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    You would go $#@!ing nuts trying to correct stupidity.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's just stupid and a complete waste of money. He could return the car back to BMW and let them deal with the mechanical problems. This now amounts to a large chunk of change out of his pocket. For what?
    as i told you bmw is mostly not able to fix certain problems.
    And when they come to that point they start swapping (on customer costs!) out part after part.

    F.e. for my low power 335d (made only 260 hp crank) they could give me no answer and started swapping parts of the intake, parts of the turbo tubing. And with every swap the price got higher. The last swap costed me approx. 3000 $ and there was no gain. (they misured the performance directly on their own dyno).
    I then stopped going to bmw and resolved it finally on my own. At next probably they would have swapped the turbos and we know what that costs.

    Next example, my 130i, when driving slow and cornering, made strange sounds in the front (left). It was like someone hammering on iron. About every 5 to 10 seconds. It really sounded broken. No chance to get it fixed by bmw. They swapped lots of parts and after a final bill of again about 3000 $ i stopped there too (sound was still there). And i have more of this examples. When they are not able to solve they start making high bills so that you stop bothering them.

    Obviously i would not destroy my car for that, but i for sure understand fully why he does it.
    Its about this thread in this forum and in all the other forums, the posts in the online news papers and normal news papers, that make up a bad reputation for bmw. He is doing it for that reason.

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    I've had to deal with BMW warranty support and its a nightmare. I never thought of taking a sledgehammer to the car though to get a response. That only hurts my pocketbook.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I can certainly understand making a point out of frustration but I just wouldn't want to cost myself so much money in the process.

    I'd yell and scream on the forums.
    He got a lot per dollar even if its leased. Yelling and screaming on the forums will get you very little real attention. Doing this way he got an extreme amount more coverage, easily over 3M views. Gotta understand some people just don't care about the money when it comes to making a point, especially one so string right outside BMWs door step.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rudypoochris Click here to enlarge
    Yelling and screaming on the forums will get you very little real attention.
    I strongly disagree.

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