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You are in the BMW 3-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 3 Series, Sedan
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#3196 of 5378 Re: Fuel Tank: overflow, .... [cao]
Jan 19, 2007 (9:28 am)
Thanks for all the comments above.
I guess pumping at a lower flow-rate might avoid this problem in short-term, as suggested above.
But my question is:
will this kind of problem develop further overtime? I don't want this problem to be a time-bomb to explode after the warrantee expires (two years from now). I have this concern mainly because the fact that the idle engine speed did "fluctuated" significantly (the car was shaking like my old 1990 toyota camry) for two moments after yesterday's refuel. This could be an indication that the fuel system (including the tank) problem may be hurting the engine in long term.
By the way, one thing BMW did really lower-than-standard is the fact that this same below-standard fuel tank happened on TWO consecutive tanks. What is the odd for that?
#3197 of 5378 2007 328i - Steering Problem
Jan 20, 2007 (6:14 am)
Last week I purchased the new 2007 328i sedan and found that the steering is very loose not stiff (a lot of play in the steering), the BMW handling is almost non existent not to mention the lack of control. Small bumps or defects in the road grade causes this car to slightly sway. To make sure this is not a defect in the 2007 models, I test drove the exact same model, the control was in fact that of the BMW. This validated that my vehicle has a defect. I've spoken with the service technician and the salesman and they seem to blow it off. I love BMWs driving them for years, the steering and handling have prevented me on numerous occasions. Now, I have a vehicle that I am afraid of driving what can I do?
#3198 of 5378 Re: 2007 328i - Steering Problem [vballoon]
Jan 20, 2007 (7:01 am)
have you taken the service manager out for a back to back drive?
Have you tried a different dealership?
#3199 of 5378 Re: 2007 328i - Steering Problem [vballoon]
Jan 21, 2007 (10:08 pm)
I bet the BMW "service advisor" will tell you :"if there is no fault code in the on-board computer, then there is no problem with that car."
It's sad, but it's the truth for today's BMW service. It funny that a car missing its hood and steering wheel would be considered as "no problem", because "there is no fault code".
#3200 of 5378 Extended Warranty /Extened Maintenance Warranty
Jan 24, 2007 (12:28 pm)
Ready to purchase my 2003 300XI at lease end. Should I get the extended warranty for 2500.00? What about the maintenance warranty for 1500.00? I've read that it can be bought cheaper. If so, where? From BMW or outside source? Does the maintenance warranty cover little things, like dash light indivcators (tire pressure) and tail/headlamps?
#3201 of 5378 Re: Extended Warranty /Extened Maintenance Warranty [edrn]
Jan 24, 2007 (10:34 pm)
For my '05 325, the BMW dealers in my area charge between $1195 and $1495 for the extended maintenance plan. I believe it can only be purchased from a BMW dealer. It must be purchased before the car arrives at 4yr/50K.
If you have more than one BMW dealer in your area, I recommend you contact the Service Center or Finance Office of the other BMW dealers and ask what they charge. This plan may be purchased from any BMW dealer. Although BMW offers a suggested price of $1195, I've been told this price provides little margin for the dealer. The dealer has the option to set the actual price he charges.
I haven't purchased mine or enquired yet, and so I do not know all the details of its coverage.
#3202 of 5378 Re: Extended Warranty /Extened Maintenance Warranty [cotmc]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2007 (8:53 am)
I've seen the extended maintenance plan for a 3-series go for as low as $945... Get on the net and shop around.. You may have to FedEx your spare key to the dealer, but you can buy it from any dealer in the country..
#3203 of 5378 Re: Extended Warranty /Extened Maintenance Warranty [kyfdx]
Jan 25, 2007 (11:57 am)
Kyfdx: Thanks for the heads-up on the pricing. I'm all for saving a couple hundred dollars!
Follow-up Question: How would you recommend we search the net for pricing info on the extended maintenance plan? I've attempted several Google searches on the web, but it seems as if this price info isn't readily available on the net. I also searched a popular BMW-enthusiast forum, but all I found there was the original MSRP of $995 when this plan was first introduced a few years ago.
Were you implying we should cold-contact several different dealers directly, via contact info from the web? Or, can you suggest any hints of how/where we might be able to search for this info more efficiently -- assuming you have some knowledge/experience in this area?
#3204 of 5378 Re: Extended Warranty /Extened Maintenance Warranty [cotmc]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2007 (1:33 pm)
The dealer in Utica, NY used to have discount pricing on the plan for 'Fest members.... but, that CA got promoted to their Honda dealership, I think...
The dealer that I hear about most often is Nalley BMW in Decatur, GA.. I'm sure there are others..
Worst case, you should at least be able to get the list price of $995...
Disclaimer: I've never personally dealt with either of these dealers, but they get rave reviews, mostly.... and seem like good guys.
(not the host here)
#3205 of 5378 Re: Extended Warranty /Extened Maintenance Warranty [kyfdx]
Jan 25, 2007 (6:56 pm)
By the way, I think your price might no longer be valid.
I was told by two different local dealers that the list price increased late last year from $995 to $1195. One of the sources of this info was from the dealer who tries to charge $1495 now. (He stated the list price of $1195 doesn't provide enough margin.) The other source was from a dealer that typically charges $1195.
Hence, I'm wondering if your info might be slightly out of date? Please speak up (or type up!) if you are convinced the list price is still $995.
In the meantime, I'll follow up on the leads you provided.