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Old 03-09-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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GM Extended Warranty

So i went to my dealer yesterday to purchase a gm extended warranty for my vert.I was surprized and disappointed to see it did not cover the convertable top.Guess that says somthing about their confidence in their product!
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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So i went to my dealer yesterday to purchase a gm extended warranty for my vert.I was surprized and disappointed to see it did not cover the convertable top.Guess that says somthing about their confidence in their product!
I hear the convertible is going bye-bye...when production moves to Michigan

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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Hi Michael,
I don't think the next Gen Camaro won't have convertible's discontinued but will probably re engineered with a top more on the outside like the new Corvette.
Maybe the first year of the new model it won't be available but the very next year they should add the vert just like they did with the2011.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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I don't think they will. Per Scott's production numbers sales dropped from 2011 to 2012 by almost 5,000 units. Now remember, the 2011's were produced from late January 2011 through July 2011. 2012 had a full model year. Plus with all the problems, they lost their shorts on the first two years of production. Willing to bet there won't be a new one for the 6th gen.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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I was told when I purchased my extended GM warranty that it did include the top.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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I was told when I purchased my extended GM warranty that it did include the top.
You may have been told wrong, my available factory extended warranty does not cover the top or its mechanism.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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I was told when I purchased my extended GM warranty that it did include the top.
Sorry to say, you may have been told wrong - the factory extended warranty I was offered does not cover the top or its mechanism. That's the main reason I didn't buy it. That and I drive 2k miles per year.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
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I will find out one way or another next week. The top was the main reason I got the warranty.
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I don't think the next Gen Camaro won't have convertible's discontinued but will probably re engineered with a top more on the outside like the new Corvette.
The Corvette top has always been on the outside; shedding water, not collecting it in a bag.

Don't hold your breath for a 6th Generation. There are so many variables, including moving production to Michigan, GM meeting the CAFE Standards ahead, Camaro sales going forward, and the overall health of the economy.

If anyone wants a new Camaro, I would not wait for the mythical 6th.
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I will find out one way or another next week. The top was the main reason I got the warranty.
When you find out, let us know. Be sure to read the fine print.

The fine print in the Extended Warranty I was offered explicitly EXCLUDED the convertible top fabric and mechanism.

Plus, my insurance covered only a broken rear window, but excluded vandalism to the cloth. And...the premium was higher for theft because the car was a convertible (allegedly easier to break into).

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:55 AM   #11
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I will find out one way or another next week. The top was the main reason I got the warranty.
It was written right on the papers i looked at under items not covered.I also looked at another ins. co. they offered and it did not cover the vert. top also.I contacted GM about it and got an email from them with a phone # to talk to them about it.I'm gonna call them tomorro,sure it won't do much good though.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:07 AM   #12
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Per the phone call I made on this very thing, the 'mechanism' is covered, but NOT the fabric, headliner etc.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #13
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It was written right on the papers i looked at under items not covered.I also looked at another ins. co. they offered and it did not cover the vert. top also.I contacted GM about it and got an email from them with a phone # to talk to them about it.I'm gonna call them tomorro,sure it won't do much good though.
Keep in mind that they can promise you that the moon would be covered, but when it comes down to it, in a court of law, they will fall back to what's been written (haha, that was just meant as a saying; "in a court of law", with these it could be a reality )
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #14
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Convertible tops are never covered, they are considered trim, no extended warranty covers trim. It covers the pump, motor and some mechanisms. The GM extended warranty is one of the best on the market, but no factory or aftermarket will cover a fabric top as they are also considered to be a wear item over time.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #15
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from my understanding,
the frame and motor are covered.
the fabric top and water management bag/drain tubes are not.

I would have been extremely happy if all was covered except for perhaps the fabric top (since this is a wear item) but was very disappointed that water penetration is excluded (hence no coverage on the water bag)

you may want to double check this.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #16
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Per the phone call I made on this very thing, the 'mechanism' is covered, but NOT the fabric, headliner etc.
This is exactly what I was told by the dealer.....doesn't matter because I cashed mine back in, plan on trading it in after another year anyways before the 3 yrs - 36k warranty is up.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:13 PM   #17
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from my understanding,
the frame and motor are covered.
the fabric top and water management bag/drain tubes are not.

I would have been extremely happy if all was covered except for perhaps the fabric top (since this is a wear item) but was very disappointed that water penetration is excluded (hence no coverage on the water bag)

you may want to double check this.
They finally got back to me and said the only thing with the top that is covered is the motor.The fabric,frame,bag, ect are not. They did give me a reference number to refer to if i have any problems and said they would try to work with me to satisfy me. I'm sure i can take that to the bank.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:19 PM   #18
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I'm sure i can take that to the bank.
I hope I'm interpreting the above comment as sarcasm.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #19
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So i went to my dealer yesterday to purchase a gm extended warranty for my vert.I was surprized and disappointed to see it did not cover the convertable top.Guess that says somthing about their confidence in their product!
Looks like you have a pace car, do you drive it so much that you need an extended warranty? I've always believed they are a waste of money even on a daily driver.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:45 AM   #20
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I hope I'm interpreting the above comment as sarcasm.
Yes you are correct .
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:51 AM   #21
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Looks like you have a pace car, do you drive it so much that you need an extended warranty? I've always believed they are a waste of money even on a daily driver.
I'm not going to put a alot of miles on it but i am going to enjoy it. It doesn't take much of a repair anymore to cover the cost of the extended warranty. If i decide to go with something different i can always cash it in for some of it's value.
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