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Old 11-24-2009, 06:29 AM   #10
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IMHO , THAN it is cheaper to pay more and go after certifed series. Sell it again upon warranty expiry and get another one. over 5 years it will depreciate less than what you pay now for it in parts + headache + time wasted with mechanics.

Originally Posted by MaxVQ View Post
So far this year I have spent $3,700 on PARTS for my 2001 530.
Items changed are aux fan, shocks and struts, guibo, center bearing, control arms, tie rods, plugs, o2 sensors, rear sway bar mounts, front rotors & pads, rear rotor and pads.

Plan on spending $1,000 -$2,000 per year on maintenance.
"It is the ultimate driving machine, not the ultimate reliability machine"
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