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Pros: Good handling and breaks
Cons: The I drive and the car computer is a big hassle
Advice: Look before you leapVery smooth. Wasn't mind blowing but was ok since I always wanted a BMW. Owning the car has been a real hassle though. I have had the airbag light go off four times since owning the car in the last 8 or 9 months. Other lights go off periodically and require the car to be taken in. The front cup holder had also been replaced after getting stuck. While on the freeway today, the rear tire blew up after just 9 months of owning this brand new car. More importantly, the car computer did not dtect the flat tire or warn me until the spare tire had been exchanged and I ws running on the road with it! The BMW assit program is not as effecient as advetised. Help came after about one hour of calling them!
Pros: Active Steering and Active Roll Stabilization included with optional Sports Package
Cons: Absence of a water temperature gauge
Advice: Don't expect much of a discount from the sticker priceThe highlight of the test drive was experiencing the Active Steering and Active Roll Stablization features that are part of the optional Sports Package. Both add to the remarably quick and precise handling of the vehicle at slow speeds. I was impressed with the flawless fit and finish of the car and the comfortabe, well designed interior.
Pros: THE STEERING
Advice: EXCELLENT CHOICE.....GO FOR IT....THE GERMANS HAVE DONE IT AGAIN.ITS A BEAUTIFUL VEHICLE (THE FIRST REVIEWER FROM LOS ANGELES DOESNT KNOW WHAT HES TALKING ABOUT- HE SHOULD GO BUY A HONDA). THIS CAR IS AN EYE-CATCHER FROM ANY DISTANCE.IM CURRENTLY ON MY SECOND BMW ,AND THEY KEEP GETTING BEAUTIFUL BY THE YEARS.INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR ARE AWESOME.IM A BELEIVER IN BMW, EVERY CAR I HAVE OWNED HAS NEVER DISAPPOINTED MY WIFE AND I...EXCELLENT JOB BMW......