Nov 8th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Has anyone bought an extended warrany for their Mini? The dealer here in Halifax said there was no BMW extended warranty after the BMW one expired at 4 years. (I am referring to newly bought cars as BMW can place a warranty on their used cars) So I was directed to the local Audi dealer who also sells Saburu. I was able and did purchase a powertrain only warranty from them (Saburu) for two years at $1,400 This is a bit expensive but I was assurred by BMW dealer that it was the best available overall. My main concern was arround the CVT which has some reliability issues according to this site, but this seems slightly exaggerated. It would appear that most problems occur at 100,000 miles or after which I will never reach. I do have a concern with BMW as they insist the transmission oil need not be changed, but the manufacturer's site says differently stating changing at 40,000Km. It appears this oil change ties up a lift for considerable time plus the oil is expensive. Anyone have experience with this, and I am referring to Canada as BMW seem to have a different attitude elsewhere???
Nov 9th, 2009, 01:41 PM
I wasn't offered an extended warranty and assume they don't offer one cause if they did theyd be trying to sell it as its a money maker for car companies.
As for the second part I'm confused. You say the manufacturer suggests a change but not BMW. The manufacturer of what?
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:42 PM
The transmission (CVT) has a web site with tons of info on their transmission. They have a 32 page manual for download I will attempt to attach it here for you though I am terrible with this sort of stuff.
My guess is its too big.
The company is ZF Getriebe NV Sint-Troiden Gearbox VT1F
note that is a number one in VT1F
I suppose I could send it e-mail if interested
But they advise CVT oil changed at 45,000 km
Note Motoring File web site has this 32 page download available for CVT
Jan 12th, 2010, 02:20 AM
It is odd that the MINI dealership wouldn't have offered some third party policies - it is a common practice here in Alberta to sell 3rd party extended warranties at time of purchase.
Jan 14th, 2010, 02:50 PM
It is odd that the MINI dealership wouldn't have offered some third party policies - it is a common practice here in Alberta to sell 3rd party extended warranties at time of purchase.They didn't with us either.