It would get boring real fast if we all just gloated over these wonderful machines. As you note, our problems are relatively few compared to the Bimmers. About the only threads herein that get a lot of traffic are the modders. But for me why fix/mod something if it ain't broke?kingcnc91 wrote:it is dead. you barely get replies on here, that makes a forum boring. audizine, bimmerforums, bimmerfest for example are super active, makes you love your car more. But in this forums defense these cars are reliable so I feel that has a lot to do with it, on the German forums every other post is about a new problem.
Thanks, Larz. I appreciate your feedback. I am definitely leaning in that direction. Found my Credit Union offers a 3yr/36K for the same price as the Elite Protection. For those shopping for an extended warranty and do business with a Credit Union, you may want to inquire for options. In a perfect world, I would like to stick with the Elite coverage, but same price, same coverage and an additional year, I will be going with Vision Warranty via Auto Exam. Says there are backed by Allstate, so fingers crossed.Larz wrote:If you're planning to keep the car for a few more years, extend the warranty. $2,000 is not a tinker's pence, BUT one major repair (A/C, gear box, engine work, electronics, etc) and you will recap your expense. Im at 80k with no repairs but even as great as these cars are, there has to be an expensive repair coming in my next 80k miles.
My warranty goes till 120k miles / 5 more years so I still have the peace of mind that you get with a new car.
$1,000 delivered with extended two year warranty on parts and labor. It had 75K miles on it. I got a deal though expect to spend about $1,500EniGmA1987 wrote:How much did it cost you to get the transmission done? Dealership or a tranny shop?
I have the same year but only 90k miles. I agree - manitenance is NOT cheap on these vehicles (or most others). I'm sure you'll agree when I say it's best not to just focus on the cost of maintaining our M's - we should think about the alternatives. If we don't do the maintenance, we will likely have to replace that part. Here are some examples:preluda97 wrote:2007 M35x
no problems yet.... need to flush coolant, trainny fluids. expensvie tho
Larz wrote:Coolant system flush / fill is about $200. Replacing JUST the radiator is over $700.
TXT wrote:Im at 65,xxx right now. Feels good to know some of you guys are at 150K+ with no major issues. At least i know I can double the mileage and still be good. Great car. NO REGRETS EVARRR
I dont even mind filling up the gas tank cause I enjoy driving this car. You gotta Pay to play.