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Re: New Z3 2.8 Coupe broke down-very disappointed (archive)

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Posted by Steve UK on June 08, 1999 at 08:42:49:

In Reply to: New Z3 2.8 Coupe broke down-very disappointed posted by Jeffrey Nightingale on June 08, 1999 at 07:12:02:

: I have 2700 miles on my Z3 Coupe. Yesterday, the engine light and ecl light came on, and the car started to stutter. I needed a tow.
: I think this is disgraceful for a 3 month-old car. My 12 year old Mercedes 300E with 194,000 miles has never let me down.
: I think there appears to be a lack of attention to detail at BMW. For example, my speedometer is at least 10% off, it reads high. BMW's answer, we're allowed a 10% error plus 2.5 miles/hr. Hardly an appropriate response from a manufacturer of a $40,000 car. Also, the glass sunroof has no interior sunshade, a nuisance in the Summer.
: I intend to take up these matters today, but would like to share my concerns and dissatisfaction.

Had 7 BMW's over past six years, done over 250K miles and never been let down. Know people with E-class and S-class mercs and been let down, one S-class on same day she bought the car.

Both manufacturers produce good quality cars and have the lowest number of failures in industry - yours is just a matter of luck of the draw.

Not good for you, and I would not want it to happen to me but also not total reflection on Maunfacturer.

As for sunshade for sunroof - if you are over 5'8" then you should be thankfull that they left it out!!

And for speedometer, think positive, your unlikely to be done for speeding now are you!!

regards

Steve


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