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View Poll Results: Length of ownership
< 1 Year 36 39.56%
1 - 2 Years 31 34.07%
3 - 4 Years 14 15.38%
5 Years + 10 10.99%
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      11-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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How long have you owned your BMW?

Just checkin' to see who hangs on to their rides

I can't REALLY partake since I just bought mine today...
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      11-07-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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I had a 2002 x5 for 120,000 miles. Would have had it longer if not for a transmission failure and blown head gasket at the same time. Did a trade I. For a 2010 x5. I always drive my cars till annual maintenance exceed new car costs on a 4 year loan or car dies on the side of the road catastrophically.
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      11-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Totally pointless thread.
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      11-07-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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Considering that this is E90Post and the first E90 was launched in 2005, only 7 years ago, this data will be pretty skewed...
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      11-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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Considering that this is E90Post and the first E90 was launched in 2005, only 7 years ago, this data will be pretty skewed...
+1 kind of a pointless thread.
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      11-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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Considering that this is E90Post and the first E90 was launched in 2005, only 7 years ago, this data will be pretty skewed...
And also from the fact that anyone who has owned their car between 1 and 2 years can't vote, evidently.
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      11-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #7
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And also from the fact that anyone who has owned their car between 1 and 2 years can't vote, evidently.
good call
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      11-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #8
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(A similar thread on an Audi forum received a ton of responses in 24 hours, none of which were derogatory).

First: Thank you to those who took the time to vote!

Second, perhaps I can address the concerns:

I'll see if I can get the options changed for the 1 - 2 year owners.

Pointless? Not really, it gives people who don't have a BMW an idea of how long people tend to keep their vehicles - considering these are expensive vehicles one would think they are going to be kept for a while.

Skewed as it's only been out for 7 years? I entirely disagree - any vehicle which has been in production for this length of time should have a proven track record - one way of measuring satisfaction is length of ownership.
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      11-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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I fall into the 1-2 years option not here -- plan on keeping this car for a couple more years, and hope to upgrade to a e90 M3 next!
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      11-07-2012, 08:26 PM   #10
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I just bought my first BMW in May of this year and I intend to keep it for at least a couple of years
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      11-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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      11-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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      11-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #13
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And also from the fact that anyone who has owned their car between 1 and 2 years can't vote, evidently.
This^ Im at about 14 months. I will keep the car until i can afford a nice E92 M3
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      11-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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Had the first one 8 years e46 330ci 01

I find a car a like and am willing to maintain it.
I hate the car buying process .
I have a 96 Integra as a beater had it for 16 years .
Most of my cars have been averaging at least 10 years.
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      11-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #15
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      11-07-2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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just over 3 years so I am in my 4th year of ownership so I marked 4-5.
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So probably in the new year, might trade the car in.
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And also from the fact that anyone who has owned their car between 1 and 2 years can't vote, evidently.
lol this includes me
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I've had my E90 for 11 months. I tend to buy 2-3 year old cars, keep them for a year or 2 and then trade them in, but I think I will switch things up a bit this time and hang onto this one for a while. I may turn it into a weekend/backup car once the M4s are out, though. This car is a lot of fun and I can't imagine giving it up for a while
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