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Old 12-28-2010, 10:23 PM
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And how much did you spend between 88K and 143K miles?
Broke items? Nada.

Maintenance? A few hundred in fluids & consumables and ~$900 in aftermarket brakes & rotors. A couple hundred In BMW OEM tools.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:32 PM
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Bcube.... did you change trans fluid and diff? do you have manual or auto? what about ps and coolant changes?
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:06 PM
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DIY, all fluids at ~100K except 6AT. The tranny is coming due in the next 10K miles or so.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:09 AM
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are you doing trans every 150k? thats awesome performance you're getting out of the car. Have you done any oil analysis? Car drive like its new?
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:37 AM
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I'm surprised that I seem to be the only one who considers the free loaner at BMW dealerships during maintenance a significant aspect of the value of the agreement. It's so nice not to have to arrange alternate transportation, and that's worth a lot to me.
+1 on loaners. Plus different cars each time. I got 1790 for extended maintenance. PM me for details.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:49 AM
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Just in case it wasn't mentioned (I didn't see it)
Maintenance = Oil changes, brakes, etc. I think invoice price on it is around $1,500. It's also a service so I don't think should be taxed (but I may be wrong on this)

Extended Warranty = Fixes like transmission, engine malfunctions, etc (non-wear and tear items).

For either of these items you should feel free to contact every single dealer in the united states to get the lowest price. EVen contact the board sponsors here. To be honest, if you get the plans at invoice (e.g. the dealership doesn't get extra profit, other then meeting a sales quota bonus) they will get money when you bring yuor car in for repair (BMW NA pays them). All in all, there is no reason to pay above invoice

Now the biggest opinion - is paying $1,500 for maintenance worth it? If you have a decent indy mechanic who will charge you fairly (not hard to find) then no it is not. If you love going to the dealership and sitting in their lobby then pay he $1,500...remember dealership prices are high, so their calculations are based on that high price, so the plans make sense....Their oil changes are $150... but what can you get the oil changes? I can get mine at $70 (60 for the oil/filter, 10 for the labor.

So do your own math based on your history... but really you should not pay over invoice for this quick sale.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:51 AM
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2 Oil Changes - $200
1 60k Inspection - $150
1 Brake Fluid Change - $100
Total of about $450.
These are est dealer costs - your SA can give you the accurate figures.
It costs the dealership $100 for an oil change? I pay $60 for BMW oil and filter (when they sell it to me). So presumably they pay less (maybe $30). So it costs the dealership $70 in labor to do a 20 minute oil change?
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:27 AM
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IMHO laying out money in advance for something with a limited upside is something I'd rather not do.

What's the most you'd pay if ALL the possible maintenance work were done? What 2 brake jobs and three oil changes?
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:48 PM
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It costs the dealership $100 for an oil change? I pay $60 for BMW oil and filter (when they sell it to me). So presumably they pay less (maybe $30). So it costs the dealership $70 in labor to do a 20 minute oil change?
Sorry, Furby - I should have said dealer charges, not costs.

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Old 12-29-2010, 04:53 PM
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Broke items? Nada.

Maintenance? A few hundred in fluids & consumables and ~$900 in aftermarket brakes & rotors. A couple hundred In BMW OEM tools.
After all of this up to 88K you have zero unexpected repairs from 88K to 143K? Original electrical water pump? Certainly not what I expected!
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:40 PM
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After all of this up to 88K you have zero unexpected repairs from 88K to 143K? Original electrical water pump? Certainly not what I expected!
The car went from 0 - 59K miles without any major issues, so having almost every drive train component changed with 2009 upgraded parts at 88K, there shouldn't be any big surprises for a while.
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The car went from 0 - 59K miles without any major issues, so having almost every drive train component changed with 2009 upgraded parts at 88K, there shouldn't be any big surprises for a while.

had you been servicing the trans every 50k miles or did it just tear up?
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The original transmission was replaced because it quit communicating with the DME. I have 55K miles on this one- I may do a fluid change or not. Not many Indies want to touch the automatics; the dealer will charge $800 and I am not sure I'll keep the car past 200K.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:18 PM
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was the diff fluid change difficult without the drain plug?
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:41 AM
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Sorry, Furby - I should have said dealer charges, not costs.

Tom
Ahhh! $100 is not bad for dealer charge for an oil change. Based on the recommended 15,000 mile change. The average car is every 3000 miles....so we change our oil 1/5th the amount of times someone else changes theres. Typically camry oil change = $25. $25x5 = $125....on pure dollar we pay less. Also the time savings.

Though some of us do every 7500 miles so that's cut in half - but the time savings = $$$.

But yea the maintenance plan is not worth it, imo, at anymore then invoice charge and even then the car better be your daily driver.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:36 AM
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I bougt a CPO 08 E90 335i and took advantage of the specials they currently have. I took the extended maintenance mainly because the other offers did no appeal to me. I'm also in the process of changing the oil myself as soon as I get my lazy ass to the dealer to buy a filter/oil.
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I think it's worth it, at least in the north east.

Brakes will be around 1200
Inspection II will be around 650
Another inspection I around 80K
Few more oil changes
Wipers
Brake flush

Easily equal the 2200 dollar selling price I was quoted
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