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View Poll Results: How likely are you to consider another brand after seeing the BMW MP changes?
Definitely will 271 37.28%
Most likely will 124 17.06%
Possibly will 185 25.45%
No chance 147 20.22%
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      06-18-2016, 12:05 AM   #639
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so if they reduce it to now 3yrs/36K and take away wear and tear parts such as brakes etc.. what about issues one would encounter with vehicle during initial 3 years where things simply fail or don't work as they are designed.. that should all be covered under factory warranty as it had been prior to 2017 models correct?
Warranty is not changed.
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I owned 3 bmws for 11 years...I have to say this might be my last one

Cost cutting and their cars are getting too soft
it won't be, and if it is... bye.
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      06-18-2016, 07:40 PM   #641
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Wow BMW is hurting more financially than I thought. They are trying to save money by taking things away from the customer. These are signs of a company cutting costs to stay alive in the business. I seriously didn't think BMW was hurting but now it appears they are this and the move to Mexico it's all adding up.
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They are not moving to Mexico - they are adding Mexico.
+1 - They are growing, not cutting back. It would also appear they are confident enough in the demand for their vehicles in the U.S. that sales will not be significantly affected by reducing an ancillary benefit. One that none of their competitors offer.
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      06-22-2016, 10:18 AM   #642
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Theres alot of competition but nothing I would take over a well upgraded bimmer as of yet in the sport sedan space.
The loss of a year on the maintenance isnt a deal breaker for me.
Loss of a year on warranty.. thats a diff story.
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      06-22-2016, 01:32 PM   #643
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This will have no impact on BMW sales.

According to Car & Driver Magazine, 57% of BMWs are leased rather than purchased ( http://blog.caranddriver.com/the-mos...only-purchased ).

Since the “Ultimate Leasing Machine” has a standard lease term of 36 months, BMW probably realized that their most cost-conscience, low monthly payment customers place no value on 12 extra months of free maintenance that can’t be used beyond their 36-month lease terms.

BMW probably also realize that people who purchase their cars don’t mind paying an extra $59.95 for an oil change during their 4th year of ownership.
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$59.95? Try over $100 for an oil change..
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$59.95? Try over $100 for an oil change..
Over 120 if it's an n63/s63
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      06-28-2016, 10:01 PM   #646
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As a dealership technician, I know for a fact people abuse the hell out of the system. We have people who have cages in their M3/M4's who clearly track their car, and then bring it in for brake vibration. I've manipulated my own CBS data to reflect due oil changes and I think I'm on my 8th or 9th warranty oil change (because I don't agree for a second about their 15k mile oil services). If you own a manual transmission vehicle, I HIGHLY suggest getting them to throw a clutch in there before you can't anymore. Just be warned, it's impossible to get a flywheel covered.
isn't it standard to replace any dual mass flywheel when the clutch gets changed?
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