Originally Posted by Deep 3.2TL
^^^ I wouldn't call that accurate... It's luck of the draw. I had an E46 in 2004. A 1999 323i. I spent $10,000 in 18 months in maintenance, everything went on me, tranny, etc, etc...
Now, in 2011 Oct - I bought a 2007 Z4. I've had it for just over 1 year. Not a dime spent apart from an oil change, which the manufacturer recommends once per year or 25K, I'm doing it every 10K.
I just dont want him to think its all rainbows and sunshine and stylin in a Bimmer. Gotta give a worst case senario. I dont want him to buy it and then end up upside down in a BMW. Im on my Second E36 and its been like night and day. Last one needed nothing but work non-stop! this one, I dont have to buy stuff for just to keep it running.
It is a coin toss. But one thing is for sure. on a CPO, maintenance is not included. and there is always something the dealer will try to sell you.
PLEASE learn to work on BMWs before you buy some new fancy one. Its just too expensive to have the Stealership do it for you.