev over 2 rpm, dealer said "unfixible"
i just sold the car to junk yard for 15k
couldnt deal with it any more
my wife also had an 2009 audi a4
at 10k turbo blew
my f01 bmw has been pretty good so far, on needed to reset ecu once becuase of bad trottle response

Did you get it new?


The least reliable car i have owned is 2003 SL500, with the extended warranty which covered bumper to bumper. I had it for 6 months , 5k miles

ABC shocks and two valves $11,000
CD changer , my cds were stuck in the changing box
A/C pump
Unable to change the gear, locked in P
Central lock vacuum pump
fuel tank

The total parts and labor is more then $ 15,000
yes i purchased brand new
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oil filter ended up blocking up, blew piston out the side of the 4.3liter block, had to buy a new block and full rebuild.
tranny blew up, lost reverse 1st.
upper/lower ball joints twice
o2 sensors, cat's, fuel pump, tons of electrical nightmares, rear lights would blow out, front lights
It was my 1st car in highschool, bought for 4k, put over 6k into it, sold it for 300$
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      10-31-2011, 09:03 PM   #47
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      10-31-2011, 09:28 PM   #49
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Several HPFP failures...
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I've had a bunch of broken cupholders on my Z4MC if that counts. Otherwise, I haven't really had any issues with any cars I've owned *knock on wood*

When I first got my '03 Cobra it had some issues with the ignition system (I think from the dealer's detailer screwing up), and that's the closest to a reliability issue I've ever had. Even my 135i was problem free until I crashed it.
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      11-01-2011, 02:13 AM   #51
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Did you get it new?


The least reliable car i have owned is 2003 SL500, with the extended warranty which covered bumper to bumper. I had it for 6 months , 5k miles

ABC shocks and two valves $11,000
CD changer , my cds were stuck in the changing box
A/C pump
Unable to change the gear, locked in P
Central lock vacuum pump
fuel tank

The total parts and labor is more then $ 15,000
Are the new M3 and SL treating you better?
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      11-01-2011, 07:52 PM   #52
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Definitely my current 135. Almost hoping they can't ever fix it so I can lemon the damned thing. As far as my family goes we had an 04 745i that kept loosening its chassis bolts, sold it after four months of dreadful ownership. Our 06 Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't far behind, its in the shop every 5k with something electrical.

Most reliable of mine so far has been my 06 Range Rover believe it or not. It had a few small stupid things that bothered me that the dealer couldn't fix but other than that it was perfect.

Most reliable in the family was an E65 750i and our current E39 M5. We also had an E39 530i that was perfect from new to 85000 miles when we had an alternator and a water pump go in the same month, got rid of it after that.
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      11-01-2011, 09:51 PM   #53
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Definitely my current 135. Almost hoping they can't ever fix it so I can lemon the damned thing. As far as my family goes we had an 04 745i that kept loosening its chassis bolts, sold it after four months of dreadful ownership. Our 06 Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't far behind, its in the shop every 5k with something electrical.

Most reliable of mine so far has been my 06 Range Rover believe it or not. It had a few small stupid things that bothered me that the dealer couldn't fix but other than that it was perfect.

Most reliable in the family was an E65 750i and our current E39 M5. We also had an E39 530i that was perfect from new to 85000 miles when we had an alternator and a water pump go in the same month, got rid of it after that.
I heard Lemon Law in Cali was easy..... I would look into it.
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2008 335i

Several HPFP failures...
Injectors...
software problems...
Sounds like me just add 20 more issues... Car has been in the shop for 11 days now and they just told me they think they have fixed it. it only worked a week before this and the whole week before that is was out of service.

So let me clarify this it was out for a week they said it was fixed they less than 5 days later the something happened (had to tow it both times) I have not seen the car since Oct 22..
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      11-02-2011, 12:15 PM   #55
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Wow, this thread makes me second guess ever buying a car out of warranty... I've been very fortunate with all my cars, even my modded, higher mileage Audis have been rock solid.
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      11-02-2011, 12:15 PM   #56
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      11-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #57
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I haven't owned many cars. My last car was a 2007 Subaru Impreza wagon, 4 speed auto purchased new. Alternator went at 38k, just 2k miles after warranty expired. Spent way too much getting that fixed
Other than that, car was good.

My family on the other hand - '99 Chevy Suburban LT. List of things that have been replaced - all of them, lol (due to age/use, not premature failure - most of them, anyway). Basically the only thing that wasn't touched was the V-8 engine itself (solid as a rock) and the stereo. Car is still running @ 180k miles just fine ... starting to rust out though.
The car did have a serious design flaw with the A/C lines - they run under the car and corrode. Had them replaced twice and finally gave up when the A/C failed the third time, as it will just happen again.
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I haven't owned many cars. My last car was a 2007 Subaru Impreza wagon, 4 speed auto purchased new. Alternator went at 38k, just 2k miles after warranty expired. Spent way too much getting that fixed
Other than that, car was good.

My family on the other hand - '99 Chevy Suburban LT. List of things that have been replaced - all of them, lol (due to age/use, not premature failure - most of them, anyway). Basically the only thing that wasn't touched was the V-8 engine itself (solid as a rock) and the stereo. Car is still running @ 180k miles just fine ... starting to rust out though.
The car did have a serious design flaw with the A/C lines - they run under the car and corrode. Had them replaced twice and finally gave up when the A/C failed the third time, as it will just happen again.
How is your 2011 335i treating you?? Any major concerns?
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How is your 2011 335i treating you?? Any major concerns?
335i is working fine so far. About 7k on the clock. People haven't been reporting issues with the N55-equipped cars ... couple of small things here and there. Only see one or two HPFPs go.
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I bought a used 96 accord a while back. Had to replace a window motor, the seals around 2 windows (so the windows wouldn't go up and down correctly), oil seals went out, warped my rotors several times (I never braked too hard), etc...

Bought a 325 ci convertible brand new. I had the rattling windows fixed everytime I was in the dealer and they still rattled a week later. I must have had them fixed at least 10 times in 3 years.
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3x driveshaft
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