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      11-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Is it worthy extending the Manufacturer's Warranty

Hello,

Just wanting to know what you guys think if the manufacturer's warranty should be extended beyond the standard 3 years?

The warranty on my M3 is running out on the 14th December 2013. I have been advised that my car is able to extend under some "Plan C" with "National Warranty Company".

I have been quoted:
12mths / 30 000kms = CAT 3 $2,750
12mths / 30 000kms = CAT 4 $4,650
24mths / 60 000kms = CAT 3 $2,950
24mths / 60 000kms = CAT 4 $5,650
36mths / 90 000kms = CAT 3 $3,250
36mths / 90 000kms = CAT 4 $6,650
48mths / 120 000kms = CAT 3 $3,450
48mths / 120 000kms = CAT 4 $7,650

At this stage I am unsure what the difference is between CAT 3 & 4. Given the price difference I suspect that CAT 4 covers more!

Alternatively, I could just go for the BMW roadside assistance. That costs $116 per annum.
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      11-28-2013, 03:26 AM   #2
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Hello,

Just wanting to know what you guys think if the manufacturer's warranty should be extended beyond the standard 3 years?

The warranty on my M3 is running out on the 14th December 2013. I have been advised that my car is able to extend under some "Plan C" with "National Warranty Company".

I have been quoted:
12mths / 30 000kms = CAT 3 $2,750
12mths / 30 000kms = CAT 4 $4,650
24mths / 60 000kms = CAT 3 $2,950
24mths / 60 000kms = CAT 4 $5,650
36mths / 90 000kms = CAT 3 $3,250
36mths / 90 000kms = CAT 4 $6,650
48mths / 120 000kms = CAT 3 $3,450
48mths / 120 000kms = CAT 4 $7,650

At this stage I am unsure what the difference is between CAT 3 & 4. Given the price difference I suspect that CAT 4 covers more!

Alternatively, I could just go for the BMW roadside assistance. That costs $116 per annum.
If its the same one FAI do the warranty and it has a huge list of outs. If you do any mods to the car at all or if the car has ever been on a track they wipe the warranty. Not worth if for many and for what they are charging you could cover a lot yourself
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      11-28-2013, 06:16 AM   #3
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Hello,

Just wanting to know what you guys think if the manufacturer's warranty should be extended beyond the standard 3 years?

The warranty on my M3 is running out on the 14th December 2013. I have been advised that my car is able to extend under some "Plan C" with "National Warranty Company".

I have been quoted:
12mths / 30 000kms = CAT 3 $2,750
12mths / 30 000kms = CAT 4 $4,650
24mths / 60 000kms = CAT 3 $2,950
24mths / 60 000kms = CAT 4 $5,650
36mths / 90 000kms = CAT 3 $3,250
36mths / 90 000kms = CAT 4 $6,650
48mths / 120 000kms = CAT 3 $3,450
48mths / 120 000kms = CAT 4 $7,650

At this stage I am unsure what the difference is between CAT 3 & 4. Given the price difference I suspect that CAT 4 covers more!

Alternatively, I could just go for the BMW roadside assistance. That costs $116 per annum.
What can go wrong with your car ... not a lot. Apart from may be bearings, I don't think there are other components that are failure prone on the M3. I just completed six years of ownership, and touchwood, it has been a happy ownership.

Even the bearings, if you have a good service history, changing oil (TWS 10w-60) regularly, if they fail, BMW will come to your aid.

These extended warranties are not worth the paper they are written on.

As Dave said, there will be all sorts of hidden clauses that may result in your claimed being dishonoured.

You will need all that money with a big wedding on the cards ...
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      11-28-2013, 07:57 PM   #4
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NO! extended warranty. I am convinced. Bring on mods now
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