Hello, I'm considering buying my first Bmw based on their reputation as a quality car. I don't have anyone who I can ask their opinion if I'm making a good choice by buying the BMW. I don't know if it's expensive car to maintain or if it's prone to break downs frequently? I would like a manual transmission but I'm told that with a manual, only rear wheel drive is available but I like the idea of an all wheel drive available with the automatic. Can anyone please offer me some advice on which way I should go? Thank you

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Profile picture for user kincsem

Hey

 

If you are thinking of buying a BMW congrats!

 

When it comes to quality and reliability, there are very few cars as good as a BMW. You do pay a premium, but that is for the high quality materials, features and perfect German Engineering.

 

I will also personally suggest an Automatic Transmission, since a manual will not let you 'Experience' BMW properly. Unless you want to take out on a driving track.

 

It does not break down regularly, its not an American car :) But, if you do face a problem, it is quite expensive to fix and repair. Even small parts can cost hundreds of Dollars, but if you are buying a brand new BMW, you shouldn't face ANY issues for the first couple of years.

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If you are looking for a cheap BMW, than a manual is probably what you should go for.

 

I'm not sure which country you are from but the prices may vary. However, do answer you question if BMW is a good car for you, you need to ask yourself if you will be able to maintain it?

 

BMW is not a cheap car to maintain and simple things such as an oil change or even new lights can cost a lot. If you are a student or someone who is just starting out in their career, I'd advice you to consider something more affordable like a Honda.

 

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