2001 BMW 3 Series Executive 1.9 from Australia and New Zealand
Vehicle rolls and pitches at highway and freeway speeds.
Rattles in the front driver's side door.
Rear head rests come off in your hand when trying to adjust them.
The external side trim on the driver's side came loose and had to be refitted.
Cruise control button replaced twice.
Automatic transmission required adjustment.
All tyres and rims had to be replaced so as to try and obtain better road handling, these efforts were unsuccessful.
A real lemon.
I would NEVER consider the future purchase of a BMW vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd December, 2001
11th Apr 2006, 20:20
A fairly damming review from someone who bought the car with 12000 klms and wrote the review 2000 klms later. It seems like the person did no do a thorough pre-purchase inspection in the first place.
I am very surprised to read comments about a BMW 320i which are so negative.
7th Feb 2007, 22:09
I'm not, my father was national parts manager for BMW Australia and that dealing with BMW headoffice was always a nightmare as they never would believe their cars would have problems. Since leaving BMW all his cars have been Japanese, because mainly they will last after a few years, a lot of BMW owners buy new and never keep the car longer than a couple of years. Great if you can afford it.
1st Nov 2012, 23:52
You called it a lemon, and gave it 10/10 for reliability? Please explain?