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      12-04-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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What Would My Maint. Costs Be At 100k mi.?

Hello all.

I just paid off my 135 and I plan to keep it for the long haul. I test drove a bunch of 2010 BMW and MB models and I'm convinced that short of an M3 this is the car to hang onto for the next few years.

So, I am wondering if extended maintenance will make sense once my warranty expires. I drive all highway miles so it isn't too unreasonable to say my car could even make it until 150k miles.

What sort of maintenance can I expect to run into between the period where a BMW maintenance program would cover (2 years or 100,000 miles whichever comes first). I drive between 17 and 20,000 miles a year.

2-3 oil changes + what else? Also, would a replacement clutch down the line be covered as wear & tear?

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From 50~100k, the covered maintenance (should you purchase the extension) will probably include:

2~3 oil Changes @$100 each
a couple of microfilters & wiper blades @$100
a 60,000 mile inspection @$100
1 or 2 brake fluid changes (every 2 years) @$100 each
1 Front & Rear brake job including pads, rotors & sensors @$1,100

Since I doubt that a clutch would be covered, the total value would be about $600~$1,800, depending mainly on whether the brake job falls in the 2 year window.

Unless you can get it for well under $2,000, it really seems to be more cost effective to simply put the cash away in a savings account.

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      12-05-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
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+ Shocks all around, but don't waste money on oem. Skip paying for extended warranty.
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      12-07-2010, 11:04 AM   #4
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Most of the E90 guys that have purchased the extended warranty got lots of use out of the warranty...

I researched this quite a bit a while back..

Good luck man

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I wonder why you would say that? Those electronic modules alone run at least a grand apiece and there are many of them. Hell, the rear view mirror alone retails for over $800.

Can you explain your reasoning?
Whats the cost of extended warranty to 100k? After 100k you are on your own anyway. Major failures are rare, just like accidents. Buying insurance is a money loosing propostion.

If you don't know how to fix a Bimmer, then yes you are hopless and a warranty might be justified if you lack any sense in preventitive maintenance.
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      12-16-2010, 09:02 AM   #6
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Whats the cost of extended warranty to 100k? After 100k you are on your own anyway. Major failures are rare, just like accidents. Buying insurance is a money loosing propostion.

If you don't know how to fix a Bimmer, then yes you are hopless and a warranty might be justified if you lack any sense in preventitive maintenance.
A bit harsh no? Insurance may seem like a waste of money until you need it, then you usually discover you don't have enough. As for for fixing cars youself, well you save on labor but if the part is 800, you still have to pay 800.
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