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07-19-2002, 11:28 AM
Hi all,

I am just sitting here in amazement at the number of M3 engine failures that owners are experiencing. One would think that with this caliber of car this should not be an issue. Maybe one or two here and there but good god.....this one below is number 63!!! Is it just me or are other people as stymied as to how BMW can let this happen? I am a proud owner of a 1991 M5 and a 1998 M3 with no problems whatsoever. I was just about to let go of the 1998 M3 in hopes of getting a new one but seeing all this is very disturbing and very disheartening. Please don't get me wrong. I love BMWs. They have been a passion of mine since I bought my 1991 M5 new. I just find it almost humurous (though not at all funny for the people that plopped down the 50K or so to get one) that one has to worry about engine failures at 6200 miles!! What is wrong with this picture! This is not just another ordinary bmw 330i or 540i. This is supposed to represent BMW's brightest efforts in design and construction of a sports car. If I were the head of BMW M, or BMW for that matter I would be ashamed that I am letting the customer down like this. I have also heard stories of BMW trying to place the blame of the engine failure on the customer. BAD IDEA!! Just eat your cake and make them happy ANY WAY YOU CAN. I mean the customers are paying your salary....remember that. I guess you can call this a vent post. I guess I am just a bit...disenchanted...and disappointed.


07-19-2002, 11:31 AM
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Leave it behind....'ve got to leave it behind....

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07-19-2002, 11:31 AM

07-19-2002, 11:36 AM
Porsche and Audi for examples weren't immune to these sorts of things. What's important is how the manufacturer responds to the issue and quite frankly BMW did an appalling job up until a month or so ago. It looks like going forward BMW will take care of these customers but their early treatment does leave a lasting bad impression in many people's minds. Hopefully next time around BMW handles things properly from the start.

07-19-2002, 11:39 AM
It used to worry me but because of Jason's pie chart and my 02/01 build date it doesn't anymore.

07-19-2002, 11:49 AM

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07-19-2002, 12:07 PM
About 1 inch to the right of this post under "Important Links"

07-19-2002, 12:12 PM

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