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Posted by x99shark on October 26, 2000 at 16:20:10:

In Reply to: I don't know about you..... posted by Mark_sd on October 26, 2000 at 12:55:37:

I've owned half a dozen new cars, including a $5995 Ford escort pony. My $43,500 M roadster comes in a distant dead last in quality compared to all of them.

For the record;
Mazda miata -140,000 trouble-free miles
Ford escort - one problem in 80,000 miles
Mitsubishi cordia - one problem in 60,000 miles
Honda accord -100,000 trouble-free miles
Ford capri - one problem in 65,000 miles
BMW M roadster - 13 problems in 26,000 miles (so far)

-Ed

But I have better things to do than go to the dealer to have them fix all these little thing. the cars cost well over thirty thousand dollars, so you would thing they could design a shift knob that doesn't pull off in your hand when you shift. Having a bad day and doing crappy work is not ok with me. I love my cars but I don't think it's asking to much to get the quality that the BMW name implies......Mark

but our y2k 2.3 has been the most reliable one
in 30 years of having over 15 sports cars. There
will be problems with any car no matter the costs
or who made them. The z3 is 70% handmade. Hey,
the guys could have had a bad day....so what???
Warranties take care of problems and the problems
i have had (minor) have always been taken care of
by the dealer. that's just my opinion....maybe
I'm just used to the old days and TOW TRUCKS!!
All,
I am a new owner of a 2001 3.0i and so far I have been
a little disappointed in initial quality of the vehicle after delivery. The first day I had it, the DSC light came on and would not go off. After discovery, it was determined the steering angle velocity sensor had bit it. It was replaced. Yesterday,
I am showing my brother in law the new ride and as I rounded the corner, the gear shift knob came off the stick and into my hand, talk about embarassing. I've only put 550 miles on it so far and have had other cars that have never had problems. Is there others out there with these kinds of things happening out of the gate? Any comments?






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