I just bought a 2008 BMW 535ia. I owned it four days before the battery died. I went back to the dealer I bought from and he told me that it was my fault – I didn’t drive the car enough. Said due to “advanced electronics” car has to be driven for at least 30 minutes each and every time other wise battery will continue to drain. Sold me a $60 charger and now I have to plug my car in all the time if I want it to start. Does this sound right? Obviously I want to unload this car as soon as my six month financing agreement expires, but am afraid to buy another luxury car – are they all like this now?
I work at home so I only drive the car three or four days a week,mostly for a 10 minute trip to town. I’m afraid to take this car anywhere. For me, luxury now means having a car that you know will start.