In Reply to: John - well said, wait until they get a problem--> posted by Len House on July 09, 2000 at 22:37:45:
Since I've been in contact with you offline and am trying to liaise with BMWNA on your behalf, you know I'm on your side so take this as a response from one of the "good guys".
Most of the "enough already!" type messages are in regards to the repeated posting of the same issue, not the original post. We really do care (most of us anyway) but the noise pollution level is getting high.
John, in particular, seems to be in love with the Post Message button. Not only has he posted lots of messages about the same topic, but some are merely reposting the EXACT SAME WORDS! No new info at all.
Do the bimmer.org community a favor and put all of the details on a personal website (easy and fast to set up, let me know if you need some assistance) and give us a brief update every few days. Those that are passionate about following the events can do so and the rest of the group can get back to the important topics like slamming Beewang for, well, being Beewang.
: It is amazing to me that people have attacked both John and myself about verbalizing our expiriences with how BMW snubs those who do end up having major problems with their cars.... wait until you run into a problem... hopefully you won't, but if you do you will be glad that folks like John and myself, along with MANY others, took a stand for what is right. If everybody just rolled over and took it in the a$$ like some of you have suggested, how sad this world would be on many levels, not just for cars. You should be happy that someone is fighting for ALL of our rights to get what you have paid for. You may not need what we are doing now - but you may some day in the future....
: Len House
: : I've been watching this web site for years, now when I need it, people start throwing stones.
: : With a legit complaint, the documentation and problems are there for everyone to see. If BMW had returned any calls or correspondence
: it may not have been pushed this far. I valued my 540ia, and we had great hopes of traveling near and far. But not in this car. Now you
: can't even drive it because the drivers seat and all memory adjustments quit working in the "compressed driver" mode. No one fits in the
: seat. And to beat all, the local BMW dealer, Fields BMW, who have several dealerships within 100 miles, will NOT even talk about the car
: much less attempt to fix it. (They had fixed it once before for this problem.) Nor will they drive it since it can die on the freeway at any time.
: This car was delivered with every option at the time and we waited 5 months to have it built. I have paid my dues to post on this board and
: feel that BMW has not supported us in a way befitting the class, size, and type of company they want us to believe!
: : If you are not interested, your mouse can skip over the topic! They are well identified.
: : Otherwise, I need some help and truly hope no one else has the problems with their car as we have!
: : Please remember, information is knowledge, you may not have a use for it now but it may come in handy later in your life.
: : Thanks