2000 BMW 328i Reviews
2000 BMW 328i Reviews and Owner Comments
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200 328I was purchased with 64,000 miles. The only thing i had to replace so far is the fuel pump at about 13,000. Out the blue, in 65 degree weather, my car ran hot. After about 30 minutes it was back to normal temp with the gauge a little above cold. What could that be? I'm scared to drive it. Don't know if I should repair it and that's what I have to look forward to from now on or should I buy a new car. Additionally, my break light bulbs have been replaced by BMW repair but still don't work properly. I was told to replaice the entire bulb panel but from other reports I find that it could be the brake light switch locted under the steering wheele. Speaking of which, what is the flap that comes down under the left side of the steering wheel. I only noticed it today. It was opened and I simply just snapped it back closed but looked like it was something that should have been connected. Could this have been something to cause overheating?
--Replaced both rear window regulators @ 35K Passenger side front is showing signs of failure at 65K. --Window fogging problem @ 25K, never resolved. --Seal went bad in power steering unit @ 60K -- Stalling problem when cold, & erratic idle when cold @25K, never resolved. Two Dealer Service Departments could not locate source of problem -- All indicator lights on console shifter went on @ 50K. Dealer discouraged repair, was told to refer to shift position on dash. --Poor reception at AM dial on radio since 25K --- Heater has always been erratic, whether on Auto or Manual setting. No relationship between temperature setting and the air temperature from the heater. -- The usual sensor problems; Camshaft Position (Intake) @50K -- Air Bag activation sensor went bad at 55K. Repaired at dealer and went bad again a few hundred miles later. --Dash clock mechanism quit working at 45K --Body side moldings popped off at about 55K --Lost lower rear bumper molding while driving through moderately flooded section of roadway at 60K. Molding attachment not well-designed. --Bad design and location for grills on hood. Plastic clips snapped-off on both by 65K and both grills had to replaced. -- Air Conditioning unit had to be re-charged at 25K. --Plastic Shifter knob showed cracks at 30K Generally, anything related to the computer on this unit has been a problem from the start. The 6cyl engine is a tight a fit and in general, not a pleasant car to repair.
I love my BMW, No problems till 98,000 miles. Had to replace Antifreeze overflow tank, then power steering pump. Replaced both front lower control arm bushings. I had to replace the valve cover gasket as well. I had to replace the final stage transistor a couple of months later. Can't survive without air conditioning. I need to have all the weather stripping replaced around windshield and along the hood and grill area. It is crumbling. All in all other than regular oil changes and new tires, I think I have got my moneys worth. The exterior of my car still looks great(even new). If i ever have to replace it, I will replace it with another BMW!!
Defect in Transmission stops going in Reverse, requires a rebuild, check out www.noreverse.org for details. Crappy body integrity do think otherwise the engine will drive with a sport feel for 200k miles and its a great body style, classic look