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      01-04-2011, 01:53 AM   #67
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Anyone know the details on the CPO warranty? how many miles, how many months? I'm having trouble finding good info.
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      01-04-2011, 07:28 AM   #68
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Oh, does CPO warranty bring you past 5 yrs/ 50k miles? I thought it would stay under the original warranty but, I'm clueless.
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The CPO warranty runs to 6yrs / 100k miles, so you basically extend the factory warranty by 2 yrs and 50k miles. It is not as comprehansive as the original 4yr / 50k mile warranty however.

Here is some info on how the cars are certified from the BMW NA website:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ification.aspx
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      01-04-2011, 08:18 AM   #70
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EaEARARRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Gary, you wern't supposed to see that pic but I had to do it just to show that even a clean freak can't always win in this weather. I took the lady down to The Marquette hotel for New Years and the roads were being heavily salted due to the ice build up. Let's just say, it was a white knuckle experience driving that car with summer tires. I mean there was NOTHING there traction wise. Dumb on my part, I'll admit, but I really wanted to take the car out for our last date before I return her

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I hear you! I've given up at this stage. Just when the roads dry a little, we get another inch of snow and 4 inches of salt on the roads

When are you leaving the car back?
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The CPO warranty runs to 6yrs / 100k miles, so you basically extend the factory warranty by 2 yrs and 50k miles. It is not as comprehansive as the original 4yr / 50k mile warranty however.

Here is some info on how the cars are certified from the BMW NA website:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...ification.aspx
So basically if the car was titled in October of 2006, it's only good till October of 2012?
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So basically if the car was titled in October of 2006, it's only good till October of 2012?
Correct, the CPO warranty would run to Oct 2012 or 100k miles, whichever comes first.
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I know you are getting sick of me/this, but I promise this is the LAST comment about MNBMW.

When you log in, click in the upper right hand box "show unread posts since last visit" or, better yet, bookmark that page as the one you go to to log on. It makes catching up MUCH easier. It's true that having so many threads can be in some ways more confusing than a single one, but content easier to filter, and when you use that feature, you can see what is up on each topic. OK, enuf!
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CPO > *

Just be sure you get a copy of the CPO inspection. We picked up a 07 e92 & found out 2 months later that we couldn't adjust the headlights up. It was this summer & I hadn't driven the car at night (her car). I went to move them up a smidge & they didn't move. Brought it back to Minnetonka where we bought it. They said that both of the headlight adjusters were physically broken & that we must gotten into an accident, not covered by warranty & it would be $3000 to fix.

So i raised holy hell with them. The car had 1000 miles on it since we picked it up. After ripping through the poor service adviser, was put on to the service manager & then to the sales manager. I got then to admit that they missed the fact that the headlights we not working properly in the CPO inspection.

They bought me some new lights.
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CPO > *

Just be sure you get a copy of the CPO inspection. We picked up a 07 e92 & found out 2 months later that we couldn't adjust the headlights up. It was this summer & I hadn't driven the car at night (her car). I went to move them up a smidge & they didn't move. Brought it back to Minnetonka where we bought it. They said that both of the headlight adjusters were physically broken & that we must gotten into an accident, not covered by warranty & it would be $3000 to fix.

So i raised holy hell with them. The car had 1000 miles on it since we picked it up. After ripping through the poor service adviser, was put on to the service manager & then to the sales manager. I got then to admit that they missed the fact that the headlights we not working properly in the CPO inspection.

They bought me some new lights.

I've read about many stories like this that give me little faith in the CPO process. Many owners have reported finding tunes in their CPO cars.

Personally, a CPO audi that I looked at didn't even have the ashtray cleaned out.
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The salesman for the silver 07 335i w/ 40k called me back and said they now have scheduled maintenance program covered with the CPO... However i'm just not falling for the Tiag like i am the Jet black.
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I have very little faith in the CPO inspection...and the 'average' BMW tech for that matter.
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The salesman for the silver 07 335i w/ 40k called me back and said they now have scheduled maintenance program covered with the CPO... However i'm just not falling for the Tiag like i am the Jet black.
Black is bitch'n when clean & scratch free, but jet black shows EVERYTHING!!!. If it was Sapphire metallic, i'd do it in a heartbeat though.

Our e92 is Tiag & seeing it's her's, it doesn't get get the TLC of my car, so AW or Tiag are the wise choice.
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The salesman for the silver 07 335i w/ 40k called me back and said they now have scheduled maintenance program covered with the CPO... However i'm just not falling for the Tiag like i am the Jet black.
How new are the brakes for each car?

I would say that brakes are the main advantage of the scheduled maintenance program, since rotors and pads cost a fair amount.

The scheduled maintenance really isn't a big deal as far as oil changes are concerned. Oil change will cost about 80 bucks, so not a big deciding factor.

The maintenance program is a double edged sword. Yes, its free, but as an enthusiast you risk your car at the hands of the dealer every time you take it in.
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How new are the brakes for each car?

I would say that brakes are the main advantage of the scheduled maintenance program, since rotors and pads cost a fair amount.

The scheduled maintenance really isn't a big deal as far as oil changes are concerned. Oil change will cost about 80 bucks, so not a big deciding factor.

The maintenance program is a double edged sword. Yes, its free, but as an enthusiast you risk your car at the hands of the dealer every time you take it in.
how recently should the brakes have been serviced?
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how recently should the brakes have been serviced?
If the car is CPO, it should basically have minimal wear or brand new brakes. Pads will last anywhere from 20k to 30k miles depending on use, whereas rotors could go up to 50k miles.

For the 60k one, good maintenance would dictate a rotor change along with two brake pad changes.

For the 40k one, at the least, the brake pads should have been changed once.

Just take a look at the pads on each car to see how much is left.
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If the car is CPO, it should basically have minimal wear or brand new brakes. Pads will last anywhere from 20k to 30k miles depending on use, whereas rotors could go up to 50k miles.

For the 60k one, good maintenance would dictate a rotor change along with two brake pad changes.

For the 40k one, at the least, the brake pads should have been changed once.

Just take a look at the pads on each car to see how much is left.
What should i look for on the pad to determine how much is left?
And BTW thanks, you guys have been a huge help so far.
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What should i look for on the pad to determine how much is left?
And BTW thanks, you guys have been a huge help so far.
Just look inside the wheel and look at how thick the pad is

As a reference, use a flash light to look inside the front and rear wheels of your current car. You should notice that the front pads are more worn than the rear. You will get a reference for pad thickness based on your mileage. Make a mental note and use it when you look at the pads on the cars. If the pads are nice and thick, you know that they've probably been changed recently.

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Just look inside the wheel and look at how thick the pad is
figured that
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Correct, the CPO warranty would run to Oct 2012 or 100k miles, whichever comes first.
Really? Wow, I thought CPO was straight up more factory warr. (with only a few more stipulations). Shows what I know.

Someone said something about the headlights aiming low - common thing. The factory adjustment is rediculous; I moved mine up about 2.5 turns - made a big difference.

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how recently should the brakes have been serviced?
First scheduled brake service is at 45K I believe.

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I hear you! I've given up at this stage. Just when the roads dry a little, we get another inch of snow and 4 inches of salt on the roads

When are you leaving the car back?
I know man. It's total beef.

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