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Old 10-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Tirpitz Tirpitz is offline
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Originally Posted by leewtech View Post
Ok, sounds like you did your research.

One more fly in the ointment for you....is this your first BMW? I'm glad you are in it for the long haul (buying, not leasing) but first year BMW's are notorious for being buggy. I learned my lesson many years ago and will never, ever be a test pilot for a first year anything.

Just one more thing to contemplate....
As the other poster notes it has been sold in most of the rest of the world for several years. But I agree 100% with the general idea. Never buy the first model year.

It is my first BMW and I know I'll have to be looking at how to handle maintenance once the free years are up. If it has been problematic I might have to change my strategy and think about replacing it sooner than expected rather than paying the costs myself. Of course that is always a crap shoot. You can get a bad/lemon of any brand. All you can do is try to avoid brands that are notorious for it.
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