I bought a 2006 BMW 325xi wagon a couple years ago from the owner. It was well cared for but a few issues that I budgeted for and fixed. I paid $2,000 less than a comparable Subaru! My last Subaru was AWD as was my Chevy Astro AWD. I bought at 149,000 miles well aware awd is more maintenance. Over the past couple years I have been restoring it to mechanically almost new condition as planned. If I had bought a Subaru, I would have been pretty happy, but with similar upgrades as of now, depending on luck, could have spent more.
That said, as much as I have loved my Subaru s and as good as they are, my BMW is a whole different ballgame. Better handling, ride, performance of a true road car, not even close. Even safety, as Subarus are highly rated this car exceeds
Also not that smart blending of aftermarket and genuine BMW parts keeps cost comparable as compared to higher initial cost and maintenance of a Subaru
But the glue holding this together is Jeris, John (Rusty too!) is in helping me make this work! They go beyond the call of duty as far as checking things out, advising me, and at times sparing me unneeded expenses and non essential repair.
Think about this. If this is the way they treat me as I restore my car to new, just imagine the service they give you on a new BMW. They are consistent with all who walk in the door, from all staff to service. You are serviced professionally regardless whether you bought the most expensive BMW they sell
I love my car, but it is the outstanding service and care that really sets them apart. Everyone is a VIP at BMW of Murray. They rock!