The quality of the parts distribution system is one of the reasons we keep coming back to BMW. My first BMW was 10 years old when I bought it. Even when it was 15 years old, I could get interior parts. Not only do parts arrive when promised but they are always the correct parts and in perfect condition. Eleven years and five cars later, we've never had a single problem with a BMW part. I can't say that for any other car brand we've owned. Well, Vauxhall is one for one. Ask me again in ten years.
$12/hour is $24,960 a year. That is not a living wage in Los Angeles. Not a decent one. Apartments are $2000/month. No benefits either.