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Old 07-26-2015, 05:53 AM
YetiVanHalen YetiVanHalen is offline
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Extended warranty advice

Hello,
I have a 2005 x3 with 103k. Could not afford a new car so I purchased an extended warranty AAA to the tune of 4k. 10% down and interest free payments over 17 months. Low and behold, 2 months later my driver mirror motor and ac evaporator failed on the same day.
Evap replacement cost $2200.00 power mirror replacement cost 700.00. All covered under the warranty and I still have coverage for another 33 months or 34K miles. I would definitely recommend an aftermarket warranty if you are planning to keep this vehicle for any length of time. The AAA Gold warranty with electronic module option(this was a $100.00 option) to cover instrument cluster and all electronic control modules). It also comes with a free battery replacement, my battery is currently 3 years old so I'll be needing one over the next few years. Definitely worth it if you plan on keeping the vehicle.

I went this route because I own the car, cannot afford a new BMW with 2 kids in college and am hard pressed to find a vehicle that handles and rides like a BMW.

Cheers.. Greg in NJ
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:32 AM
smaglik smaglik is offline
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Glad to hear it has worked out so far for you (you've still got a bit to cover to break even). I really like my X3, but that evaporator is one repair that might find it at Carmax if it ever happens. Personally, I prefer to self insure for car repairs. I've had mine for 2.5 year, put 50k miles on it, and I've only had to replace the rear springs, the valve cover, and the headlight level sensor. Of course, I've done a bunch of preventative stuff, but, yeah. Best of luck!
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