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      12-25-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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Wheel and tire package insurance?

Is the wheel and tire package offered through BMW worth it? It\'s an 09 328xi sport with the 18 in wheel upgrades. I think they are 196 wheels. The dealer wants 2k for the insurance which seems like a lot however those wheels seem very expensive as well. I live in new England so they roads have lots of pot holes and the car has brand new RFT tires on it which I will use until they wear out then go to non RFT
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      12-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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      12-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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maybe an iphone issue
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      12-25-2011, 07:36 PM   #4
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2k for insurance on wheels and tires seems like a huge ripoff to me.
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      12-25-2011, 08:46 PM   #5
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sorry iPhone said it wasn't posting when it appears it was. any other thoughts would be appreciated
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      12-25-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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Good lord $2k is flat out price gouging.

I got a six year plan for 1/4th of that and it has already paid for itself.
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I paid 850 for five years. Includes windshield chip filling, paint less dent removal and replacement of lost key fobs.
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iPhone said it was failing so I hit it a couple times. Sorry guys. Forgive me
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Thanks for the input same thing happened to me
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I'm just busting your chops. I know you didn't mean to post like 5 of the same threads in a row.
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      12-26-2011, 08:07 AM   #12
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so far it seems like most would get it. Just not for 2k, more like 1k then I would be doing alright
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      12-26-2011, 08:58 AM   #13
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I paid $390 for it back in 12/06, never used it once in 5 years. I'd say it's a rip-off. It's amazing that it was $390 in 2006, 2k today, but people feel for 1k it would be a bargain. BMW has us well-trained that whatever they charge, we will pay.
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      12-26-2011, 10:09 AM   #14
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I paid 850 for mine too at Hendrick BMW in Charlotte, NC. I think it's worth it because I've already had to use it; oh and run-flats aren't cheap either. With the first use of the wheel & tire insurance I've already got half my money back. Also if you purchase tires from any reputable dealer (even online) they are also covered under the tire warranty and BMW will replace them if anything happens. It also covers wheel damage - say you are driving down the highway, you bought non-run-flats for your car, and your tire blows out in the end damaging your rim, well guess what? it covers wheel damage too - so new rim and tire for you! However, there is a 2k a year limit, so be cool.
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2k for insurance on wheels and tires seems like a huge ripoff to me.
oh yeah...

Can get a intercooler and DP with 2k
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$2,000 to insure those wheels is retarded, those wheels aren't even worth $800 by themselves.
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It's a rip.
$2500 gets you a new set of 19" Forgestar 14's with tires.
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