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      07-26-2019, 01:35 PM   #3
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Drives: 128i convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lexington, SC

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My personal theory is that any new technology is suspect for failure rate. HPFP is not really new at this point but when BMW started using it, it was pretty new. It seems like the engineers need some time to redesign the parts until they work well long term. Short term is covered by testing but it cannot reasonably be years long. I cannot prove this theory, but it is what I try to use. I stick with old technology when reasonably possible, for several years.

Cars are usually more dependable right before they are redesigned, in other words, not so much when they are introduced.
128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09