In about a year or so, I'll be looking to get myself a car. It'll have to be used, from around 2001, maybe 2002 (depending on the price). I'm looking at C230's and 325i's for sure, and perhaps an X-type or an A4. I know that all these cars are good, solid cars that perform well (I don't need a racer... just solid, reliable, fun-to-drive daily driver), but I'm a little concerned about maintenance and repairs. I've heard that if something goes wrong, I'm going to have to pay quite a bit to get the problem fixed, which makes sense as these cars aren't exactly Hondas. However, I have also heard that they can have some reliabilty issues, particularly Jaguars and Audis, basically the whole, "If you can afford it, you should be able to maintain it." So what I want to know is, how reliable are each of these cars? For those of you who have owned or know people who have owned any of these cars, how much on average do you have to pay to keep the running in good condition? Thanks in advance.