Thread: Fare thee well
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      04-16-2021, 07:25 PM   #1
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Drives: 2021 X5 40i MSport/2011 E93 M3
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: CT

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Fare thee well

Enabled , FaRKle! and all the Diesel Heads here... so long, and thanks for all the fish.

3 years ago, I had a 2011 X5 xDrive50i that I loved, but valve stem seals were an issue and I didn't want to sink big money into it. Find a diesel, I thought. They are reliable, I thought. I found a great deal on a 2015 F31 328d out and California and brought it east. We laughed, we cried (a lot, as it turns out). It's been the worst car I've ever owned.

Now, this is just one owner's experience... I'm not criticizing any of the fine folks here, I wish you all well and I appreciate the discussion and knowledge. But I need a car that's not going to have constant Check Engine lights, incorrect fluid warnings, failed transfer case, fuel pump, NOx sensor, DPF, EGR... I'm probably forgetting something.

Yet, like a bad relationship, I can't quit BMW. I bought a 2011 M3 last year (extremely reliable, thank god) and am now looking back at an X3 or X5 to replace the F31. But never again in a BMW diesel.

Take care,
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