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      04-25-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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Extended Warranty

Hi,
I have an 07 335 coupe . The car is certified till the end of April.
Im thinking about getting an extended warranty i contacted Mercury,GMPP,Ford,Carchex and Warranty Direct.
The best quotes i got was National Platinum for 3500 $4 years It covers nav and a lot of electrical but it is lacking in the mechanical department.
AUL have a contract for 4 years 4000$ it covers a lot of mechanical but no nav and no supporting many of the electrical stuff.
What do you guys think i should go with?
i am still debating if i should get an extended warranty considering that i am looking into tuning my car and upgrading the turbos.
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      04-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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I have a 328i xdrive and paid $3400 for the extended warranty (I have no Nav) that covers me up to 200k kms , unlimited time. I love my BMW but only bought it because I was able to get a good warranty with it.. else I wouldn't have touched it.

From what I have read on this forum thus far, it seems that the issues the creep up tend to be mechanical in nature rather than electronic (ie. Nav), but perhaps 335 owners should chime in.
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      04-25-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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If you plan on bringing your car in every time there's a foreign noise in the cabin, don't expect an extended warranty to be much help. With a factory warranty, you can bring it in any time something sounds or feels off. If you're constantly bringing it in to have little things done that can wait (or not), you're likely to be denied more often than not. I have an extended warranty through USAA. The only reason I went for a 335 was because I knew I'd have an extended warranty, and my first claim was denied because what my dealership considered a leaky mechatronics sleeve, was only "seepage" according to USAA.
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      04-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #4
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If you plan on bringing your car in every time there's a foreign noise in the cabin, don't expect an extended warranty to be much help. With a factory warranty, you can bring it in any time something sounds or feels off. If you're constantly bringing it in to have little things done that can wait (or not), you're likely to be denied more often than not. I have an extended warranty through USAA. The only reason I went for a 335 was because I knew I'd have an extended warranty, and my first claim was denied because what my dealership considered a leaky mechatronics sleeve, was only "seepage" according to USAA.
Im only getting warranty to replace the control arms and bushing ( which i know they need to be replaced) and in case anything happens the transmission,engine or turbo.
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      04-26-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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Are you sure they'll cover control arm bushings? That's typically considered a wear item.
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      04-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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Route 66 is about $2200.00 for 60 month, 100K.
May be able to fins it at your credit union, or search and they will direct you.

I had mercury and they were very good, but their prices are now way out of line.
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Route 66 is about $2200.00 for 60 month, 100K.
May be able to fins it at your credit union, or search and they will direct you.

I had mercury and they were very good, but their prices are now way out of line.
The prices may vary depending on the credit union. I just picked up a Route 66 warranty through Penfed for my 2007 335i for $1995.

The car currently has ~55600 miles and will be covered to 100k miles or for 5 years (so essentially to 100k miles). It seems to have pretty good coverage:

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WHAT'S COVERED: INCLUDES ALL ITEMS COVERED UNDER THE
MANUFACTURER'S ORIGINAL COVERAGE except for those items listed
under "Items not covered".

RENTAL CAR REIMBURSEMENT: In the event of mechanical breakdown
of a covered component, the Agreement Holder will be reimbursed up to
$50 per day for a rental vehicle for each four hours of covered repair time as
determined by a national flat-rate guide. Total not to exceed $250. Rental
receipts required for reimbursement.

ITEMS NOT COVERED: Any normal maintenance item including tires,
wheels, struts, shocks, brake shoes or pads, rotors or drums, belts, hoses,
filters, fluids, lubricants, clutch, pressure plate or clutch release bearing,
tune-up items. Exhaust or emission parts, electronic equipment including
sound reproduction components, wiring harness, telephone, clock, television,
navigation equipment. Any body parts, interior parts, trim, glass, paint, air
bag system, keyless entry/anti-theft.
Kind of funny what vehicles they won't touch... kind of tells you what they think of the reliability (or cost to repair)...
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Excluded Vehicles:
Audi, Corvette, Land Rover, Saab, Jaguar, Porsche, All Exotics,
Mercedes (except C&E Class), Any Mercedes AMG Series,
BMW Series 6,7,8,X,Z&M
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Seems like a worthless warranty
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      04-27-2013, 09:22 AM   #9
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Check out this company- dealer recommended them. Sister paid 3500 for hers for a 2006 330i.. She ended up needing over 10k in repairs and they paid the claims without any issues. Very reputable from what I've seen..

http://www.easycare.com/
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Learned a good lesson today. Extended warranty on lux vehicles are or should be considered. I should consider mine when I originally bought a 07 335i sedan back. Went into the stealership and they quoted me $1800 for 2 major leaks, one for oil housing casing leak and a hydraulic leak. So get extended warranty whenever reasonable/possible, and extended maintenance is a joke.
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      04-28-2013, 01:21 AM   #11
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What about the 3rd option for warranty? Trade in the 2007 (problem year) and get a low mileage 2010 CPO n54 @ 0.9% financing????? Or a 2011 335is CPO @ 0.9%

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