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      05-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Extended Maintenance and Warranty

I have 2 years left on my warranty and maintenance. Do you guys think it is worth it to add the extended maintenance or the extended warranty?
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      05-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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I bought my 2009 d in December 2010 with 20K miles on the clock. At the time
I opted to buy the extended warranty for $2K, regularly $2.5K. I now have
34K on it with another 14 months remaining on the original 4 yr./50K warranty.

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      05-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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Based on some of the problems I am reading about (heads being replaced due to carbon build-up, DEF transfer pump failures/replacements, EGR replacements, clogged metering valves etc), it absolutely makes sense to extend the Warranty. BMW does not have the best reputation as far as making reliable cars. As for the maintenance plan I say NO. You can do most of the work (oil changes, DEF refill, brake pads etc) youself or have an indy shop do it.
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      05-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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Based on some of the problems I am reading about (heads being replaced due to carbon build-up, DEF transfer pump failures/replacements, EGR replacements, clogged metering valves etc), it absolutely makes sense to extend the Warranty. BMW does not have the best reputation as far as making reliable cars. As for the maintenance plan I say NO. You can do most of the work (oil changes, DEF refill, brake pads etc) youself or have an indy shop do it.
exactly what i plan on doing.
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      05-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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Warranty - yes, maintenance - no.

I opted for the 6yr/100k Platinum during the purchase.
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      05-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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What's the point of warranty if you don't get the maintenance coverage? If a part fails, wouldn't it just cover that part, and not the labor for R&R? I'm not trying to troll, honest question here.
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      05-03-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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What's the point of warranty if you don't get the maintenance coverage? If a part fails, wouldn't it just cover that part, and not the labor for R&R? I'm not trying to troll, honest question here.
Maintenance warranty covers things like oil changes, brake jobs, etc. Warranty covers repairs to parts that break (parts AND labor).
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      05-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #8
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Maintenance is oil changes, brake pads, rotors, brake fluid flush, coolant flush, wiper blades etc. Things that are wear and tear items which are usually inxpensive and often easy DIY.

Warranty is completely different. It is to replace things that are not expected to require replacing. Warranty covers both Parts & Labor.

I also purchased the 7/100K plantinum extended warranty when we got the car (just put it into the payments, almost transparent). The reason for the platinum is because it covers all that in car electronics (not just the drive train) that is very expensive to repair/replace. I did not get extended maintenance. I'll do all that myself when the free maintenance is up.
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      05-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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Iím thinking of purchasing my car when my lease ends, and I know dealer will CPO my car before the purchase. Is the CPO warranty as good as 7years/100k miles BMW extended warranty?
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      05-04-2012, 12:59 AM   #10
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I didn't extend the warranty when I got the car. Is it possible to get an extended warranty afterwards?
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      05-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #11
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Yes any time before 4years/48k miles
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      05-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #12
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There is quite a competitive market amongst the dealers for the agreements (from what I can tell). There are entire threads devoted to the topic. I haven't gotten far enough along to research the details, but from a cursory glance, it seems like the price for the warranty plans from BMW are somewhat like the price of the cars - negotiable.
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I agree. Some dealers will quote you 2k for extended warranty, and some will do it for 1500 or so. Go figure! I guess key word is research! I remember a few years a go i contacted the dealer from the east coast and his prices were a lot lower then any dealer in CA (including mine). I would have to dig trough some papers to see if i can find his name.

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      05-04-2012, 04:28 PM   #14
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Definetly shop around for the extended warranty prices. The dealer that sold me the car was playing hardball - until I told them the other quotes I was getting. Just email all the finance managers in your area.
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      05-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #15
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same pickle, got 43k...

Maintenance is $2495 for 100k + $3358 Extended Warranty for 100k with $50 deductible.

Have not had any major problems with vehicle,unsure what to do.
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      07-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #16
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My warranty was up July 21st for my 2009 D. I bought it last August with only 3,800 kms on it and right now I'm at 19,800 kms.

I bought the 3yrs/80,000 kms warranty last Friday.
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