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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:39 PM
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Fidelity Extended Warranty

Does anyone have any experience with Fidelity Warranty. I just got this quote for the Platinum coverage which pretty much covers evertything, but i just don't want to commit to a service that's gonna give me the run around.

3 years from purchase or 36,000 miles 2,449.00

4 years from purchase or 48,000 miles 2,927.00
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:00 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with Fidelity Warranty. I just got this quote for the Platinum coverage which pretty much covers evertything, but i just don't want to commit to a service that's gonna give me the run around.

3 years from purchase or 36,000 miles 2,449.00

4 years from purchase or 48,000 miles 2,927.00
Hello, My name is Lisa, I'm with autoPOM! We represent Mercury Select and we are A+ rated with the BBB and A.M. Best. Mercury is one of the oldest providers of extended coverage in the industry and has been providing peace of mind to BMW owners since the 1970's. If you search 'autopom' in this forum, you will find other satisfied BMW owners that have purchased our coverage.

I would be more than happy to offer you a quote. Please advise your purchase date, state in which you reside, mileage, model, 2 or 4WD, Turbo? My contact information is:

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:18 PM
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I have Fidelity Platinum insurance policy on my 645ci. So far I claimed total 4 instances. They are prompt and paid all bills well after deductible. Strongly recommend Fidelity
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:38 AM
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:42 AM
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Be careful - that was from a user with a single post and no history on this site. Do a search on the topic - it's been discussed before.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:01 PM
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Damn you are right, could be someone affiliated with Fidelity. Good looking out!
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:55 PM
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Not saying its a shill, just wanting you to get more opinions than just one.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:06 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:42 AM
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Either way, if that quote you mentioned is for even halfway decent coverage, that is INCREDIBLY inexpensive on an m6!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:40 AM
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when i was looking at aftermarket insurances i got quoted 4800 for a 650 so i would think an m6 would be considerably higher... Read the fine print man. let us know what u find im thinking m6 as well for my next vehicle and if they are giving platinum cov for 3k that would be a great help
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:01 PM
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Got this link from another board and I guess the answer is run don't walk away from Fidelity!

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/auto_.../fidelity.html

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:10 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:56 AM
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I've heard that Zurich and AUL are good warranty companies. I have a big claim with my extended warranty company (Endurance) and I will update you on the outcome and weather or not they stand by their warranty.
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I just discussed a car available at an independent used highline car dealership. I asked if a CPO was able to be arranged and of course, not without the sale to a dealership first. They quickly offered me Fidelity Extended Warranty as it is far lower cost and covers everything. I quickly said no thanks to the warranty and the car. There are many choices out there.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:06 PM
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Good choice! I can't believe with all the complaints out there that dealerships continue to offer Fidelity as an option.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:27 PM
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I recently bought a 2004 645ci convertible with just 7000 miles from a seller in another state. The local BMW dealer has offered me an extended warranty for 7 years or 70,000 miles, platinum coverage from Fidelity for $2,370, $100 deductible. I understand it is cheap because of the exceptionally low current mileage.
Most of the negative coverage I have seen relates to dissatisfaction with the original terms of the contract. (for example wear and tear items, ball joints etc., coverage no longer valid after 50,000 miles)
Does anyone have bad experience not as a result of the above? They do have an A+ rating from BBB.
I am looking for a long term, low mileage warranty.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:57 PM
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I did autopom and they recently saved me about 3k. I didnt even have to make a call after the first one. The bmw dealership loaned me a 5 series and 2 weeks later my dynamic drive was fixed, they gave me a new computer for my navigation, and more. Wont turn back Mercury through autopom is the best.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:59 PM
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:54 AM
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Good news on the Mercury policy. I bought a Mercury policy through Autopom in July.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:25 PM
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I think because you have an M6. AutoPom doesn't have cover for M6. I used to contact them about this before. There is chance if you already have 5 star warranty then it might be able to extend (one of my friend get his cover extended one more time before the first one out). I have not find an aftermarket warranty for M6 (unless you are still low miles and under factory coverage).

Fidelity is really bad imo, my friend uses it for his X6 and they process claim super slow. However, if there is no choice then it's still better than nothing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:38 PM
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I don't have any experience with aftermarket warranties, however the Fidelity Warranty is well reviewed on the m5board. Like Reytran says, while they may pay slow the M6 has limited warranty options. That board has many discussions and threads regarding aftermarket warranty options.

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e63...arranty-3.html

The M6 has a unique set of issues because of the failure rate on the SMG pump system and how this affects coverage. Sure, some 6ers do have SMG, but the majority of the M6's are SMG with a small percentage being manual.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:10 PM
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Thank you Tampamark. The thread you linked to agreed with my own evaluation of the FWS contract. I am going to continue to search that forum for any experience of actual warranty claims.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:46 PM
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Here is another interesting thread about FWS: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...-services.html
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:05 PM
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I did a quick search online and found this and it covers M6

http://bmw.endurancenow.com/?cm_mmc=126-_-1-_-50034

Hope it's help. Never heard anyone mention about this.

@Colink: that's what I mean by the claiming process is really slow. If you're not the one with M6, just go with 5stars or AutoPom. Easier choice. I think most of the dealer accept 5stars warranty as their own CPO one. Drop and go style.

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Here is another interesting thread about FWS: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...-services.html
I have read about a company called NAC Extended Warranty that also covers the M6, but in threads on the M board there were issues with the SMG pump coverage. Something about how they tried to categorize it as a clutch plate issue and dis-allowed a claim. The folks who had the Fidelity had no issue with coverage. If you have a regular 6 your options are much broader, Autopom seems to be well reviewed. There is a lot to read on this board about our alternatives.

I have an aftermarket Wheel Hazard program, it took almost two weeks to get my approval for the replacement of two rims and tires. Sure it was a pain and a bit frustrating during the wait, but in the end I had $2200 worth of replacements to reward my patience. Having a dealer loaner made that a much easier pill to swallow, so I guess if Fidelity is slow on the claim approval and you don't have a loaner it would be exponentially more frustrating.

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I did a quick search online and found this and it covers M6

http://bmw.endurancenow.com/?cm_mmc=126-_-1-_-50034

Hope it's help. Never heard anyone mention about this.

@Colink: that's what I mean by the claiming process is really slow. If you're not the one with M6, just go with 5stars or AutoPom. Easier choice. I think most of the dealer accept 5stars warranty as their own CPO one. Drop and go style.
Endurance has been discussed before, there are other threads I believe, but this is one I recalled. I am not 100% certain that the issues brought up were all the fault of Endurance, but worth a read.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ight=endurance
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