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Thanks for breaking it all down for us. good post! (archive)

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Posted by patrick in riverside on October 15, 2001 at 15:27:42:

In Reply to: I carpool with a Camry owner. MHO posted by Johnny on October 15, 2001 at 14:41:29:


He really likes it when I drive. Hardly a week goes by where he doesn't say "this car rides great." But, when I tell him about the cost of maintenence, he is flabergasted.

He paid $18,000 for the Camry and has 65,000 miles on it and about $500 in maintenance each year. I paid $9700 for my 89 525ia and have put
$1500 in maintenance into it in 1 year(30,000 miles anually, even in carpool). 3 inspections, oil changes and a complete brake job.

I've got a long way to go before I eclipse the $18,000 he paid. I'll drive mine 2 more years. He'll drive his maybe 2 more years.

Camry
$18,000 + (4x$500) = $22,000 - $10,000 sell = $12,000 cost of ownership

BMW
$9700 + (4x$1500) = $15,700 - $6,000 sell = $9,700 cost of ownership

Nobody has ever walked up to him and said "WOW! that's a great looking Camry.....


Johnny


Hi all,
I would like to ask your all opinions about to BMW 530i - 1994. Now, I don't know I should buy old BMW 530i - 1994 or a brand new Toyota Camry LE - 2002. I love BMW so much. But I cannot afford it. So which car do you prefer to? Please give me some advices to which car you prefer to? and why to decide to choose it?

Thank you very much.
Have a nice day to all.
Ton






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