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Extending BMW warranty...any advice?

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Entelechy, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. Entelechy

    Entelechy Formula Junior

    May 19, 2001
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    My wife's car, a 2001 325i, is at 48k miles and it will be at 4 years in Jan, so she needs to do this soon. She would basically like to know -- is it worth shopping around to the different dealers, or, is it the same price everywhere? Anything else we should know before extending?

    Thanks!
    ~C
     
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  3. Mike360

    Mike360 F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
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    This should really be in the Car Forum....
    But yeah, shop around. I remember talking some BS to a dealer for my M3 that if he gave me 10% off from my previous dealer, i would buy the next BMW off him. He bought it.
    Shame on me. :)
     
  4. Entelechy

    Entelechy Formula Junior

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    Thanks Mike :)

    It's been awhile since I've been on, and the car forums seemed pretty specific now, so I thought I'd go to "off topic"

    Cheers,
    ~Chris
     
  5. Mike360

    Mike360 F1 Rookie

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    No Wucking Forries.

    Deal with these bastards. They want your money, and no matter what offer you say, remember, they are still making profit!!!!
     
  6. Entelechy

    Entelechy Formula Junior

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    I know! :)

    My wife found this service called www.warrantydirect.com which seems to check out - might be a good alternative?
     
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  8. kenny

    kenny Formula Junior

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    You have to be careful with aftermarket warranty companies, many of them will collect your premium, close shop, disappear, and then open another business under the name of a different entity..
     
  9. gentry

    gentry Guest

    Best way to extend a BMW warranty is to buy a new one. 325is for 299 a month with 3600 down for 36 months.
     
  10. Entelechy

    Entelechy Formula Junior

    May 19, 2001
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    Thanks Kenny - we checked them out with the BBB and they seem to be on the up and up. They offer a 4 year, 100K warranty with the same exclusions as BMW for over 1K less than the 3 year/36K offered by BMW.

    Still, as Gentry mentioned, perhaps it's better to buy new :)

    Cheers,
    ~C
     
  11. gentry

    gentry Guest

    if you have had as many problems with your as Ive had with my 03, but still like BMWs, I would suggest just getting a new one.

    They have an awesome deal on the new 5 series too.
     
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  13. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Shop the net, the aftermarket warranties are usually significantly cheaper than the 'factory' ones. I had an aftermarket on my last car and they did a great job, no hassles, paid quickly.

    Do your due diligence to be sure it's a stand up company, but the factory warranties have little benefit to you.
     
  14. Entelechy

    Entelechy Formula Junior

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    Good to know - thanks Jim!
     

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