My own experience with an out of warranty Bimmer 530d... 18 months of ownership and 22 thousand euros on maintenance. I will grant that a chunk of that was tyres , pads and discs, and that car did do a good fifty laps of the 'ring, but still, every other month something flashed up on the dash that needed service/replacement, and every fucking time it was high 3 figures or more. Shit, a replacement wing mirror was almost a grand. 

Between that and the abortive experience of the Touareg, I am never buying a German car out of warranty ever again. It may well be other manufacturers ar

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