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Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:11 am
by Mr Pies
Hello guys. After pondering (and posting) on here about buying a 135 coupe, I've come to the realisation I'll probably be better placed buying a used 240i instead.
I've got some questions about the warranty, particularly extending it.

1. Am I right in assuming that if I buy a used 240i from a non BMW approved used dealer I can continue the warranty when the manufacturers standard 3 year warranty ends?

2. If Q.1 is correct, do I have to make sure it's always been serviced by BMW or does that not matter?

3. Roughly how much per month is the warranty extension?

4. What optional extras would you say are essential to have on this car? I personally would be happy with heated seats and NAV but this is the first time I've bought a BMW so thought I'd ask your opinions.

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:30 am
by XK140
I'll let someone else who is 100% sure answer your questions but what I will say is that a new 240i can be had discounted to around £27/£28k,so are you sure you want to buy used?

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:03 am
by Kerr
The warranty will be in place no matter where you buy it from. The car does have to be serviced at any VAT registered garage to the correct service schedule to keep the warranty valid.

There won't be many M240i that have got near their first service yet.

There won't be that much difference in price between a new one and the used ones on Autotrader. You won't get a new one for £28k unless you select zero options.

I would recommend pro nav, HK sound, heated seats, Driver's pack. Most options are worthwhile, but will all add cost.

Autos are far more popular than manual cars.

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:13 pm
by Mr Pies
Thank you for the replies chaps. Cheapest I've seen a a new one for was 30k with no options on Broadspeed. I definitely want an auto also. Where are these 28k ones for sale?

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:25 pm
by Kerr
Contact the forum sponsor TRL.

Looking at coast 2 coast they start at £28,661 for a zero added spec M240i.

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:48 pm
by tweeky
can this be moved to the F22 section and I don't think they do a 240 active tourer as yet.

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:41 pm
by Mr Pies
tweeky wrote:can this be moved to the F22 section and I don't think they do a 240 active tourer as yet.
Apologies, wasn't meant to put this in this section!

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:53 pm
by Mr Pies
Kerr wrote:

I would recommend pro nav, HK sound, heated seats, Driver's pack. Most options are worthwhile, but will all add cost.
Drivers pack? Can't see an option called that?

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:54 pm
by davidv111
Mr Pies wrote:
Kerr wrote:

I would recommend pro nav, HK sound, heated seats, Driver's pack. Most options are worthwhile, but will all add cost.
Drivers pack? Can't see an option called that?
Driver comfort pack I think it's called - cruise and pdc

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:52 am
by MEGAginge
Tony at TLR will likely be able to finance you a zero option 2 series for just under £28,000 OTR brand new.

However - beware that a brand new come will come with an increase in vehicle excise duty if delivered after April of £500 OTR, but that will be covered by the dealer most likely, but also £310 per year (leading to £450 per year road tax) for 5 years.

A lightly used one might be the better option, especially if you can knock 10%+ on whatever they are going for on autotrader.

The warranty is 3 years of the cars life so long as it has full service history, and that history does NOT have to be BMW. If you find a dealer funny about that, take it to a better dealer ...

Dave

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:57 am
by Kerr
MEGAginge wrote:Tony at TLR will likely be able to finance you a zero option 2 series for just under £28,000 OTR brand new.

However - beware that a brand new come will come with an increase in vehicle excise duty if delivered after April of £500 OTR, but that will be covered by the dealer most likely, but also £310 per year (leading to £450 per year road tax) for 5 years.

A lightly used one might be the better option, especially if you can knock 10%+ on whatever they are going for on autotrader.

The warranty is 3 years of the cars life so long as it has full service history, and that history does NOT have to be BMW. If you find a dealer funny about that, take it to a better dealer ...

Dave

The car has to be over £40,000 list price to face the additional £310 charge.

Re: Potential 240i purchase - some warranty questions...

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:13 am
by MEGAginge
Kerr wrote:
MEGAginge wrote:Tony at TLR will likely be able to finance you a zero option 2 series for just under £28,000 OTR brand new.

However - beware that a brand new come will come with an increase in vehicle excise duty if delivered after April of £500 OTR, but that will be covered by the dealer most likely, but also £310 per year (leading to £450 per year road tax) for 5 years.

A lightly used one might be the better option, especially if you can knock 10%+ on whatever they are going for on autotrader.

The warranty is 3 years of the cars life so long as it has full service history, and that history does NOT have to be BMW. If you find a dealer funny about that, take it to a better dealer ...

Dave

The car has to be over £40,000 list price to face the additional £310 charge.
Correct - I should have added the stipulation to 'be careful what options you add'. Apologies.

It is remarkably easy to end up over 40k. Metallic paint and the auto box almost does it by itself..

For me, I couldn't live with the spec 40k got me! Luckily, I was able to secure a March slot ...

Dave