- Dec 28, 2009
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BMW's are driver's cars. Meaning? When you drive one, and actually feel the ride, you are hooked. The drive is no less than amazing with the suspension and powertrain designs they use.I don’t know anything about these but is that a competitive price? That’s a lot of scratch $$. Value is in the eye of the beholder but I’d hope it’s pretty luxurious inside for that kind of money.
The problems lie in the software they use in their control units. It's horrible and very prone to failure. This makes a BMW Extremely unreliable and very expensive to fix.
Sure, the independent shops can do the general service and all that. But BMW in all their infinite wisdom (meaning that are cheap) uses the same control module in every car. That module has to be programmed and coded at the dealership with the correct software after being installed in the car, to work properly in the car it's installed in. It's a major pain, cause during this process, the programing computer checks all 40 other modules in the car to update them to the latest software versions as well. The independent garages are not going to have this equipment.
Do they drive kick ass? Hell yes. They are amazing cars to drive!
Are they dependable? With all the crazy electronics in the new cars, sadly no. They are not.
How is the resale? Probably the worst with Subaru being the best, so go figure.
Cearly, the car line does have its fans.