In Reply to: Frustration posted by Rick on March 31, 1999 at 22:17:18:
: I bought a New 95 525i for myslef and a New 95 Honda Accord for the wife , (What a Guy) . Milage to date on the Honda is 65k the BMW has 32k , other than routine maint.(Oil change..etc.) the Honda has NOT had one major problem , on the other hand the BMW has had several and has left me stranded on the road two times. Not counting routine maint. the Honda cost to date is ZERO but the BMW has cost me close to $6000 bucks . As I speak the BMW is in the shop AGAIN , autotrans fluid leak. I know as you read this you maybe be telling me STOP WHINING , but I see a lot of problems posted on the board... so I can not be the only one who feels this way ???
I just bought a '95 525i...a few problems to start but thank God for warranties. I'm watching it carefully as I pass through 42k miles and so far so good. Strange thing is that consumer reports calls this model quite reliable and is actually a recommended used car by them (amazing that BMW would achieve this status). Since it is the last of this series, they had 6 years to get most things right. Good luck (and me too). Dean