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      10-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #99
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Nope, the 08s were extremely reliable. BMW did an amazing job considering the trans was their first crack at DCT. One or two software updates, but no more than an hr or two at the dealer for that.
I wish it were that easy. I think I have had 3 software updates but 2 had anything to do with DCT. On 2 of those three visits the uploads failed after many hours of sitting during the 1st upload attempt. Thus on those two visits I was out my car (with some crappy loaner) for about 48 hours.

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I'll be getting a first MY car when the next one comes, and I'm not at all concerned about it.
Overall I have been happy with my first model year 08 M3 as well. I generally prefer to have a new model earlier when there is more novelty and excitement. With most cars you have a pretty nice warranty which will take care of the vast majority of issues, small or large.