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Old 08-16-2012, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by OU812545 View Post
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.

You really need to read in between the lines as the language is intentionally confusing. My e90 335i is a CPO that I purchased from a dealership. Recently the clutch went and I was advised to purchase the extended warranty..that cost me $2,000. The good news is that the clutch was replaced as part of this program. That was cheaper then to just pay for a clutch replacement which would be about $2,400. Now the car has maintenance coverage until 100,000 miles.

You must ask if the M is covered similarly. May be something to consider,
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