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#16 wase16ll

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

would agree, think bm's are one of the most overated makes going...get a good one, they are blinding cars..but good ones seem to becoming an exception rather than the rule.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

There are good and bad cars regardless of the manufacturer. My uncle had an Alpina D3 for 2 years and did 50k in it. Never missed a beat. Don't think he spent a penny on it other than tyres! My cousins driven an X5 for 3, same story.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:24 PM

BMW? NOOOOOO!



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:11 AM

There are good and bad cars regardless of the manufacturer.

100%...but seen/known too many horrendous and expensive issues on them, especially the popular models...quite like the x5, know a few that have been more than happy with them but still wouldnt have one myself. mind you, never been interested in purchasing the chelsea tractor types anyway.

think Mercs and Audis are way ahead of BMW...though have always preferred the look of the BM

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:34 AM

There are good and bad cars regardless of the manufacturer. My uncle had an Alpina D3 for 2 years and did 50k in it. Never missed a beat. Don't think he spent a penny on it other than tyres! My cousins driven an X5 for 3, same story.

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My dad has has had an '03 X5 since it was brand new, the only time it's died in the 180,000 miles it's done is when the alternator died at about 160,000. It's been superbly reliable and still cruises at 95 whisper quiet and solid as a rock.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:34 AM

theres not a bmw in the top 100 reliable cars i can say hand on heart theres more bad bmws than good in fact i dont know one person who even owns one anymore



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:02 AM

Reliability quotes only one.

 

14.BMW Z3



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

dont look at the rest then they are all poor the only reason the z3 gets a decent rep is bmw did a half decent job on it the ratings for the rest are simply poor



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:21 PM

They are good for company cars - flash, look good, plenty of toys to play with on the motorway and the business picks up the repair tabs!

 

I really cant see myself getting one!



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:49 PM

Its all about the Focus RS 500


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

Well this has really filled me with confidence.

 

Went over the car today and have no issues to report. Even the tyres are pretty new. I know quite a few people with BM's and none have had issues. Even the Essex Police ones have been good according to my Brother. Unfortunately these are being replaced with Skoda Fabia's which makes a mockery of the meaning of the Rapid Response Team.

 

I use the missus car to do any running about and in icy conditions so it wont be out in the snow if I can help it. It will also be doing only 7k miles a year as it will only be used on reasonable runs. I always garage my cars so don't have half the issues other people have been having with the damp or cold weather.

 

Surprisingly the voice control is exactly the same software as the Focus. So no having to learn how to use it which was a result.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:12 PM

i hope its a good car and you get a rare one mate i do im just saying from experience they are junk the police dont get issues they spend a fortune maintaining them and the fabia will be highly tuned trust me they wont be stock motors in there cars



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

Sounds like a result Bruce! fingers crossed that it works that well for you!

 

You will have to start your own thread, inclusive of any mod's you do to it, much like Lenny has with his whip ;)



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

Yeah get some pics up! They are lovely looking motors I envy you would love to be able to run one!


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:59 PM

Exactly what I was looking at before I found my focus. Always wanted a beemer and was dead set on getting one but couldn't justify it in the end. It was either a 6 or 7 year old beemer with at least 60-80k on the clock or a 3 year old focus with 19k on the clock. Hope you enjoy it!

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