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      03-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #23
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mine is up in May this year, though my mileage is only at 22k right now. I'm trying to sneak in a free diff. fluid change in April, as my CBS is calling for a required service at that time. I'm also shortening my oil change intervals, since it's a low mileage car, i'm going with 9 month/9k miles changes instead of 12 month changes.
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      03-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #24
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The only part of the car that I worry about is the DCT. That thing is crazy expensive to replace and I swear mine is feeling different from when it was new. I think it has to do with my AA pulley but I can't be sure....
I think the extended warranty is about 3k-3.3k. SSP now has experience working on the DCTs, so if it did go, you have options outside of BMW to fix it.

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      03-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #25
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Wow! Thats not bad at all. How many miles did you have on the car? I just passed 20k and I'm going to ask for what you got when I go in for my last service.
can they do that? Even though manuals say 37k for spark plugs, can they just give it away if you have 20k?
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      03-14-2012, 12:17 PM   #26
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Are any of you getting the extended warranty? I'm seriously thinking about it but have not tried to price one out yet.
I'm extending my warranty. Personally, I wouldn't drive this car without one. All you need is one major failure and you're toast. I'm not extending the maintenance package however.
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      03-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #27
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I'm extending my warranty. Personally, I wouldn't drive this car without one. All you need is one major failure and you're toast. I'm not extending the maintenance package however.
how much is that costin you?

I'm still on the fence-can we combine a list of services to get before the leash comes off in may? Interested in what others would do...

and my concerns are oil pump and rod/main/crank bearings-and no I don't have a supercharger
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      03-14-2012, 03:35 PM   #28
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I always enjoy hearing the stories of cars outside of their warranties that are still holding together nicely. Just shows that our vehicles are really reliable.

On that note, I am knocking on wood right now for everyone with and without a warranty!
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      03-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #29
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Wow! Thats not bad at all. How many miles did you have on the car? I just passed 20k and I'm going to ask for what you got when I go in for my last service.
I have just over 23K on the clock so far. I kept a close watch on my service interval and just had to make sure I put on about 1000 miles over the last couple months to get those in under the wire.
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      03-14-2012, 06:04 PM   #30
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Considering a 2nd party warranty insurance. Anyone have any good suggestions? I know USAA is good but im not connected to the armed forces...
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      03-14-2012, 06:19 PM   #31
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I have just over 23K on the clock so far. I kept a close watch on my service interval and just had to make sure I put on about 1000 miles over the last couple months to get those in under the wire.
Cool, I think I'm in line to get 23k by the time my warranty runs out.
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      03-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #32
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      03-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #33
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Cool, I think I'm in line to get 23k by the time my warranty runs out.
Go get a key read. Its based on driving style not mileage.
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      03-15-2012, 02:03 AM   #34
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Mine goes off factory warranty in about a month.

I have the extended one and I almost think it might be better than the factory one.
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      03-15-2012, 04:10 AM   #35
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Mine goes off factory warranty in about a month.

I have the extended one and I almost think it might be better than the factory one.
Which extended warranty did you get?
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      03-15-2012, 05:20 AM   #36
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      03-15-2012, 11:42 AM   #37
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My maint. is up this month, my warranty is up in June.

No plans for an ext warranty, this car has been rock solid and there are not many reported issues.

I went for a manual knowing I would keep the car for a long time. If I had a DCT or SMG, I would be afraid to not have coverage.
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      03-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #38
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yep i snuck in a rear differential fluid, spark plugs, front pads, and oil change under the wire then came home and changed out my new pads for ds2500s.
wow, you got a lot of work done for a low-mile car! Does the key read differ from the onboard computer service read?
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      03-15-2012, 12:15 PM   #39
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im not sure how it works. my SA just told me if i drove X many more miles i could get XYZ done under warranty. i do have a lot of track miles so have needed pads routinely and brake flushes and such which they covered as well with me proving the high temp fluid.
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how much is that costin you?

I'm still on the fence-can we combine a list of services to get before the leash comes off in may? Interested in what others would do...

and my concerns are oil pump and rod/main/crank bearings-and no I don't have a supercharger
I was quoted about $4750 for a gold package with a $50 deductible on every visit. Till 2015 september and 70K miles.
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      03-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #41
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wow I remember this time 4 years ago....my car being delayed & not getting it in March...congrats Greg...I'm knocking on 37k with mine turning 4 exactly on my bday in May....probably going to get extended warranty also since I'll be keeping her a llllloooooonnngggg time
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      03-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #42
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My warranty expires soon. I'm going in sooner for a check and to get the 3 yr extended power train warranty. I don't want to think about buying a new S65.
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my car turns 4 next week but i just hit 50k miles a week ago..
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      03-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #44
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Good to hear that all the first years are doing well. Congrats to all! Hope the same for the rest of us...
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