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#1 (permalink) Old 09-01-2008, 10:27 PM
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SULEV and extended warranty question

I just bought a SULEV 3-series. I can buy an extended warranty from a third-party company that does not cover the emissions system for $1,800, or I can buy a BMW warranty for $2,800 which does. I live in Maryland. BMW doesn't have a special warranty for SULEV cars registered in Marlyand. I'll keep the car for 5 years / 90k miles. Is it worth spending the extra $1000 on the BMW warranty because of the SULEV system? Is it worth spending the extra on the BMW warranty for other reasons? Thanks.
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Do you need to comply with SULEV in Maryland? If not, I wouldn't pay the extra $1000. Just my two cents.

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Thanks - Maryland doesn't require cars to meet SULEV. I was worried about the reliability of the SULEV system and the prospect of getting stuck with a big repair bill for it down the road.
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Fuel tank is a somewhat commona failure and the tank is $5k for the part alone not including labor. I think the BMW warranty is worth it.

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There you go. I'd follow DT's advice. Disregard my advice :P

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