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#2725 of 2734 Re: Extended Warranty - do I need to buy? [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 07, 2012 (11:48 am)
Thank you Mr.Shiftright,
I have no idea what I should be looking to purchase....
If I do buy the warranty, do you have any recommendations on what I need to pay and what exclusions I should buy?
Sorry i'm green to this and don't want to get ripped off..
thanks for your advice
#2726 of 2734 Re: Extended Warranty - do I need to buy? [johnshin]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 07, 2012 (4:40 pm)
Well the 'exclusions' are already written into the contract they will offer you, and these are specifically listed as things they will NOT pay for. So you have to know all the exclusions.
Is this warranty from BMW or a 3rd party? That's also an important thing to know. Perhaps your next step is to get a copy of the warranty contract and study it for a couple hours.
Here's a good EXTENDED WARRANTY TUTORIAL from Edmunds.
This should help you along!
#2727 of 2734 Re: Extended Warranty - do I need to buy? [johnshin]
Aug 07, 2012 (5:24 pm)
I recommend purchasing the BMW extended warranty. I believe it is more reliable and covers more, but make sure it includes a loaner vehicle. BMW original warranty is comprehensive. Other extended warranties do not have good reps. So--just do your research
#2729 of 2734 oil usage between changes
Oct 25, 2012 (5:58 pm)
Hi- I bot a 2011 535i with 9 miles on it in Nov 2011. Last month when it hit 8500 miles I had to add a quart of oil. I had a 2000 528i before this car and I never had to add oil in between changes. Is this normal? The service guy at the dealership said this was not uncommon because the turbo engine tends to use more oil. Is this true or might there be a problem? I don't drive the car overly aggressively. Thanks.
#2730 of 2734 Re: oil usage between changes [milner007]
Nov 02, 2012 (4:21 pm)
Their v8 tends to use more than the I6, but what you're seeing is within normal industry standards. Mine still showed full after 11.5K (a 535), but I don't know how 'normal' that is, as it's my first BMW. A good first 1K can make a difference. Lots of start/stop and short trips can be a factor. Long highway trips (mine had a fair amount of those miles) might end up less stressful.
#2731 of 2734 Re: oil usage between changes [milner007]
Nov 02, 2012 (5:08 pm)
It's normal. I had a 2008 528xi, which never needed oil. I now have a 2011 535 drive that I had to add a quart. Heard its normal for turbos. This was about 12k miles. I'm now at 26k and I see the need to add another quart. Nothing to worry about IMHO
#2732 of 2734 Re: oil usage between changes [x021627]
Nov 02, 2012 (6:50 pm)
Thanks to both- I figured it was sort of OK- now that there is no dipstick (which I hate) it maybe is a little more accurate or something
Mar 25, 2013 (2:51 pm)
This weekend I passed 200k miles on my 2002 530i 5 speed/sport package. Car was bought through the European Delivery Program, delivered in Munich on July 4, 2002. No problems at all, still on original clutch. Maintenance costs are:
Total 23876.17 0.12/mile
MPG since new: 26.5
Average speed: 47.8 MPH
#2734 of 2734 Re: 200k miles [530ir1150r]
by kyfdx HOST
Mar 25, 2013 (4:00 pm)
That's amazing... since my commute changed, I've moved from averaging around 36 mph up to 41 mph... My mileage is still around 26 mpg..