It's a machine that begs you to pedal it…. The cost of ownership for the 7 Series tops other Bimmers by a large margin. The engine is strong enough for fighting doldrums. The recall began Aug 2016. In high speed cornering, the 325i feels like a train on rails. Mechanic sometimes able to fix but always temporary. Check links at the bottom of the page.
Requires a quart of oil every 500 miles. If you pay someone else, I'd advise finding an independent mechanic that you trust. The 5 Series is a perfect blend of luxury and performance. Additionally, vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. It may look genteel from the outside, but once you depress the accelerator pedal, the whole scenery becomes a blur. One notable drawback is the poor results in the government frontal crash tests for the driver: only three stars out of five through 2008-2010 - the only years tested. Being a picky engineer I am religous about regularly servicing the vehicle and have replaced the brake discs I believe they are undersized due to the weight of the car and they warp prematurely Before this I drove two Mercedes M-class sedans, a Lexus and a Saab 900.
Maintaining the X3 is not cheap and it requires premium gasoline and synthetic oil. The 2009-2011 328i is rated better than average, while the 2006-2007 models were more troublesome. In layman's terms, this Bimmer is freaking fast! Would always freeze if left in sun. The cooling system issues must be addressed as soon as possible, as the overheating can cause serious engine damage. I told you it was freaking fast! The reliability ratings from Consumer Reports vary for different models. Issues with the electronics are not uncommon too, especially given that there are so many electronic devices and control modules.
Valley pans leak, valve issues pop up from time-to-time, injector reliability is a big issue. Common problems include usual minor engine issues, cooling system and electrical problems. Both are good but expensive cars to own and maintain. Which new car will say just the right thing about you and your newfound status, while delivering the kind of driving pleasure you now deserve? The X5 Diesel version is cheaper on fuel, but more expensive to maintain, so overall savings are minimal. Under the car it looks like a rusty bucket while the outside is in showroom condition. Scroll down for the fuel economy ratings of other models.
Driver side could always be opened but all three other doors would freeze and not open. This thread has some interesting info on common issues. Buy which ever fits you best. The front and rear are staggered no rotating and the tires last about 12k-15k miles. For some tire sizes, the pressure specs are different for the front and rear tires; check the tire placard located on the driver's door jamb for the correct pressure. La-La-land snared a few noteworthy U.
The Harmon Kardon amplification and sound system creates a most pleasant atmosphere whether Classic Rock or Symphonic is blarring over it. Today, German products from coffee makers, tires to automobiles, are respected the World over for its dependability, reliability and prestige. For comparison, the gasoline-powered 3. Run the Carfax or other used car history report. I Thoroughly Enjoy The Driving Experience Of This Car-the Ultimate Driving Machine — While the car is nicely appointed for its age, the driving experience of the car is what makes it stand out and it's why I bought it.
I leave it and live with it. The 1999-2005 3 Series common problems include minor engine issues, cooling system and electrical problems. If your car starts overheating, or if you notice coolant leaks on your parking spot, have the car checked out as soon as you can; overheating can cause serious problems with your engine. Had to wait in traffic with police car behind me until tow truck came. Any problem will cost less to repair if caught early.
It is the performance model so it has a delicate suspension. Size can be a little larger, but for a small family it's perfect. The 128i is probably a more sensible choice, as a turbocharged engine is more likely to have problems and will be more expensive in a long term. I have had it for 4 years. Neither car has to long term reliability of a basic Honda Accord or Toyota Camry.
To simplify this technology, think of it as a manual that doubles as an automatic transmission on a whim. The car has bi-xenon headlights. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. But, in 2004, it was new technology and not perfected. The car handles beautifully, and gives me the ability to tightly take corners without worry of it not holding the turn. Other than that, great car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Water pumps are cheap plastic and go out every 60k miles or so. I will buy another M next year and hope to get the same quality and performance.
With the rear seats folded, the X3 offers class-leading 71 cu. This car has very rarely been driven in snow and always kept in the garage in winter. In the side-impact crash tests the 5 Series got five stars. Unfortunately, though, I can tell you that I would never own one. Live in the midwest and daily drive terrible pothole infested roads. Yes, even in the snow.