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BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by Vespa » Thu May 10, 2018 10:45 am

So BMW have finally admitted, after denials, that over 300,000 cars in the UK have a potentially dangerous eletrical fault with another 700,000 worldwide with the same fault. Yet to come is the spontaneous combustion of certain BMW models. Keep an eye on BBC Watchdog programme. With VW diesel emissions fiddles what can we trust from German makers?
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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by PhilB » Thu May 10, 2018 11:21 am

You can trust BMW to take a British icon like the Mini and completely ruin it with their "interpretation".
:mrgreen:

On the way back from Gaydon last Saturday I lost count of the number of dark swoopy diesel Passat things that went past at 100+ including one moron who thought he could overtake at speed up inside on lanes 1 & 2.
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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by Domfow » Thu May 10, 2018 12:30 pm

Vespa wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:45 am
Yet to come is the spontaneous combustion of certain BMW models. Keep an eye on BBC Watchdog programme. With VW diesel emissions fiddles what can we trust from German makers?
Combustible German vehicle manufacturer?, I offer as evidence the Mercedes Citaro bus commonly known as the Nero in Rome :o
10 destroyed by fire already this year in one City, maintenance is poor but the vehicle has been under a cloud (smoke) for years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44041597

But the Mercedes Citaro has had a Roman Candle reputation for many years, the DVSA reported this 14 years ago!
http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recall ... =0.3452265

Shortly after the same model was withdrawn in London for guess what, self destruction by fire

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/buses-h ... 41414.html

Maybe history has to be rewritten, the great fires of Rome and London were started by the Mercedes Citaro. :D
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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by BevC » Thu May 10, 2018 6:35 pm

With all the reported problems, it perplexes me why people still perceive them as a quality product and continue to buy them in their droves. This must surely be the best example of hype over substance ever!


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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by Vespa » Fri May 11, 2018 8:18 am

Bev, BMW equates to Bullshit Mans Wagon. Put another way no money in the bank, credit cards full and still has to show of to the neighbours to prove his testosterone levels. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by richmond » Fri May 11, 2018 9:35 am

VW are now admitting that tens of thousands of UK VW and Seat cars have faulty seatbelts that could fly open in a crash. What's all this about superior German engineering?
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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by Vespa » Fri May 11, 2018 9:43 am

richmond wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 9:35 am
VW are now admitting that tens of thousands of UK VW and Seat cars have faulty seatbelts that could fly open in a crash. What's all this about superior German engineering?
I have thought that for years and was bit by buying a VW under all that hype. :D
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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by Stephen » Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 am

They have clever marketing, but the reality lags well behind the image.


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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by Wastegate84 » Thu May 17, 2018 10:56 pm

I had a 2012 VW Golf 2.0 TDI previously. Best car I've ever owned by far. 1 fault in 106k miles over 4 years which was a leaking exhaust caused by a faulty turbo clamp. Other than that it was just servicing and a few sets of tyres - the brakes were even original when I handed it back with plenty of meat left on them.

The XE on the other hand has been off the road for about 46 days in less than 3 years!

Great car but just playing devil's advocate.


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Re: BBC Watchdog and BMW

Post by PhilB » Fri May 18, 2018 8:39 am

The Audi 3 litre TDi is officially the fastest car on the planet.
Especially driven by "business" types in A5 guise in a dark colour with big alloys.
I always like the fake exhaust pipes they have on each side.
But they always seem to drive everywhere at max speed for some reason.
I was behind one the other day with mine just ticking over of course but I had to back off due to the clouds of smoke they use to deter people from following behind them whilst they of course have that super radar that enables them to sit 3 feet off your rear bumper at 70 mph.
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