I have read the techy forums for some time and while impressed have been more of a voyeur than a Beemer in need.
As a BMW owner(325Ci) for five years I would like to re-assure any new Beemer owners that not all owners experience the problems recorded on the forums.I have had over five years totally problem free and pleasurable motoring.
My previous car was a Merc C250, which I had from new, was a complete disaster and I could never ever go back to Mercs .
By contrast I am struggling to move on from my present car and have looked at 2010/11 models but see little,if any benefit in replacing my present car.
I hope the advice I receive from the forum will enable me to hang on to my my beemer for a bit longer.
Lastly, thanks to the BMW experts who give responses to some very challenging questions.