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Old 10-22-2016, 04:32 PM
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Is it just me?

I have an older Jeep Cherokee, a 95 e36 convertible, and a 1998 Z3. First, I should say I don't mean to complain about BMWs, I love my cars. It just that this really doesn't seem to make sense to me.

I recently took my Cherokee in for a head gasket replacement, and an oil pump replacement. When I picked the jeep up and saw the bill I was shocked to see that there wasn't much difference between all the work done on the jeep, and the replacement of the ignition lock, and the associated rekeying of the lock which I had done a few weeks ago on the e36

It seems that every little problem on the BMW's cost an arm and a leg while work on the Jeep is always more than reasonable.

Sorry to complain guys but sometimes this stuff just gets to me
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:40 PM
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Jeeps make up for it with frequency of repair...

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Old 10-24-2016, 04:25 AM
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Jeeps make up for it with frequency of repair...

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+1. I had an older Jeep Cherokee. I liked it in many ways, and owned it for many years. But it was absolutely the highest maintenance vehicle I have ever owned. And I bought it new (ordered from the factory).

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Old 10-24-2016, 06:26 AM
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Yes, BMWs do cost more to fix and maintain. The nature of the beast.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:45 AM
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