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      11-25-2008, 06:29 AM   #1
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Build Quality

Hi Guys,

Recently on FOX there was a Documentary shown on how the z4 Roadster was made. An awesome episode when you think your car is being made using a somewhat similar process. I did however start thinking as the 1 Series Cars are made in Germany what is the build quality like?
Of all you guys who are lucky enough to get thier cars are you happy with the quality? Any issues?
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      11-25-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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Lower dash plastic a little on the hard side... and there's the self cracking 3rd brake light issue (that I thankfully have not yet experienced). Apart from that no complaints.... very happy so far.
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      11-25-2008, 04:56 PM   #3
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3rd brake light cracked and fell on the ground.
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      11-25-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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Other than the already mentioned poor quality plastics (the bonnet release is just shite), slightly orange peel paint and the overhead light shade that falls off, it is a very nicely put together jigger.
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      11-25-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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i think the build quality is nothing to drool over but certainly fine enough for a basic BMW. it is minimalist, functional and effective as it should be. so, overall, i think it works well.
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      11-25-2008, 08:27 PM   #6
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I'm happy as a pig, but then again I came from driving my wifes Renault!!!
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      11-25-2008, 08:40 PM   #7
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- a small rattle/buzzing from driver side door
- similar buzzing from instrument cluster or glove box area, can't pinpoint it
- cracked 3rd brake light
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      11-25-2008, 08:50 PM   #8
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I've got squeaky suspension, anyone else had this?
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I've got squeaky hips...
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      11-25-2008, 09:02 PM   #10
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I've got squeaky hips...
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      11-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #11
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You old fella's should try cod liver oil :thumbup:
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      11-25-2008, 09:20 PM   #12
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I find WD40 works better..:biggrin:
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      11-26-2008, 06:30 AM   #13
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Haha...Thanks guys. I will keep an eye out on those problems when I get the car. Now I just have to wait till February 2009!
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      11-26-2008, 07:06 AM   #14
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I've got squeaky hips...
Come and see me. I can fix that!
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      11-26-2008, 03:08 PM   #15
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are you a chiropractor dodgy?
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      11-26-2008, 06:05 PM   #16
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No problems with mine so far. It's a world apart from my WRX which was a bit on the nasty side as far as the interior goes.
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      11-27-2008, 12:47 AM   #17
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i paid 79k for the motor and 1k for the rest, and the motor is fine so far. so i'm happy. (some parts of the interior are a little cheap looking though)
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