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Posted by phred on January 08, 1999 at 19:50:08:

In Reply to: Re: Rattles (loose door?) on new 540i 6sp. posted by Lew on January 06, 1999 at 10:27:13:

it's called the Ultimate Driving Machine, not the Ultimate Well-Assembled Machine. The amount you pay for a German car is NOT directly proportional to the quality of assembly. This is the tradeoff you make for an awesome driving experience.

If you really need that tomblike quiet, you need a Japanese car, this is where they excel. Got to give props where they are due. But as far as fun to drive, well then ......

: My last 5 ('90 535) had "loose" rear doors from day one. The dealer was successful in tightening them up, and it never caused further problems. My newest '99 seems to be developing similar symptoms, but admittedly not as severe, on the driver's door. I also have "soft" flexing or creaking of interior panels,,,,very subdued, but there nonetheless. Anybody else have any experience with (door?) rattles on sport equipped 540's? At $60K, they should be perfect.
: Lew

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