Has anyone had experience with buying a certified pre-owned from BMW. Im interested to know the downfalls and bonuses to it, and just to hear stories about it in general.
Also, with new vehicles, you get the 4 year maintenance coverage plan covering all NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR and oil changes. My question is this. How are they on replacing stuff if something happens? Is this just BS promotion stuff to get people to buy or what? Also, when you take it in to the service dept. during those four years do you pay anything at all such as labor or wasting their time checking something? Or is it completely free service for 4 years?
On the same note, about the oil changes. It said that recommended oil changes are every 12000 miles. Are they using some kind of superman oil? Cause everything I have ever heard has said to change your oil every 3000 miles, even with synthetic oil its like 5-6000 miles. What is the deal with this? Or is this just to save them money on free oil changes?
I realize that maintenance on BMW's is expensive, but with a new vehicle or certified pre-owned, this maintenance plan sounds pretty damn good.
Last question, I have heard alot of bad things about BMW dealership service departments. If I'm not going to use them, how do I find a decent mechanic in my area to work on my BMW? It's hard enough finding someone decent to work on my $3,000 Ford, much less my possible new $30,000 BMW.
Thanks for listening to an aspiring new Bimmer owner