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BMW M3, BMW 3 Series, Motorsports, Engine, Suspension, Car Buying, Coupe
#355 of 758 Re: '07 BMW328i vs 06 Acura TL [roadburner]
Jan 16, 2009 (11:41 am)
You called the $800 fuel pump dealer because you didn't know a local shop to call, correct?
I had my BMW towed to the nearest dealer because I had to get to an appointment ASAP, my car was sitting in the middle of a drivelane in an airport parking ramp, it was bitterly cold, and my alternate shop (which I had done research on beforehand, btw) was 30 miles across town during Friday rush hour and not a practical alternative under the circumstances.
Maybe if I had 25 years of BMW ownership experience instead of a few weeks (at that time) I would have done something differently. Maybe not though.
Empathy can be useful. You might try it sometime.
... for about every horror story about expensive BMW service costs I can point you to someone who runs an older BMW for less than $600-$700 per year.
In other words, the odds of having an expensive BMW ownership experience vs. a lower-cost one is about 50-50. Not great odds, IMO. Glad I got rid of my nine year old (not seven, subtract 2009 - 2000) 3 Series when I did. Great car, just not the best car for me at this time.
#356 of 758 Re: '07 BMW328i vs 06 Acura TL [backy]
Jan 16, 2009 (12:40 pm)
No need to be acerbic Backy.
BMW's aren't the only cars that suffer fuel pump failures. It doesn't matter if you've owned BMW's for 25 years or 25 minutes.
#357 of 758 Re: '07 BMW328i vs 06 Acura TL [fedlawman]
Jan 16, 2009 (2:10 pm)
No, and there's no need to talk about tossing people credit cards and bending over, is there?
#359 of 758 Re: '07 BMW328i vs 06 Acura TL [backy]
Jan 17, 2009 (6:47 am)
There've been plenty of unnecessary comments all around. Let's move on, please.
#360 of 758 '04 330i CPO - good deal or not?
Jan 23, 2009 (4:58 pm)
I was looking at a 2004 330i CPO with leather, navigation, HK sound system, premium/sport package. The thing is that it's at 84,653 miles.
It's going for $12,995 at the moment.
Would it be a big mistake to look into this car at all? Also, I'm still confused about CPO warranty coverage.
Does the 6/100k mean that either in 2010, or after I've driven 16k miles (taking it to 100k) it would be out of warranty? Or is it 6 years/100k miles from now?
Thank you much!
#361 of 758 Re: '04 330i CPO - good deal or not? [kaikousha]
Jan 23, 2009 (5:48 pm)
The CPO warranty continues to six years from the in service date- that is, when the car was first sold/leased. And the mileage warranty ends at 100K miles on the vehicle odometer. The car will easily go 200K miles, but you cannot scrimp on maintenance. I'd want to see a full service history and I'd also have the car checked out by a good BMW techg. FWIW, I'm currently considering buying a 2003 540i 6 speed manual- with no warranty whatsoever. It all depends on your comfort zone...
#362 of 758 Re: '04 330i CPO - good deal or not? [roadburner]
Jan 23, 2009 (5:53 pm)
So to confirm, the warranty will expire either in 2010 or after it's been driven 16k more miles? Hrm.
#363 of 758 Re: '04 330i CPO - good deal or not? [kaikousha]
Jan 23, 2009 (6:10 pm)
#364 of 758 Re: '04 330i CPO - good deal or not? [roadburner]
Jan 23, 2009 (6:14 pm)
That doesn't sound too appealing