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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 09-19-2014, 08:38 AM
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New to us CPO 2011 X5 35D - extend CPO, maint,tires?

Folks - my wife is picking up a 2011 X5 35D CPO today ~34k miles. The dealer's business manager is pitching us on a couple of warranties and I wanted to get opinions on whether or not it was a good idea.

- CPO extend $3,115 (2 years)
- Maint extend $2545 (2 years) expires this July '15
- Tire and wheel replacement (damage and road hazards) $1,149

Would you do any of these?

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Old 09-19-2014, 09:20 AM
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Opinions vary, the topic has generated 100s of threads, you might want to search "warranty".

My opinion is that the companies selling these warranties are not non profits and their statisticians are betting you will spend more up front than they will pay. Also, what if the car gets totaled or you sell earlier than you are planning today?

I have owned BMWs for 17 years and I know that sometimes things go wrong. I keep a BMW rainy day fund at the ready, I do some of the work myself, and I have a fantastic independent BMW shop near me who may not have the cheapest labor rate but is honest and does not invent problems like the dealers do when it's on your dime. The first time I was offered a warranty from a BMW dealer was in 06 so if I consider the cars I've bought and the upkeep since, I'm ahead at least $20k.


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Old 09-19-2014, 09:45 AM
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what is this "CPO extend"??? The CPO car should have a CPO warranty whcih is a "BMW Gold plan".. there is a "Platinum" plan, and I beleive you can buy a "wrap" which ONLY ADDS navigation and some electronics to the existing CPO coverage. It is a rip off at 3115.

Come to think of it, I cannot think of anything that is sold by BMW for a CPO car that is worth 3115.

Where is the car now with maintenance???? When were the brakes last replaced? DID YOU GET A COPY OF THE CPO INSPECTION FORM????? The dealer is REQUIRED to give this to you. They never do. The CPO checklist requires the brakes to be over 50% (tires too). Check this. Personally I think the BMW maintenance is very overpriced- buyers usually are scared by dealer a la carte prices, and just buy it 'to be safe' You might wind up buying two oil changes, and a brake flush for $2500.

Skip the tire plan. Next time you buy tires simply buy the road hazard coverage for $35 per tire.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:05 PM
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Folks - my wife is picking up a 2011 X5 35D CPO today ~34k miles. The dealer's business manager is pitching us on a couple of warranties and I wanted to get opinions on whether or not it was a good idea.

- CPO extend $3,115 (2 years)
- Maint extend $2545 (2 years) expires this July '15
- Tire and wheel replacement (damage and road hazards) $1,149

Would you do any of these?

Thank you.
Is this your first BMW?

- If the car's already CPO'd, why and how would they CPO it again? Not possible. As ARD says, get, no DEMAND the CPO check list ... Then self-insure by putting the $3,000 aside.
- learn to do the maintenance yourself. Or find an Indy and pay about half
- tire and wheel replacement: don't bother.

I can't stand these greedy dealers and their slimy sales pitches ...
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:31 PM
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In a word - NO. Pay close attention to previous posts ... some dealers are blood suckers and justly earn the title STEALERS !!
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:45 PM
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OP will come back tomorrow saying:

"She picked it up yesterday and decided to go for ___, ___ and ___"



And I think they are pitching the CPO 'wrap':

http://cache.bmwusa.com/Pdf_9955677c...c29113198.arox

All this does is (1) extend the CPO from 6/100 to 7/100 or (2) extend the CPO to a 6/100 platinum or (3) extend the CPO to 7/100 platinum. All of these are worth far less than $3100. I also wonder if the car is CPO or CPO (e)Lite?
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:45 PM
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Thanks all. No, not my first BMW. First from a dealer though. All others were more, "owned" We passed on all these. The only reason I asked was X5's of yesteryear had the reputation of being incredibly unreliable. I didn't know if the cost/value line had been met.

BTW - the CPO $3k think I listed was to extend the CPO one more year.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:04 PM
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btw - the cpo $3k think i listed was to extend the cpo one more year.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:16 PM
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Dealer tried to sell us maintenance plan, extended warranty, windshield package, tire package, and the kicker was "protectant for the seats when your kids spill their juice" - kids are in their 20s and wouldn't be caught dead being driven by a parent.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:57 PM
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We passed on all these. The only reason I asked was X5's of yesteryear had the reputation of being incredibly unreliable. I didn't know if the cost/value line had been met.

BTW - the CPO $3k think I listed was to extend the CPO one more year.
Whew.



Boy, buyers must really be fearful if one year is worth $3k... especially if you will hit 100k at year 7, that means you will be a 86k at the end of year 6.

Enjoy the new ride
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:14 PM
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Thank you folks Passed on all.
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