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Old 12-13-2004, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought my new 2005 325i Saturday -- traded in my Camry -- I have always wanted a BMW so decided to give the gift to myself......

I'm not having buyers remorse; however, I read something on another forum that "concerns" me. It said that someone who wants a dependable car to get them from point a to point b shouldn't get a BMW because it is so high maintenance and undependable.

Yikes! I know it is expensive to maintain outside of the warranty/maintenance agt; however, I do drive it to work (about 10 miles round trip) and not much else on a daily basis. I am not a high performance driver but I just LOVE the feel, the handling, the style, the reputation of the BMW.

Are BMW's really undependable? Is my BMW going to be wasted on me since I drive it to work daily? Do I need to make sure and drive it hard at on a regular basis for it to be "happy"?

I am totally in love with it! I want it to love me back!
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All what you have to do is give it a regular maintenance whenever it is due. Take care of it and she well! Good luck
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have not had any problems with my car, just change the fluids when you are supposed to, engin oil every 4000-5000 mi.

people who say stuff like that are either jealous, or they got a rare lemon.

BMW's are very reliable, if you treat them right.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ye bmw are known for their reliability i drive my car to college 3 times a week from my home in mississauga to waterloo (80km) trip and when ur going @ 160 it feels like goin 60 in a camry u can drive the car with one hand and its so quiet my frinds mercury starts to break down at 130 it feels like an earth quake.......ppl saying sit bout beemers....coz theyre jealous lol u think theyll say no if u offer thema beeemer after they diss it..its sad but hey just love ur car and roll down ur windows and wink to the motha F$@&ERSSSSSSSSSS
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ye bmw are known for their reliability i drive my car to college 3 times a week from my home in mississauga to waterloo (80km) trip and when ur going @ 160 it feels like goin 60 in a camry u can drive the car with one hand and its so quiet my frinds mercury starts to break down at 130 it feels like an earth quake.......ppl saying sit bout beemers....coz theyre jealous lol u think theyll say no if u offer thema beeemer after they diss it..its sad but hey just love ur car and roll down ur windows and wink to the motha F$@&ERSSSSSSSSSS
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from reading your post, you might want to start going to college 5 days a week...

But yeah, if you take care of your BMW, it will take good care of you.
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It does not get better than that does it? guys
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What are you worried about anyways???? ITS A BRAND NEW CAR. You have the 3 year 36,000 service.....4 year 50,000 bumper to bumper........so if in case it does go wrong......youll get a new one anyways or they pay for it.......all you pay for is oil change every 5000k and that is about 30 bucks more expensive than it would be for a Camry, but yu ARE driving a BMW

People on this forum and others have used cars that they have bought after 40-60,000 miles on them and are running fine......so dont sweat it and dont ever listen to "THEY SAY"....cause "THEY" are usually the ones who know the least. I have never ever met a BMW owner who said he did not like his ride......LOL...anyways enjoy the ride and dont worry about whats gonna happen. YOU WILL NEVER EVER BUY ANOTHER CAR EVER.
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thanks for the encouragement! I will baby it and take care of it so I am looking forward to a long and happy relationship!

BTW - this forum was soooooo helpful while I was researching.......it helped me make my decision!

Thanks all!
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