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Old 01-22-2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bubbs View Post
I just bought a 2011 335i with xDrive yesterday. It has just over 17,000 miles. It was not CPO but I asked to see if they could add it. They charged me $1,500 to do it which I considered cheap insurance for the peace of mind it gives me.
And there's the price point you should keep in mind on BMW extended warranties.

The CPO warranty is better than the BMW extended warranties you can get as far as items covered. It's also a pretty fixed price from what I've seen here, which would seen to indicate that the dealer has no negotiating leverage with BMWNA or even a lot of price room on his end.

So, $1500 would seem to be a good starting point for how much BMW thinks it will need to pay out in repair claims on average for an extended period with a 3-series. Paying more than this for warranty coverage would therefore seem to be a bad bet, again on an average basis.
2009 335i xDrive coupe, Jet Black, Black Leather, Grey Poplar, Steptronic, ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, iPod/USB, HD radio, Parking Assist. Rear Fogs, Hardwire V1, ProFit G3.
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