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Old 05-16-2014, 07:30 PM
hondo402000 hondo402000 is offline
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New Car Warranties

I have a 2007 BMW 335i HTC for reference,,,, and today I Just purchased a new 2014 toyota 4 runner limited 4x4,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and during the purchasing process
I was offered a 5 year 100,000 mile unlimited warranty, ( except for Maintenance) for 2000.00 dollars. Any thing that dies is covered, and the caveat is if I don't use the Extended warranty within the 5 years, or 100,000 miles they refund my money back less 50 dollars, Is that not a great deal!!! Or someone that believes in their product?

plus for 500 I get tire replacement for a damaged tire that cannot be repaired , (and no one patches tires any more), and towing, and damaged wheels too-free!. NO deductible either for 5 years unlimited mileage I am gonna eat their lunch, dinner and chocolate Mousse on this one!

Heck I have had 4 tires replaced in one year on my last 4runner and they charged a 27 dollars fee for a " new hazard program " that was for the new tire, and I had to purchase the tires too!




So BMW Step up to the Plate. if you don't have the faith you can make money on warranties like toyota ......Then... You don't believe in your cars
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:36 PM
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I have a 2007 BMW 335i HTC for reference,,,, and today I Just purchased a new 2014 toyota 4 runner limited 4x4,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and during the purchasing process
I was offered a 5 year 100,000 mile unlimited warranty, ( except for Maintenance) for 2000.00 dollars. Any thing that dies is covered, and the caveat is if I don't use the Extended warranty within the 5 years, or 100,000 miles they refund my money back less 50 dollars, Is that not a great deal!!! Or someone that believes in their product?

plus for 500 I get tire replacement for a damaged tire that cannot be repaired , (and no one patches tires any more), and towing, and damaged wheels too-free!. NO deductible either for 5 years unlimited mileage I am gonna eat their lunch, dinner and chocolate Mousse on this one!

Heck I have had 4 tires replaced in one year on my last 4runner and they charged a 27 dollars fee for a " new hazard program " that was for the new tire, and I had to purchase the tires too!




So BMW Step up to the Plate. if you don't have the faith you can make money on warranties like toyota ......Then... You don't believe in your cars
Do you not like BMW? As good as that warranty is, I'm sure it will get used once or twice.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:49 PM
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yep I love my BMW, thats not the point, and yes I have used my BMW extended warranty, and so far its paid for itself and still 40,000 mile to go on that one, and I am sure I will get my monies worth on the BMW Extended warranty my point it if a car manufacturer wii give you your money back, on a warranty you don't use, they are betting they won't work on the car and that its built right

BMW's have issues and we all know it, and they are not Cheap to buy, or fix or repair,, so would you not expect a 60K car would be Hi Tech and Issue free for at least 5 years, as long as its taken care of......
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:54 PM
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Do you not like BMW? As good as that warranty is, I'm sure it will get used once or twice.
and on a side note,,, My 2010 4runner I just traded in, 4 years 130,000 miles and all I did was change oil evey 7500 miles, wash it, waxed it once a year? and front brake pads, thats it
and one set of wipers, and one front windshield but thats never covered

Lets face it BMW is starting to live off their Name, or they think BMW owners will just accept the issues
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:18 PM
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and on a side note,,, My 2010 4runner I just traded in, 4 years 130,000 miles and all I did was change oil evey 7500 miles, wash it, waxed it once a year? and front brake pads, thats it
and one set of wipers, and one front windshield but thats never covered

Lets face it BMW is starting to live off their Name, or they think BMW owners will just accept the issues
I don't think BMW was ever known to be reliable, they're sporty cars with bleeding edge technology. If anyone is living off their name it's Toyota and Honda.

And I would hope that a 2010 Toyota wouldn't have any issues, it's not very old.

