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post #20806 of 26269

Lack of warranty is the main reason I'm thing about walking away. As for the insurance thing, I'm 20 and totaled 3 very nice cars my first year driving.. they hate me. 

post #20807 of 26269
Saw the lamest personalized plate I've seen in a long time this morning. A several year old, showing it's age Audi A4 with the plate "Audi A4."

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post #20808 of 26269
Reminds me of my ZHP89 plate.

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post #20809 of 26269
If only it had said, "DATZHP" it would have been a keeper.
post #20810 of 26269
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Buddy of mine got a wheel & tire warranty from BMW for $2400 or so and it has been worth every penny. Scratched wheel? Refinish or replace. Bent or cracked wheel? Replace. Bubble in tire? Replace. In the last year he has probably had 6 wheels replaced.

 

I got the Wheel and Tire warranty for my Outback.  I went through about a tire a year in my GTI and my wife tends to pick up nails.  I think we paid maybe $500-$600 for 6 years of warranty.

 

Also as I was buying the Wheels and Tire warranty, I mentioned we are swapping out my wife's car for another car.  He asked if I wanted to put a wheel and tire warranty on that.  I am thinking about it as it is a MB E350 with the AMG wheels so lower profile tires, different F/R offset, and an expensive OEM wheel to replace.  I think they wanted $700 for 6 years.

post #20811 of 26269
I've owned a 2002 M Coupe and 2001 540i 6-speed since new.
Not including regular maintenance and tires, I think I've spend about $4k on repairs (replaced VANOS, rear diff leak x 2, window regulator, something to do with the power seat, coils).. Most of that $4K was for the VANOS replacement.
For the 540i, I think it's been a similar amount (radiator, gaskets galore, pcv valve, camshaft position sensors, oxy sensor, fender liner).
Regular maintenance costs aren't too bad at the independent garage.

I do simple stuff like oil changes, replacing sensors, coils myself. It helps that we average around 5K miles on them per year. Also I've got a decent, and as important, trustworthy independent garage to take them to.
I've also had a 94 325is, 95 M3, 97 540, 01 330xi. I don't recall any out of warranty repair costs on those except for a final stage resister on the 330. For that matter, I think the only warranty repair was for a thermostat on the 330. I don't recall having to take the others in for anything other than maintenance.
post #20812 of 26269

What are you guys doing that you drive 20+k miles per year?  If I had to drive that much, I'd kill myself.

post #20813 of 26269
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

What are you guys doing that you drive 20+k miles per year?  If I had to drive that much, I'd kill myself.

I used to drive that much when I was an auditor driving around to clients' offices all over Houston.
post #20814 of 26269

this seems like a no-brainer...they'll cover replacement for all four for a 4wd?

post #20815 of 26269
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post


I used to drive that much when I was an auditor driving around to clients' offices all over Houston.

something like that ^

post #20816 of 26269
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I pay about 160 a month for one car : (

(But I drive about 2k miles/month so that probably doesn't help)

I pay $115 a month for 300 / 500, collision, and $1000 deductible.

I drive roughly 1k miles a month. Feels bad adding them but they're joyful miles no two ways about it.
post #20817 of 26269
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

What are you guys doing that you drive 20+k miles per year?  If I had to drive that much, I'd kill myself.

I do about 15k plus any vacation driving. It's part of why I spend the money on something really comfy to be in (cue HRoi joke).
post #20818 of 26269
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


I do about 15k plus any vacation driving. It's part of why I spend the money on something really comfy to be in (cue HRoi joke).

 

Don't you lease?  Do you get 15k mile leases?

post #20819 of 26269
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

What are you guys doing that you drive 20+k miles per year?  If I had to drive that much, I'd kill myself.

35 miles each way to work.
post #20820 of 26269

If you live in Los Angeles, it's quite common 

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