Extended Warranty

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  1. drmah

    drmah New Member

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    Happy Holidays to one and all!

    I was searching the internet for information on whether it would be worth it to purchase the extremely costly extended warranty offered through the dealer for my 2011 Mini CM S All4. The mfg's warranty expires next month. The information I found on your site was really helpful and I have made the decision to not to purchase the extended warranty (which was in the vicinity of >$4000 for another 3 years).

    Although it was the first year for the CM, it has been quite reliable. All problems to date have been more for less self-inflicted (once the wrong gas was used & another time I overfilled the oil), not to mention that I'm about to install my 3rd windshield (I live in western Canada and there is a lot of gravel on the roads in winter).

    There is mechanic not far from my house that specializes in European imports and I'm going to use him for maintenance/repairs.

    Your site is a valuable resource for Mini owners. Keep up the good work!
     
  2. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    I'd get it. You'll likely never have a problem if you do...
     
  3. whaap

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    Hello. I would have made the same choice you made.
     
  4. Gil-galad

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    +1 :Thumbsup: With your record of reliability, you'll likely spend far less on repairs than you would have feathering the pockets of the warranty provider.
     
  5. MCS02

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    The $4000 gambel! I agree with everyone els.

    First post, welcome to MA!
     
  6. Dave.0

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    Welcome to M\A :Thumbsup:
     
  7. Crashton

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    I'm not a fan of extended warranties. That being said the Prince of an engine used in your car has proven that an extended warranty may be a good idea. Tough choice to make.

    Welcome to M/A
     
  8. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    ^^^ "Bam!"
     
  9. 00Mini

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    I also am not a big fan of extended warranties. I just hate betting against myself hoping that whatever I have purchased will turn to carp so I don't feel bad about spending even more to keep it working like it should have all along. Hope everything works out well for you and Welcome yo M/A !!
     
  10. Nathan

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    Welcome, thanks for joining Motoring Alliance, the FUN and Friendly MINI Community.
     

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