Originally Posted by roundel335
This is for warranty only...maintenance is still the standard 4/50, although I may look at extending it after I've owned it a little longer. The cost on the maintenance is in line with what I've seen over the past few years, so you're looking at around $5K for extended maintenance and warranty. Depending on how many miles you drive and how you drive those miles will determine whether this is a good deal for you. Brakes alone would run you maybe $1600 or more at the dealer, and these usually wear out AFTER the 4/50 is up for most folks, but hard to say at what point in time/how many miles.
It looks like I might skip on these offers. I can't imagine routine maintenace like changing brakes, oil, fluids etc. to be too difficult and expensive if I do them myself. Worse case, if there's a job I can't handle, my mechanic at the local indy shop sure as hell wouldn't charge as much as BMW stealerships would.