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      06-04-2010, 05:26 AM   #1
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Exclamation What should I know before buying my first BMW?

So I decided that I am going to buy myself a little New Years/B-day present. I'm planning on getting a 2007-2008 BMW 328i Coupe. I definitely want the sport and premium packages. I'm still a little iffy on the navigation.

I'll be moving up from a 1998 Toyota Camry. Nice upgrade, I know. Is there anything I should know before buying a BMW?

Sorry if this seems like a dumb post..
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      06-04-2010, 05:33 AM   #2
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      06-06-2010, 02:11 AM   #3
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Don't ever buy one that isn't fully under warranty.
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I advise setting a decent amount of money aside for routine maintenance, oil changes and such will cost you a bit more compared to the Camry. As ZNeek stated be prepared to invest in modding, it's very contagious.

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Buy new with full 4 years maintenance/warranty.
With the low interests financing it's worth it getting new.
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      07-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #6
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Your avatar says you're getting a 335i. You'll want to save money for maintenance and possibly insurance. Everything will probably be much more expensive than what you're used to.
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go new,under warranty with maintenance....

the costs otherwise are going to blow you away.... camrys require next to nothing... a bmw out of warranty will add up quickly
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