Originally Posted by Big Foot
So I think I will get the EW.
If it was an Acura or Lexus, I probably wouldn't.
I am coming from an ultra-reliable Acura and my biggest concern with the BMW is reliability. Almost everyone I know who owns a BMW has had to do some pretty major repair work to keep the car running in top condition. Surprisingly these same people still absolutely love their BMWs. Add to this the fact that I'm getting a first model year car and I am quite concerned that this thing is going to be in the shop a lot. If it is I sure as heck don't want to be paying for it out of pocket. I am also a 20,000+ miles a year driver, so I'll use up the standard warranty real quick. I am definitely getting an extended warranty and extended maintenance coverage.