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.
Hey, just bought a 2001 325i with 44K miles. It is still under factory warranty for the next 6 months. After this expires, I'm considering getting an extended warranty online, which I found for about $2,500 - for 4 years or 100,000 miles. This is a bumper-to bumper warranty, but it still wont cover brakes, battery, oil service etc. My question is, in your experiences is it worth it, or should I just put aside $2,500 to use for repairs in the next 4 years and hope not too much goes wrong? The way I see it, maybe nothing will go wrong and I can use that money toward things that aren't coverd like new brakes. And if something does go wrong, how likely is it to add up to more than $2,500?
I've spent 1,000 on repairs on my BMW and I've owned it less than a year. However, it IS quite a bit older than yours. Honestly, I'd get the warranty. I plan on buying a 330ci within the next month and I will definitely get the extended warranty when I buy it! BMW's are QUITE costly to maintain and repair.
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I would ABSOLUTELY get the warranty. I bought a used '02 325ci w/ 44k miles & mechanically the car is great, but even little repairs can be very expensive. The power lock died & the repair was $400. I paid $2000 for a bumper to bumper 48k mile extended warranty & do not regret it. My warranty is also cancellable and transferrable to a new owner...
Get the warranty. Most of the stuff it doesn't cover is stuff you can, or can learn to do yourself. $2500 up front and not having to worry about repairs is much better than having your pants around your ankles at the dealer, and having to pay even more.
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$2500 number seems high compared to what I paid at a BMW Dealer for the BMW extended. Mine was a 2002 325 Ci w/ 19,500 mi. and the original warranty still had a year on it. I negotiated the price to $1200 for the full 6 year 100K.
Did I just get them on a good day?
My 2001 E46 has 10K and 7 mths of warranty on it but I am currently shopping for an extended warranty........1sourcewarranty.com has a complete bumper to bumper........for about 1689$ for a 3 yr 75K. I hva yet to talk to the BMW dealer for a deal......so lets see BUT YEAH ABSOLUTELY BUY THE WARRANTY!
Repair: Example......A/C busted (happens a lot in climate controlled cars)....1800$ with labor and parts
Engine problems..........anywhere between 1500$-2000$
So is 2500$ too much ...probably but look at it like insurance.....we may never need it but we still do take it.........
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