Finally, a good used car warranty story. I'm hacking this up on the Blackberry so I'll keep it brief.
Bought the car last year, good price. 2002 540iA off a Chrysler lot. Got tints and the whole bit. Sticking point was driver mirror, it was a bit corroded (glass). They said they'd fix it (damn FIX). All they did was paste shitty custom cut glass OVER the existing one. Glare like fcuk. Complained and such, bought a new piece for $30 off eBay, aspherical, wide, etc. And said screw you guys. I'll be back...
When they sold the car I knew I was getting the DCCI (Daimler Chry) warranty. I undercut their price by $500 and they laughted all the way to the bank. It was $2100 all in covered everything cept powertrain for 2 years 48k.
Stuff has been going wrong bit by bit. First the final stage went... It's covered but I bought one and installed myself for under $100. I have a $100 deductable by the way.
Next, pixels start to go... I still wait. Next, rear window regulators start to go. Wait.
Alternator dies. Bingo!
Now you guys are going wtf! You're going to have Chrysler mechs wrench on your car?!
There's a method to the madness.
A buddy works for a shop across from a Chrylser dealership. Happens Chrysler outsources most of the euro work to them. That shop, though tad pricy, does EXCELLENT work.
Long story short, I got a great shop of my choice (incidentally) to do all the work under warranty AND provide a rental.
You add up the costs...
New Bosch watercooled alternator
New cluster, yeah, BMW factory swap
New window regulators on both rears (full)
Towing to shop
... and skilled trusted labor
All parts coming from BMW, not third party.
I should complain about the MAF and O2 sensor too just as well... Hmmmm...
And they laughed at me when I got a DCCI warranty to cover a Bimmer