Originally Posted by AWF30
Do not get a used bmw, you have to go ALL THE WAY
Get a CPO. They can be fantastic cars... I've had mine for 6 years without any major issues and love it to this day. Plus, you can't ignore the gigantic wad of cash you save.
Biggest repairs? Replace the alternator and the thermostat. The tstat replacement took me about an hour to do. I didn't bother with the alternator.