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#4525 of 5349 Any feedback on the 2010 328i? Romboggie and Mr. Shiftright-please note
Jan 24, 2010 (3:19 am)
One disconcerting occurrence: I had an annual service, with the "full computer scan" 20 days prior to the engine light warning coming on Jan 1. Amazing that the BMW dealer couldn't detect the longer crank time, and other early waning signs. They seem to be totally dependent upon what the computer tells them. Yes, they replaced the fuel pump promptly the next morning, but do any of the authorized garages really know what they're doing?
If my 2008 335xi is "repurchased" (actually the lease would be terminated early), I am considering a 2010 328xi, which I would have to order. There are no xi s in Los Angeles, although after recent heavy rains, the AWD is very comforting, and more rain is on the way. The comment by Romboggie refers to his 2009 328i, not a 2010. I wonder if BMW has cured the fuel problem R refers to in the newest model. Can't seem to get an answer except that the 328 clearly doesn't have a HPFP and twin turbo, so if the car limps in 2010, the undiagnosed problem hasn't been reported.
My understanding is that the 2010 3s were not introduced until about three months after the normal Sept.-Oct. rollout. I would like to stay with a reliable BMW, as I agree, the driving experience is superior. I will shelve the Audi idea for now. I would like a defintive answer to this series 3 fuel issue, however. Remember, a rep at N.A. told me that ALL of the 3s have a fuel delivery problem--that in response to my thought about getting out of the 2008 335xi, a flawed car, and into a new 2010 328xi lease. It's too early to have any data on the 2010s, I'm certain, so perhaps this question cannor be answered yet.
I'm going to check prices and MF on the 2010 tomorow to see what a scale-down to a 328xi, nicely equipped, would cost, leaaed..
Any input here is appreciated.
#4526 of 5349 Re: battery warranty [tborchman]
Jan 24, 2010 (6:24 am)
we do not put a lot om milage on it the dealer told us that we had to pay for the battery replacement because we didn't drive sufficient miles to recharge i
That sounds like a lot of crap to me. I have no problems with the battery discharging on any of my low annual miles vehicles. How often do you drive it?
#4527 of 5349 Re: Mr. Shiftright--are 2010 328i models prone to failure? [blueguydotcom]
Jan 24, 2010 (9:15 am)
This is a bit OT, but my local dealer has a CPO 128i stick. It's optioned out a bit weird- just Xenons, Comfort Access, and Premium Sound. If it also had SP and CWP it would already be in my garage...
Jan 24, 2010 (11:03 am)
I need a replacement catalytic converter in my '96 BMW 328i. Any recommendations for one other than the BMW part that lists for $2200?
#4529 of 5349 Re: exmiler [exmiler]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 24, 2010 (12:56 pm)
Do you have an independent BMW repair shop in your area? You should also join the BMW Club of America for tech tips, parts info and discounts!
#4530 of 5349 Re: Speedo Accuracy [paddy159]
Jan 24, 2010 (3:06 pm)
"Every older car I have with an analog speedo has been dead on. Completely accurate."
it could just be bad luck.
speedos are known to be engineered to show a reading higher than the actual speed.
but once in a while, they will crank out defective ones that actually show an accurate reading. and sounds like you got a few in a row.
here is a way to check: get the cruise control engaged, and take a gps with you. compare the speed readings on the gps with that on your speedo and you will know how accurate your speedo really is.
#4532 of 5349 Re: Any feedback on the 2010 328i? Romboggie and Mr. Shiftright-please note [ursamajor]
Jan 24, 2010 (9:09 pm)
Don't know what kind of time you have, but EVERY BMW around here (NY/NJ/CT) is an X Drive model. If you've got time, you could fly out here & drive your car back to CA.
roadburner: How many miles were on the 128i & what were they asking for it?
#4533 of 5349 Re: Any feedback on the 2010 328i? Romboggie and Mr. Shiftright-please note [nyccarguy]
Jan 24, 2010 (9:38 pm)
How many miles were on the 128i & what were they asking for it?
#4534 of 5349 Re: Mr. Shiftright--are 2010 328i models prone to failure? [roadburner]
Jan 25, 2010 (7:35 am)
That is an odd setup. You can probably get it for a song though.