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Old 08-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Madtown Madtown is offline
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Worth getting aftermarket warranty?

So just purchased a 2008 X3 that has been well taken care of. My question though is would it be worth getting a aftermarket warranty. I can get a bumper to bumper coverage one through my BMW dealer that I work at for $2,700. Thats good for 4 years or 100K. Plan on owning vehicle for 5 years. One major repair like a evaporator or transfer case would almost be that much so hard to say.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:24 PM
SonicBoom SonicBoom is offline
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Those aftermarket warrantys are pretty shady. They tend to fight you every step of the way when you make a claim.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:27 PM
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We have had great luck with the one that is being offered. No issues.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:01 PM
SonicBoom SonicBoom is offline
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I'm a little confused. To me, it sounds like you are asking for advice on buying something you already own.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:18 PM
spokelizard spokelizard is offline
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Is it a BMW warranty or a third party warranty? I'd trust BMW only.

Also, try comparison shopping at the Ask A Dealer forum here at BimmerFest, you might get a better price elsewhere (even after figuring in whatever employee discount you're getting). You can buy a BMW warranty at any dealer and prices vary.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:28 PM
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To be honest it's a crap shoot. I have right at 96,000 on my 2009 and the ONLY issue I've had was a heat exchanger gasket and the E-torx socket set cost more than the gasket (I changed it myself). So unless something were to go wrong in 4k it would have been a total waste of money for me.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:03 PM
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To be honest it's a crap shoot. I have right at 96,000 on my 2009 and the ONLY issue I've had was a heat exchanger gasket and the E-torx socket set cost more than the gasket (I changed it myself). So unless something were to go wrong in 4k it would have been a total waste of money for me.
Thats the dilemma for sure. $2700 can go a long way in repairs. I can do all the work myself so it would be cost of parts only & that would be at cost. I am leaning towards not getting one & keeping fingers crossed
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