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  1. Should I take out a BMW Extended Warranty, or is there a Better Alternative? 
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    Hi there,

    My 2009 e90 330d M Sport is approaching the end of its manufacturers warranty in May, and I am wondering whether to go for the Extended BMW warranty or go down another route?

    I've been quoted £520 for the comprehensive warranty - I've clocked up just 28k miles, so I don't know if that affects the price.

    I'd appreciate anybody's experience of going the manufacturers extended warranty route or experience of going with another warranty.

    Does anyone have any recommendations of alternatives or any idea of prices?

    Thanks a lot!

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    If peace of mind is your objective then there is absolutely no better alternative than the BMW one. It's absolutely gold plated, it does get prohibitively expensive as your cars age and mileage increases however.
     
     

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    at that mileage id be tempted to say save the money i cant see alot going wrong, however.. if its an auto and the autobox fails thats mega money, and then if the turbo decides to fail you can easily spend £1k + . but again highly unlikely at such a low mileage.
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    It is like all insurance, some times you need it sometimes you don't so the choice is your however the BMW (Mondial) one is very good, they treat the car like it is under a manufacturers warranty and so you get the full dealer service not a tin pot £50 per hour labour rate limit which buys you nothing in the SE of England.

    The downside is you have to keep doing dealer services, but at the mileage you would be wanting to, to keep the residual value
     
     

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    Thanks! It is an auto, and that's one of the things I would have concerns about. Plus, I've already had to replace the CIC iDrive under warranty, and wouldn't have wanted to pay for that!!!
     
     

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    2008. 320d MSport AUTO.

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    I have the Bmw extended warranty, ( 23,000miles ) pure and soley for peace of mind, as Autos, turbos, air cond motors, are mega money.

    I pay £420, including FULL breakdown recovery, so if you knock that off which you can, then the Bmw warranty is a competitive price
    I also pay £100 claim excess which brought the price down.

    IF you go on the Bmw website, and log in with your PIN code then you can see ALL the various warranties available to you, pay can monthly or annually.

    Only thing is you have your car maintained by a Bmw dealer for the extended warranty, but then with low mileage, you want your car in tip top condition.

    I claimed on my last car with Bmw warranty, they paid up without any hesitation, I had a hire car for 2 days without any expense to me, IF you can afford it, then have it, as you never ever know!

    Some of the other warranties you can purchase seem to have loads of small print, like all companies, happy to take your cash, but dont pay back quite as easily!
    All these modern cars are a nightmare under the bonnet, unless you are experienced with working with them.
     
     

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    Warrantee direct is rubbish they will only pay for the part that goes wrong and the labor to fit it not for the diagnostic labor that can be a large part of the bill
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkrace22 View Post
    All these modern cars are a nightmare under the bonnet, unless you are experienced with working with them.
    They are a piece of cake, you just need to know what you are looking for
     
     

  15. I bought a 335i from Stratstone Jaguar and paid way more for the Jaguar warranty. 
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    Hope my own story about warranties might help you decide:

    I bought a 2007, 36k miles, 335i from a Stratstone Jaguar dealer. I paid £900 for the Jaguar warranty, and was told at the time it would cover anything up to the value of the car and there was no excess. Sounded too good to be true.

    Anyway, a few months later some lights came on on the dash warning about DSC, Cruise Control, ABS etc. I phoned Jaguar Warranty and they said to take the car to a BMW dealer. I did and they quoted for £700 for a wheel bearing and sensor. The work took longer than expected because the bearing was siezed.
    Total cost £1360.

    Did Jaguar Warranty pay up?

    Yes. No problem although they did send an assessor out because the claim was for over £500.

    So I got "lucky" and the warranty was worth it to me.

    If you're buying your secondhand BMW from a Jaguar dealer then the Jaguar warranty has been good for me.

    Will I buy an extended warranty next year, mmm, will depend on how much it costs. But BMW performance cars with flappy paddles, convertible roofs, satnav etc have so many expensive parts and labour charges are phenomenal. If it's not extoritionate then I'll probably buy the warranty.
     
     

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    hi guys

    my dad has a 2005 535d se and has kept his extended warranty going since he bought it second hand!!!!

    Just last year the maf sensor failed so he booked it in with bmw with a courtesy car, to get it changed and it turned out he had to have a new management system plus the maf sensor as well they ended up having the car for 5 days with only a £100 excess to pay and he get his car serviced by our mechnic who said as long as you use bmw parts it dosent affect the warraty?????

    hope this helps j
     
     

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