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Old 09-16-2013, 06:26 PM
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Hi. I rarely post here, if ever, but I figured this was the best place to go for advice.

I went and looked at a 2011 M3 coupe with 27,200 miles on it. It was a 6 sp, competition package, nav, carbon roof, premium package, cold weather, premium sound. Space Grey over blk leather.

The car seems perfect, its not a CPO, not buying it from a BMW dealer. I'm wondering how reliable they are and if BMW will sell me the CPO warranty?

Also, this dealer is asking $51,900, They knocked off $1,000 and gave me $10k trade in on my 2006 honda accord.

What are your thoughts??

I appreciate your advice.

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BMW will not sell you a CPO warranty, but you can buy an extended warranty from them. What was the original purchase date, how much longer will it be covered?
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:14 PM
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I'm not sure of the original purchase date, but I know it's still under the original warranty. Yes, the extended warranty is what I'd want.

What's your take on the deal itself? The car was traded in. I wonder what they gave on a trade??

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The deal itself seems fair. Personally, I don't think id want to own one of these cars out of warranty though, and an extended warranty will run another ~$5000. I guess it's something you have to think about.
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I'm not sure of the original purchase date, but I know it's still under the original warranty. Yes, the extended warranty is what I'd want.
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The in-service date can be different than the purchase date.

Call a BMW dealer and give them the VIN # they will be able to tell you the in-service date. They will also be able to tell you if the car qualifies (All the required service has been done)for the extended warranty.

Shop around for a good price as the warranty will be good nationwide no matter which BMW dealer you purchase from.

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:27 PM
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The deal itself seems fair. Personally, I don't think id want to own one of these cars out of warranty though, and an extended warranty will run another ~$5000. I guess it's something you have to think about.
If you are getting the platinum plan the cost is over $6K for 84/100K coverage.
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Extended warranty through BMW is available up until the expiration of the new car warranty and they offer three forms of coverage. You can call a BMW store and give them the VIN and the mileage and they can give you pricing on that. $51k is a pretty good deal. We have one at our store that's $53k with similar set-up and mileage on it. Personally I think warranty is worth it for piece of mind on an M3 if you plan to keep it for some time.
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OP, I don't mean to thread jack, but only want to continue the line of questions.

For multiple, favorable, reasons, I'm seriously looking into a 2011 M3 as well (e90).

I'm currently in a 335 and I'm not disappointed. But there's just something about the ///M.

It's not likely I'll have the chance to track any of my cars. Does removing track time from an M3 equation make it a wholly impractical purchase as a 335 owner with a 15-mile commute? Not trying to get into a 335 vs M3 debate, just looking at advice on making the upgrade, knowing I'll have very little/no track time with it.
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OP, I don't mean to thread jack, but only want to continue the line of questions.

For multiple, favorable, reasons, I'm seriously looking into a 2011 M3 as well (e90).

I'm currently in a 335 and I'm not disappointed. But there's just something about the ///M.

It's not likely I'll have the chance to track any of my cars. Does removing track time from an M3 equation make it a wholly impractical purchase as a 335 owner with a 15-mile commute? Not trying to get into a 335 vs M3 debate, just looking at advice on making the upgrade, knowing I'll have very little/no track time with it.
From what I gather, the M3 really shines when driven at 6/10ths and above. It just doesn't have the torque to be that great as a daily driver.


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From what I gather, the M3 really shines when driven at 6/10ths and above. It just doesn't have the torque to be that great as a daily driver.


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