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Old 03-26-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Default cost of ownership BMW 335i vs Infiniti G37

how do they differ in cost of ownership once you drive them off the lot? BMW 335i steptronic vs. Infiniti G37 auto, both RWD. curious if Infiniti is much cheaper to maintain compared to the Bimmer. For example, how much does a typical oil change and a 30,000 mile service cost on either at the dealer?
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I thought BMW had 4 years free maintenance.

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Who cares, I'd go with the 335i. After hearing you get 100whp from a friggin piggy back ECU, how can you resist that?!
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According to Edmunds.com's true cost to own over 5 years:

BMW 335i (6M)
True Cost to Own® * $68,138 view details
Total Cash Price $50,958 view details
Average Cost per Mile* $0.91

That factors in for free 4 year maintainence.

G37 Journey Package (7A)
True Cost to Own® * $54,929 view details
Total Cash Price $38,467 view details
Average Cost per Mile* $0.73
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G37 = 3 Series without the hassle... but G37 = 85% the car the 335 is.

pick your poison... I'd go the conservative route.
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335 with juicebox...oh yes!
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Originally Posted by rnye,Mar 26 2010, 09:43 AM
According to Edmunds.com's true cost to own over 5 years:

BMW 335i (6M)
True Cost to Own® * $68,138 view details
Total Cash Price $50,958 view details
Average Cost per Mile* $0.91

That factors in for free 4 year maintainence.

G37 Journey Package (7A)
True Cost to Own® * $54,929 view details
Total Cash Price $38,467 view details
Average Cost per Mile* $0.73
That seems highly unlikely given 4 years of maintenance and warranty on the 335...

As far as the cost of service afteryour four years of free maintenance on the 335... It was almost identical for me. (I've owed a G35 and a E46 3-Series).

Buying new? How long do you intend to keep the car?
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Originally Posted by Ted H,Mar 27 2010, 03:13 AM
That seems highly unlikely given 4 years of maintenance and warranty on the 335...

As far as the cost of service afteryour four years of free maintenance on the 335... It was almost identical for me. (I've owed a G35 and a E46 3-Series).

Buying new? How long do you intend to keep the car?
The numbers Edmunds produced are probably correct, as Edmunds true cost includes many things in addition to maintenance.

Actually here is what it includes:

"The Edmunds Inc. True Cost to OwnSM (TCO) pricing system calculates the additional costs you may not have included when considering your next vehicle purchase. These extra costs include: depreciation, interest on your loan, taxes and fees, insurance premiums, fuel costs, maintenance, and repairs."

The biggest numbers on that list are probably depreciation and fuel costs.

So for depreciation most people used KBB numbers. The G37 and 335 get similar percentage losses over 5 years, but since the 335i starts at 10k more, the absolute number comes out about 6K in favor of the G37. This is where the bulk of the ownership cost number comes from.

http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/infiniti/g37/2...value?id=246756

http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/bmw/335/2009/resale-value

The next biggest chunk (way distant second) comes from fuel costs. They are just going by EPA numbers here. The G37 gets 19/27 to the BMW's 17/26.

Other things like insurance, financing, maintenance are probably minor players that don't really change the final result. I'm guessing financing will be in favor of Infinti, maintenance in favor of BMW, and insurance is anyone's guess.
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buy a slightly used cpo bmw and buy a extended maintenance package and you are covered for 6 years 100k miles. all you buy is tires and gas for the most part
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