3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I'm going to look into the same thing. I just picked up my 2003 330xi today and it has 16030 on the odometer. I wass told it still has the remainder of the 4 year/50k on it. Do I need to do anything to transfer the warranty or the maintenance agreement?
You can purchase a warranty from a third party, thats what I had to do with my 01. Only problem is they really only cover major repairs, and not fairly minor stuff.
Heritage is a good company to purchase from, but i dont know how to get a service contract from them without going through a dealership... they have no website, but i could provide you with their phone # if u want.
Perhaps your BMW dealership offers a 3rd party warranty?
I bought my car back in 01 with 5,000 miles, it belonged to the owner. WHen i bought it the car was registered to me as a new car, Hence My warranty was supposed to be My OWN 50,000 miles not his and mine combined. I take it in for a service today they gave me the run around and basically told me warranty was up, nothing we are doing about it. Although they did compensate me buy taking off all labor charges.
Ouch. Not suprising though. Every car I've bought, where the original warranty is concerned, was covered from the date of first purchase/registration or a total mileage limit (total on the odometer). Manufacturers don't care who put the miles on the car, they only warranty it for the total mileage limit...
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