(Closed) Calling all BMW owners…….Need your input pretty please!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 5
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Worker bee

I used to own a BMW but now have an Audi convertible. I never had any problems with my car – I only had it for 3 years. I’ve heard that the maintenance can be expensive but when I bought mine, all maintenance was included for three years so I never had to pay for anything. I’m sure that you know that they are rear wheel drive. This can be difficult in slippery conditions. I don’t know where you live and don’t want to assume that it is some place where the weather is warm all the time just because it’s a convertible. I live in a city where it snows sometimes and I just bought a convertible – however, mine is all-wheel drive and gets around great!

Post # 8
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1069 posts
Bumble bee

I have a 335 and I love it. I also bought mine certified pre owned and I have been very happy with it. It’s had some issues but they have all been covered under warranty and service has always been quick. They have also always given me a loaner car whenever I have needed one. 

 

They are amazing cars and so much fun to drive!

 

The 650 is a super nice car!! Post pics when you get it (because I know you will!)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@weddingbound:  I freaked out a little too when I saw the cost of an oil change, but since you don’t need them as often it really isn’t much of a cost difference to another car. BMW’s do burn oil though so you will have to top it up, but it’s easy and it doesn’t happen that often. You will get free oil when you buy the car and your computer will tell you when you need it. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@weddingbound:  We have a BMW 3-series sedan. I really like it. It is expensive to fix when anything goes wrong, though.. but you expect that with a luxury brand. Someone vandalized the outside and it was not cheap to fix.

The service is really good… it’s nice to drive.. like the steering is really sensitive and it’s got good breaks etc. I would get another.

We live in snowy Canada and it works really well… ours is a 4×4. I see you live in Florida – lucky girl – you definitely wouldn’t have any problems!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@weddingbound:  I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Smart re: taking it to your mechanic.

Post pics when you get it 🙂 🙂

Post # 14
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1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@weddingbound:  Hi twin!!!  OMG, so happy for you.  The 6 series you’re choosing is gorgeous (we def have the same taste in everything!).  Here’s a pic of me in it at the dealership haha.!

Hubby and I love BMW so much, we special ordered one to be picked up in Germany (Euro delivery).  We drove from Munich to Austria… Switzerland.. Italy.  Swoon, I die!  Hubby is such a big fan that I gifted him a 2-day M-School package in South Carolina for his wedding gift.  It’s coming up later this month – he’s in for a treat!  We’re also buying an M3 this month because we’ve both always loved M3’s.  I will finally be learning how to drive manual (one of the things I vowed to learn how to do before I die lol).

The pros (I feel) far outweigh the cons.

Pros: Ultimate driving machine (’nuff said!), great steering/handling, 3-year warranty and great customer service, the design inside the car is totally made to enhance the driving experience (in terms of knobs, buttons, .. even down to the cup holders), the paddle shifting when in manual is top-notch, navigation controls are very user-friendly, braking is sensitive (which is quite opposite of Mercedes, which I hated!)

Cons: Long-term longevity of car is not so great (frequent maintenance) as with most German cars – it’s not like Hondas that are known to be super reliable down the road, ummm… heavy doors..?  Haha!  I really can’t think of any cons.  Okay fine, the gas could definitely be more efficient.  But the newer models out there are known to be much more efficient.  Also, the back seats are not known to be the most comfortable

 

Good luck, doll!  Take some pics of your new beauty for me! Cool

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Make sure and get a certified pre-owned so you can get all your maintenance covered. When the warranty runs out the costs to own/ operate will be very expensive. I should know, I have had 3 BMW’s and now I have an Audi. My soon to be hubby runs a shop that services European cars….I hear horror stories all the time. Choose wisely!

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a BMW, loved it overall. Cons were it was very expensive to work on and ultimately had to get rid of it because somehow the “computer system” in the car that controlled all my radio/sunroof/power everything got wet and would cost way too much to repair. I would definitely recommend it, just don’t drive through huge puddles! lol

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

@weddingbound:  That’s so exciting!!

 

I bought my 335 at age 26, I saved for three years for it because I love them so much. I’ve wanted a BMW since I was 9 years old when my neighbour had one. I originally wanted a (slightly older) M3 but I loved the 335 even more. Next I’m thinking an X5M maybe, depends on where I am with life.

 

My SO (??) works for BMW and has a brand new M3 and it’s amazing. We actually drove to Banff last November and took a brand new 650 and it was so much fun and such a nice ride! I only just remembered that now.

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