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Old 10-27-2009, 08:23 AM
naigar naigar is offline
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Extended Maintenance

I am about to purchase a CPO 2006 X3 with 38000 miles on it. The free maintenance service will end next year and the dealership is offering me an extended 2 year maintenance service for $1595.00 that will start when the original free maintenance expires. Please share your thoughts if it is advisable to have this extended maintenance service or not. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:38 AM
jbnimble jbnimble is offline
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Its worth it and that's not a bad price either if you are not handy with a wrench.
It should be 2 year and/or 100,000 miles.
The manufacturers warranty is based on something that might happen.
The maintenance warranty is based on something that WILL happen.
Between 50k and 100k I believe you have 3 more services that collectively would cost higher than $1595.

Also use the fact that you are buying the warranty to have them come down a few extra dollars. I just bought another 2006 X3 CPO and we split the cost of the additonal warranty.

Even if you are planning on selling the car prior to the 100k it helps in the resale.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:49 AM
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If brakes do not need replacing before the present scheduled maintenance plan ends,
then the new maintenance plan is definitely worth it as your brakes will need doing somewhere in the frame 50K - 100K miles/ 2010 - 2014.

So, present state of brake wear is a factor, and also how many miles you will be putting on in your first 6 months or so of ownership.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:39 AM
bluskye bluskye is offline
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Check the brakes. If you think they will wear down in 2yrs, do it. If not, its not worth it. $1600 for about 2 service visits is a rip off. The main factor is brakes. Our brakes at 41k mi still have a TON of material pad left, but thats just our driving style.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:34 AM
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+1 its the brakes that make it worthwhile IMHO!
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:44 PM
DarrenMc32 DarrenMc32 is offline
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I'm unsure on how worthwile the extended maintenance will be but was able to get it thown in as part of the package on our 2006 CPO X3 with 28,000 miles. But even though I didn't have to pay for it, the added piece of mind that goes with the maintenance plan seems to be worth the expense. Time will tell.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:28 AM
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Dar, the good news is you still have a fair amount of the original warranty/maintentance left before you even have to consider using the extended plan.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:54 AM
Bill97Z Bill97Z is offline
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What about inspection II and a brake/steering flush? You will most likely need that over the next 2 yrs. Also, if you hit 100K before the 2 yrs is up, then they usually will do the 100K service tune-up under that plan which includes replacing spark plugs.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:37 AM
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I didn't know they did a steering flush too? I thought it was "lifetime" like the coolant.
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