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Old 08-26-2011, 01:04 PM
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How many miles were on it when you bought it ? And why was the bumper needing to be replaced ?

25k miles on it when I purchased it. I am going to start a separate thread about the bumper as I do not wish to hijack this thread.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:12 PM
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FYI cravin...

It is not a "month old X5"... sounds like a three year old used car with a bunch of issues. I'll assume you didnt have a PPI done, believing the BMW CPO is actually are 'real' process.... Love that CPO warranty,,,but the cpo inspection is generally a sham.

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Yes, I know, it's new to me. And no, I didn't do a PPI, but noticed a few things as soon as I took delivery of the vehicle. The dealer agreed to fix everything back to spec as soon as I brought it up, so no real worries.

As to the issues, most have been cosmetic. The peeling trim on the steering wheel, the bumper, etc. All also seem to be pretty common issues on the X5. Everything but the auto-level issue. I've had brand new vehicles that have spent the first month in repair as well, so I'm not disheartened. With this many moving parts on a vehicle, it's almost to be expected.

Very glad to have the BMW service though. First repair, I had a loaner 535. This repair is taking a few days, so they provided me a rental car at no cost to me. I'm actually hoping this doesn't get fixed today as I'd rather have my X5 in their huge garage instead of in my driveway during this incoming hurricane.
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One thing I wanted to mention, part of a hypothetical - the repair kit may be cheap for that issue, but wouldn't labor be a part of the cost I'd be absorbing myself? And to begin with, I wasn't sure what the issue was so I'd be bringing it in anyway and wouldn't know whether I'd be out labor charges plus whatever's not covered...

Now look at this and find the part about wear & tear [on wiring] not being covered... https://www.warrantydirect.com/LuxuryCare.aspx - I can't. It only mentions maintenance stuff like plugs, belts, & hoses not being covered as far as those go. It does say this though: Virtually any mechanical breakdown or problem related to normal wear and tear of your vehicle is covered by LuxuryCare+.

Understood that the claims process is a potential difference, but the BMW plan is a crapshoot to me too.
Yes, you would pay for labour (less than an hour in that case), if it wasn't covered by the Platinum package. Note that the pump and fuel sender are a single unit, and the fuel pump is listed as covered, though.

The BMW insurance policy does exclude wear and tear. Warranty Direct appear to cover wear and tear according to your link, which is a benefit, but in practice, I think they are just drawing the line in a different place. What is 'normal' and what is 'abuse'? They do have a good name, but it really comes down to how well they are doing when you make a claim. I think BMW has more financial backing than WD, but that doesn't mean that the BMW plan is necessarily the best one for you. WD make the point that you get exactly what you pay for in an extended warranty. If they are going to cover BMW labour rates and OE parts, as well as wear and tear, how are they making their money? Does it all come down to a bigger profit margin at BMW, or are there other factors at play?

I think you would do fine with either option. Many years ago I worked at a shop that put claims in to WD. A lot of years ago. At that time, they were better than many of the others. They have done well in the years since. I have continued to hear good things about them. I just like the OE policy personally, because I think I can use my relationship with my dealer to get the most out of it. I have no similar relationship with WD.
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Yes, I know, it's new to me. And no, I didn't do a PPI, but noticed a few things as soon as I took delivery of the vehicle. The dealer agreed to fix everything back to spec as soon as I brought it up, so no real worries. e.
If you discover the car was in a major accident, with bodywork and repairs done, I can guarantee the dealer will not do a damn thing for you.
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I have an 08 4.8 with 60000 miles. No warranty, no problems! ( yet, ha! )
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