Is BMW A Good Car?

BMWs get a bad reputation for reliability and quite unfairly.

There is good reason for many peoples fear of German cars in general, but generally BMW and Mercedes have been pretty solid cars and, at least used to, have a good reputation.

If you maintain your BMW it will last forever.

At least the engine will.

Is a BMW expensive to maintain?

According to their data, BMWs were the most expensive to maintain by far, with a 10-year cost of $17,800. They found the luxury brands were the most expensive in general, but many budget vehicles ranked high, too. For maintenance costs on all the brands, check out their graphic below.

Is it bad to buy a used BMW?

When purchasing a used BMW, it’s important to be aware of the depreciation. Yes, BMWs are awesome cars, however like most vehicles, they lose their value quickly. BMWs can be more expensive to maintain than non-luxury cars and older model parts can be hard to come by.

Is Mercedes better than BMW?

To conclude, Mercedes Benz is a better owner’s car while BMW is a better driver’s car. The difference of how much better the BMW is to drive over Mercedes Benz is negligible in current times but the tech Mercedes Benz packs in, by any means, is not“negligible”.

Are 3 Series BMW reliable?

When it comes to BMW, the Series 3 models are generally some of the most reliable cars to drive. Are BMW 3 Series reliable? Like I said, generally.

Do BMWs break down a lot?

Yes, BMWs are that bad. 1) When they break, they are very expensive in both parts and labor. 2) BMW is always pushing the limits of engineering, and quite often that results in very unreliable cars.

How many miles does a BMW usually last?

BMW if taken care of will last a very long time. When I was younger all my BMW’s were over 200,000 miles and never had an issue (besides the normal wear and tear stuff). The vehicle you are looking at has the N52 engine in both of them.

What do I need to know before buying a BMW?

7 vital things to consider before buying a BMW

  • Get to know the history of the car. Have a discussion with the seller to learn about the history of the car.
  • Checking the warranty.
  • Free maintenance package.
  • Checking the classified for the pricing.
  • Visit the showrooms to learn about the pricing.
  • Only certified and pre-owned BMW.
  • The cost of ownership.

What is best time to buy a car?

Shop late in the year and late in the month. The months of October, November and December are the best time of year to buy a car. Car dealerships have sales quotas, which typically break down into yearly, quarterly and monthly sales goals.

Are old BMWs reliable?

BMWs are reliable, but Japanese cars actually have a better track record. BMW models are officially rated “average” or “below average” by auto magazines and hobbyists. Though the company promises long intervals between servicing, the fact is that their turbocharged models often have more problems more often.

Which is cheaper to maintain BMW or Mercedes?

The good news is that, over the long term, Mercedes is cheaper to look after than Audi and BMW. For the first 5 years or so, all 3 cars cost more or less the same to maintain. All in all, Mercedes service cost and maintenance costs can be expensive, but compared to rival premium cars they compare favourably.

What’s better BMW or Audi?

Winner: BMW

BMW’s overall average brand safety score is 9.76 out of 10, compared to Audi’s 9.68. All crash-tested 2018 BMW and Audi models earn a U.S. News safety score of 9.3 or better. Both brands offers three vehicles that earn a perfect 10 U.S. News safety score for the 2018 model year.

Which car is better BMW or Lexus?

Winner: Lexus

Lexus narrowly tops BMW with an overall brand predicted reliability score of 3.65 to BMW’s 3.625. The most reliable vehicle in the bunch is the Lexus LS with a rating of 4.5 out of five. However, Lexus also offers the two least-reliable vehicles among these brands: the IS with a 2.5 and GX with a three.