Hmmm, why is this then? Quality dropping so they are suffering many more
claims perhaps? Or just getting greedy?
I stopped buying the extended warranty a few years ago now, when it rose to
£500 odd (you say it's £720 now, jesus!). Since then I've had a rear shock
spring snap, which cost £75 to replace (not a franchised dealer I might
add), and my clutch is 'juddering' which if I had a warranty I'd get
replaced, but as I haven't I'll wait until it gets really bad (it'll cost
about £350 to replace). My car has only done 46000 miles, so these last 2
faults are a bit poor for a BMW if you ask me!
On Sun, 01 Jan 2006 01:32:18 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Plowman (News)"
Not in an M5, you don't, especially with labour rates at over £100 per
hour. Even replacing a couple of minor items can approach the cost of
Oh, and my warranty renewal was £970 last month - don't know where the
figure of £720 came from?
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Exactly my concern. I just squeezed two new arm rests from BMW, if this
hadn't been paid under warranty that would have been about £400 inc. labour.
Then theres the new DSC unit, the new seat assembly, steering column, front
All in under 12 months.
Well, once the car is out of basic warranty why stick with main dealer
labour rates? And a 'minor' item costs 500 quid or so including the
Dunno either. But you seem to suggest BMW give out extended warranties as
some form of charity. They don't - they make a profit out of them. So
unless you have a problem car you'll lose out on the odds.
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