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I am planning to buy new car in bangkok. 

Back home in Europe I drive BMW, so i have personal attachment to it.

Here I am  worry about maintance cost in BKK.

Anybody can help me to let me know how much is yearly maintance cost for BMW X1 vs Honda Civic Turbo RS (my second option).

I spoke to dealer during my visit, but seems they don't clearly give me detail. so its better to ask people who use it.

 

Cheers folks!

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37 minutes ago, Robert Yn said:

how much is yearly maintance cost for BMW X1 vs Honda Civic Turbo RS (my second option).

Your second option is clearly the best here in Thailand (On a financial point of view)

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You can see them and more at the Motor Expo at the end of this month at Impact in Nonthaburi. You can ask questions about them there. The civic will be cheaper to buy and to maintain. There is a new civic rs hatchback juat released now. The the x1 and civic are a different style of car. If you want an suv style, think about the crv, x-trail, cx-5, etc. They are more comparable to the x1. In standard for the civic will have more than enough power though, but is quite low to the ground. So it depends on what you are looking for in a car, as to which one you should consider. 

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On 11/15/2019 at 12:05 PM, fredob43 said:

I would have thought that maintenance cost would be the least of your problems. Paying 200% more Tax for a vehicle here would be my problem.

Unless you have monies to burn I would stick to anything that's built here in Thailand. Regardless of costs the ease of service for a Toyota or Honda would be much better bet. 

"...I would stick to anything that's built here in Thailand"'

Such as the X1.

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As long as you move around Bangkok/Pattaya etc. a proper BMW workshop/garage may be close.

From me it's a 100 km to the next BMW dealer/garage.

 

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A first post, written in pretend broken English, asking about to vastly different choices......

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I thought BMW's were expensive to maintain in any country...🤨

 

But, if you are looking for reliability, value for money and no ploblems with maintenance nationwide, then the Honda is the way to go, in my humble opinion....🤓

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If you're starting to worry about maintenance costs now, wait until you get some out of warranty work done on the BMW. That will bring tears to your eyes.

I'd have to go with the Honda, reasonably priced, quality build and good service back up.

My H-RV will be three years old next February. Only out of warranty item was a new battery last service. I'd say average cost of a service for the Honda over 3 years is Thb 3-4k a service. No idea on BMW's but assuming a lot more.

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BMW services are normally affordable if you buy the car from new. I bought mine in 2007, travelled 80,000km, 3 services at 25k intervals at a total cost of under a AUD$1000. Trouble is the cost of tyres and battery both of which I purchased during this time. Battery AUD$700 and full set tyres AUD$1,900....ouch.

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Buying a BMW is spending money on the badge on the hood.

Many reliability studies point out that they are worse than normal.

In the distant past - when dinosaurs roamed the earth, BMW and Mercedes were much more hands-on during assembly, and the paint and interiors were a cut above.

Now this is no longer true.

As the post above this shows - a crying sham to force you to pay those outlandish prices for a steel and plastic box, the same as the other steel and plastic boxes which surround it on the hiway

But ... UP 2 U

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