I get that part for sure, but I still can't believe that your car only cost $1,800 in parts over 8 years. Synthetic oil and oil filters alone would cost half of that. Brake pads? Air filters? Cabin filters? Rotors? Clutch? Belts? O2 or MAF sensors? Battery? Timing chain? That must be one magical BMW. I've never seen a car battery -- especially a BMW battery -- last 8 years. Last year I had to replace the driveshaft in my M5... the driveshaft alone was $1000 for a remanufactured one, plus $2,500 in labor to replace it because the entire dual exhaust had to be dropped to access the driveshaft. But my original point still stands.. for the general automative public driving ICE cars (and not doing 100% of the repairs themselves), the annualized repair and maintenance costs are at least $1400 per year, and I think on average, could easily be 2,3 or 4 times that. So Tesla's promise of extremely low maintenance and repair costs is not broken by $500 annual maintenance visits.