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You are in the BMW 7-Series
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BMW 7 Series, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#701 of 832 Re: Help me analyze the options here [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 05, 2009 (8:35 am)
Would you know how much a maintainence plan would run to cover the BMW 750Li, past the 4yrs/50K miles? I talked to a dealer and he was offering it for 3K and I thought that sounded excessive.
I have heard different numbers... When is it best to buy the maintainence plan? The car I am looking at has 18K miles left on it and about 20months of the original warranty, after which the extended warranty kicks in (valid through 2013).
#702 of 832 Re: Help me analyze the options here [pfreak76]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 05, 2009 (10:25 am)
Maintenance plans are a profit item for the dealers so some may mark them up more than others. if you have more than one dealer, shop around. The problem with maintenance plans is that they are sometimes hard to compare, as they include and exclude different items. You have to read them over very carefully. Also deductibles will vary as well, and rules for deductibles also vary.But by all means, get something.
#703 of 832 Re: Help me analyze the options here [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 07, 2009 (6:58 am)
ok. so the maintenance plans are different than extended warranty - right? The car comes with a certified pre-owned warranty valid until 2013. The maintenance expires at 50K miles or mid-2011.
I'll send out requests to multiple dealers. Is it advisable to buy this as soon as possible or should I wait until I get closer to expiration?
#704 of 832 Re: Help me analyze the options here [pfreak76]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 08, 2009 (4:16 pm)
Can you post what they are giving you and how much it costs? It's kind of hard for me to know what the maintenance plan involves. If it has a lot of "packing" in it, I might say no. I'm really not familiar with this plan so I hesitate to influence you too much.
so you have a CPO warranty until 2013, right? (GOOD!) And I presume you'll keep the car until then....so we need to figure out (seems to me) the cost of about 4 years of maintenance with NO plan at an independent BMW shop vs. 4 years of maintenance at dealership prices.
Much as I hate to say it, you may find that not a lot of independent BMW shops are not that comfortable with a 7 series car.
#705 of 832 Re: Help me analyze the options here [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 08, 2009 (8:11 pm)
I have asked for the breakup of the maintainence plan - its called "BMW Ultimate or Elite". Now I do have this maintainence plan until mid-2011 since the original warranty does not expire until then (this is a 2007 750Li). The pre-owned warranty kicks in after 2011 but the maintainence plan expires mid-2011 and will need to be bought for the period 2011 to 2013 (2013 is when the pre-owned warranty expires). Depending on how this car works out I plan to keep it - but first pass want to see how it runs through atleast the warranty period.
Now this car also happens to be a demo car - and the basic warranty is available until 55K miles (it has 33K miles on it right now). But maintainence still expires at 50K.
This is one of the two cars that this dealer had on their lot for 113 days and they lowered the prices down almost 10K to clear out their inventory. So I think I have a pretty decent deal and would hence not mind paying a little bit more for the maintainence plan from BMW. I do hear that third party options are pretty unreliable.
#706 of 832 Re: Help me analyze the options here [pfreak76]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 09, 2009 (7:40 am)
Well what if we do this---let's estimate that to maintain a 750, not REPAIR it necessarily, but maintain it...might cost $150 a month. How does that square up with the cost of the extended maintenance plan?
#707 of 832 740iL likes to stall
Jul 09, 2009 (8:27 am)
I am still hoping someone will help me with this 1998 BMW 740il and it's stalling problem, as originally described above. Thanks.
Jul 17, 2009 (1:02 pm)
found a 98 740i with 126,000 miles, everything works, new trans, excellent condition body wise, idles rough, shakes going down the road, guy will take 3000.00 for it, is it a good deal, will need a battery
#709 of 832 Re: Help me analyze the options here [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 19, 2009 (12:14 pm)
">Yea - you asked the right question.
Now what the guy offered to be was $2999 for a 2 year maintaince plan post the 50K maintainence expiration. That covers me through 2013. Now I hear that the brakes, rotors, oil change and windshield wipers cost a fortune for the 750. They should easily exceed 2999 if they break - which I am guessing they will.
So its a no brainer. But I also hear that you can shop around for the best price. To answer your question on the specifics - the maintainece plan through BMW has no deductibles.
I have plenty of time to buy and negotiate this maintainence plan. The car is working out great btw and I believe this one was a pretty good buy - thanks to this one and another one of these being on the market for like 100 days plus, the dealer shot down the price about 8K below the first advertised price. I believe a 44K price for a 2007 750Li with pre-owned warranty until 2013 - is a pretty decent deal.
#710 of 832 Re: Unable to unlock the 740 trunk [czma]
Jul 20, 2009 (2:18 am)
In many cases its possible to unlock the engine in 740 trunk.When you try more and more you are specially go through the manually trunk.