No real way to answer. On any given day, your current X3 could be more (or less) reliable than a 2012. There is just no way to predict. However, with a new baby on the way, I would lean towards the newer one and go with the odds that it would be more reliable, on average.
Originally Posted by slven
So, I have a 2005 X3 (manual transmission) that I LOVE and fully own. Unfortunately, it has 162k miles and problems are starting to creep up here and there - in the past 12 months, I had 2 pretty big repair bills (though each under 2k) and my sun roof has stopped working (one of my favorite parts of the car). My clutch is still the original, so i know that has to eventually go.....BUT, today my car is running great...so hard to justify a cost of a new x3. The problem is we are expecting our first baby this summer, and we (er, my husband) is concerned about driving an older car and breaking down with a baby (my family lives 5-6 hours away, so we go back and forth at least every once every 2 months).
We have a very slightly used 2012 X3 on hold at a dealer, and after a lot of research, it seems to be a good deal...yet, I can't bring myself to give up my 2005 x3 that seems to be running great....today anyway. Any advice or persuasion either way? Do you think I'm really due for some more big repairs on my 2005 X3?
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