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#11090 of 12737 525xi difficulties
Jan 13, 2006 (3:01 pm)
I am on my 4th BMW. I had a 2002 540i, X3 and currently own a Z4 2.5 and most recently purchased a 2006 525xi. I love all of my cars except for this one. I have vibration that is intermittent at speeds from 40 up. The dealership has been working on balancing tires for the last 30 days. The car drives like a 2 year old Ford.
Anybody else having problems? Thanks.
#11091 of 12737 Re: THE best!!! [zeamer]
Jan 13, 2006 (3:40 pm)
My advice: Get a Beamer, and you will NOT regret.
#11092 of 12737 Re: THE best!!! [zeamer]
Jan 13, 2006 (3:43 pm)
".....It really puzzles me WHY people still go with the DULL Mercedes, Lexus and the alike....."
My wife prefers driving her Lexus to driving my 530i. Different strokes for different folks!
#11093 of 12737 Re: Help with Snows....I need them BADLY! [jeffwilson]
Jan 15, 2006 (5:09 am)
I had had Dunlop Winter Sport M3s on my 2003 540i Sport for 3 seasons. They are fantastic in snow, rain and dry. I strongly recommend them.
#11094 of 12737 Re: 525xi difficulties [housley]
Jan 15, 2006 (9:43 pm)
I just recently purchased my 2006 525xi 2 weeks ago and it runs fine above 40mph. The car came with BMW approved Continental all season tires. I'm still breaking the car in and have only put about 850 miles on it. We took the car on a nice 2 hour trip to the mountains in PA and the engine ran very smooth. I had plenty of power under 2500 rpm, which enabled me to keep up with the highway traffic. I love this car and all the technology that's packed into it. The I drive is easy to use and the Nav system works great. Today I had the pleasure of driving the car in the snow. I used the DTC and it blew me away. I was following a Ford F150 up a slippery hill that wasn't plowed well, which had a stop sign at the top. The Ford F150 struggled to get the traction it needed to get across the intersection. The 525xi with the DTC activated grabbed the unplowed street like it was on dry pavement and I was in total awe. I can't Wait to hit 1,200 miles so I could try out the Steptronic in Sport or the 6 speed. I was advised to hold off using those two features before the break in period is over. The manual only says not to use the Kickdown or accelerate to quickly and I'm taking good care of this vehicle. I believe your problem has to do with wheel balancing or it could be your alignment. Either way BMW gives a good warranty with your car and they should fix it for you. If your not happy with the Dealership taking to long to repair everything ,you have every right to go to a better Dealership for service. Keep in mind that BMW just like any other car manufacturer can make a mistake in the production of any model that rolls out of their plant. In the same breath BMW gives good service and should correct the problem for you. Hope they resolve your problem soon.
#11095 of 12737 Checking on Factory Order
Jan 18, 2006 (1:16 am)
I recently ordered a 5. Is there any way for me to check the BMW factory using my order number to see when the car will be available?
#11096 of 12737 Re: Checking on Factory Order [rainmaker2]
Jan 18, 2006 (6:29 am)
You need to get the BMW factory production # for your car. Call your salesperson for this info. Once you get the #, go to www.bmwusa.com and register on the "Owner's Circle."
#11097 of 12737 Re: Checking on Factory Order [rainmaker2]
Jan 19, 2006 (8:24 am)
Go to BMW Owners' Circle. When you register, it will ask for the VIN or the Production Number. Enter that number, plus your personal information, and you'll get your car's own webpage. One of the things you can do on that page is "Track Your Order."
#11098 of 12737 comfort access option for 2006 530I
Jan 19, 2006 (11:35 am)
I am in the process of ordering 530i,
is comfort access option really helpful and fun to use?
Will appreciate a feedback.
#11099 of 12737 Head's up - 2006 (2007?) 530xi
Jan 19, 2006 (11:44 am)
In process (almost) of ordering 530xi (waiting for 2007 order sheet which saleswoman says is due to be released any time....).
What are opinions of Head's up? Loses the green tint at top of windshield - is this a problem...?!