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    Should I purchase 2012 550i??

    Looking to purchase my first BMW and came across a 2012 550i M sport with 90k miles. It seems to be well maintained (at our local BMW dealer) and I was informed that the only thing that had to be done with the ďcustomer care packageĒ recall was injector(s). The warranty expires at the end of this month. I priced out an extended warranty by carchex and it is pretty hefty for another 75k miles ($4200). Are these warranties worth getting? Are their better companies?

    For the price, just shy of $20k, I think it is worth it considering the upgrades in the vehicle (Forgestar 20Ē wheels, brand new Pilot Sport4 S tires), rear diffuser, and BC coil-overs.

    I test drove the vehicle and have to say Iím very impressed with the acceleration and handling. Itís a little louder than expected given the removal of the resonators but I can put them back if needed.

    Anything else to consider or recommended before purchasing?

    I am willing to pay more for a slightly newer model 2013/14 if thatís the recommendation.









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    Quote Originally Posted by polyee13 View Post
    Looking to purchase my first BMW and came across a 2012 550i M sport with 90k miles. It seems to be well maintained (at our local BMW dealer) and I was informed that the only thing that had to be done with the ďcustomer care packageĒ recall was injector(s). The warranty expires at the end of this month. I priced out an extended warranty by carchex and it is pretty hefty for another 75k miles ($4200). Are these warranties worth getting? Are their better companies?

    For the price, just shy of $20k, I think it is worth it considering the upgrades in the vehicle (Forgestar 20Ē wheels, brand new Pilot Sport4 S tires), rear diffuser, and BC coil-overs.

    I test drove the vehicle and have to say Iím very impressed with the acceleration and handling. Itís a little louder than expected given the removal of the resonators but I can put them back if needed.

    Anything else to consider or recommended before purchasing?

    I am willing to pay more for a slightly newer model 2013/14 if thatís the recommendation.









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    what does the service history show? any oil leaks or oil usage? You might price out an extended warranty from Fidelity as well. Looks nice though. Good luck.

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    Also check out Route 66 for auto warranties. Typically the best prices I've found and I never had any trouble getting repairs paid.

    Other cars that don't matter, and then..
    '01 530i Sport/Premium/Cold Weather(My 1st love)
    '02 540i Sport/Premium/Cold Weather (German bitch)
    '06 330i Sport/Comfort (Sweetness!)
    '08 535i/6 Sport/Premium/Comfort/Nav ()
    '99 528i Sport Touring (Repaired the Previous owners garbage and let her go)
    '02 525iT Premium/Nav/Cold Weather/Alpine/Supercherry
    '90 325i e30 sedan schwarz (1st e30 project!)
    '90 325is e30 zinnoberrot
    '06 X5 4.4
    '04 325i Sport
    '04 330ci
    '89 325IX 31k Original Miles!
    '04 330i e46 coupe
    '08 550i Sport
    '13 535i Sport


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    Oh, my.
    Do a bit of research on the N63 engine before you jump on this.
    Even the later N63TU is somewhat controversial.

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    Yes, did plenty if research. I will not be purchasing any N63 engine BMW

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    Same for me. Looking at a 550i but as from 2014....

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