CPO or Extended Warranty?
I'm about to make an offer on an 08 M5 single owner car with 44K miles. (Not currently CPO)
The original warranty and service expire in a month (end of Jan 2012).
I looking for some guidance on the following:
1. The BMW dealership said they can CPO the car for $3K or I can purchase other extended warranty options. Any recommendations here?
2. I reviewed the repair history and it looks like the plugs were replaced at 28k miles, but the brakes or SMG clutch has not bee touched. The dealer said the brakes are at 50%.
a. Is it normal for the brakes to be at 50% at 44K miles?
b. When will the SMG clutch typically need to be replaced?
c. Are both these items covered on the extended service plan?
This car has more miles than what I'm looking for, but the price is good and it seem well taken care of. My concern is that all the high cost maintenance items are about to be needed.
If you dont plan to get the maint along with the CPO then dont get the CPO. Aftermarket warranties like EasyCare and Zurich are far more superior and much more bang for you buck.
Brake pad life is dependent on driving style. You drive highway, they dont wear fast, you drive city they wear faster. You track, they wear fast. You cruise they don't wear as fast. If they are at 50% dont bother, you still have a while.
SMG Clutch - No one can tell you when it will need a replacement. It can go out at 30k it can go out at 60k it can go out next week it can last 80k also. So you can never tell when time will come and you would need to do the clutch.
Extended service / Maintenance Package plan from BMW covers both clutch and brakes
You must ask if the M is covered similarly. May be something to consider,
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