Hello and welcome. As above, what model are you planning on going for? Manual or auto? And for maintenance wise, always do an oil and filter change at no more than 10k miles for BMW enginesHi all,
I do not own a BMW at the moment, but I am looking to get my hands on a used one at some point, so I have come to ask for advice from the people who drive them.
Which subforum would I post in to ask about maintenance costs and used cars?
Thanks for your reply.Hi and Welcome.
So what model and year of BMW are you considering?
Thanks for replying. All of the BMWs I am considering are 2.0 diesel automatics: 2012/13 3-series coupe, 2014+ 1-series 3dr hatch, 2014+ 2-series coupe.Hello and welcome. As above, what model are you planning on going for? Manual or auto? And for maintenance wise, always do an oil and filter change at no more than 10k miles for BMW engines
I had an e90 320d (n47 177bhp 2008) and I had just over 177k miles, all I can say is keep your oil and filter regularly changed 10,000 miles or yearly and 80k miles on the zf gearbox change and nothing can go wrong. Same with maintaining any carsThanks for replying. All of the BMWs I am considering are 2.0 diesel automatics: 2012/13 3-series coupe, 2014+ 1-series 3dr hatch, 2014+ 2-series coupe.
That doesn't sound too bad. But I have heard that the diesel engines in the models I am looking at had some issues with the timing chain, which could be extremely costly should it go wrong.Cost in around £350-400 for a gearbox fluid change if it hasn’t been done, says sealed for life but 80-100K seems to be the expectancy on the ZF6 boxes.
Local indie does oil/filter and micro filter (pollen) for around £140. After that it’s usual costs for any repairs such as glow plugs etc.
I found my E92 320d to be uber reliable, didn’t spend on anything but servicing. But then I bought a very well looked after example to start with.
Watch the alloys and tyres, 19” such as in the picture above are known weak alloys, they crack when driven over pot holes. Mine didn’t, but I’m careful to avoid them, some drivers just plough over holes regardless. Tyres get expensive on those sizes if you buy premium brands.
Great cars all round, loved mine to bits.