paule said:I guess you know it's time for the transition to a new model when more than 1/2 the threads on the E39 board relate to service issues. :sad2:
Personally, I LOVE when a board finally stops with the "what option do I order" or "what color goes with zebra wood" and gets down to the technical nitty-gritty. Wax, conditioner, options, leather stitching, etc, etc is interesting, but the real value - in dollars and sense and aggravation is when trouble shooting, failure modes, & diagnostics are discussed.paule said:I guess you know it's time for the transition to a new model when more than 1/2 the threads on the E39 board relate to service issues. :sad2:
KevinM said:I would be shocked if the E60 proves to be more reliable; in fact, it's a good guess that it will be much less so, given how complicated it is. As a foreshadowing, the E39 530 always received above average reliability ratings from Consumer Reports (say what you want about the magazine, but the reliability reports come from real owners) while the E60 530 has received the dreaded "much worse than average"/black circle since its' inception.
I'm definately keeping my E39 for a while...
canysmc said:I think that goes for any car you own. The longer you own it, the likely a problem will surface.
I guess those costs, anticipated and unanticipated, come with the territory.