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Heard many say you don't want to own a BMW out of warranty because of the prohibitive cost of repairs, like high 4-figure bills.
That would be the reason for turning over on a lease.
One reason I decided to lease after owning an E46 330i Sport is because it was costing me $1000-1500 for whatever went wrong with it. It's left me stranded in VT and on the highway in NY. I ended up leaving BMW for Lexus for many reasons and now I'm back with the 335ix Sport through a lease. I've never owned a car for more than 3 years other than the E46 and now I also want to avoid the hassles of fixing a bmw after the warranty runs. Lease makes the most sense for me.