Originally Posted by stops81
Tomorrow I will be a first time BMW owner! I'm picking up an 08 cpo 335xi.
I can choose extended maintenance to 6yr/100k or 1,500 in payments toward the car (interest rate isn't of concern because I wouldn't keep the loan long).
The reason I'm having a hard time with this decision is because of the lack of a clear maintenance schedule. I always do pads/rotors myself and will likely do the oil changes as I prefer a shorter cycle than what the computer seems to suggest. But I wouldn't want to do plugs and likely won't want to do fluid flushes on this car either. Other little things like microfilters, etc may add up. So, for someone who is mechanically inclined and tends to do a number of maintenance things on their own, would your recommend the maintenance plan or the free payments?
Figure an oil change every 15k or so, and a couple of filters and at least one brake change in addition to a set of plugs.
The $1.5k is probably better if you expect to do your own brakes.