Re: Any BMW folks on here?
A well maintained Toyota or Honda will run forever, a well maintained BMW just breaks a little less often but it still breaks. An inspection would catch major issues, but even fixing the little stuff on these cars is expensive.
A very frugal buddy of mine stuck to BMW's for 15 years, because his brother in law is a BMW master technician and only charges him wholesale for parts, labor is free. Want to know what he drives now? A Honda Accord.
Look into the Lexus IS350, specifically the 2010-2013 models.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the info. This isn't a long term investment. Only looking to keep it a few years and get rid of it. The Lexus is out of my price range for the intended use though. I wasn't really impressed by the IS.
I'm looking at the coupe, but I still want a 4 seater so a Miata or S2000 wouldn't work. They are great cars but not what I'm looking for.
I did see that the new IS350 outperformed the 3-series in testing that's great. I'll probably look at getting a CPO in a few years.
I'm going to trade in our RX, which has a lot of equity, so I won't have much at all in this car for what it is. Probably have it paid off in two years. Kinda like taking a break for a few years. Lol!