so my wife is in the market for a new ride, she currently has a 1998 ford windstar. I know I know... but it has been a model family vehicle. We bought it second hand ( 2 months old, so practically new) with 3750 kilometers on it. It now has 250,000 kilometers. and has only needed an alternator. I take very good care of our vehicles, nearly all scheduled maint. And if I hear or suspect anything with a vehicle I own, I take care of it as soon as possible.
Her mother has an '03 4runner with around 60,000 kilometers. And she will give us a pretty damn good deal on it, ( my father in law will buy an H2... blah..) A 6 or 7 year old 540i would be around the same price (roughly) with easily 140,000kms on it. Now I dont think anyone here can argue that a well taken care of toyota will probably last forever, but so will a well taken care of bimmer, (or even a really well taken care of ford) so I dont know what to do, she likes bimmers, but we have 2 young children, and a 4runnerwould probably fit a little better for now, but I feel like Im going against the grain of my faith if we dont get another bimmer. It might seem silly to some to have 2 BMW 5 series in the driveway, but Im not some.
any input you guys have would be greatly appraciated.