Originally Posted by istarzan
Bmws are notoriously unreliable after factory warranty runs out. Do a Google search. Which is one reason I got a Lexus. I don't think you needed it for the Lexus.
I bought the BMW with 20,000 miles and it had a 6yr/100k warranty. While under warranty, I had the following problems:
-Ignition module went bad (2 day repair +$50 deductible)
-Adaptive light module went bad (1 day repair + $50 deductible )
- Some engine seal cracked (4 day repair + $50 deductible)
- ECU went bad (3 day repair $50 deductibler)
-Navigation went out (Not covered by warranty)
Without the warranty, that would have been over $5,000 in repairs!
The warranty expired January of this year (105k miles on car). Last month, I got hit with $2,500 worth of repairs (electrical issues), plus another $500 for the tensioner. Then this month the car started having intermittent engine problems (end of life for engine coils) and rear brake service was coming due. The cost to replace the coils would have been $3300 plus another $850 for the brake service. I wasn't willing to sink another $4000 into the car, so I traded it in. After what the BMW put me through, I was terrified to take the chance of being in a car with no warranty.
I was going to get a '13 BMW, but they reduced warranty coverage to 6yr/75k miles! I decided I didn't want to deal with the unreliability anymore.
The Lexus was covered by the 4yr/50k warranty... I extended it to 6/100 for the peace of mind.
The steering on the IS350 is numbing compared to the BMW, but the acceleration is out of this world compared to my old car. I put the car in PWR mode yesterday for a few minutes , WOW! I won't be taking this car back.