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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#30215 of 30250 Re: Year 2000 323Ci a collectible? [chatter]
Mar 18, 2012 (10:13 pm)
The 323ci collectible? Well if there's any warm feelings for first year Yugo GV's, Austin Marinas and Plymouth Crickets then the ol' lemon bimmer 323ci ought to capture a few weak beating hearts. I just unloaded a 2000 323 ci, purchases new, it has only 19K on the clock and has cost me over $3,000 in repairs. Numerous electrical problems (climate control), broken sunroof, failing window motors, cam position censor, front "A" arm bushings spent at 16K, original BMW battery dead at three years old, A/C system still not working properly after three attempts at dealer to repair, several recalls, weather stripping fuzzy material all falling off of both doors (this car is always garaged too), paint on top surfaces has turned a darker shade of silver and power steering leaks. I was a fool for spending 40K for this car new. I will not miss this stiff riding lemon! I was able to sell this junker for 12K. I disclosed the current crop of problems to the new owner and still he purchased it! I guess the hideously poor reliability and poor quality and the BIG $$$$ to keep those silly bimmers humming doesn't turn off some die hard bimmer lovers. Go figure......
#30216 of 30250 Re: Year 2000 323Ci a collectible? [atticrat]
Mar 19, 2012 (6:07 pm)
You spent $40,000 for a 323ci in 2000?
And it was such a lemon that you kept it for 12 years! $3000 over 12 years equals $0.69/day. I've done worse with Hondas.
#30217 of 30250 Re: Year 2000 323Ci a collectible? [fedlawman]
Mar 20, 2012 (9:22 pm)
He/she sounds like a typical BMW-bashing one and done- odds are we won't hear from him/her again...
#30218 of 30250 Re: Year 2000 323Ci a collectible? [roadburner]
Mar 20, 2012 (9:57 pm)
One and done - for 12 years...
You're right though. One post and he's gone.
#30219 of 30250 Re: 2002 BMW engine fire (fatal) [pylt1]
Mar 21, 2012 (10:08 am)
I too am sorry about your loss.
I write to you because our 2002 BMW 330 self-combusted in our garage! It was being driven daily, and had been parked the evening before the fire at 7pm. At 7:15am or so the next morning, my sister and mother saw a small amount smoke coming from in the front grill. Within 15 minutes of noticing this (and calling 911) the car had caught fire. Besides the smoke inhalation (which led to stage 2 pnemonia and other associated ills), the fire took 2 hours to put out and severly damaged the home that my parents built 40 years ago.
In no way am i comparing the loss of some dwelling to your terrible loss. There is no comparison. I posted this becasue I agree that BMW has not been forthcoming about their product defects and is highly recalcitrant when it come to taking responsibilty. I will do my damned not to let that happen. My poor mother has been out of her previoulsy comfortable home for over 9 months.
The only reason they did their recent recall for spontaneous car fires (X5) is because the wife of the White House deputy director of House legislative affairs was found deceased in her burning car. It appears to me that BMW has always counted on the fact that (most) cars do not self combust. So people look at their product as the cost last.
I had 3 bmws and a mini cooper (different than my sisters) for the last 15 years. I no longer drive any of them. Until BMW honestly deals with a defect, I have no longer have faith in their products.
Mar 21, 2012 (11:24 am)
Déjà vu all over again!
#30221 of 30250 Re: Feels like... [roadburner]
Mar 21, 2012 (4:04 pm)
Yeah, this one joined today to reply to a comment made 3 years ago...
Well hey, if it makes them feel better to express their feelings, then good for them. Although, I think therapy is a better, longer term solution
#30222 of 30250 Re: Feels like... [fedlawman]
Mar 21, 2012 (6:20 pm)
One hit wonders responding to long dead threads. If it's guerrilla marketing it is stunningly inept.
#30223 of 30250 Re: Feels like... [roadburner]
Mar 22, 2012 (7:35 am)
Yup, only reaching members who have this thread bookmarked. You and me I'm guessing...
#30224 of 30250 I'm still here too
Mar 22, 2012 (7:37 am)
Waving my hands!