Since this newbie just got her first thread shut down, I'm going to try a different approach... If you are an owner of a Lexus, could you please tell me approximately how much you've plunked down for its maintenance over the years? The more specific, the better. I own a 2000 528i, and the cumulative maintenance cost is outrageous. I could have purchased a brand new vehicle with that money! Now that it's in its 7th year, there have been many small electronical glitches that I've had to get fixed. Here's a list of some of the services that I've had over just the past year: Break light sockets replaced Windshield wiper motor replaced Driver side window motor replaced And about 2 years ago, I had a problem with the AC system All electronic problems. All engine components are fine. I'm just tired of paying for all this fancy computerized BMW parts. Some people just rave about BMWs, and they get some of the highest marks from auto critics and surveys. However, those critics always rave about the drive and the handle of the new vehicle they're testing out. No one ever talks about what it's like to maintain one for a few years. That is why I'm turning it over to you guys. I'm seriously thinking about switching over to a Lexus GS or LS. Any insight about what the cost of maintaining one will be greatly appreciated!