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      11-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by arnsbrae View Post
A good point, well made.
It doesn't matter if I drive one or not. Everybody on these forums knows that BMWs end up being rattle and squeaking cages. It's gotten worse since the 00's and it's not getting better...
In all transparency, my father drove a E34 for 15 years and never had those issues. My E82 started squeaking after a month...I sold it since then.
I don't understand what's so complicated about not making those car rattle. Japanese car makers achieve build quality, why German can't?
Good engineering shouldn't have to compromise car build quality.
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      11-09-2012, 01:46 AM   #24
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70k kms on a F11 530d, no rattles.
Had a squeak though, came from the lugage compartment rollo.
Some silicon spray on the roller bearings stopped that.
This car is the most silent car I have ever owned.

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      11-09-2012, 03:08 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by RWD4Life View Post
Everybody on these forums knows that BMWs end up being rattle and squeaking cages.
Really? You're quite sure about that?
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      11-09-2012, 04:21 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by arnsbrae View Post
Really? You're quite sure about that?
Yeah... read it on the internet. Just keep it secret that BMW cars can be completely free from rattles and squeaks. We can keep these 'silent' cars for ourselves.

If the cars do rattle, some of it is due to RFTs, the very low profile tires, typically on sport suspension, gives any car a workout on poor roads. BMW haven't helped themselves in that quarter, makes it harder to keep a car silent of rattles and squeaks.

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      11-09-2012, 07:09 AM   #27
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hm, the wheel is on the wrong side
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      11-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #29

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Originally Posted by arnsbrae
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That would be great if they didn't set the standard in rattling and squeaking..........
My 520d doesn't rattle and squeak. Does yours? Do you actually have one?
Mine neither!
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There is simple comparison those cars:

BMW 5 Series 520d 184HP versus Mercedes-E-Class-300 252HP


Audi A6 3.0 TDI 313HP versus Jaguar XF 190HP

Maybe it will be useful.
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