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Pls help! got a situation here... ^.^

clement_yipclement_yip Posts: 1
edited April 2014 in BMW
Hmm... where do I start...
Okay, I have just bought a Bimmer 325xi.. so far it is still on the way from Germany to my town... My dealer suggests that I get the "rust proofing and paint sealant package". As I understand.. that thing would be $599... and they told me that paint sealant thing would protect my car from rust for 10 yrs... I have friends who doesn't even have it and I don't see scratch on their cars.... doesn't cars come with rust proof warranty (a 5 yr one?) especially a Bimmer for crying out loud! So is this an extra (not neccessary, or doesn't worth the money) thing my dealer wants me to get?
Pls help...
Let me say that I appreciate all your replies ahead of time. Have a nice day! ^^


  • Don't be duped into thinking you need this. Your car already comes with a 6 year/unlimited mile rust warranty.

    I think these types of options and also pricey extended warranties are a way the dealers make extra money on a car. I don't feel they're neccessary. There are so many cars that don't have this stuff and are just fine. Your Bimmer is not going to rust within ten years, are you even going to keep it that long anyway. BTW, I have a 330 coupe. Good luck.
  • lokkilokki Posts: 1,200
    I fell for that once years ago. It was really a waste of money. Look carefully at what it will do for you. What happens if it doesn't do that? Does it specifically say that they will repaint the whole car? Not likely. How are you going to collect on your investment? Answer: You aren't.

    Don't do it. Wax the car and keep the money.

    By the way, when I just bought my BMW, they were offering rim and tire protection insurance for $350. If you have 17 inch rims and drive on rough roads that one might be worth the money. Some alloy rims are pretty soft. Me? I didn't take it, but then I didn't go for the 17's either.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 60,345
    Forget it, clement--you might as well throw the $599 out the window for all the good it will do you. In some dealerships, this is known as "putting cheese on it"....adding to the tasty sandwich of the deal they made. It's a tidy little profit generator, and salespeople are often required by management to try and stick it onto a deal.

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  • wilcoxwilcox Posts: 584
    ToyoGuard. I think it is 2 cans of some kind of cleaner and wax that the president's nephew has made on his shop and costs you about $500.

    I totally agree with these other persons. Money down the drain.
  • jjccrvjjccrv Posts: 34
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