Originally Posted By: Norm Olt
and a Lexus (?) in the garage

Hehe... the GS is my bike (BMW).

As for dealerships, where we live, there are quite a few of them in close proximity. With that said, my original 'reliability' question was to help ensure that whatever she buys will not end up requiring overly frequent service visits while still having a bit of an upscale feel to it. Most of the local MB service departments know us by name due to the number of issues she's had with her C300, so I'm hoping to avoid it this time around, knowing well that the Germans statistically aren't as reliable as the Japanese. Painting with a broad brush here, I know...
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'02 530i (PU 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T
'13 F700 GS (BMW HP 15W-50)