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Old 07-01-2011, 03:35 PM
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I just purchased the extended maintenance plan from John Cutler from Walker BMW. Excellent price! Very competitive.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:27 AM
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I also called John Cutler, really nice guy, he quoted me at $3,901 for the 7/100K on the platinum extended warranty. Probably going to jump on this by the end of the month. I just got this car, so I can't roll the dice when the factor runs out while still making monthly payments.
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he quoted me at $3,901 for the 7/100K on the platinum extended warranty.
What does the Platinum include vs BMW Extended warranty?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:53 AM
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What does the Platinum include vs BMW Extended warranty?
BMW extended warranty does NOT cover electronics to include iDrive. In my case it also doesn't cover HUD and Night Vision.
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Originally Posted by pukka View Post
BMW extended warranty does NOT cover electronics to include iDrive. In my case it also doesn't cover HUD and Night Vision.
^This is not good. You mean to tell me that if I do go ahead and shell out the $4K on the extended platinum warranty, and my CCC unit craps out, I might be faced with a over 3K bill? I have HUD on my car too, and it's quiet disconcerting that the platinum warranty would exclude these items.

How many of you non CPO guys, such as myself feel that this warranty would be advantageous?

I'm faced with a dilemma at this point, should I:
(A)Buy this warranty and hope that those omitted items don't fail?
(Shop for a cheaper third party warranty? I know this could be a bad idea.
(C)Put my 4K in the bank, and make some room on my credit card in case I suffer a catastrophic mechanical break down that would cost over $5K?

I'm just thinking about every possible worse case scenario, as these car are money pits when something breaks.

Here's the list of what's covered under the different levels:

1. POWERTRAIN
Our most affordable coverage plan.

ENGINE:
Engine block and cylinder heads and all internally lubricated parts including pistons, piston rings, pins and cylinder sleeves; crankshaft, pulley, main bearings, caps and bolts; connecting rods, rod bearings, caps and bolts; camshaft(s), camshaft bearings, buttons and plugs; timing gears and timing chain or belt; rocker arms, rocker arm pivots, shafts and bushings; intake and exhaust valves, springs, guides, adjusters, retainers and seats; pushrods and lifters; intake manifold; exhaust manifolds; balance shaft; water pump; fuel pump; thermostat; oil pump, cover, gears, pressure relief valve and screen; rotor housing, rotors, shims and silent shaft; all internal fasteners, nuts and bolts; turbocharger/supercharger assembly including boost valve and wastegate; seals and gaskets.

TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE:
Transmission/transaxle case and all internally lubricated parts including ring and pinion gears; oil pump, cover, gears, housing and vanes; torque converter; valve body(s); throttle valve; valve pack; governor, gear and cover; parking gear and pawl; roll pins; sprags; sprockets; chain; springs; stator and shaft; pressure regulator valve; pressure switches; solenoids; bands; automatic transmission/transaxle clutch, drums, pistons and steel plates; planetary and sun gears; servos and rings; blockers; synchronizer hubs and keys; bearings; bushings; supports and shafts; control rings; yoke; extension housing; speedometer drive gears; accumulators and rings; adjusters; all internal fasteners, nuts and bolts; shift cover and forks; separate bell housing; seals and gaskets. (STANDARD TRANSMISSION CLUTCH ASSEMBLIES AND ALL COMPONENT PARTS ARE NOT COVERED.)

DRIVE AXLE:
Differential/axle housing(s) and all internally lubricated parts including the axle flange; ring and pinion gear/carrier assembly; spider gears and bearings; pins; retainers; prostration clutches, plates and springs; cover. Transfer case and all internal parts contained within the transfer case; seals and gaskets.

2. SILVER
The Silver Plan gives you all of the coverage of the Powertrain Plan, plus additional protection against many other component failures.

STEERING:
Steering gear housing and internal parts including control rings, valves, pinion shaft, pitman shaft, worm shaft and gear, sector shaft, bearings, adjusters; rack and pinion housing and internal parts including control valve, rack bellows, mounts, rack shaft and yoke, spool valve, bearings; power steering pump and internal parts including housing, reservoir, shaft and vanes; power steering pump mounting brackets; seals and gaskets.

BRAKES:
Master cylinder; vacuum or hydraulic brake booster assembly; hydraulic lines, hoses and fittings; brake pedal apply pin; seals and gaskets. (ABS COMPONENTS NOT COVERED.)

AIR CONDITIONING:
Condenser; compressor; evaporator; orifice/ expansion/POA valve; seals and gaskets.

FRONT SUSPENSION:
Upper and lower control arms, shafts and bushings; struts, housing and cartridge; spindle(steering knuckle and spindle support.

ELECTRICAL:
Alternator housing and all internal parts including bearings, bushings, brushes, rectifier bridge, diodes, field coil and rotor; alternator mounting bracket; voltage regulator; starter motor housing and all internal parts including bushings, brushes, field windings, starter drive and solenoid.

3. GOLD
The Gold Plan gives you all of the coverage of the Powertrain Plan and the Silver Plan, plus more comprehensive coverage including most of the "high-tech" items found on today's vehicles.

ENGINE:
Oil pan; valve, timing and side covers; thermostat housing; water pump pulley; engine mounts; harmonic balancer; flex plate/ flywheel and ring gear.

TRANSMISSION:
Oil pan; detent cable; kickdown link; TVI/throttle cable; vacuum modulator; transmission mounts.

DRIVE AXLE:
Constant velocity joints; slip joint; front wheel drive axles/half-shafts and wheel bearings; u-joints; couplings; flex disc; prop shafts; center support bearings.

