BMW 135i owner, now looking at 4.7L SL500 or 4L C63

Bobby Dazzler

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Yes looks like it's changed unfortunately.


Assuming the extended warranty website is functioning properly (Mercedes-Benz Extended Warranty cover), the cost of the warranty doesn't change with the mileage.. £2875/year whether it has 10,000 miles or 100,000 miles.
That’s interesting, if it’s now the same rate for any mileage. It looks like it’s bee achieved by putting the cost up across the board! 😳
 

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I know how warranties work..! Had them in the past and have one on my car now :)

"don’t bother with warranty if you are not buying from a main dealer."... What do you mean? I'd most likely buy from a main dealer but surely a warranty is even more important if not from a main dealer.. Unless you're talking about those aftermarket warranties, but I'd never get one of those.
I'm very sceptical of warranties, they always find a way to wriggle out of paying out.
The garage that sold me my car signed me up with RAC 6 months free. Does anyone have experience of Rac?
 

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I'm very sceptical of warranties, they always find a way to wriggle out of paying out.
The garage that sold me my car signed me up with RAC 6 months free. Does anyone have experience of Rac?
Just clarifying, RAC warranty.
 
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I was speaking to a friend about warranties today. He's had a couple Aston Martins in the past with aftermarket warranties and had a few claims with no issues. His opinion is check the Ts & Cs and claim limit, check the exclusions, compare it to the Mercedes Ts and Cs and exclusions...and if you're happy then go for it.

Can these companies really wriggle out of paying if a part isn't excluded and you're below the claim limit?

I'm just wondering as when the time comes to find the right car, I'm going to be a little picky and there's a chance it doesn't come up at a main dealer.
 

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I was speaking to a friend about warranties today. He's had a couple Aston Martins in the past with aftermarket warranties and had a few claims with no issues. His opinion is check the Ts & Cs and claim limit, check the exclusions, compare it to the Mercedes Ts and Cs and exclusions...and if you're happy then go for it.

Can these companies really wriggle out of paying if a part isn't excluded and you're below the claim limit?

I'm just wondering as when the time comes to find the right car, I'm going to be a little picky and there's a chance it doesn't come up at a main dealer.
I think I'd avoid a main dealer anyway, they surely charge over the odds for any car.
The way I looked at my purchase was a 3L V6 diesel S Class with only 18,500 miles on it was a good bet. Then there's Mercedes trained specialists to look after it.. 👍
 
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Oh yeh, of course they charge over the odds. But then you get the peace of mind from approved used and the warranty with Mercedes. If the right C63 came up at both a main dealer and independent dealer/private, I'd pay a couple grand more to get the car from a main dealer. You've just got more protection that way.
 

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Oh yeh, of course they charge over the odds. But then you get the peace of mind from approved used and the warranty with Mercedes. If the right C63 came up at both a main dealer and independent dealer/private, I'd pay a couple grand more to get the car from a main dealer. You've just got more protection that way.
Never rely on MB approved used. My ML350 (now sold) had a completed approved used checklist but when I went to collect it the car had quite a few issues such as chip on windscreen in drivers line of sight, 4 buckled wheels, missing load cover, rear nearside passenger door not locking and window mechanism faulty, bonnet front wing and drivers door needed respray due to stone chips and scratches and 2 tyres on wear bars plus some other issues. All fixed by the dealer but it took 4 months to complete. One more thing, when I bought the ML it had an A1 ??? registration but when I picked the car up the reg had been taken off, I should have created a fuss but didn't.
 
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Never rely on MB approved used. My ML350 (now sold) had a completed approved used checklist but when I went to collect it the car had quite a few issues such as chip on windscreen in drivers line of sight, 4 buckled wheels, missing load cover, rear nearside passenger door not locking and window mechanism faulty, bonnet front wing and drivers door needed respray due to stone chips and scratches and 2 tyres on wear bars plus some other issues. All fixed by the dealer but it took 4 months to complete. One more thing, when I bought the ML it had an A1 ??? registration but when I picked the car up the reg had been taken off, I should have created a fuss but didn't.
Crikey, I’m surprised you went through with the purchase. Did you view before buying?
 
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Never rely on MB approved used. My ML350 (now sold) had a completed approved used checklist but when I went to collect it the car had quite a few issues such as chip on windscreen in drivers line of sight, 4 buckled wheels, missing load cover, rear nearside passenger door not locking and window mechanism faulty, bonnet front wing and drivers door needed respray due to stone chips and scratches and 2 tyres on wear bars plus some other issues. All fixed by the dealer but it took 4 months to complete. One more thing, when I bought the ML it had an A1 ??? registration but when I picked the car up the reg had been taken off, I should have created a fuss but didn't.
Wow that's terrible, but at least they sorted everything. If you had bought from an independent dealer, you probably would've been fobbed off or would've had to accept some of the defects.
 

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Crikey, I’m surprised you went through with the purchase. Did you view before buying?
My local dealer transported the car from another dealer. I wished on reflection that I had not bought the car but in the end it did turn out to be a good car.
 

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Wow that's terrible, but at least they sorted everything. If you had bought from an independent dealer, you probably would've been fobbed off or would've had to accept some of the defects.
Buyer beware as in all things.
 

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