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When you factor in after the 50K mile warranty. Adblue will be needed to run the car. Price per gallon will go up and the cost of RFT's. If you wanted a Fuel Efficient Diesel... Your best choice would have been a VW, TDI in the Jetta, Gulf, Bug class Or Jetta wagon... No AWD here but no UREA or Adblue, DEF, or the extra cost of RFT... The VW will return 50 mpg in the right hands... Or you could have got the Civic gas engine and got 30+ mpg... BMW's are in these days just a badge and the safety, mpg and overall expense to drive make them not worth it unless you lease and are under full maintenance warranty excluding tires...Report it
Up date comment... the 328d is probably safer then the Jetta but a Civic and Impreza are the safest and least amount to run... 25.00 oil change vs. 100+ for the Germans... DEP is trying its hardest to rid the USA of diesel cars imposing these emission laws on Diesel engines... it is a shame Volvo has a 100 mpg Hybrid Diesel SUV AWD in Europe... Why not the USA?Report it
Of course, some of us recognize life is short and we prefer a badge to a mass market vehicle, even if the cost is more. The little things a BMW has over a VW do conspire for a much more enjoyable drive through life. To some the extra cost for this is a good investment. I do agree any German vehicle is better leased.Report it
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