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destroyer4 05-17-2009 05:52 PM

Extended Warranty
 
Has anyone purchased the extended? Are their different ones? What's the cost? Also does GM offer prepaid maintenance agreements?

Super Sport 05-17-2009 05:54 PM

GM is currently offering 3 years of free Goodwrench maintenance on any 2010 year model here in Canada. I don't know about the U.S., but I'm assuming it's the same deal.

Extended warranties, however, are a scam. Chances are by the time your warranty is over you'll be wanting to change the car or add some power to it.

nards444 05-17-2009 05:55 PM

i dont know if you can even buy them right off the bat, i think you have to wait a certain time. and there are different types alot of it is based on what type of car as well.

joepitt 05-17-2009 05:58 PM

GM does offer extended coverage at purchase time (or any time within the original warranty) here is the states. AAA also offers it in some states. My credit union also has it.

nards444 05-17-2009 05:59 PM

i can see extending it to maybe 5 years. But past that you dont know if you will have the car crash it etc. And their warranties are not a cure all anyways.

R1Ecko 05-17-2009 06:03 PM

I think he's talking about the dealer add on type, not the kind you purchase after your car's new warranty runs out. But they are a scam. It's just a way for finance people at dealerships to make bigger comissions off you. Search edmunds or this site for stories from people who used to be the back room finance guys and they will tell youuts money down the toilet

Riderover40 05-17-2009 06:04 PM

Ext Warranty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nards444 (Post 495788)
i dont know if you can even buy them right off the bat, i think you have to wait a certain time. and there are different types alot of it is based on what type of car as well.

You can buy a GM ext warranty during purchase here in Canada. When we leased my wife's Cobalt for 4 yrs we knew the orig warranty would run out before we ended lease so we grabbed it.

Alarick 05-17-2009 06:05 PM

Not all extended warranties are scams.

http://www.gmprotectionplan.com/

Is a good example of one that is legit.

There are also SOME of the aftermarket ones that are legit as well.
The FTC took care of most of the scam warranty places last week thankfully.

Super Sport 05-17-2009 06:07 PM

I honestly still don't see the point of buying an extended warranty. I think most of us are just WAITING for the day the warranty runs out so we can start doing all sorts of crazy things to this already crazy V8.

redjewel 05-17-2009 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Alarick (Post 495814)
Not all extended warranties are scams.

http://www.gmprotectionplan.com/

Is a good example of one that is legit.

There are also SOME of the aftermarket ones that are legit as well.
The FTC took care of most of the scam warranty places last week thankfully.

Agree that is legit. Believe it or not it is negotiable also. I had it on my Z71 Tahoe 2003 model. I even had $0 deductible and it payed for itself.

Angelina 05-17-2009 08:11 PM

I bought the ex warranty, it's 5yr. I was able to get the gms discount on it by buying now. $800

Sinergy 05-17-2009 08:15 PM

The only Extended Warranty I'd ever buy is on my g/f. And that's only if she could be replaced with a better, hotter one.

RickRay 05-17-2009 08:22 PM

I got the Extended Warranty in Canada 72 Months 60,000 KMS $2000 . Also Replacement Warranty $2200 72 Months.

Number_9 05-17-2009 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Sinergy (Post 496145)
The only Extended Warranty I'd ever buy is on my g/f. And that's only if she could be replaced with a better, hotter one.

Girlfriend 2.0 - interesting upgrade. It would not be compatible with the operating system of my Wife v1.0 though, which I've had installed for nearly 14 years. :sm0:

Zeroburn 05-17-2009 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Number_9 (Post 496236)
Girlfriend 2.0 - interesting upgrade. It would not be compatible with the operating system of my Wife v1.0 though, which I've had installed for nearly 14 years. :sm0:

Duh - If you get Girlfriend 2.0, and upgrade to Wife 2.0, they should be fully compatible and run extremely well together.

Number_9 05-17-2009 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeroburn (Post 496527)
Duh - If you get Girlfriend 2.0, and upgrade to Wife 2.0, they should be fully compatible and run extremely well together.

I can see that might work for some. In my case though, I have dependent sub-systems and routines that are specific to my Wife v1.0 operating system. At this point, it would be too costly too upgrade. :D

cyberbro 05-17-2009 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Super Sport (Post 495786)
GM is currently offering 3 years of free Goodwrench maintenance on any 2010 year model here in Canada. I don't know about the U.S., but I'm assuming it's the same deal.

Extended warranties, however, are a scam. Chances are by the time your warranty is over you'll be wanting to change the car or add some power to it.

That's not a scam, just a safe bet!

KJS 05-18-2009 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Number_9 (Post 496554)
I can see that might work for some. In my case though, I have dependent sub-systems and routines that are specific to my Wife v1.0 operating system. At this point, it would be too costly too upgrade. :D

You sir, are a pisser! LOL!

drchevy1 06-18-2009 04:03 PM

If it is a Factory Warranty it is Not a Scam...Beware of others off brands however. I currently have on on My Suburban and HHR that is a True Bumper to Bumper everything covered including normal maintenance and wear and tear items, used many times for small things and it is a 0$ deductible.
In todays economy, I make good money but still a $400 repair bill takes a huge chunk outta my Golf and Steak eating....lol
Some of the good ones, use the rule of 78's on a refund if you trade or sell or total the car or truck and you get a portion refunded to you.
Some of the bad ones said if you never use it you get a full refund...they are outta business. HMMMMM!
Investigate and compare and do some shopping, cheaper is not always better.
They are well worth the investment, and as a Long time GM for a chevy dealer, when i used to appraise cars I would give a higher trade value to one with a warranty, because all problems usually got fixed right away instead of procrastinating and having that problem effect something else.
But the decision is always yours not mine...

bobby35ny 06-18-2009 04:14 PM

Call this guy!!!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24461

luv@1st_site 06-27-2009 11:02 AM

Got the GM Major Guard, aka bumper to bumper, $0 deduc., 7yr/56K. (I average only 5/6K a year) Cost was $1440 @ purchase.I believe it is the right choice for me. My last new car was the 97 Monte Carlo, I only put 87K on. I still be driving my Monte for the snow days.:thumbsup:


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