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      05-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
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Just renewed 335i warranty...

Went for the comprehensive no excess cover with insured emergency service.
Hoping I get some value out of it for the 520 paid.

I've consoled myself with the fact that it should A. Make the car easier to sell privately B. It'll give peace of mind over the common E90 niggles.

Anyone being brave and running without one?!!

Other than the HPFP going last year it has been a brilliant car, I'd hate to get a big bill and it to ruin ownership.
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      05-16-2011, 09:41 AM   #2
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I'm running my 335i without any warranty and have had no issues whatsoever with the car as yet but always keep a small pot to one side incase of any future problems.

Besides i have a fantastic indy mate who can sort any issues for a fraction of dealer prices
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      05-16-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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I paid about 360 with 100 excess and no emergency service...
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      05-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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      05-16-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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Anyone being brave and running without one?!!
Yes.
But I can fix most things myself.
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      05-16-2011, 01:57 PM   #6
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Don't get me wrong I'm not bad with a spanner too but it's the lack of time and the typical problems with these cars that worry me i.e. HPFP, coilpacks, injectors etc

Respect to you guys though!
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      05-16-2011, 02:15 PM   #7
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Anyone being brave and running without one?!!
Yep, I've been out of BMW warranty for 20 months now. There are times when I feel nervous, but I look at it like this - a warranty like that Quentin Willson one is 50 per month, so that's 1000 I now have.

I know the BMW one is cheaper, but (please correct me if I'm wrong) don't you have to have it serviced by BMW, and you can't have "unofficial" mods, correct? Part of the appeal of this car is that I've had it modded (Birds, Evolve).
Also the car's only done 25k (it is a September 2006 vintage), so I'm hoping that is in my favour. I don't plan on putting lots of miles on it.

Oh, and yes, it is a brilliant car!

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      05-16-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
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My 335d has had around 1500 quids worth or repairs done under the extended warranty in the 8 months since I purchased it, paid for itself for around 3 years.
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      05-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #9
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Not the same engine, but my E90 330d needed a new fly-wheel, clutch & gearbox (all at the same time) all sorted under warranty. That bill would have been 5,000 - all sorted under warranty. The car was 3.5 years old with 40,000 on the clock - I'll never be without warranty...
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      05-16-2011, 04:23 PM   #10
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Does renewal go up if you claimed in the previous year? Bmw/mondial
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      05-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #11
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Does renewal go up if you claimed in the previous year? Bmw/mondial
Not in my experience...
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      05-20-2011, 07:46 AM   #12
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don't want to comment on my 335d incase someone is listening.........

The law of sod and all that
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      05-20-2011, 07:57 AM   #13
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My 335i had new coil packs plugs and a few sensors and it had only done 11k at the time. There is no way I'd go without warranty on the N54
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Mine had it all done by year three.
No reason to expect more failures.
So a decent used buy.


Im up about 70k miles and its a daily driver
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^ Luck of the draw, I don't have good luck though.
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