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slven 01-23-2013 11:30 AM

extended maintenance?
 
I am looking to buy a slightly pre-owned 2012 X3 from a dealer. I am considering the extended maintenance (I did get it on my previous x3 and for me, I liked having it, but was many years ago, driving more miles then, and it was a bit cheaper back then since they were just introducing it and trying to persuade me to buy it)....my questions:
- can you buy it at anytime before 50k miles or 4 years?
-Do you get a better "deal" if you buy it at the time of car purchase?
-Can anyone offer what they paid for the 2012 X3 extended maintenance coverage?

wavewuver 01-23-2013 03:08 PM

I know you can buy it anytime before 50K. You can also buy it after 50K, but there is a surcharge. Also, there are different levels of coverage. I think they call them silver, gold and platinum. Platinum is what you get under your usual new car warranty. I think gold excludes a couple of items like navigation. And, I think silver is just the power train.

If it was me, I would go for the platinum. I have about 45K on my 2011 X3 now and was considering the extended warranty. But, I'm going to pass and take my chances. The engine, mine is the inline 6, is bulletproof in my opinion. The tranny so far is perfect. I've had the inline 6 in my previous two BMW's and haven't had to touch either one. My first inline 6 had about 250K and ran like new. My second one was an M3, but I only kept it long enough to put 125K on it.

My concern with BMW's is usually focussed on the electronics and the front suspension. Everything else is extremely good, especially for the first 100K.

noka 01-23-2013 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by wavewuver (Post 7333108)
I know you can buy it anytime before 50K. You can also buy it after 50K, but there is a surcharge. Also, there are different levels of coverage. I think they call them silver, gold and platinum. Platinum is what you get under your usual new car warranty. I think gold excludes a couple of items like navigation. And, I think silver is just the power train.

If it was me, I would go for the platinum. I have about 45K on my 2011 X3 now and was considering the extended warranty. But, I'm going to pass and take my chances. The engine, mine is the inline 6, is bulletproof in my opinion. The tranny so far is perfect. I've had the inline 6 in my previous two BMW's and haven't had to touch either one. My first inline 6 had about 250K and ran like new. My second one was an M3, but I only kept it long enough to put 125K on it.

My concern with BMW's is usually focussed on the electronics and the front suspension. Everything else is extremely good, especially for the first 100K.

The OP is inquiring about extended maintenance, not warranty. Two different service products.

wavewuver 01-23-2013 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by noka (Post 7333153)
The OP is inquiring about extended maintenance, not warranty. Two different service products.

You are correct. I misread the question. But, you can also buy the extended maintenance up to 50K. I'm not interested in it so I don't have much more to offer. I love to maintain my own vehicles so oil changes, brakes etc are not something I want to be done for me.

UncleJ 01-24-2013 08:03 AM

wave -- I was like you -- going to pass when my "bulletproof" '06 reached 45K miles -- I did pass. Then after the warrenty expired the problems started. So far I have spent more than the cost of the extended warranty on things like new struts, MAF sensor, gas line return valves (whatever that is) and some assorted problems that escape me now. I am looking at "seeps" in the rear end and valve cover gasket, and of course the "normal" brake, rotor, tire, sparkplug replacements coming up. Not that these last would have been covered but it is just more expense ahead for this car which has begun to resemble a money pit. If I had it to do over, I would get the BMW extended warranty.:angel:

Flyingman 01-27-2013 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by slven (Post 7332571)
I am looking to buy a slightly pre-owned 2012 X3 from a dealer. I am considering the extended maintenance (I did get it on my previous x3 and for me, I liked having it, but was many years ago, driving more miles then, and it was a bit cheaper back then since they were just introducing it and trying to persuade me to buy it)....my questions:
- can you buy it at anytime before 50k miles or 4 years?
-Do you get a better "deal" if you buy it at the time of car purchase?
-Can anyone offer what they paid for the 2012 X3 extended maintenance coverage?

Slven,

Try to find Daniel at PacificBMW on this site and ask him for a quote. They appear to sell a much larger volume of the warranties and extended maintenance so are offering lower than most dealers.

I'm pretty sure you need to buy it before your car reaches 4 yrs or 50k miles, but I may be wrong. You will have to mail them your key so they can verify miles and maintenance record.

His price was a few hundred off what my local dealer would offer me. The Plan works at any BMW dealer.

Worth looking in to.:thumbup:


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