1. 11 Oct 2018 at 3:56 PM #1
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    Howdy all,


    Thinking of pulling the trigger on one. 70k miles and outside of warranty.

    BMW Driveline warranty is 2k a year - a bit steep. Can anybody recommend any other warranty company ?



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  2. 11 Oct 2018 at 4:31 PM #2
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    I had a WMS warranty from the dealer on my 911 they seem pretty comprehensive but I don't know what they are like for claims. £750 pa for a £5k per claim, unlimited number of claims per year policy.
     
  3. 11 Oct 2018 at 5:07 PM #3
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    I would think twice about warranty. My previous experience of the e60 m5 is that they are no where near as unreliable as the internet claims. My previous experience of warranty is that in the event of a claim they are very difficult to get a payout from. I have a couple of questions for you. Is it a daily or garage queen? Has it had big items replaced recently?
     
  4. 11 Oct 2018 at 5:54 PM #4
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    Possibly the best 2k you’ll ever spend.
     
  5. 11 Oct 2018 at 5:56 PM #5
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    2k per year?
     
  6. 11 Oct 2018 at 6:26 PM #6
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    DONT get a warranty. Put the money you would spend on one in a separate account so if you never claim you have an account full of money.
     
  7. 11 Oct 2018 at 6:54 PM #7
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    Beat me too it. Best advice ever.

    And as an ex E60 owner (3.5 years not a bit of bother) do it. Amazing car.
     
  8. 11 Oct 2018 at 7:08 PM #8
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    It'll be 1 of 7 cars in the house lol

    I imagine i'll be doing approx 1k miles a year in it. Its had the following work done by BMW in the last year ..

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  9. 11 Oct 2018 at 7:08 PM #9
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  10. 11 Oct 2018 at 8:02 PM #10
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    That’s great news then bud and I see no reason to get a warranty on a car that’s doing 1k miles a year. The chances of something going wrong in that minimal amount of miles will be very unlikely
     
  11. 11 Oct 2018 at 10:03 PM #11
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    These cars need to be driven surely? I would imagine there’s more chance of something giving up if not used or is that rubbish?
     
  12. 11 Oct 2018 at 10:22 PM #12
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    I agree. Any cars that have had niggles are the ones I rarely used. The driven ones are way more trouble free imo.
     
  13. 11 Oct 2018 at 10:43 PM #13
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    As with all things in life there are exceptions to the rule. In my opinion you just have to play the percentage game. It’s a more likely that a car that is driven less will have less problems. That’s a fact. I’ve never really understood the phrase “cars need to be driven” and I’m not aiming that at you, I’ve heard that many times. They are machines and the more they are used the more they wear out. If I was using a car 1000 miles a year then realistically why spend 2k on a warranty that’s incredibly unlikely to get used.
     
  14. 11 Oct 2018 at 11:00 PM #14
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  15. 12 Oct 2018 at 12:24 AM #15
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    Agreeing with the majority of coments here (and as an ex e60 m5 owner), 1000 miles a year is nothing, self waranty all the way and bank the cash!
     
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    Thanks for the replies all. No warranty it is ..... :D
     
  17. 12 Oct 2018 at 7:05 PM #17
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    God dam this thread, it’s making want to buy a E60 M5 next. I was all set to buy a focus RS. All these people saying a E60 won’t self destruct in two weeks.

    The appeal of the V10 is mucho strong.....
     
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  18. 12 Oct 2018 at 7:17 PM #18
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    This mate. I’ve had a few. Throttle actuators will most deffo go. People on the internet make them sound worse then they are. Put that money in a pot each month. Prepare yourself for seriously low mpg. But you will remember every mile you drive. Try buying a post 07 facelift. Enjoy and keep us posted !
     
  19. 12 Oct 2018 at 7:21 PM #19
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