sounds like one of the electronics didn't shut off after the car... any complete diagnosis yet?
I remember on the e39s, there was an issue where some of the alarms would drain the batter in a matter of hours. It could be something like that, I suppose.
Yes - BMW has been lacking in craftmanship since the e36 and up.
The last quality BMWs IMO were the e30, e32 and e34. The e32 was just incredible. If you ever have the chance to drive a properly maintained e32, you will NOT believe it's age. Sure an e39 feels excellent and probably better than an e34 - but if you find the e34 that was pampered - theres just no comparison in the feel of the car. same for e30 / e36.
But then again - the e36, e39 and e38 + cater to a slightly different market, so a comparison is hard to do. A lot of the comparisons are more like "look how much plastic the e39 vs e34 has on the interior" etc. My only real complaint is that it's supposed to be a sporty car and my e39 is like a boat in comparison the e34. It's just so unwilling to be tossed around unlike the e34. There is more refinement, but that's not what BMW used to be.
Big debate. - The e34, e32 and e30 were DEFINATELY more reliable than the e36, e39 and e38, though. Hmmm...
Last edited by sp0rky; 11-04-2005 at 12:27 PM.