shit has me torn apart. you need to know first that a big paycheck is not what im looking for. ok so i graduate in a month from automotive school. i can start going out and look for jobs. im shooting for nissan because i like what they're about. OR i can sign up for bmw's training program. a 25000 dollar program all paid by bmw. it will be another 6 months of schooling and im sick of school.
most of you would think im crazy because this seems like an easy decision but here is why it's giving me trouble. nissan, an asian brand, makes their cars very easy to work on compared to euro brands. nissan's sports cars are more popular with the aftermarket industry so upgrades are endless. bmw, a german brand, makes their cars a bit harder to work with. germans are known to over engineer their parts. a simple part found in an asian car may be found in a bmw but requires some crazy high tech mechanism. im sorta exaggerating but you get the idea. bmw's cars are less accessible to the aftermarket industry compared to nissan and pricier. if i make it through this program i am almost guaranteed a job. i have planned to go with the nissan path for months already and now i am bestowed with this awesome opportunity so i really dont know what to do.
nissan pros: easier to work on, big aftermarket, i can look for a job in a month, i can get a 370z cheap : ), my experience with nissan can prepare me for a career in the aftermarket industry
nissan cons: less prestigious, i may work with a lower class clientele that will complain about high maintenance and repair costs, i may not even be able to get a job with them if they are not hiring.
bmw pros: bigger paycheck, i will feel prouder, the majority of the clientele will definitely not care about how much it costs to fix it "just make it work again sir!!", small repairs will have premium costs meaning more money for me, ima get a M3 with red interior!!!!, 25000 training program all paid off, a job is guaranteed after training.
bmw cons: 6 more months of school and if i fuck up i would waste a few months of my life. the program has strict ass rules. you cant miss more than a day of class, you cant be late (the center is a 45 minute drive from home), clean driving record, etc. their cars are harder to work on which is intimidating since im still a noob, working with bmw will mean working with a ton more of electrical problems and i still suck with electrical work.