STEERING:
Tie rods, idler and pitman arms, center/drag link, coupling and shafts; cooler lines.

BRAKES:
Compensator/proportioning valve; metering valve; calipers, piston, seal and dust boot; wheel cylinders, cups, seals, spring and dust boots; backing plate; brake adjusters; brake pedal, pedal lever and pedal pivot; parking brake cable; ABS component parts including control processor/module, pump, dump valve, wheel speed sensors, solenoids, accumulator, and pressure differential switch.

AIR CONDITIONING:
Accumulator; receiver drier; automatic temperature control programmer; clutch assembly including coil, disc and pulley; control cables; cutoff switch; serpentine belt tensioner, bearing and pulley.

FRONT SUSPENSION:
Wheel bearings; ball joints and bushings; kingpin and bushings; stabilizer bar, links and bushings; torsion bar, mounts and bushings; track bar, links and bushings.

ELECTRICAL:
Front and rear wiper motor and linkage; power window motor; window regulators; power seat motor; steering column multi-function switch and individual switches for turn signal, headlamp, dimmer, wiper, washer and speed control; mirror motor switch; brake light switch; neutral safety switch; glove box light switch; courtesy light switch; cooling fan relay; air control solenoid; air regulator valve; E.F,E. heater; I.A.C. motor; electronic ignition module; electronic instrument panel module; ignition coil; engine distributor including shaft, gear, bushings and modules; throttle position sensor; vehicle speed sensor; M.A.P. sensor; knock sensor and barometric pressure sensor.

4. GOLD PLUS
Gold Plus offers all of the same features of Powertrain, Silver, and Gold, with the following additional benefits

COOLING:
Radiator, mounting brackets and coolant recovery tank; fan clutch, fan blades and motor; fan shroud; heater core; transmission cooler.

FUEL:
Fuel lines; fuel pressure regulator; level sending unit; fuel injectors and seals; injection pump; fuel injection control components including mixture control processor, throttle body assembly, cutoff valve, fuel rail, fuel distributor, trigger contacts, cold start valve, fuel injection valve, fuel accumulator; tank; tank door latch; tank filler neck and o-ring.

AIR CONDITIONING:
Compressor mounting brackets; idler pulley and bearings; air conditioning/heater blower motor.

5. PLATINUM
The Platinum Plan is one of the most comprehensive service plans in the market today. It covers all the items that the Powertrain, Silver and Gold Plans cover, and expands coverage to most of the components on your vehicle.

STEERING:
Steering wheel tilt and telescoping mechanism.

FRONT SUSPENSION:
Coil and leaf springs, seats and bushings, leaf spring shackles; electronic level control components including pump, accumulator, lines and bags.

REAR SUSPENSION:
Upper and lower control arms, shafts and bushings; upper and lower ball joints; struts, housing and cartridge; wheel bearings; spindle/steering knuckle and spindle support; coil and leaf springs, seats and bushings, leaf spring shackles; track bars, links and bushings; electronic level control components including pump, accumulator, lines, bags; stabilizer bar, links and bushings.

ELECTRICAL:
Cruise control module, servo, cables and switches; E.S.C. systems; electronic instrument clusters and driver information systems including speedometer, odometer, tachometer and all gauges, warning indicators; burglar alarm or electronic entry systems including remote entry receiver, sender and module; door lock actuators; mirror motor; power window switch; power lock switch; rear window defogger; horn and relay; convertible top motor; sunroof motor; power antenna motor; electrical headlamp motor; power trunk/hatch release motor, switch and solenoid; power sliding door motor and switch; electronic control modules including body control module, electronic control unit, powertrain control module, transmission control module; electronic throttle control module; crank angle sensor; camshaft position sensor; throttle position motor; fuel pulse dampener; wide open throttle switch; thermo time switch; fuel pump relay; automatic temperature control sensor; ride height sensor and relay; oxygen (02) sensor; mass air flow sensor; manifold differential pressure sensor; coolant temperature sensor; OEM radio, graphic equalizer, cassette tape player and compact disc player.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:43 AM
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Let me clarify - the CPO warranty doesn't cover electronics. It looks like BMW is selling you a 3rd party service warranty.

Usually, a "Platinum" warranty is exclusionary, so you have to read the section that defines what is NOT covered. I've seen such warranties specifically exclude the HUD and state they will only pay $300 toward any other electronics failure. READ THE FINEPRINT VERY CAREFULLY and ask the salesperson if this warranty you want to purchase includes these items.

I'd also be suspect of any warranty quote that doesn't require submitting your VIN first.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:53 AM
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The warranty I got quoted on was the "Platinum" extended warranty from BMW, not a third party. I just stated that I was surprised that even though the Platinum is their elite level warranty, it omitted the iDrive, HUD, and night vision.
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The warranty I got quoted on was the "Platinum" extended warranty from BMW, not a third party. I just stated that I was surprised that even though the Platinum is their elite level warranty, it omitted the iDrive, HUD, and night vision.

I didn't know BMW sells its own warranties besides the CPO. The BMW dealership I use sells warranties through Fidelity, I've had good experiences with them on my wife's MB.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:17 AM
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Yes, they do have their own manufacture warranty in the form of POWERTRAIN, SILVER, GOLD, GOLD PLUS, and PLATINUM. BMW does offer third warranties through them if you are not looking to go the pricey factory extended warranty route.

I have heard other members mention fidelity, but I was burned by GE, a third party warranty when I had my Acura Type-s, they did not want to cover anything. I told myself going forward I would only buy the manufacture extended.
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So what is the CPO warranty equal to?
POWERTRAIN? SILVER? GOLD? worse than POWERTRAIN? haha
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