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Old 03-15-2008, 10:26 AM
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Unique Extended Maintenance questions

At least I think it is.

I have a 2004 CPO that we bought in 11/05 with 10,000 miles on her.

Currently have 47,800 miles and the rear brakes (not rotors) where done at 42,000. We just got back from the dealer and they did the front brakes with rotors. So for the most part we have new brakes all around (except rear rotors). Otherwise, the X3 has been good to us with very little other problems.

We also plan on keeping the X3 for a number of years. So the rear rotors will need to be done at sometime.

Since the brakes are a major part of why people go for the ext. maintenance program, does it pay for us to shell out $1300 plus now for something that will expire in 2 1/2 years (11/10)?

Our CPO warranty also expires in 8/10 or 11/10.

Pretty much what else has been going and a big expense out of your pocket?

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Old 03-16-2008, 08:14 AM
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Can't believe that someone else here hasn't been in this situation before or that no one else has an opinion.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:33 AM
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OK, I can't get this program but here's a shot from the hip in what I'd consider if I could. At the rate you're adding mileage it looks like you're going to need another full set of brakes w/rotors and two oil changes/services minimum. If the cost of those is approx. $1300 then maybe it's worth it to hedge against inflation and possible unexpected repairs. .
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Or, find a good independent mechanic and use them for service. Many people areound here believe in that you should only use the dealer for service while you have free service from the original purchase. The brake job my local dealer quoted for my 97 528i was just shy of 950. My local BMW specialist did it, same parts etc, for $450. It's just not worth using the dealer after the free maintenance period is over (caveats of course).
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The Ext Maint deal is a close call, based on your mileage thus far, and potential future mileage.
If you are really going to keep it, it may be a good deal; another set of brakes and an oil change
will eat most of that $1300.

I would hunt around for a slightly better price quote, however; I recall seeing some Ext Maint "deals"
floating around here and on other BMW boards...a search might pull them.

Our X is an old '01, so no help on the X3s potential glitches or woes, though water pump, coolant reservoir,
oil separator, window regs are pretty ubiquitous to the X line, as time and miles progress.

Very surprised the stlr did not do new rear rotors with the new pads...
Good Luck with your hunt, but you may be able to beat that ExtMaint quote.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:59 AM
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I would agree with needing brakes again while we own the X3, but unlikely before the Maintenance Program would expire in the later part of 2010.
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