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Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well!

First post and I've done a lot of reading on the forum and there is a lot of great information here.

let me get to the point and please forgive me if this question has been asked before!

This is my first BMW (2013 328i), I bought it Certified Pre Owned with 16k miles on it. I love this car so much that I drive it all the time, regardless where the destination is. With that said, I'm already at 92,500 miles. The car has been serviced at my local BMW dealer, the biggest repairs were the rear axle drive differential and a full replacement of brake rotors and pads, and they were all covered by the CPO warranty and service.

I have another service to be done before 100k miles. I asked my BMW service rep if anything can be done for preventative maintenance before the car goes out of warranty, I was told that they only service it if a red flags comes up when checking the computer, so just a routine service will be done at 98k miles.

My question and concerns, for those of you that have had BMWs longer than 100k miles, what should I be concerned about, what will be the biggest expense I'll see if something was to happen?

The car is in immaculate condition, I baby this car, I don't even let anyone drink or eat in my car, but I do have a heavy foot and love to haul ass... =)

Any suggestions, comments are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
 

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Just continue to do what you are doing. Keep up with maintenance and repair or replace worn parts as quickly as possible. As you would do with any other used car.
 

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Sooo ..... the biggest thing you have going for you is that you know the car and have taken great care of it.

It will go many more miles with some to be expected repairs ..... it***8217;s not worth much as a trade at this point so if you like it keep it imho ...
 

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Just continue to do what you are doing. Keep up with maintenance and repair or replace worn parts as quickly as possible. As you would do with any other used car.
Thanks John, appreciate the response. I am just concern on the repair bills! =) But makes sense... My daughter's car lasted to 245k miles, a little honda civic, but that require minimal maintenance and parts were cheap. We all hear about how BMWs are so expensive to repair.

Have a great weekend sir!
 

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Sooo ..... the biggest thing you have going for you is that you know the car and have taken great care of it.

It will go many more miles with some to be expected repairs ..... it's not worth much as a trade at this point so if you like it keep it imho ...
Yeah, I went to the BMW dealership where I get my service from, I was looking at the newer CPO BMWs and it was disappointing to hear that they value my car at $8000 as a trade in... I was like, WTH? They said, I had to many miles. My response, so this is the Ultimate Driving Machine and I'm being punished because I drove the car too much? lol

Also, they changed the way their CPO works. Before they would give you 3 year extension from the beginning of the manufacturer warranty or 100k miles, whichever comes first. Now they only extend it 2 years, but unlimited miles. Not worth the money to jump on a newer one just to have 2-3 year warranty. I was also told that services are no longer included, unless they are purchased in advanced, which they were included when I purchased my BMW.

I think this puppy will stay with me for longer than I expected.

Thanks for the information!
 

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Thanks John, appreciate the response. I am just concern on the repair bills! =) But makes sense... My daughter's car lasted to 245k miles, a little honda civic, but that require minimal maintenance and parts were cheap. We all hear about how BMWs are so expensive to repair.

Have a great weekend sir!
Any car is expensive to repair. You can save a lot in labor charges by doing work yourself. But it is still cheaper to keep and repair the old one than to buy another. The 2014 328i with 67k miles is a keeper. And the Volvo V70 has 221k miles and I expect it to go 300k...or more.
 

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Any car is expensive to repair. You can save a lot in labor charges by doing work yourself. But it is still cheaper to keep and repair the old one than to buy another. The 2014 328i with 67k miles is a keeper. And the Volvo V70 has 221k miles and I expect it to go 300k...or more.
That is true John... thanks for the info!
 

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Welcome to Bimmerfest, YHBMW! John MS, laser, and southcoastguy pretty much nailed it. Your F30 is a keeper; kudos to you for driving it in a spirited manner (as it was designed) and for maintaining it.

I did want to emphasize the value of BMW CCA membership, as southcoastguy alluded to in the previous post. Not only do you get Roundel, which includes Mike Miller's "Tech Talk" column, you'll have an opportunity to meet with other BMW car owners who can share maintenance and repair tips with you. Additionally, many of the larger chapters (such as National Capital Chapter, by far the largest in the U.S.) have DIY events at participating dealerships and independent shops.
 

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I have 106k miles on my 14 320. Just service as required, fix what breaks and you’ll be fine. I really haven’t had any breaks other than a persistent CEL, that is emissions related. My car is going back to BMW Tulsa on Tuesday for the 4th time, related to that issue. Otherwise, the car has been perfect.


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My car is only at 90K miles but I plan to keep it as long as I can. It's more financially sensible to keep it than trade-in or private party sale because the depreciated value just sad. I prefer to just wait issues to pop up but keep an eye visible/audible items that get worse over time i.e. oil leaks, odd sounds, etc. The recent issues I had to deal with were: oil cooler leak, oil filter housing leak, valve cover gasket leak, bad fuel injector and coolant hose leak. Taking it to an indy helps but it's still expensive compared to common car expenses. Good luck!
 

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I have 106k miles on my 14 320. Just service as required, fix what breaks and you’ll be fine. I really haven’t had any breaks other than a persistent CEL, that is emissions related. My car is going back to BMW Tulsa on Tuesday for the 4th time, related to that issue. Otherwise, the car has been perfect.


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What is the emission specific CEL issue?
 

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What is the emission specific CEL issue?


It’s a P2096 code. The dealer hasn’t been able to diagnose it yet. I’ve had both catalytic converters replaced based on their diagnosis (misdiagnosis). The CEL remained. I clear it once it comes on. Sometimes it clears itself. The dealer said to keep driving it until something breaks, or the CEL won’t clear and identifies other issues.


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It’s a P2096 code. The dealer hasn’t been able to diagnose it yet. I’ve had both catalytic converters replaced based on their diagnosis (misdiagnosis). The CEL remained. I clear it once it comes on. Sometimes it clears itself. The dealer said to keep driving it until something breaks, or the CEL won’t clear and identifies other issues.
That should be covered under Federal emission warranty, yes/no?
 

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I’m not sure. I will ask. I had 106k miles when the problem started, and I took the car to the dealership. I believe the federal emissions warranty ran out at 100k miles. I will check my warranty details. I have 116k now.


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The federal emission coverage of catalytic converter is 8 years or 80000 miles, while the CA one(adopted by some states) lasts till 8 years or 100000 miles.

It may be worth talking to the warranty administrator and foremen at dealer, they may be able to get BMWNA to goodwill some of the costs.
 
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