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Old 10-19-2011, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by awesomeo3000 View Post
For $2,295 I can upgrade my free maintenance program for an additional 2 years or 50k miles (making it free for 6 years or 100k). Does this extend the warranty also or no? I plan on driving probably 15k mi per year, so i'd get to 50k before the 4 years are up. Would I spend more than $2,295 on routine maintenance between 50k and 100k miles? Does this really include everything (breaks, oil change, transmission fluid, radiator, transmission, tire rotation, etc) or just basically oil change? Right now I have a '98 Acura CL so i get my oil change at Jiffy Lube for 20 or 30 bucks. How much does an oil change cost at a dealer for a 2012 528xi?
I had the upgraded maintenance on mine and it was well worth it. I paid about ~1200 for my car at the time (which was back in 2005, IIRC). The dealer changed all of the brakes and rotors twice during that time...in addition to Inspection I & II, and an oil service. I think they also changed the oxygen sensors because I took it in right before it hit 100K.

However, I wouldn't bother buying it now. Buy it when you are close to 50K. For whatever reason you may decide not to keep the car or your mileage needs may change. And when you decide to get it, shop around. You might get a better deal by just calling around and you don't even have to buy it in person...you can just use a key and mail it to them so they can get the mileage from it.

The best part about having this and the extended warranty together is that the car gets serviced like a new car till 100K. There is absolutely no haggling with the dealer about any kind of fine print. Defective part, worn part, whatever...it gets fixed.

Does the F10 need tire rotations? I thought BMW stopped requiring those (at least they don't require it on my E46) and as such, the dealer doesn't perform them. Basically this will cover anything listed under the scheduled maintenance or that is showing normal wear and tear.
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2003 325i / Gray Green / Beige Leatherette / 4 DR / 5 MT / Moonroof / 219K+ Miles / Bought 12-21-2002 / Sold 10-21-2013
1998 Civic EX / Vogue Silver / Gray / 4 DR / 5 MT / 122K+ Miles / Bought 12-30-1997 / Totaled 08-2002
1988 Sentra / Gray / Gray / 2 DR / 4 MT / 190K+ Miles / Bought 06-1994 @ 120K+ Miles / Died 12-1997

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