Buying my first car
I'm buying my first car and I'm looking for
a car under 10,000 and what I would really
like is a 2008 5 series but was wondering if
anyone has any better suggestions I'm 16
and will drive the car to school everyday
and most likely drive it every day.
Unless you can do your own repairs or have some more money saved up, those cars are very expensive when the need service
If you were my Son or Daughter I'd want you to stay away from a high end car like a BMW. Especially a 9 year old one! They're expensive to fix and maintain. If you're not going to take it to the BMW Dealer for service and repair you'll have to find a reputable shop that specializes in imports. Your local gas station type repair shop or chain type shop will not be able to service or repair this car! They'll have no idea of what they're looking at!! My Nephew learned that lesson the hard way with his '98 528i. Then there's the cost to insure it. Insuring a BMW at 16 will be exorbitant!! Especially if you're a guy!! Go after something else, like a Ford or Chevy. Even a Toyota or Nissan would be a better pick for you. You have plenty of time, later, for a new(er) BMW. HTH. -Jim
First car? A Ford Taurus would be a better choice. Retro is in.
Not to offend, but anybody that buys a used BMW in your price range as a first car is making a very foolish mistake. The cost of repairs will likely eat your lunch money up. Ford, Honda, Mazda and Toyota is where I'd spend my money.
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