05-18-2012, 07:21 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Queens, New York
Join Date: Jun 2010
Mein Auto: 2007 328i Sedan
Originally Posted by wattage
Just be aware the BMW's are not inexpensive cars. Oil Changes are just one piece of the puzzle.
Need new tires
1000 - 1500 unless you replace the run flats. But then you need a spare that sits in your trunk - 350. Oh and you'll go through those tires
every 15 - 30 K. Need an alignment - 130 at a good independent, 200 at a dealer.
Brakes - 1000 unless you can do them yourself.
Coolant, transmission, diff oil changes - 50 - 100 a pop.
I love my 2008 328i and have no thoughts of selling it but the cost with depreciation and real maintenance has been about 75 cents a mile and that has been with no major problems. Do the math for 10000 miles per year. They are great cars but just because you can afford the initial cost does not mean you can afford the car.
I'm not trying to scare you but you need to be aware.
i own a 328i 2007 sedan and i can tell you right now the guy above me is paying WAY too much for his maintenance !'
I hve an indy off here in Queens and this is what i've paid recently;
rear brakes and rotors (oem) $200
front brakes and rotors (oem) $340
oil change $70
oil filter $ 30
These are the prices that ive been paying. Dont be worried about maintenance costs if thats holding you back from buying a car ! Im only 21 years old and its not bad at all !!