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Hi all,

I am looking to get a 01-02 330i soon. I was thinking that I definetly wanted the Preowned warrenty they offer, but after looking at their pamphlet Im not so sure. I am pretty familiar with the I6 engine, worked on it a number of times. So my question to you is the extended warrenty worth it. There are much better deals on cars that dont come from the dealer. Also does the extended warrenty cover electrical problems/diagnostics? It looks like only major engine/transmission/suspension malfucntions are covered. And to my knowledge BMW's usually last longer than 100,000 miles before any major problems. Thanks for the info,
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As for the first part the extended CPO warranty for certified pre-owned vehicles does cover everything that the original warranty covered and that includes electrical stuff. What it does not include is brakes, oil change etc etc.

Second if youre gonna buy a 01-02 it will probably have like at least 6 mo to a year of the original warranty left on it (4 years 50,000 miles). I would say instead of paying 4K$ more to the dealer for a Cert CPO....just take it cheaper from a non-BMW dealer or some other place....make sure it has less than 45,000 miles on it.....drive it HARD AND I MEAN HARD till you have about 1 month and 1000 miles left on the original warranty and youll know if your car is good for the money or not. If it breaks down regularly then you can search for a good deal on a couple of companies that offer extended warranties on Beemers -- here are two places i wud recommend

Youll be much better off.
Now regarding BMWs not breaking down until 100,000 miles.....its bullshiat. They are cars and however reliable they can break down. Besides its not the engine that breaks down but the zillion other minor things like power windows, A/C, OBC, etc etc. So yeah a warranty is helpful but shop around and youll get a better deal.

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I bought my 2002 325Ci with the pre-owned warranty and it DOES cover EVERYTHING in the maintenance program: windshield wipers, brake pads and rotors etc. You can check it out by going to the BMW USA site here:


I totally dig it. I just bring it in, actually get a free loaner from my home dealership, drive away, and when the bill comes, it totals out to $0.00! They even treat me like I own a 7-Series!
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