repairs and keeping cost low?

 What cars do you recommend to buy for first-timers with a small budget in case of repairs and keeping cost low? 

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May 17, 2020 5:15 AM

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A vehicle’s engine-cooling system serves not just to keep the engine cool, but to also keep its temperature warm enough to ensure efficient, clean operation. System components include a radiator to dissipate heat,

May 26, 2020 12:49 PM

This was a very well-rounded vehicle for me, ahead of it's time in terms of design, performance capabilities, and creature comforts. Though I wouldn't buy another one solely due to reliability issues ranging from faulty electrical systems to costly engine/drivetrain issues which were very difficult and expensive to resolve even for BMW mechanics.

May 26, 2020 12:51 PM

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Oil changes may be more expensive with the required 0W-20 weight oil compared to conventional oil, but only having to service the car once or twice a year keeps annual costs to nearly a wash.

May 26, 2020 12:55 PM

Actually, there is no such thing as a tuneup in the traditional sense of replacing parts to bring the ignition and fuel systems up to specs for maximum performance and efficiency 

May 26, 2020 12:55 PM

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No, you don't, according to every auto manufacturer we've talked to. The main advocates of the 3,000-mile oil change schedule are those who would profit by it

May 26, 2020 12:56 PM