There is. I always said and am still saying that I am not rich enough to buy a used Porsche. Not with my car mechanic skills. But you are still correct and that was a good advice.My used BMW cost ~$50K and has been very reliable. It was 36K miles and 3 years old when I bought it. In April 2020 it was paid off at 8 years old and about 90K miles.
There is nothing more expensive than a cheap BMW.