I have family members who bought Hondas, they all became money pits after 5 years. After I saw how horrible Honda was I swore I would never own a Japanese car.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:45 AM
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Folks have this impression about Toyota reliability and low cost of upkeep...an artifact of the old days, when they WERE reliable and went 200K or more (we had one in the family that went 300k before giving up the ghost...but it did get parts from the family mechanic!) Our current (Toyota trained, former dealer mechanic) independant shop mechanic says otherwise, about Toyotas and Hondas today
...Reliability: My wife's then-5-year old (30 days after they last loan payment made and the warranty expired) Toyota had the auto tranny fail, with 70K miles on it (warranty expiration 60K)...$5000 for a rebuild from dealer, installed. No offer of goodwill cost reduction for rebuild and only 30 days and 10K out of warranty!
We contacted regional office and had to document the VIN of EVERY Toyota owned within the family (about 20 of them over decades) before Toyota regional would finally belly up to the bar and underwrite most of the replacement cost 'for a loyal Toyota customer' We spent $500 ourselves on the replacement rebuild unit, plus another $600 to try replacement of a solenoid in a failed attempt to fix the ailing transmission before the 'need rebuild' assessment.
...Low cost: A few months earlier, the same car, had the center LED brake light display stop working. It took HUNDREDS of dollars to replace (by our former Toyota dealer mechanic, who gave us a price break!) Engineers designed the car with zero consideration for that unit to need replacement, so the labor was much more intensive and expensive than something like that should have cost.
...Low cost: I remember a coworker agonizing over the $1200 routine maintenance bill for his Lexus after one service visit!

Not defending BMW at all...the tons of plumbing and all the cr*p that has to removed for simple things to be replaced drives up labor costs incredibly. $450 in labor to replace what is essentially a PCV valve! And $225 in labor to replace a coolant system expansion tank. Yeah, a lot of that is inherently caused by regulations to meet emissions or MPG standards in modern cars. It reminds me of a friend's (Ferrari) Dino back 20 years ago...had to take the engine off its mounts to do a valve adjustment, $1200 20 years ago!
I have been driving BMWs since 1977, and the failing plastic parts (plastic does get brittle, especially with heat) and the expensive labor to replace them, makes the cost of BMW care escalate incredibly. And the plastic parts are not cheap...price an expansion tank for E46 or a plastic valve cover.
But don't hold the Japanese brands as the Gold Standard to meet any more!

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Old 05-17-2014, 12:37 PM
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yea all cars suck we should start walking again, at least our kids wouldn't be Fat asses
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:22 PM
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I don't think BMW was ever known to be reliable, they're sporty cars with bleeding edge technology. If anyone is living off their name it's Toyota and Honda.

And I would hope that a 2010 Toyota wouldn't have any issues, it's not very old.

I have family members who bought Hondas, they all became money pits after 5 years. After I saw how horrible Honda was I swore I would never own a Japanese car.
That's not the impression I get when I speak with perspective BMW owners. Most are surprised when I inform them they're not at Toyota or Honda levels of reliability.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:14 PM
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That's not the impression I get when I speak with perspective BMW owners. Most are surprised when I inform them they're not at Toyota or Honda levels of reliability.
It depends on the model of BMW, a 328i is going to be closer to Lexus-like reliability where a 550xi might be a nightmare to own out of warranty.
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It seems like this topic is everywhere just now.Many people on the 'Fest must be just about to go out of warranty, or are just out of it and getting hit with repair bills.

BMW = Fun
BMW does not = reliable. N4S
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:51 AM
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What you're really buying is 2 additional years and 64K miles of whatever the extended warranty covers. You're suspecting that with normal use the Toyota truck will never need $2000 of repairs up to 100K miles ... the return of "premium" makes this sound like a real deal. Use it and you're covered | Don't use it and you get the money back! How can you beat that??? Unless there's some fine print ... like turn in one $100 claim and you're SOL!
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:09 AM
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l seriously doubt there is any repair that can be done for 100 bucks
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