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Old 05-09-2012, 09:29 AM
Tom K. Tom K. is offline
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Originally Posted by folk View Post
Also, BMW's have higher maintenance and repair costs (oil changes are like $7 a quart, and 10 quarts are needed for an oil change?).

Is that right?

1. Do actual dealerships (Nissan, etc) and just used car dealers operate under the same standards (regulations, etc)? Would you recommend buying from an actual dealership or a used dealer?

3. Generally, do used dealers offer warranties or anything of the sort?
Also, do used dealers do extensive checks on the cars they sell? Or do they just buy and then sell them?
The BMW 328i takes 7 quarts of oil, not 10. You can purchase a DIY kit with BMW 5w30 synthetic oil & filter online for about $70 or a dealer will charge about $100 to $150 for an oil service, although many periodically offer coupons for $80.

I would strongly recommend finding a CPO BMW, probably from a BMW dealer. You can do a search at:

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...lSearchRD.aspx

Tom
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