2007-2008 BMW 3&5 Series maintenance cost?

Edwin Chiuz

Asked by Apr 01, 2015 at 03:16 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am planing to buy my first car and I am wondering if going for a used BMW 3series or 5
series 2007-2008 with about 100k of miles is a good option? any advice? I am a college
student, how much will I expect to spend in maintenance? if anyone can give me a rough
annual maintenance cost that would be nice.

2 Answers

Tom Demyan

I've owned mine for 2 years now, and annual costs can range in the $1000-$3000. At 100K, you will be replacing worn parts. Also the normal things like brakes and tires. If you aren't doing the work yourself and have a local garage do it, add to those costs. BMW's are luxury vehicles at luxury costs. For a college student, I always recommend a inexpensive car till you graduate and get a decent paying job. Get an older Ford, Honda or Toyota, Subaru, and save your money.

Keith Fincher

Agreeing these cars can be maintenance intensive and mechanical breakdowns can be really expensive.

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