Originally Posted by eeejaay1
To all who love the BMW. Make sure that you have a full wallet when purchasing these machines.
Or any other machine, for that matter.
many sinister traits installed by the manufactuer.
Hehehehe, you make it sound as if BMW is sabbotaging their own products
BMW needs to step up to the plate and take responsibly for the junk they are putting on the road. All you have to do is read these post and see how many problems they actually have.
Name me ONE car that has less "problems", we're not talking about one particular car, but EVERY model of that car, mose will have more problems.
There is a reason why only 3 to 4 percent of bikes on the road in the US are BMW.
Sure is, its called a lack of dealers and higher prices, just like their autos.
Number one is there ABS systems. What a joke. Change the brake fluid once a year and then have the dealers gouge you for the service. This is crazy.
It is called preventive maintenance..or periodic maintenance..EVERY vehicle has it. Take your car to the dealer and have the ABS system flushed. Dealers charge $100/hr..do the math.
I now have to fork out 2200.00 for a new ABS that blew some 10 cent gasket because there are no parts available. Dealers words. Sounds like a scam to me.
Yep a scam! the dealers don't want you saving any money! Or maybe they aren't qualified to repair, test and recertify those units..naaa, its a scam.
I want to take my money and ride into the sunset. Not spend it on service and down time.
Might I suggest a nice Honda 90?
Speedometers being Off?? What decade are we in? I understand things happen but why does BMW not step up to the plate and repair there faults?
NO vehicle on the roAd has an accurate speedometer...its called "tolerance".
Throttle cables turn so hard that the cruise will not stay engage? To me this is a design flaw. Should be fixed by the company.
And I'm sure you expect the car makers to fix a part that is out of warranty too, because, obviously it has a design flaw or it wouldn't break!
but I am going back to a wing.
I am not having to change my brake fluid once a year.
You'd better 'cause if you don't kill yourself, you'll void any warranty it has.
In fact I do not personal know of any other car or bike that you have to change the brake fluid on. Cars go for years without the thought of a fluid change.
They ALL need fluid changes..and yes, cars go for years without a fluid change...2 years.
This is my first and last BMW for sure. Good luck guys. I will be happy on the wing no matter what anybody says about the machine.
Good for you (and better for us)
There track record with me is the best. I may have to give up a little comfort and smoothness on the road but at least I will not be robbed blind by BMW.
Nope, Honda will be robbing you now...have a nice life!
Wow, 3 whole posts...lets see...it lives under a bridge and charges a toll...hmmmmmmm...Oh! I know! A TROLL!