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Old 25-08-2016, 10:28 PM   #11
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Bejesus that journey home is a trek and a half. You'll spend the purchase price again on fuel getting that thirsty brute back home !!
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Old 25-08-2016, 11:02 PM   #12
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Well worth it. I travelled a round trip of 900 miles to pic up my Lexus GS450h and, although I needed to do some bits to it, and wanted to do some others (and have put a bit of money into it), the dealer was really upfront and I knew what I was getting (mostly).

Go by instinct - I have travelled many miles in the UK to buy several cars and have never been wrong, as long as you do your research.

I now view distance to travel as ZERO issue and would always do it to get the right car for the right money!

Looks a beast and myself, like many, would also love such a car.
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Old 25-08-2016, 11:26 PM   #13
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I don't know if this still works but I found my build sheet showing all the extras before I travelled to buy my BMW

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1143543

I feel a little inferior though - I only travelled 510 mile round trip to buy mine Wigan - Christchurch - Wigan

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Old 26-08-2016, 01:48 AM   #14
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I don't want to give you the wrong advice here but if it was me.

I'd just put the warranty money you're going to pay out into a savings account, let it accrue and it'll pay a specialist if anything crops up.

Some warranties are a nightmare even the ones that say they pay out a lot more than others.

You're doing minimal mileage on a low mileage car, in a couple of years I bet the money you've put back instead of paying a warranty would be a welcome gift to yourself

That's just my opinion though.

Can't wait for some videos of it
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Old 26-08-2016, 06:43 AM   #15
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I don't want to give you the wrong advice here but if it was me.

I'd just put the warranty money you're going to pay out into a savings account, let it accrue and it'll pay a specialist if anything crops up.

Some warranties are a nightmare even the ones that say they pay out a lot more than others.

You're doing minimal mileage on a low mileage car, in a couple of years I bet the money you've put back instead of paying a warranty would be a welcome gift to yourself

That's just my opinion though.

Can't wait for some videos of it
Agree totally on this one
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Old 26-08-2016, 09:08 AM   #16
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I have taken some advice of the person who runs the BMW M5 Owners page on Facebook and he has strongly advised me to get the cover, here is few details that he has sent me.

"Anything under 60k miles is around £1200 anything above 60k is £3000, I strongly advise you take a full bmw comprehensive warranty.

Mine went in to bmw for a brake fluid service plus vanos pressure test just to make sure all is good !! And my battery light was coming on occasionally. 2 days later they called me to say the alternator is faulty and the car has failed the vanos pressure test !!
Repair bill !!! £4500 !!!
But the warranty covered the whole lot . All I payed was my excess of £100

Whoops forgot to mention my vanos solenoids was faulty so they replaced all of them !!
Alternator was £600
And the rest was vanos solenoids !! £3700 !!

I called them and spoke to them direct they told me that everything fitted by bmw under the bonnet is covered apart from servicible parts such as clutch and filters but everything else is

U will hear stories on my forum from other members who rag the **** out of them with massive repair bills . Look after it well and it will treat u well . But 9 times out of 10 the things that do go wrong on these cars are covered under the comprehensive warranty and not on the lower warranty.
Comman faults are
Smg pump faliure..... covered
Vanos solenoids...... covered
Vanos pump...... covered
All electrical parts and sensor.. covered
And lots lots more !!
1 member on my forum has had £7k worth of things replaced under the warranty ....

wouldn't own one without a warranty mate
Companies like warranty direct and warranty wise are ****ing ****
1 more story for you
Another member had 2 weeks left on his full bmw comprehensive warranty and ( pop) his engine blow up !! So bmw replaced the whole engine !!
Repair bill £21k he paid £100 excess !!!! Lol
Lucky man"

Based on the above I take your advice that some of you have left in this thread but given this person owns an M5 and due to some of the horror stories I will be taking out the cover, its coming in at £154 however if I drop the road side assistance and change excess to £250 instead of £100 then it drops to £112 a month which I don't think is to bad at all really?



Also from having the warranty I won't have to drive around everywhere worrying, what if something goes wrong.
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Old 26-08-2016, 09:16 AM   #17
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I don't know if this still works but I found my build sheet showing all the extras before I travelled to buy my BMW

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1143543

I feel a little inferior though - I only travelled 510 mile round trip to buy mine Wigan - Christchurch - Wigan

Thanks for this but I cannot seem to login on this page with those login details?

http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/topics/ow...e332fddf50941e
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Old 26-08-2016, 09:25 AM   #18
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Get the last 7 digits of the VIN and enter it here and you'll get the full build spec of the car

http://bimmer.work/

The only Warranty worth having is the BMW one, aftermarket ones are usually not worth the paper they're written on.
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Old 26-08-2016, 09:26 AM   #19
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You don't work as a motivational speaker do you?






No, I just know 3 people with them, all who've had HUGE bills.....

I pay the BMW assured warranty on my E60 530d and it's proved its weight in gold covering a 4.5k parts bill only a few weeks ago for it's £250excess. This costs me £80 a month so £112 for an M5 is a steal. A mate who has a 2007 E60 M5 dropped the warranty when he bought it because the car having recently had nearly £30k spent on it in parts including an new engine and box he though it would be okay. Now just over 2 years later its just lunched its SMG pump and a few weeks ago its starter motor.. Don't get me wrong as a BM fan I think they are awesome, just that E60's generally seem frail and these even more so.

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Old 26-08-2016, 10:20 AM   #20
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Normally Id say aftermarket ones are a waste but with V10 that's prone to sensor failures etc. Id go for the BMW one. Everything else will just be hassle.
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