What happened to German quality and engineering?

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  1. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    I hear the new E60 BMW, C-Class Mercedes, E-Class Mercedes, Bangled 7-series, VWAG products etc. all have fucking issues. Electrical, mostly? And they're expensive to fix??

    What happened to good, solid German engineering and quality? The E36 3ers are built like fucking tanks. The old 5 series too. I still see W124 and W125 E-classes rolling around....

    Is the the Chevy-fication of Germany?? :eek3:
     
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    GBlansten OT's Bean Doc OT Supporter

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    Don't care. Warranty takes care of that.
     
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    Read more... SPQR

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    Just too many fucking gizmos and electronics.
     
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    Ever since Hitler left the stage, German efficiency has taken a shit.
     
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    I have an E46, never had a problem with it
     
  7. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    I'd be bitching if my shit was in the shop and not in my driveway. :o
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    My 98 M3 hasn't had any serious issues.



    Did your E46 get recalled for the rod problem?
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    I'm just going by what I hear around here. If it's not BRAND-NEW and FULLY warrantied, German cars are, evidently, shit.
     
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    Honda, Porsche lead in J.D. Power quality study

    by Dee-Ann Durbin | Associated Press Wednesday June 04, 2008, 2:03 PM
     
  13. GBlansten

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    I've enjoyed my two German cars and I've had to put up with a few trips to the dealer over SRS and ESP system codes. Shit happens. It was irritating but now enough to keep me from being glad I got the cars.
     
  14. saboten

    saboten Chat With a Live Computer Repair Expert About Your

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    It's probably partly because they unnecessarily complicate things that should be left simple.

    The electronic oil level sensor is one example
     
  15. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    correct.

    I want my e36 back. By far my favorite BMW ever.
     
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    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    + lighter and more fun


    S52 E30 FTW!
     
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    about:blank Whether you think that you can or that you can't,

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    Are those knock-offs or did you use spacers? Looks sweet :hs:
     
  19. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    My 03 GTI hasn't had any issues :dunno:

    But as to BMW - they've been increasing sales and production every year, so that may explain a drop in quality.
     
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    who was the OTer that got the M5 and it was in the shop more than he had it personally? TypeS?

    lol
     
  22. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    I even love hte e36 cab (as gay as that sounds)

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    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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  24. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    Lemme know when MB or BMW makes the top of that list.

    kthxbai


    :eek3:
     
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    my dad had a 750 in like 91 or 92 and the v12 had so many issue he sold it a year later. He's driven amercan ever since. My mom got a 08 535xi and after 19k the fuel pump died three times and they lemonlawed it and she now has a even more equipped 09 535xi
     
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