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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by BeemerWannabe, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. BeemerWannabe

    BeemerWannabe New Member

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    Dear Sifu & BMW Enthusiasts,

    Currently, I'm owning a Honda Accord and wished to convert to a BMW.
    Been browsing the internet a few days now looking at F10 2013-2017 (up to 90k mileage), since the price range is right for me, and already few in mind that I want to test drive. Why 5 series? I have 3 kids and 3 series would be really cramped.

    My only concern is the maintenance cost. Looking at this forum for instance, a 80k mileage car service can cost you RM3K (this is with faulty parts). I don't mind spending up to RM2k per service but if beyond that it will be trouble for me. Normally I will service my car once in 3 months (10k km) because I travel a lot. I would need a reliable car that won't break down on me.

    I hope a 90k mileage car won't cause a lot of problems as I hope to use this car for 7 years ahead.

    Appreciate your honest opinion if I should buy a BMW or not. Many thanks!
     
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  2. gendong

    gendong Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum bro.

    To be honest, owning a BMW is not for the fain hearted. Some ownership journey is smooth sailing, with normal servicing and some wear n tear changes. This normally applies to those with BSRI still intact (up to 5 years). But for some unlucky few, its a headache with frequent breakdowns n parts change.

    Normal servicing (engine oil change + filter) approx RM500-RM700, dependent on the engine oil u choose. Yeah if you had the chance to browse thru the forum, the numbers at times are a bit on the high side. So dont be alarmed, as with proper care, u'd b able to sort it out. I hv never had an experience with Accord before, but its probably there?

    My suggestion is for u to find a car with BSRI still intact. A 2017 car would perhaps have another 2 years of BSRI to go, hence that is your safest bet. So if u do get one local unit with BSRI, do register urself as the new owner at the nearest Authorised Service Centre, so u can continue the BSRI on the car.

    Also, upon reaching 100k km mileage, a lot of maintenance, wear n tear replacement need to be performed.

    Good luck in ur quest bro!
     
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  3. BeemerWannabe

    BeemerWannabe New Member

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    Hi bro gendong,

    Thank you so much for the information!

    After some due diligence based on your feedback and my research, I've decided to proceed in buying a 2015 520i F10. I hope the car can serve me well and I can finally get a taste of the Ultimate Driving Machine that everyone is preaching about. So, some paperwork to do now since I need to sell-off my current car.

    Thanks again bro gendong!
     
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    Congrats! Enjoy
     

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