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Old 05-09-2013, 02:14 AM
mpabner mpabner is offline
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Mein Auto: 2014 Space Metal Gray X3
"The Protector" finish protector

Has anyone used this from their dealership? Our dealership is selling for $479 (increasing to $599 in 2 days, of course). If so, and you have needed to make a claim, were they willing to follow through with their claim?

Or is this just a huge waste of money?


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Old 05-09-2013, 06:08 AM
roadkillrob roadkillrob is offline
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All dealer up sells for the most part are a huge waste of money, huge markup and usually either something you can get elsewhere for much less or just an insurance policy covering damages which depending on where you are and your habits may or may not be worth it - for me I am careful with the car and rarely have any issues, so over the years it would have been much cheaper to repair anything out of pocket.

It is pretty much just a sealant that you can do yourself for 20 bucks and then an insurance policy to go with it. The company that sells it, sells it to all car dealers that they can get to resell it - just for comparison, Ford will sell you the Protector for $299 on a new car - BMW just marks it up more because people are willing to pay more!
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