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Old 07-17-2006, 07:06 PM
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Extended Maintenance & Warranty - difference?

I just purchased a 2003 325i with 46k miles from a private party and I am currently researching the extended maintenance and warranty. I need some help here. Was is the difference, ie coverage, between the extended maintenance and the extended warranty? I am just looking to educate myself and I am a newbie. Also, ballpark figures, how much does it cost to extend each one to 100k miles?

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Old 07-17-2006, 07:29 PM
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The point is kinda moot to purchase a product from BMW as they are only available to the original purchaser of the car.

Just FYI....
extended maintenance covers the scheduled services (oil changes, inspections, etc)
extended warranty covers things that break

If you want an extended warranty you will have to go 3rd party. Be careful as those companies go bankrupt fairly frequently.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:58 PM
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I would tend to disagree with that as the maintenance (maybe even the warranty), follows the car, not the original owner. So if the car purchased had 4yr/50k miles maintenance, it can be extended to 6yr/100k miles by current owner for about a grand (depending on the model).
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:33 PM
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Warranty - to fix it if it breaks.

Maintenance - to keep it from breaking.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:19 PM
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I would tend to disagree with that as the maintenance (maybe even the warranty), follows the car, not the original owner. So if the car purchased had 4yr/50k miles maintenance, it can be extended to 6yr/100k miles by current owner for about a grand (depending on the model).
What you have stated is NOT true.

The original warranty and maintenance plan definitely follows the car. Any extension to those plans (above the 4/50 that comes with the new car) can ONLY be bought by the original owner OR could be added by the dealer in the CPO process. The 2nd owner CANNOT purchase an extended BMW warranty or maintenanace plan after they have purchased the car.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:48 PM
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What you have stated is NOT true.

The original warranty and maintenance plan definitely follows the car. Any extension to those plans (above the 4/50 that comes with the new car) can ONLY be bought by the original owner OR could be added by the dealer in the CPO process. The 2nd owner CANNOT purchase an extended BMW warranty or maintenanace plan after they have purchased the car.
Strange. I asked my SA all about the extended warranty and maintenance plans the first time I brought my old 330 in for work. This was a car he definately knew I just bought with 29k miles on it (i.e. not the original owner). I chose not to buy either but I could have bought both on my non-CPO'd car. "The warranty and maintenance follow the car just like the service records follow the key," he said.

He might be wrong, but if that's true then there's misinformation coming straight from the dealerships.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:55 PM
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Anyone have any idea of how much does it cost for extended warranty 6 years/100,000 miles from easycare? For now the dealer offer me 4 years/100,000 miles for $3,800 (both warranty/maintenance).
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:12 PM
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Warranty - to fix it if it breaks.

Maintenance - to keep it from breaking.
That's not quite correct. The maintance program covers scheduled service and some wear items like brake pads and rotors. The maintance program keeps it braking.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:22 AM
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I think that this discussion is comparing apples and oranges. I purchased a 2002 325 csi privately before the original warranty/maintenance period ended. My BMW dealer honored it for the remainder of the original period and then (before the end) sold me an extended warranty. However, the extended warranty was with a third party, not BMW. The extension does not cover maintenance but the warranty is equivalent to BMW and transparent to me because the dealer deals with the thrid party providing the coverage.
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What you have stated is NOT true.

The original warranty and maintenance plan definitely follows the car. Any extension to those plans (above the 4/50 that comes with the new car) can ONLY be bought by the original owner OR could be added by the dealer in the CPO process. The 2nd owner CANNOT purchase an extended BMW warranty or maintenanace plan after they have purchased the car.
Unfortunately you are still wrong, as I am the 2nd owner and made the extension purchase before the original maintenance expired. Through a dealer.

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Strange. I asked my SA all about the extended warranty and maintenance plans the first time I brought my old 330 in for work. This was a car he definately knew I just bought with 29k miles on it (i.e. not the original owner). I chose not to buy either but I could have bought both on my non-CPO'd car. "The warranty and maintenance follow the car just like the service records follow the key," he said.

He might be wrong, but if that's true then there's misinformation coming straight from the dealerships.
Of course the warranty follows the car, but only if the first owner has purchased it. Once it transfers to you, you can no longer extend the warranty. However, if it's already been extended, it still applies.

Maintenance, however, can be extended at any time before the existing maintenance plan is up. I know because I extended it from 3/36k on my 2001 M Coupe to 4/50k and I was the second owner at the time.
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