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Mar 24, 2003
8:58:12am
Myth of expensive BMW parts
In many cases, it is a myth that BMW's are more expensive to repair than other cars. For comparison, let's take the best selling car in America, the Toyota Camry.

I took the following prices for random replacement items from two OEM parts suppliers

1993 Toyota Camry Sedan = T
1993 BMW 325i Sedan = B

Front Brake Disc
T-$68.74
B-$45.32

Timing Belt
T-26.45
B-$37.26 (BMW uses a steel timing chain, rather than a rubber belt)

Fuel Pump
T-$204.39
B-$139.92

Clutch Master Cylinder
T-$72.99
B-$85.42

Alternator
T-$233.00
B-$157.56

Starter
T-$174.68
B-$142.58

Water Pump
T-$75.76
B-$60.30

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