Ha! My late wife wanted to buy a 4 year old X5 and I was really pushing hard for something else as the BMW reliability and repair costs looked atrocious! I bought a service warranty out of CarMax with that vehicle for the max amount allowable...think it was six years? Paid $2800 for that service warranty, which covered most everything aside from the usual tires, oil, wipers... During the six years we had that vehicle, the warranty "bought" us $23,000 worth of maintenance costs...paid a $300 deductible at the dealership each time something went south on that X5. It was a lot of fun to drive and the handling was superb...but the reliability and repair costs exceeded even my dour expectations. The one thing that always went through my mind was a BMW car was probably something good to buy new and to sell at the end of the warranty period. Had to overcome some guy-shyness to pull the trigger on the GTL last year, hoping the motorcycles would be different than the cars...and I took delivery with the pending transmission recall! Of course, that recall didn't cost me anything and I haven't had any other issues to this point, so, knock on wood, loving the bike!Their cars are nothing to brag about lol. most European cars are sold as soon as their warranty runs out here in Australia, that could be due to the fact of the cost of parts including a lot of the quality control that use to be there has gone like so many other companies cutting cost. I had an old 2013 Jaguar XF love the car but with 105,000 klms. and that's not a lot for an diesel and it was a money pit.