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Old 01-06-2010, 07:25 PM
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Forget the extended maintenance plan quote you got. You can get it for $100 above dealer cost from Macon BMW, which for you is $1,795 + $100 = $1,895 just by telling them you are an Xoutpost member. Banking the money on repairs is fine, but maintenance isn't really repairs, strictly speaking.

In regard to the warranty pricing, I have no idea. You'll have to shop around for the best plan/price. What company's plan are they selling by the way?

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Just got off the phone with Century BMW Greenville, SC. Here is their over the phone quote for my pre-owned '06' E53 31,000 miles, original warranty good till 2/10.
Warranty 48 mon/50k = $4,295
Maintenance 24 mon/50k = $2,895
Think I'll pass and bank the money for repairs since I only drive it about 10k/yr and it is in great shape now. Also it is a no frills model, less stuff to go bad. I'll take my chances.

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I posted this in the X3 forum but I figure it will get more exposure here. I am debating if I should buy the extended maintenance package. I need to decide this next week as I am about to hit 50K. I have the CPO warranty till 4/12. I had them check my brakes and the fronts have 3/4 left (original brakes) and the rears are like new (replaced about 8k ago). I just had my engine belt replaced and my front wipers. I am planning on putting on 10-15k per year in miles. I am thinking it is not worth it but it is $1395 to not worry. Does it seem like it is worthwhile in this case or just pass to pay as I go?
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:21 PM
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Look at everything that is included and consider how much of it you'll be getting done during that time frame. Call up the dealer and ask how much each individual service costs. Then ask yourself if it's a car you'll keep and want to maintain, or one that you plan on getting rid of in the next couple years and don't want to spend any money on maintenance. Then do that math and you'll have your answer.

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I posted this in the X3 forum but I figure it will get more exposure here. I am debating if I should buy the extended maintenance package. I need to decide this next week as I am about to hit 50K. I have the CPO warranty till 4/12. I had them check my brakes and the fronts have 3/4 left (original brakes) and the rears are like new (replaced about 8k ago). I just had my engine belt replaced and my front wipers. I am planning on putting on 10-15k per year in miles. I am thinking it is not worth it but it is $1395 to not worry. Does it seem like it is worthwhile in this case or just pass to pay as I go?
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:41 PM
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So whatever happened to the driver's side mirror problem?

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So an update on my extended Platinum Fidelity Warranty purchased from Rallye BMW in Long Island NY.

Went in today for my first warranty work. My folding mirrors. Was a bit nervous to see if they would do it - but i figured might as well test them out on something that I could actually do myself.

So BMW diagnosed the issue and said the passenger side mirror motor needed to be replaced. $624 for parts. 3hrs labor at $130/hr. Although it would take me 1 hr to replace motor..

So Fidelity covered it. Only thing they didn't cover was the full 1hr diagnose fee of $130, they only covered half an hr.

The catch is that it didnt fix my folding mirror problem - it just fixed my mirror motor so the mirror goes down when i reverse and doesn't get stuck anymore. Total $920.

I only paid $70 out of pocket because fidelity didn't cover the other 30 min diagnose time. 0 deductible because i went to Rallye where i bought it.

So next step with mirror folding issue is the other motor (drivers side) needs to get replaced because it comes to far in so it folds back out. Because the service will be over $1000 fidelity needs to send an "inspector" out. I didnt see that fine print. So that will be next week because I want my car for the weekend.

So as of right now i'm pleasantly surprised and extremely happy with my fidelity extended warranty. Again - always be mindful of the warranty you buy and don't complain about it if you didnt read the fine print. I purchased the platinum because it made sense with the low mileage i had.

Anyone know how these extended warranty companies make $? They couldnt have spent $850 on my behalf. Seems crazy considering I paid $2600 total for 5 yrs. Is it all in the science of probability and risk assessments?
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:48 PM
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what are the options for certified vehicles..my CPO warranty expires in an year...and by then the vehicle would have completed 6 years...does any one offer insurances beyond that5?
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have the same car as you bullsbmw im currently shopping around but some of the companies out there wont even allow you to go to a bmw dealership for service and repairs! smh
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BMW updated the Extended Maintenance Program information effective 3/2010 (from June 2009). The reason for this is to update the eligible models and pricing to include Model Year 2011 cars (now covering vehicles between 2004 and 2011). Note that the pricing has not increased from the July 1, 2009 update. (My guess was that the next pricing change (increase) would happen sometime in June 2010 to take effect July 1, 2010, but it didn't happen. So even though we don't know when BMW will make the change, one thing is pretty certain that the change will be an increase, not a decrease. So IMHO if you are pondering buying into this program you probably better get in on the current pricing before it changes)

Attached is SIB 010307 which discusses the program in detail and outlines all the costs. Again, contact
Mr. Ryan Lee (478-757-7000) Finance Department Business Manager at BMW of Macon for the best price. For Xoutpost members he will charge just $100 over dealer cost. You will not find a better price anywhere.

For more information on the program and what is included see here (posted March 15, 2010):
BMW North America

UPDATE: As of 7/25/2010 The pricing has not changed.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:38 AM
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Mine is a CPO vehicle, has warranty till 2011..currently 62k miles.

Would my vehicle be eligible?

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MPU - ELIGIBLE VEHICLES
Current eligible vehicles are 2004 to 2011 MY U.S.-specification BMW vehicles with the original standard 4
year/50,000 miles Maintenance Program Period and have either an:
Active standard 4 year/50,000 mile Maintenance Program period, or an
Expired standard 4 year/50,000 mile Maintenance Program period that has not exceeded 5 years/60,000
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:58 PM
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It's all in the documentation I posted. Short answer is no, you are too late.

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Mine is a CPO vehicle, has warranty till 2011..currently 62k miles.

Would my vehicle be eligible?
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:25 PM
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For extended warranty you can either go with the new programs BMW introduced around 6 months ago or an aftermarket extended warranty. For the BMW options see here and the attachment:

BMW North America

PDF Brochure: http://resource.bmwusa.com/pdf_3927f...458c3059d.arox

Note that BMW offers 3 levels of coverage: Powertrain Plus, Gold, and Platinum. Gold covers basically the same stuff as CPO. Platinum offers the best coverage and even includes things like the navigation system, however to be eligible to buy Platinum, the car must be well within its original 4 year / 50,000 mile warranty; in fact, it has to be within 45 months and 45,000 miles!!! So basically if you bought a CPO car that has coverage to 6 years / 100,000 miles, your only real option from BMW is Powertrain Plus coverage (unless you want to have 2 warranties covering you at the same time!) which would cover you after the CPO ran out. Pretty lousy option from BMW IMHO.

For aftermarket extended warranty, Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc. has received high marks from board members and is apparently accepted at most (if not all) BMW dealers (contact your own dealers to verify this). They have 5 levels of coverage: Powertrain, Silver, Gold, Gold Plus, and Platinum. Contact them directly for pricing.

Fidelity Warranty Services - Home Page

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what are the options for certified vehicles..my CPO warranty expires in an year...and by then the vehicle would have completed 6 years...does any one offer insurances beyond that5?
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have the same car as you bullsbmw im currently shopping around but some of the companies out there wont even allow you to go to a bmw dealership for service and repairs! smh
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