I just past the 36k mile bumper to bump warranty limit.
I took printed copies of all TSB's that affected my VIN on my 07 M3 i Touring 5MT and NON PZEV to the dealership and had them fix everything I could. The only exceptions are the TSB's that are my yr but I had no probs with, like the seat lift crank issue. The only NON-TSB related issue was the foam, heat insulator on the trans tunnel had separated on one rivet, (plastic?)
I still have the factory Toyo's. They still are good. (Tell's me the 1st orig owner was not an 'abuser'
As far as dust on wheels from the brakes...normal and I don't get freeked out about it either. As a kid I worked the local Benz dealer. TALK ABOUT BRAKE DUST. But I don't mind, we see racecars w/ dust, so what...
Some very, very minor interior squeaks, like the seat (bracket?), guess my fat ass is too much. But I'm 'only
' 6'2" at 195 lbs. Still, the seats are more comfortable and decently sized. Try sitting a new Toyota Sienna. Feels like a bar stool in comparison. But pls don't drink & drive.
All above are hairsplitting "issues" -ihmo.
Now, some of the more potentially serious issues are:
The thump-thump-thump noise I'm getting from the tires(?) at speed 40mph+, especially banking left. I think it's the old Toyo's. But am also eyeballing the motor mounts just incase.
I hear on cold start after rain storm (maybe 1 out of 8 times), what sounds like a hisss from the accessory belt area. Seems to be a acc belt tensioner (plastic) probable cause, from searchin this site. My driver's carpet footwell has no issues really. But I don't STAND on it w/ my left foot either.
But the biggest thing is: I'M SO DAMN GLAD IT DOES NOT HAVE A FREAKIN TIMING BELT
Bout time the mfr's did away with that TOTAL BELT BS!!!