It was $6,000 to replace the plastic timing chain in our XK8. We did this at 39,000 miles and before it went boom. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that there was a plastic timing chain to begin with in a $70K vehicle.Everything does come at a premium on an m series vehicle. Brake jobs for instance can cost several thousand, if done yourself.
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No German vehicle sold in the USA this century is worth having in my view. This is actually terrific news for German car fans, since I'm not and never will be at fault for driving up prices of cars, parts, etc. It's not me buying this stuff and it never will be.The m3 is far more reliable than you would imagine. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a high mileage one. Much like corvettes it's not unheard of to be comfortably over 100k and still worth having