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Old 04-09-2014, 08:16 AM
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Extended warranty

I bought my 2010 z4 brand new in April '10 and have been thinking about renewing the soon to expire warranty. I live in the northeast and do not drive it in the winter. I now have 47,000 miles on the car. I was wondering if anyone has any opinions that may help me decide
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:35 AM
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Hello fellow upstater! Did you get your car on the road yet? I just got mine out this past weekend and life is good.

Do you plan on keeping the car long term? If so, and if you want to avoid potentially high repair bills, then you either buy the extended warranty or set aside that money and a little extra each month and self-insure. The advantage of self-insurance is that if you don't encounter problems before you sell the car, you get to keep your money.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:16 AM
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I have and life IS good!
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:36 PM
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We always buy the extended warranties on our vehicles, regardless of brand. It is relatively cheap in the grand scheme...


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Old 04-10-2014, 04:02 AM
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I certainly see your point of view, too.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:34 PM
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How much does extended warranty go for?


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Old 04-16-2014, 06:04 PM
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Prices vary based on coverages, time and mileage. Some dealers will discount and others will not. I purchased a 7 yr/60K Platinum plan for around $2500 as best I can recall without looking for the paperwork.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:57 AM
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So if I'm not mistaken you can get an extended warranty while your current warranty is still valid. But after it you cannot.
I wonder if I should wait until I get closer to either the 4yr or 50k miles before getting an extended warranty. Thoughts?


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Old 04-17-2014, 01:33 PM
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So if I'm not mistaken you can get an extended warranty while your current warranty is still valid. But after it you cannot.
I wonder if I should wait until I get closer to either the 4yr or 50k miles before getting an extended warranty. Thoughts?


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Some folks take this approach especially if they are not sure if they will keep the car beyond the OEM factory warranty period. The downside is that the cost of warranties tend to increase each year so you will likely pay more the longer you wait.

Do NOT wait until your car is beyond the warranty period, I would buy when the car has a few thousand miles or 6 months left on the original warranty. The dealer may want to "read" your key fob to verify the status of the car before the warranty is issued. You will find a variety of pricing if you contact several dealers.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:19 PM
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Some folks take this approach especially if they are not sure if they will keep the car beyond the OEM factory warranty period. The downside is that the cost of warranties tend to increase each year so you will likely pay more the longer you wait.

Do NOT wait until your car is beyond the warranty period, I would buy when the car has a few thousand miles or 6 months left on the original warranty. The dealer may want to "read" your key fob to verify the status of the car before the warranty is issued. You will find a variety of pricing if you contact several dealers.

Thanks for the gouge. I will definitely consider. I just like to comfort Of knowing everything is covered in case something should malfunction with car. Being I'm a new Z4 owner I hear it's got a pretty good track record.


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Old 05-13-2014, 05:41 PM
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To continue this thread - I just picked up a used e89 with 28k miles, and the owner took out an 84 month 75000 mile warranty (Hendrick AutoGuard), which I can continue for roughly $1300. This would give me coverage to Jan. 2017, which covers three driving seasons.

I'm waiting on a response to make sure I can get work done at my local BMW shop and that the hard-top convertible stuff is covered. $50 deductible.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:25 PM
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I purchased a 3 year 70k mile gold program for my 35is. It was ~$3,000. I have every intention on keeping this car until it is run into the ground, so the 3 extra years of coverage is a drop in the bucket when looking at my long term plans ... wish I could buy a 5 year plan...

-- the depreciation cost is wickedly cruel on Z4 owners, my $80,000 car will have a street price of $20,000 in 6 years. I decided that I was willing to take the hit in return for the fun, joy, thrill, excitement of driving a car that is on my bucket list. In fact, when the is valued at $20K, I plan to give it to my son.. he will 16 by then. Let him have his fun, especially when he starts dating! Besides, do I really want a complete stranger to benefit from my painful depreciation? Not at all. So I will drive it hard, and drive it long, and let BMW fix it when it breaks.

Now, assume that my hard, long drives do break something... I am happy to know that BMW will pay for it.

Now assume that I have a major life event and I need to sell the car... the next buyer will pick a car with an extended warrantee over one that does not have it... and they may even pay a little extra for the car.

BMW contract states that I have 30 days for a 100% refund if I am claim free. I also have a prorated refund for the life of the policy if I am claim free. And the warrantee is transferrable.

The car was about $80,000 out the door. $3,000 for 3 years of hard (worry free) driving is a bargain. I also find that I will put the top up and down 6 times a day with no worries!

Aside, I did not buy the Platinum Plan even though I have NAV, iDrive, and Premium Stereo... In all the years that I had cars, the radio has never broke from normal wear and tear... and NAV is not covered if I leave the top down in a rain storm. Just saying.
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