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Old 03-07-2002, 08:43 PM   #1
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BMW repair costs...expensive?

I've been looking into getting a BMW because I'm in love with the looks of a 1993 BMW 325i that's for sale. The only problem is that I've heard that repair bills and parts are generally $$$$ compared to other more common cars (Honda, Toyota, etc). Can any of you BMW owners tell me the economical truth of BMW repair costs?
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Old 03-08-2002, 10:45 AM   #2
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Yeah, repair costs are more expensive than for an ordinary car, due mainly to the high cost of BMW parts. However, the 1992-1998 3-Series is extremely popular, as is the 2.5L inline-6 engine in the 325i. This engine is known to be reasonably dependable. If you make sure the specific car has no outstanding flaws, it should be a good purchase if you are prepared to pay a little bit more for whatever maintenance does need to be done. It's also probably a good idea to find a mechanic who is familiar with BMW's.

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Yes they are expensive when something breaks... but rarely will something break. All in all the BMW will be slightly more expensive to drive than a Honda.
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