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      11-29-2012, 12:54 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by bradleyland View Post
It's like anecdote hell in here. Your individual experience doesn't dictate overall reliability. You are a single point of data. Reliability is measured as a probability, in which case a dataset of 1 is useless.
Exactly, I have a personal friend who owned a fairly large car maintenance shop that specifically worked on European cars. He never owned a BMW, but he always goes on about how BMWs are completely unreliable and break all the time because he sees them a lot. I always have to remind him that people with perfectly working BMWs usually don't come to him to have stuff fixed, and that his shop is in an area with a massive amount of BMW owners.
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i E70 Sport Activity

(Wife's Daily Driver) 2000 BMW 328ci E46 - less than 90k miles

(Gone) 2007 BMW 335i E90