Looking into buying a used BMW 335i around 2006 - 2008
I will be making close to $5,500 a year I am currently expecting insurance to
be $250 a month, will I be able to maintain this car with this wage? Most
people say the yearly cost of maintenance for this car around $1100 a year.
However, its card to calculate what might happen to me I have little to no
experience with repairs and maintenance but I am willing to learn.
You want to buy a used BMW with an annual income of $5,500? If you were making $55,000 I would still recommend that you run away from these cars.
To be honest with you I dislike very much Hondas, Toyotas, and most Japanese car makes with the exception of Nissan, however, I don't care for Nissan's Sedans. I don't know if Audi would be cheaper to maintain I just want a car that is not everywhere if you know what I mean.
Audi's are just as bad as BMW for cost. If your only making $5500 a year, I assume your purchasing the car cash? Buy a Domestic 4dr sedan until you get another job making more money. A Ford Taurus comes to mind.
You have caviar tastes on a hamburger budget. If you buy that BMW you will rue the day.
A good older American car is what I would recommend.
Given your budget, I would recommend you steer clear of the BMW as the smallest issue will cost multiple times a comparable American made car to repair. Find a good used American car that has a documented service history. This will offer the best service and reasonable service cost.
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