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      12-24-2011, 12:02 PM   #23
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This is going to be my first bimmer and I don't know how they hold up beyond the warranty period. I drive a Acura now so all I've had to do in 215,000kms is tires, brakes and oil changes. Nothing ever broke or failed on the car.

Can I expect expensive electronic or mechanical failures 5+ years of ownership? This will have a bearing on the purchase/lease discussion.
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      12-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #24
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Someone wrote up a good example of how a good deal on a lease works.... I'm probably going to do something like this but on a 328i.

http://slickdeals.net/f/2187679-2011...curity-Deposit

http://slickdeals.net/f/2173432-2011...n?sduid=986834
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      12-26-2011, 09:17 PM   #25
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Can I expect expensive electronic or mechanical failures 5+ years of ownership? This will have a bearing on the purchase/lease discussion.
Any modern car has this risk. A friend of mine had to have the nav/display replaced in his Odyssey van and it was $2500.
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      01-07-2012, 10:54 PM   #26
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I hoping for at least 8 years without wear related maintenance.

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Any modern car has this risk. A friend of mine had to have the nav/display replaced in his Odyssey van and it was $2500.
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      01-08-2012, 09:33 AM   #27
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I hoping for at least 8 years without wear related maintenance.
I opted for 7.

My previous Bimmer was leased. 39months, 78000km and 60% residual was a good deal.

Recent residuals suck. Also I am doing 27000km/yr vs the allowance of 24000.

Maybe F30's will be good initially, but interest rate is likely to be higher.
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