Originally Posted by F30AM
The rust problem is totally unacceptable and quite shocking. Rotten metal remains rotten. Where else can there be rust? I'd be very unhappy if I was presented with a new car with this problem. I'd reject it.
Now as far as the overall fit and finish is concerned, the Munich made F30s I have encountered in the UK have a fit and finish second to none, and trust me, I am extremely fussy. I have been through F30s with a tooth comb and was more than satisfied with the car in every way. The car was far superior to comparable Audis and better than my Mercedes C Class 350 CDI Sport saloon. My other car which is a Mk6 Golf GTI, also felt a class below in quality.
I wonder what has gone wrong with the cars the above posters have come across? I'd also be very discouraged.
Most of the demonstrators in NZ are German builds. I can confidently say there is no noticeable difference in build between those and the SA cars -- I've driven both. In fact the German car had couple of rattles which the SA car did not.
F30 335i M-Sport with Estoril Blue II, M Performance Aero Kit, M Performance Exhaust, M Performance PPK, Adaptive Suspension, Variable Sport Steering, Revised NBT Pro Nav, Sunroof, 19" 403M, HUD, Rear Camera, DAB+, Comfort Access (20121250 Build, Delivered 25 January 2013)