Car buying advice…?

I’m considering buying my first car soon, and I’ve been looking at reliable used cars (Toyota, etc.) but I’ve also been drawn to German brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. So my question is…would a 2010 BMW 5 Series or 2010 Mercedes S-Class be a good first car? Do they have any well-known mechanical issues? Anything I might need to know? Thanks!

FYI I’m aware that they might cost more to maintain, I’m just wondering if there’s anything else I should know.

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  1. Anon says:

    BMW is more driver oriented, the best seat in the BMW is the drivers seat, the other brand is not much like that but more oriented towards the passangers in the car, for someone who is single and wants to buy his first car, BMW is a better choice, for someone who has children, the other brand.

    when already considering toyota, then maybe there isnt that much money, it should then be a top of the line toyota from 2010 or younger, those will be a pleasant ride too and toyota owners report their cars very reliable.

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  2. Boy Boy says:

    toyota is one of the best for reliability …their pickup trucks are legendary …but the newer ones are not as good …i was in a taxi few months back ..VWpassat .2litre diesel …guy reckons its never got less than 50mpg ..it drove like new ..it was 2010 ..485,000 miles on clock ..never been touched ..only serviced every 12,000 miles …my wifes car is still sparkling and drives as good as the day we bought .bmw528i ..its now 20 years old

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  3. Writer says:

    Don’t buy a German car your young you will flog it ,It will break down and cost you money Iots of money for strange parts that are expensive Im sure they are designed to break and generate after sales revenue don’t believe anyone that buys them new as they sell them inside of 2 years so they don’t know about maintaining 1 for 5 years

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    • Cancel says:

      German cars are often very good looking, but they are fragile. You can think of them like road jewelry. The cost of maintenance is their biggest issue by far, you’ll quickly spend more on maintaining them than you ever did in buying one, even a used one. Their dealerships charge ridiculous prices for seemingly simple jobs on other cars, and that’s often because the engineers of these cars thought it was a good idea to use a different design for a simple part that makes it unnecessarily complex, and doesn’t even make these cars more reliable. Oh and that’s another thing, they aren’t particularly reliable, despite their reputation. German cars are consistently at the bottom of the list of reliable cars according to consumer watchdogs, but their owners are almost cult-like in their loyalty to these brands.

      You’re much better off with a Japanese or Korean car for reliability. American cars are also a good bet, they aren’t as reliable as the Japanese, but you can find very cheap parts for them, and they are easy to service for the most part. None of these cars will have unnecessary engineering in them, for the sake of engineering.

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