Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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Used 1973 BMW 2002tii. Had a 30 day warranty, and at the 30 day mark the shop had had the car 23 of the 30 days. Got my money back and traded it in on a brand new 1979 Honda Accord. Nice car, but it was soluble in the road spray of the North East.
The BMW had some fatal, previous owner inflicted engine problems that became apparent after a 6 mile dash on I95 with the pedal planted on the floor. At the end of the exit ramp the world disappeared in a cloud of white, heavy, smoke from burning copious quantities of engine oil. The engine ran, but was hell to restart. While I owned the car, and had it in my possession, other interior stuff began to show signs of falling apart. I found most of the interior bits were made of vinyl covered cardboard, and were often held in place with wood screws that were driven into bits of wood held in place by metal clips from the body. Might have been another previous owner inflicted fix, but the basic cheesyness of the interior - cardboard and just cheap, worse than VW bug assembly methods - turned me off to BMWs.
Anyway, the car was the absolute lowpoint in my book. Jim