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post #381 of 390 Old 25th August 2016, 06:54 AM
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Anyone out there that can help and provide input?

How about is there someone who was / is in the same boat as I am in terms of car and mileage?

Also, for those of you who have that "everything is covered" exclusionary warranty, what company do you have?

From doing online searches on the short list of companies I mentioned above, seems to be that I keep ending up on "fishy" websites / links (which all also have horrible google reviews) ...

Anyone care to share the companies' actual websites by mentioning links?
I ask because I was only able to submit ONE inquiry - I just sent basic information to EasyCare for a quote to be sent back, while other websites that I have encountered only show "why choose xxx Company, what is covered, online brochures," etc. on their websites. There are no links to submit a quote online nor phone numbers to call that I noticed. There only is a "Contact Us" page that asks for Your Name, Type of Inquiry (fill in the blank, no list to choose from), Your e-mail address, and a "Comments/Questions" section. Seems too basic / strange if you ask me.

I really want someone to help out in my first post above (too much on my mind right now)

What I am basically doing is compiling a list of those reputable warranty companies that covers all, if not most, things that I mentioned in my previous post above. This way, I have a list so that I can start contacting them to make a selection from quotes and then purchase.



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I just cancelled my warranty with Carchex. Trying to get that done was a act of Congress. I took the money that the warranty cost and put it towards bearings, vanos and bushings.... Not going go waste my money playing with fire.....

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Hey lexustbs, why did you cancel your warranty with carchex (if you do not mind us knowing the cause for termination, and if you paid it all at once or pay plan. i.e.: denied claims, long turnaround times, just because x ?, etc.)?

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post #382 of 390 Old 28th September 2016, 06:29 PM
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Just wanted to give an update on my Exp. I have a 2007 M6 convert with 76k miles. Its was pretty tough chasing down a warranty for the right price. I called all of the BMW dealers in Southern CA. I think there are about 10 of them. Half of them told me, "you don't want to know the cost because its going to be around 10k for 2 years" There were couple of dealers that actually got back to me, one was Shelly BMW, they offered me Fidelity Platinum 2 yrs 24k for around 8k. Thats all they could offer me, I was looking for at least 3/36, since I was going to sell the car in two years and I wanted to have some warranty left on it for the new buyers peace and mind. Finally I reached someone at Crevier BMW, Her name was Kristin, very nice and helpful person. They offered United Auto Care 3/36 preferred for under 3k, but I would have to bring the car in for inspection before they can sell me the warranty. I got the inspection done, and now I have coverage for my beast. Its not the top of the line warranty, but it covers pretty much everything, INCLUDING the SMG pump. I asked specifically and the SA told me yes it is covered. I have it in writing. So in the end I was able to get the warranty for the price of doing the rod bearings. She did tell me though, the car must have less than 80k to qualify for this program. YMMV depending on the year and mileage of your car. Happy Hunting!

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This thread has not seen any activity for a while so I would like to add my recent positive experience with the USAA extended warranty. I bought a one-owner 2010 M6 convertible with 47,500 miles at the end of October. The car still had an extended maintenance plan and extended warranty (not transferrable), was obviously well maintained, and I reviewed the BMW service records. The broker also took the car to the local BMW dealership for inspection and one last service under the old maintenance plan. I felt pretty good about the car but decided to purchase the warranty after reviewing countless posts in the forums. I picked up the car in Texas and drove it to Maryland (that was a blast!).


I drove the car for a month and was feeling good about it until the ///M SMG gods decided to put a damper on my Thanksgiving week. While driving home from work, the reserve tank light and yellow “increased emissions” lit up simultaneously. There were no other symptoms or warnings so I drove home. After calling USAA (Assurant), I took the car into my local BMW shop. There were two small issues -- a bad O2 sensor (fault 27CA) and a faulty thermostat (fault 2B59). The big surprise was a 4FAO fault that was stored but no other codes. After following SIB’s 23-07-06 and 21-02-06 the tech determined that the flywheel and clutch components needed replacement. After inspecting the car and meeting with the tech/service advisor, USAA approved all the repairs except for a 1.5 hours of the labor. The parts replaced were: 02 sensor, thermostat, twin mass flywheel, SMG clutch set, throw out bearing, and bearing sleeve. The total cost was $5,500 and I paid $350 for the extra labor.


I was expecting the inspector to disapprove the clutch but they decided to replace it because of extra wear due to the flywheel and positioning issue. So a couple of warnings:


1. Get an extended warranty and don’t rely on the car being well maintained. The SMG is evil and will have failures regardless.
2. Make sure that the SA understands the policy exclusions and communicates clearly with the inspectors. If my SA would have said that the clutch was faulty, I bet that USAA would have denied the clutch replacement.


Bottom line is that I am pleased with USAA/Assurant and also the BMW SA. I paid $5,302 for a 4 yrs./48K miles warranty and it has already paid for itself. I highly recommend USAA or Assurant for that matter, if you need an extended warranty.
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Hey, if I could ask, please don't post prices on the plans I sell. Feel free to email me, I can send directly. Or I can ask the buyer's permission to share or you can email him directly.

