In Reply to: compared to excellent rating for acura/lexus, abov posted by average is not very good on October 09, 1999 at 02:10:13:
Ah, that must be why JD Powers rates BMW among the top in the industry in terms of 5-year repair costs. Got it.
This aside, the Consumer Reports data is kind of weird--it shows just about EVERY car introduced 1995-1997 as being poor, and miraculously improving 1998-1999. Must have been some significant QA controls in the industry.
: : : the truth is bmw is not very reliable. review consumer report to find out for yourself.
: : My Consumer Reports magazine lists the 3-Series (E46) reliability as "Above Average".