Would a 2009 BMW 335i w/ 77k miles (manual trans.) be hard to maintain?

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Asked by May 19, 2014 at 06:16 PM about the 2009 BMW 3 Series 335i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've heard BMW's are expensive and very hard to maintain. I need info from an unbiased
professional. it has had 5 owners has 77k miles and is manual 6 speed and I'm choosing
between that and a 4 door 2012 32k milage honda civic.
Which would be easier and better for my bank account, which would last longer if
maintained well? I need any extra info if possible please. Have a blessed day
-wildchild_xo_

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5 owners and it is a 09 that would be a waring flag right there. Check it over very closely, something might be wrong with it's structure or frame. European cars tend to cost more to maintain than the Asian cars but both are't cheap, I would stick with Amercian if you want to keep costs down, Amercian cars parts and service is also cheaper.

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Go with the Honda- but there are no guarantees when buying a used car- it all depends who owned it before you- but 5 owners is five unknowns- if you have cash, buy a car direct from the original owner, and take a ride to see how they drive-

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The Honda will give you fewer problem but the BMW will give you the better driving experience. If you're not handy I would choose the Honda. Strictly Budget wise the Honda makes more sense. Other items to consider: Cost to purchase each. Insurance (Honda will be cheaper), Fuel Cost (Honda will be cheaper), Servicing (Honda will be cheaper)

For bank account and longevity go Honda for an ear to ear grin get the bmw + JB4

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