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      03-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Question about BMW Warranties for USA and Canada

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I'm purchasing a one owner 2007 335i Coupé with approximately 39,000 miles on it from Illinois, and I'm importing it into Victoria BC, Canada. The dealer said that there is still a remaining BMW manufacture warranty balance of 11,000 miles left and said that it would be covered in Canada (or even globally) and I just need this verified by someone. I'm too lazy to google it right now and I thought I would finally post on this forum too :P

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Hi guys,

I'm purchasing a one owner 2007 335i Coupé with approximately 39,000 miles on it from Illinois, and I'm importing it into Victoria BC, Canada. The dealer said that there is still a remaining BMW manufacture warranty balance of 11,000 miles left and said that it would be covered in Canada (or even globally) and I just need this verified by someone. I'm too lazy to google it right now and I thought I would finally post on this forum too :P

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I wouldn't rely on anyone here. Call BMWNA and confirm.
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Sounds good. I'll definitely call them and add their answer to this thread later.
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I imported a US 3 Series to Canada a couple of years ago and yes the warranty is good in Canada. That said I hope you've looked into the whole BMW import procedure. When I did it there were a couple of things I needed to get from BMW Canada, a letter of admissibility and a recall clearance letter. They charge a lot for these and to get the recall clearance letter you need to take it to bmw to have them change the programming which they say requires a new instrument cluster. The net of it is that unless you're creative in obtaining these forms outside official channels you'll need to pay BMW Canada a couple grand. This is in addition to GST and duty (because the car is made in Germany), RIV fees and provincial inspection. That said I still paid a lot less by importing my car from the US. Unfortunately BMW Canada's unethical practices left a pretty bad impression.
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      03-07-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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Thanks Reckhard for the information. I have looked into all of the fees and I actually have a dealer here in Victoria, BC, that can complete the whole importing process for 5% of the vehicles base price. With that said I won't have to worry about anything except paying for the vehicle, and picking it up from the dealer in Victoria. After GST, PST and the importing fees buying from the US, I'll still be paying less then buying a similar BMW 335i from Canada - before taxes. I could import it on my own but I never have done anything like this (I'm actually 17 years old) and I want the car before the month of April begins without delays. That does mean I still have three weeks which is more then enough, however I'll be going for Vacation to Florida (mostly Fort Lauderdale) from March 14th till the 25th, therefore I would never be able to do it in time. I'm extremely stoked for this car especially because this is my first car, and that I will be paying for it (well not entirely true, my parents are pitching in $5000 because it is my first car). Oh, ha, not to mention it is a BMW 335i COUPE! I've been doing my fair share of research on this car for almost 8 months now and I know this is the one I would love to start with!

I actually called Victoria BMW over here in Canada, and surprisingly enough the warranty is still valid until August 28/2011 (purchased/registered August 28/2007) or 11,000 more miles (whichever comes first) Thanks for the replies, I'm really looking forward to own a Bimmer and being a part of this great forum!

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