> 1. Is the rear Sub frame issue been sorted has BMW canada been warrantying
> these even if the car is out of warranty. If not are there any shops that have
> a proven record in canada.
I haven't had any problems with the sub frame yet.. knock on wood with 90,000km. I believe that some have gotten something from BMWNA there is a site where they list all the status of the problems.. http://www.extricate.com/subframe/
site is currently down
> 2. What does regular maintancence consist of.
~$120 for Oil change
~$160 for break fuild
~$120 switch over tires
~$600-700 for Inspection I
~$1000-1400 for Inspection II
Basically.. its Inspection I and then Oil change and then Inspection II I think it's 25,000 km interval or depends on how you drive. The more agressive you drive the faster the inspections will be.
> 3. How reliable are they, say if I buy one with 40-50000 kms on it..
> can I drive it for the next 5-6 years with good maintancnce and care.
Yeah! just make sure you do the regular maintenance and it's a solid car.
> also if anyone has any advice on importing these cars...any help would be great
Talk to X5HogTown or wait for him to reply. He imported his 01' M Coupe from the states.