Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Glendale AZ (ex, Wisconsinite)
Well everyone. Over a month now of using the G8 and I love it. I'm used to really fast cars but the power is good, not breathtaking but good. It's strong enough to keep me happy until I can play with it a little.
My previous DD was/is 2001 BMW 530i. Nice car but soft on acceleration, but the door lock actuator just quit. When that happens with the door closed and locked, there is no way to get the door open. You basically have to destroy the inner door panel to get it out of the way enough to get into the door to release the catch. Once open it's a piece of cake to replace. It's just getting it open. With the door panel destroyed (found a replacement on E-Bay) I got the actuator replaced, buttoned up everything only to find the door lock still would not work. Blew a fuse. Replace fuse and put everything away, go in to clean up and I realize, the flashlight I had placed up inside the door to see the door latch, was still in the door. DOOHHH!!! Go back and tear the door apart again. Check everything again, check for all tools this time, check that the door window all works, so far so good. Hit the door lock for all doors, the rear doors do not lock, nothing, nada. You have to be kidding, so go right to the fuse box. Fuse blown for the locks. Replaced fuse, all is good. Try the window on the door I worked on just out of fear and it works fine, Thank you Lord. Close the Drivers door now to lock it all up for the night and BANG. The drivers door window falls half way down crooked. WTF!!!! Done for the night, I hope someone steals it tonight, it'll serve them right. Next morning, car's still there--damn. Fix drivers widow, it just came out of the clamp. Check everything but all the power stuff is getting sluggish. Try to start it, nothing. OK, don't panic, battery low from all the lights on with the doors open and trying all the power stuff. Try next day, Nothing. Battery done. Buy new battery. Car starts fine, power accessories all work fine. Car is up for sale. If anyone comes to look at it, I'm going to give them the keys, push them into the street, then tell them to start it. If nothing happens, they just got a BMW for towing charges.
NOW, ASK ME HOW MUCH I LOVE MY G8GT?????