I very recently looked into 3rd party warranties and the ones I looked at you could use at dealerships. I personally like the idea of the car manufacturer provided ones. But it probably is a false sense of security for me. Just rember the ones sold under the BMW branding are much like cars when it comes to pricing, there is msrp on them, actual invoice cost on them, and greedy dealers that put stupid markups on them.
Btw the "BMW" one is probably still a 3rd party company. Think of it as outsourcing a service.
Last edited by Snipe656; 10-04-2012 at 05:19 PM.