Last post on Feb 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM
You are in the BMW 7-Series
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BMW 7 Series, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#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.
#711 of 832 Door lock accuator/ Rear to Front
Jul 29, 2009 (7:59 am)
Hey! Does any know if I can interchange my door lock actuator from the rear left to the front left? It's on a 94 740i. It just turned the big 200, thats the most mileage that I've ever owned. And I'm likin' it. Just a few bugs of varying sizes came with the deal. It don't have a D.L.Actuator in the drivers door. I do have one at the rear left and front right and the rear right is locked and I can't open it, yet. The right side is opposite (of course) to the left side. Question; Is the rear left the same as the front left. I'm asking the question before I 'plug and play' and see what happens!
Thanks, Mr. Luck
#712 of 832 2001 750iL 104k miles for $10500....
Aug 06, 2009 (7:44 pm)
a good deal or not?, already kno it needs about $3k of work, was listed for $11.9k initially. am aware of all potential problems. right now everything works, needs some suspension work most of all.
#713 of 832 Re: 2001 750iL 104k miles for $10500.... [telexon]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 06, 2009 (8:31 pm)
Too much!! $10500 would be retail for a nice one that needs nothing. You'd best be very careful with a 750iL and verify the "work" and the "estimate". A 750iL can break you in half with repair costs.
If a BMW tech is quite certain that $3000 will fix everything, and if the car is very clean, offer $7500 tops or keep shopping. These are fabulous cars but also Elephanto Blancos, and hard to unload---so it's a buyer's market right now for used 750s.