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Old 09-03-2012, 03:30 AM
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Bob Shiftright Bob Shiftright is offline
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I have a box of new parts for my annual maintenance -- filters, oil, wiper blades -- that I plan to do in the next few months. The pile of parts cost roughly $200 if my memory serves me.

If you're referring to repair costs -- it is unlikely to be $100 or $200 each month. It's random, and there is a large dispersion about the mean. Many months it will be $0. Some months it will be $500, or $1000. If you're really lucky some month and need a motor and buy it from a BMW dealer, it might cost you $14,000 that month.

Consumer Reports generally gives BMWs black dots for "owner cost". I don't worry about it. Eurocars are an expensive hobby, but there are even more expensive hobbies.
E91 26K miles, 6-speed, RWD, Alpine, Terra, Xenons, ZSP, ZCW, ZPP, PDC, CA, alarm, M shifter and M brake handle, Euro rear fog light switch, Euro aspheric mirrors, rear power outlets, Euro split armrest, V-1 inside rear headrest, Cocomats (back to the 1970s!), $10 clutch stop mod. CYHY integrated dash cam (latest project).

Others include: Volvo V70 T5 5-speed 212K, original clutch. (Soon to depart. )

"I will give up my stick shift when they pry it from my cold dead hand!"
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