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#2 of 58 2003 BMW 530i Maintenance and warranty extension
Mar 03, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I need some advice.
I have 2003 BMW 530i with 42000 miles on it and I am
the original owner.
I am thinking getting the extended maintenance and
For extended maintenance the price quote was $1850
and for the warranty the price quote was $3125.
Both from the BMW dealer.
I checked the BMWUSA website and they do not
offer these and I am referred to the dealer.
Are these prices too high? Is there a possibility
to negotiate? Are these transferable if I sell
the car? (Seems to be, but are there costs to
Any help is appreciated.
#3 of 58 Try a 3rd Party Plan
Mar 03, 2007 (6:44 pm)
The BMW warranty is only for two years and has a $50 Ded.
For less money I was able to get a comprehensive plan 6 yr/50K warranty from my BMW dealership. The company is Universal Underwriters Group (UUG). The dealership has been using them for 20 years.
Do your homework. Good Luck!
#4 of 58 Re: Try a 3rd Party Plan [seloo]
Mar 03, 2007 (10:36 pm)
Thanks for the tip.
Looks like they are now called Zurich. The local BMW dealer is offering
from a company called Easy Care. The cost is $4121 for 4yr/50000 mile
extension with $100 deductible.
I need to check other dealers.
#5 of 58 Re: Try a 3rd Party Plan [ramkunda]
Mar 04, 2007 (3:42 pm)
Mar 05, 2007 (4:09 am)
Send an email to Sun Motors BMW in PA.
Ask that the email be forwarded to the F&I manager and tell her you would like a discounted quote on a comprehensive plan (as discussed on numerous BMW forums).
These will give you another reference point for comparison.
#7 of 58 Please advise BMW warranty package on 525i 2003
Apr 10, 2007 (2:13 pm)
I own a 525i 2003 model and it currently has 39K miles. My warranty is expired on July 2007. I'm looking to buy a warranty package but don't know much about them. If you know any good extended warranty package that I should have after 4yrs, please let me know. Also I'd like to hear your opions about buying from BMW (CPO) warranty or from different companies.
I assume one price applies for all BMW dealers and I don't have to negotiate on the price of the warranty package. Am I correct? Thanks.
#8 of 58 Re: Please advise BMW warranty package on 525i 2003 [kpearson]
Apr 10, 2007 (3:31 pm)
I have a 03 525 with 22K miles. I purchased a comprehensive program from my BMW Dealer. The company's name was Universal Underwriters Group backed by Zurich. My dealership has been using this company for 20 years. I have the highest level of coverage available with a $100 Ded. It is valid until Dec 2012 or 75K miles. The cost was very reasonable.
If you provide me your email address, I would be happy to send you the contact information for the F&I manager. She is easy to work with and will provide you a discounted quote.
It is my opinion that the CPO program is too expensive for 2 additional years of coverage (I assume you are the original owner, if not, you cannot purchase the CPO (the correct name is extended)warranty.
Let me know if I can help.
#9 of 58 Extended warranty for BMW 2008 528i
Jul 13, 2007 (7:08 am)
I am buying a new 2008 BMW 528i. I am planning to buy extended warranty to help after the standard 50,000 mile warranty BMW gives. Is it a good idea? How much it may cost and what are the best places to buy around Chicago area. I am also interested in understanding how it works and what it covers. I would appreciate any links.
#10 of 58 Excessive Wear and Tear and Wheel Insurance - Waste of money or smart buy??
May 21, 2007 (8:16 am)
I just signed a 2-year lease on a 530i Sport package, premium, etc.
I was sold on buying the "excessive wear and tear insurance" and the "wheel insurance."
I spent approximately $920 on both and I'm being told by friends that this, "additional insurance" is borderline fraud.
Was it a smart buy??? Or a waste of money??
Any thoughts, comments, would be great appreciated.
#11 of 58 "a waste of money"
May 21, 2007 (9:13 pm)
The salesman's commission is up to 55% on that type of policy.
You can cancel that policy and get a pro rata return premium.