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      08-04-2020, 04:08 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Efthreeoh View Post
You are asking two separate questions. "Reliability" is a function of one's willingness to accept the cost of preventative maintenance and repair of broken/worn parts. "Economic decision" is based on your ability and willingness to support maintenance and repair.

Any car can be reliable if one takes care of it, not abuse it when driving it, and pay for maintaining it. The economic decision is based on how much the car costs per mile to operate. BMWs cost more per mile to operate as compared to the average.
I agree with most of your posts but not fully on this one. I agree with you that many of the problems come from lack of maintenance and care but some cars are more reliable than others no matter what you do with them.

Reliability is not the willingness to accept the cost of preventative maintenance and repair of broken/worn costs. 2017 Alfa's are known to have poor reliability even when under warranty, cost can be zero but the car can still spend it's life in the shop. Also some cars are very unreliable no matter what you do to take care of it, some new cars transmissions fit this.
Owners do nothing wrong but end up with a huge bill Then some Japanese cars require minimal maintenance/expense to still have reliability greater than the best cared for BMW's.
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