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      01-10-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Am i wise?

Ok, i know i'll probably get a biased answer anyway, this after all is a BMW forum

Im looking to change my current car for an E92. My current car has treated me well, and anything that has needed repaired on it has been been relatively inexpensive, compared to my previous E90, which needed a 300 traction control module, 600 reconditioned turbo. Also i didnt realise until after i sold it, it was showing early signs of a failing steering column which costs in the region of 1500-2000 to replace.

You'd think that i would be wise not to go back to BMW as ive been bitten before with high repair costs although some could argue that my E90 was a lemon and i'll give the brand the benefit of the doubt.

I just have such a love for the brand, i've always admired their cars and as you can imagine it came as a great disappointment to me that i had problems with mine. The E9X seems like the perfect all rounder car, stylish, fast, fun, safe.

So what do you guys reckon?
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Ok, i know i'll probably get a biased answer anyway, this after all is a BMW forum

Im looking to change my current car for an E92. My current car has treated me well, and anything that has needed repaired on it has been been relatively inexpensive, compared to my previous E90, which needed a 300 traction control module, 600 reconditioned turbo. Also i didnt realise until after i sold it, it was showing early signs of a failing steering column which costs in the region of 1500-2000 to replace.

You'd think that i would be wise not to go back to BMW as ive been bitten before with high repair costs although some could argue that my E90 was a lemon and i'll give the brand the benefit of the doubt.

I just have such a love for the brand, i've always admired their cars and as you can imagine it came as a great disappointment to me that i had problems with mine. The E9X seems like the perfect all rounder car, stylish, fast, fun, safe.

So what do you guys reckon?
If I had those problems in the past I would NOT get another one.
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No they are horrible cars, we all hate them
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We're going to need a car to compare it with..... If your car is a Saab and you're comparing it with a bimmer, idk. I'm not familiar with Saabs. But BMWs are the best all-around car for the price.

Edit: Read it incorrectly, that's what you're doing. I figure there's a reason why Saab went out of business.. Plus in the future they would be expensive to work on.

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I can't comment directly to the question on your title, but is there something you can do differently this time around..? Like - did you do a thorough PPI and check the car service and maintenance records before buying? We have Carfax here, not sure if you guys have a similar service. If you can do a better job vetting down the car, maybe you'll have better luck this time around.. Else, find something that you're comfortable will be reliable and repair-free going in.. :dunno:
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We're going to need a car to compare it with..... If your car is a Saab and you're comparing it with a bimmer, idk. I'm not familiar with Saabs. But BMWs are the best all-around car for the price.

Edit: Read it incorrectly, that's what you're doing. I figure there's a reason why Saab went out of business.. Plus in the future they would be expensive to work on.
Really? Saab didnt go out of business because they were unreliable. I have one (unfortunately) and it has been VERY reliable.
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Really? Saab didnt go out of business because they were unreliable. I have one (unfortunately) and it has been VERY reliable.
I think you misunderstood... I didn't say they were unreliable. I just said there's a reason why they went out of business (i.e. price, bad executives, not being able to compete with other brands). I can speak for BMW that it varies from car to car on how reliable they are. My dad's 2000 E46 328i has over 170k miles and he's had cheap maintenence so far. But, my 2009 328i had a series of expensive repairs as soon as I purchased it at 68k miles. But 12k since, I haven't had a problem.
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Guys lets stick to the topic in hand, i'd love to hear both sides of the story
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Guys lets stick to the topic in hand, i'd love to hear both sides of the story
Both sides? If I had a car that gave me as much grief as yours did there is no way I would get another. If you do and you have a lot of problems again you will feel like an idiot IMO. Run away. Try Audi.
Are you waiting for someone to tell you to get another BMW? It will happen.
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