Re: When buying used BMW, does the warranty transfer?
If you're talking about adding a $30 warranty to a $150 disposable electronics item, I agree completely.
If you're talking about adding a $600 warranty to a $20K motorcycle with a history of major mechanical failures, then it's not so simple.
I knew my GT would be out of factory warranty in a year, so adding an unlimited mileage warranty made some sense. I haven't had to use it yet, but only because BMW has been gracious enough to step up and cover some problems that occurred well out of warranty for mileage, if not time. I firmly believe that's because I have a great relationship with several BMW dealers, I'm calm but very persistent, and from the direct support I've received from this site. Not everyone out there has those advantages, nor can they expect similar treatment in similar cases.
Also, the extended warranty is transferable, so that whoever happens to buy my GT after it hits 100K miles will have some confidence in it.
You could just as easily argue that while insurance benefits some folks, it is a waste of cash for most people who never use it. Legal requirements aside, it's the same lottery that you're playing.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 2K miles and counting . . .
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