You can enjoy paying $300.00 ( actually I think it's more like $200.)
for a Genuine Porsche Dealer oil change if you feel that there is some magic to
the oil change when done by the dealer. Or you can go to an independent
repair shop and pay much less for the same oil change. With Porsche there
are usually 9 or 10 quarts involved. So with Synthetic being ~$9.00 retail and the filter
about $35.( guess) you've got about $125.00 or so in oil & filter alone.
But -who pays for the oil changes- has nothing to do with reliability of the
car over all. AND FOR THE RECORD- My 2013 528iX is my first BMW .
I have had ZERO problems with it in the 3 months I have owned it.
AND !!!! I LOVE THIS CAR !!! I hope it is problem free. I am just reacting and speaking to
the posts on this board and elsewhere that refer to repair issues and state 'never buy the first year' comments and conversely the others who report that there are more problems with post LCI models. etc. It's like trying to grab Jello - to get a real handle on the reliability or lack thereof for these cars.
I'm just reading and asking questions.
One thing really can't be argued. Because a car is fun to drive
and has a lot of technology does not give it a pass on
it being reliable . Good engineering is both.
And- we are certainly paying enough to get both.
It's not about brand loyalty - it's about the cars- as they are.
I am leaving Lexus after 13 years of owning them because they
put out a piece of crap that shouldn't have been so for the $$$.
I am now in the market for an SUV to replace my Gx460 and would love to get an X5
and would like to wait for the Gen 3 - however it is a first year car......
Thus the quandary and the search for wisdom continues.
2013 Porsche Boxster S
2011 Lexus GX460 Premium