But I got in a ton of hot water with warranty company when prices were posted a while back.

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Hi Bruce- Can you quote plan(s) with a Vin #? 09 M5 SMG
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This thread has not seen any activity for a while so I would like to add my recent positive experience with the USAA extended warranty. I bought a one-owner 2010 M6 convertible with 47,500 miles at the end of October. The car still had an extended maintenance plan and extended warranty (not transferrable), was obviously well maintained, and I reviewed the BMW service records. The broker also took the car to the local BMW dealership for inspection and one last service under the old maintenance plan. I felt pretty good about the car but decided to purchase the warranty after reviewing countless posts in the forums. I picked up the car in Texas and drove it to Maryland (that was a blast!).


I drove the car for a month and was feeling good about it until the ///M SMG gods decided to put a damper on my Thanksgiving week. While driving home from work, the reserve tank light and yellow “increased emissions” lit up simultaneously. There were no other symptoms or warnings so I drove home. After calling USAA (Assurant), I took the car into my local BMW shop. There were two small issues -- a bad O2 sensor (fault 27CA) and a faulty thermostat (fault 2B59). The big surprise was a 4FAO fault that was stored but no other codes. After following SIB’s 23-07-06 and 21-02-06 the tech determined that the flywheel and clutch components needed replacement. After inspecting the car and meeting with the tech/service advisor, USAA approved all the repairs except for a 1.5 hours of the labor. The parts replaced were: 02 sensor, thermostat, twin mass flywheel, SMG clutch set, throw out bearing, and bearing sleeve. The total cost was $5,500 and I paid $350 for the extra labor.


I was expecting the inspector to disapprove the clutch but they decided to replace it because of extra wear due to the flywheel and positioning issue. So a couple of warnings:


1. Get an extended warranty and don’t rely on the car being well maintained. The SMG is evil and will have failures regardless.
2. Make sure that the SA understands the policy exclusions and communicates clearly with the inspectors. If my SA would have said that the clutch was faulty, I bet that USAA would have denied the clutch replacement.


Bottom line is that I am pleased with USAA/Assurant and also the BMW SA. I paid $5,302 for a 4 yrs./48K miles warranty and it has already paid for itself. I highly recommend USAA or Assurant for that matter, if you need an extended warranty.

Hey I am glad that it turned out well for you!
Update on my story is that I had the check engine light come one and had a small leak in the rear diff area, I was just passed the 1k mile probation thank god. They did send out an adjuster since it was so close to the 1k mile, I was over by 100 miles or so. But in the end they replaced a o2 sensor, new seals, over all it came out around $1200. I only had to pay $100 deduct. I am very very satisfied. Again, this is with Penske Auto group. United Auto Care.

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Quote for warranty on a 06 m5 91k miles?


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Unfortunately I don't think you'll be able to get a warranty on a 11 year old M5 with almost 100k miles. The warranty companies all know how much of a pain the M5 can be. If you can find one definitely grab it, but I think chances are pretty low anyone would cover a 2006 at this point.
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I've been calling companies like crazy this past week for quotes they're all either too good to be true or they don't cover so I decided that I'll just throw $5k in my savings and use that for repairs I mean worst case if i get a bad engine or someshit I'll just flood the car lol but my advice would be just to keep your own money for your own fix forget these warranty companies
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Thought I'd throw my input in on USAA/Assurant Solutions!

I have a 2010 BMW M6 that I just purchased about a month ago and took delivery of a couple weeks after. Well, yesterday it threw a few codes and 'increased emissions' at me, so I took it down to Reno Rennsport (indy shop) today and they didn't hesitate to contact Assurant for me. 30 minutes later, Assurant approved the repair and hooked me up with a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk (lol) rental for 5 days free of charge. I paid nothing out of pocket period for this job.

The issue? Stuck open thermostat and two dead post cat O2 sensors. The indy is also replacing all the cooling hoses and seals while they're inside the vehicle for the thermostat. The warranty covered the labor (6 hours) for this job, but since hoses count as preventative maintenance items, I had to cover the parts. The thermostat and sensors were covered by the warranty. Overall, the entire job would have been well into the thousands out the door (will post invoice when repair is done), but I paid nothing out of pocket and will be getting my ///M back in a few days. Very happy with the experience and their customer service. One month down, 23 to go on my warranty and it has nearly paid for itself.

Edit: Assurant ripped the rental car right from under my feet before the shop even got the parts in for the repairs. So much for that deal!


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I am purchasing my first BMW this week and it is a 2008 M5 64k miles, from a private seller. I have been going thru endless calls, online quotes and have only found one company called PENN WARRANTIES in Pennsylvania who will cover this car. The catch is they don't sell directly to the consumer, you need to buy thru a dealer who works with them.
I asked for the person to look up a dealer in my area but she said she has no way to do that. The reviews online are concerning from what i have seen.

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