Since Doug inspired me with CarMax + MaxCare for my super reliable german vehicle needs, I have been wasting many hours of my life browsing CarMax.
I almost bought a M5 on my birthday.
I almost bought a XF-R.
Those would have been great buy since MaxCare can save you from wake up middle of the night in cold sweat with all the light on dash blinking in your dream.
Last night, I was wasting my life and browsing for F10 M-Sport. Saw this one 2011 535i M-SPORT with 53k on the meter, for $30998.
Not a great price, but a decent one consider all the whistles and bells it came with "hollyshit this is the first time I came across a car with Dynamic Drive!"
(See build sheet here http://cl.ly/3J2F2J3y1x2H)
But, the 21/03/11 production date proves that this is an early production car. While it's not a death sentence, albeit the previous owner drove 53k miles, I would still err on the side to account for MaxCare.
So I left the message to my nearby CarMax and said I am requesting a transfer.
Today, I pick up the call from the sales guy. The nearby CarMax opened this year in September, and I have been wasting my life since July on CarMax. I literally know more than this guy (he didn't know I couldn't buy 5yr/75k term on a car with more than 50k on the odo.)
He goes: "This car has $6000 MaxCare for 5yr /100K with $50 deductible, or $8000 5yr/125k with $50 deductible."
He: "Yeah BMW is expensive to get the MaxCare. MaxCare covers iDrive, and BMW is like a giant computer."
Me : "So you are telling me as long as it's a BMW, it will be expensive to purchase MaxCare."
He: "Yeah, like this one on our lot, 2013 528xi, 34k miles, would be $4000 if you are purchasing for the same term."
$4000 for a car that factory warranty starts from Nov. 26, 2012. There is TWENTY THREE MONTHS LEFT on the factory warranty, and MaxCare still wants $4k.
He: "Yeah, cause factory warranty didn't include iDrive, but MaxCare does." (<- I don't know if this is bullshit since I was a little mad that I didn't buy the M5 on my birthday. That car has less than 3k for a 5yr/75k plan)
Unless this guy actually is bullshiting me (don't you think it is kind of odd that all the numbers he gave me is a perfect, even number with three zero?), I think that ring the death bell on purchasing a nice BMW (with MaxCare) from CarMax.
Today becomes shittier. Thanks, Doug.