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Old 01-15-2002, 11:40 AM
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27 the most likely reason for the light is the passenger seat sensor mat or a front seatbelt switch (in the recepticle)--puder as far as the oil service--the maint.program is different from the warranty--the standard maint. program is 3-36--on 2000 or newer models (opt. in 99)-the warranty is 4-50-unless he has an extended warranty it wont be covered--the repair is in the $250 range--the system will still work with light on--john
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This is off the wall, but I wish new cars would come with a USB port and compatible software to put on laptop, so one could see exactly what is going on inside the car. I really hate when the check engine light comes on and just to get the diagnostic is $100, befor you even fix what is wrong?
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Old 01-15-2002, 12:08 PM
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With 2 M635 coupes, one a 450 hp BMWCCA race car, I'm in for the duration. May not buy a brand new one, but I've been through around 10 of 'em. Dealers vary. As for 2 wheel bearings on the same axle in 10k miles, there is another problem, like a slightly bent wheel or something else out of round. Bimmers are fussy.
 
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Old 01-15-2002, 12:35 PM
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97, 740 il with Schnitzer engine 450 hp has never skipped a beat. 7000 rpm with the air on. Daily driver and interstate Vette killer. This is the best riding car I have ever had. 15-50 Mobil one only.
 
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I had a 1988 M5 and I had great luck with it!
I wish I hadn`t sold it, was one of the best cars I have owned.

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Old 01-15-2002, 12:55 PM
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I have a 95 530. It smokes, trim pieces fall off, powerhead rest stopped working, etc, etc and it might just be this car, but I will not own another BMW! It is one of the best driving cars I have owned though. But I get better service from my GMC dealer with my truck!
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Subject: : CNN Headline 9-11-interesting--very interesting....!!!!!~!


> Very interesting facts..........................
>
>
>
> Subject: CNN Headline News Ref September 11th
>
>
> CNN Headline News did a short news listing regarding Ford and GM's
> contributions to the relief and recovery efforts in New York and
Washington.
> The findings are as follows......
>
> 1. Ford- $1 million to American Red Cross matching employee contributions
of
> the same number plus 10 Excursions to NY Fire Dept. The company also
offered
> ER response team services
> and office space to displaced government employees.
>
> 2. GM- $1 million to American Red Cross matching
> employee contributions of the same number and a fleet of vans, suv's, and
> trucks.
>
> 3. Daimler Chrysler- $10 million to support of the children and victims of
> the Sept. 11 attack.
>
> 4. Harley Davidson motorcycles- $1 million and 30 new motorcycles to the
New
> York Police Dept.
>
> 5. Volkswagen- Employees and management created a Sept 11 Foundation,
funded
> initial with $2 million, for the assistance of the children and victims of
> the WTC.
>
> 6. Hyundai- $300,000 to the American Red Cross.
>
> 7. Audi- Nothing.
>
> 8. BMW- Nothing.
>
> 9. Daewoo- Nothing.
>
> 10. Fiat- Nothing.
>
> 11. Honda- Nothing despite boasting of second best sales month ever in
> August 2001
>
> 12. Isuzu- Nothing.
>
> 13. Mitsubishi- Nothing.
>
> 14. Nissan- Nothing.
>
> 15. Porsche- Nothing. Press release with condolences via the Porsche
> website.
>
> 16. Subaru- Nothing.
>
> 17. Suzuki- Nothing.
>
> 18. Toyota- Nothing despite claims of high sales in July and August 2001.
> Condolences posted on the website
>
> Whenever the time may be for you to purchase or lease a new vehicle, keep
> this information in mind. You might want to give more consideration to a
car
> manufactured by an American-owned and / or American based company.
> Apart from Hyundai and Volkswagen, the foreign car companies contributed
> nothing at all to the citizens of the United States. It's OK for
> these companies to take money out of this country, but it is apparently
not
> acceptable to return some in a time of crisis. I believe we should not
> forget things like this. Say thank you in a way that gets their attention.
> Pass it on.
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to late i have a 2001 325ic just some minor problem's at first but it's fine now. i would get another one.
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My wife's car is a 99 528. We got it new, and it comes with free service to 30k. Can't beat that. Oil changes are fah-ree. And, if you call and make an appointment, you always get a loaner, but you have to call and let them know. Of course we have 30k on it now, but I plan on doing my own oil changes like I do on my truck.

Never had mechanical problems, just cup holders suck, and break easy, cause they suck, and the glove box locks randomly.

But, best car I've ever driven. If it was mine, I'd get a 540, but it's wifey's, so a 528 keeps her out of trouble

But 135mph with 4 people in the car, smooth as silk (not for long mind you, just to try it). Can't say that about many cars.

You can get a bad car with anyone I guess, they can't make them 100% perfect. I just hope I don't get the ones that break!

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The dealer does not have to reset the computer when you do oil changes??????? I would change it myself to if I could reset the comp. If not the beeping when you start will drive you crazy.

Puder, glad you have good experience, however for what these cars cost, the bearings should last and the airbag light should never come on.

Just my opinion.

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