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      07-17-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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3rd party "Route 66" warranty

So my credit union suggested getting extended warranty thru "Route66"... anyone has had experience with them? It looks very comparable to BMW GOLD warranty but its about $1k cheaper.

https://www.route66warranty.com/asp/index.asp
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      07-19-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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      07-19-2010, 04:34 PM   #3
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Did you check them out at the BBB website? Do they have an exclusionary policy which states that these items will be covered EXCEPT...

The policies that state that the "following listed items are covered" are not so great because you then need to know everything about your cooling system, fuel system, etc...
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      07-22-2010, 09:06 PM   #4
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Yes i did check with BBB... i was surprised to know that they had only 36 complaints over the last 3 years... with A rating (A+ is the best you can do with BBB)... so there it looks good.

Yes it is an exclusionary policy and list the part that will not be covered. My Credit union backs it up so that gives me confidence that they must be decent.... and the fact they have been business since 1987.

For next 5 years or 100k mikes, its $2250... which i think is a fairly good price... no?

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What year is your 335? The next 5 years? Did the original warranty expire?
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What year is your 335? The next 5 years? Did the original warranty expire?
yeah i know... its 2007... my warranty expires Nov 2010. When they said we can extend for another 5 years I couldnt believe it... my avg. drive is about 10-12k per year anyways so it works perfectly for me. BMW gold on the other hand was extending for 3 years (100k miles) and i know there is no way i will be putting those miles on this.

Since my CU backs it up... i'm feeling good about this one !!!
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Do they pay the claim in its entirety of will they pay a certain rate leaving the customer to make up the difference similar to home warranties where you get screwed on "other charges". The b@stards!!!
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I just got the 7/100 gold, dealership discounted it. I usually want to save $$$, but on the extended warranty I just said F it, go with BMW gold.

Too many MSNBC reports about scams, saving money on a warranty doesn't help if you can't use it...not that the BMW warranty is that great, it has plenty of exclusions but what can we do? We're the ones who bought the N54, nobody twisted our arms...
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I'm interested about this too, if any member has ever used them in or any other company in NYC it would good to hear, since my warranty will be officially over in August 2010, and I'm undecided if I will trade it in or extend the warranty.

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So my credit union suggested getting extended warranty thru "Route66"... anyone has had experience with them? It looks very comparable to BMW GOLD warranty but its about $1k cheaper.

https://www.route66warranty.com/asp/index.asp
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I used to work at a credit union and they used to sell Route 66 warranties as well. The people that were selling the warranties actually told me it wasn't that good and they were moving to another warranty company.
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So I had to put this warranty to use about 2 weeks ago. Total repair bill (oil filter housing leak) was $721.... I ended up paying $44.

It was good to know that route66 stood behind their warranty.
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Thanks for updating with your experiences. I'm considering them now. I've only heard good things. I'm buying through a credit union too. Though last time I bought through my credit union they were using Mercury and I had no issues there either. They switched to Route 66 a couple years ago. The credit union is pretty conservative and has a lot of members, mostly through the military, so I figure they're not just going to go with any fly-by-night.
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I just used my route 66 warranty to pay for a wheel hub bearing replacement. 480$ at a bmw dealership and free car rental for a day. I'm glad I got it when I financed my 328i coupe. My only complaint is that they take forever to process repair authorization and payment. Dealer held on to my car overnight due to slow payment. Oh well, at least nothing came out of my pocket!
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I looked into this one and others when I refinanced. Looks pretty solid. I'll probably go with it as long as I decide keep my car after the CPO expires early next year.
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I just used my route 66 warranty to pay for a wheel hub bearing replacement. 480$ at a bmw dealership and free car rental for a day. I'm glad I got it when I financed my 328i coupe. My only complaint is that they take forever to process repair authorization and payment. Dealer held on to my car overnight due to slow payment. Oh well, at least nothing came out of my pocket!
Wait, you paid $480 or the warranty paid 480 to the dealer?
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