I'd like to introduce myself. 25 years old, Legal Professional and BMW fan boy. I'm a fairly active forum member on Bimmerforums UK. Just placed an order on a new G30 520d M Sport in Alpine White with Blue leather, M Sport Plus pack, Visibility Pack, reversing Camera, power boot lid and folding mirrors, estimated delivery 2nd week of July.
I previous had a 2001 Vauxhall Astra SRI (at the age of 17, imagine the insurance I was paying on that )2003 318i, a 2011 320d and most recently a 2014 520d which, despite me absolutely loving the car, was a pain for the brief year that I owned it. Luckily car was still on warranty and on a PCP deal via BMW. Despite only having 9000 miles when i bought the car, it was a pitfall of problems. Overall, the following the changed all under warranty:
Rear Diff x 2
Offside Rear Wheel Bearings
Nearside Rear Wheel Bearings
All Tyres (didn't get to keep new ones - thankfully)
Rear Windscreen has been masked up
New Bushes all around
Condesnor for AC (as part of recall)
All expect the condenser and iDrive (which was flickering all of the time) were due to unidentified howling noise coming from the back of the car at around 58 to 62 mph when lifting off the accelerator.
As you can see thats quiet an extensive list. Have not actually had the car in my possession for over 3 months this year due to all of the issues. Repair bills would have been well over £30k in my estimation. Something that you can really class as a Lemon on Friday Car.
However, no point of crying over spilt milk. New car is ordered and I'm rather excited to get my hands on. As soon as the car comes in its straight off for a proper wax and seal and have a few personalised bits added to it (mirror caps, kidney grills, chrome on door handles and lip spoiler all going black) so will post pictures once the car is here
Look forward to contributing on the forums.