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Old 03-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Extended Warranty

I know it can be a bit of a polarizing question, but I'm going to ask it anyway

Are you going to purchase an extended warranty? If so, are there any real benefits to doing so at the time of purchase as opposed to waiting until the factory warranty runs out? Does anyone know of anything that is not covered in the 3 yr/ 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper that is worth looking for an extended warranty to cover? Does anyone have good experiences to report with a third party company?

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Old 03-21-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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I was wondering this as well.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #3
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I'm going to get my extended warranty from my Credit Union. I paid $1143 for 6 years/90,000 miles.

The last time I purchased one, the dealer made an offer of 6 years/60,000 for $1200 and that was 8 years ago. I pushed it back and the counter offer was for $900 and I took it.

I plan on asking my dealer if he can beat the offer I can get from my Credit Union. If so, I'll go with the dealer. In my opinion, I believe it's a good thing to get the warranty up front. That's just me.

I want to have all my ducks in a row once I drive off the lot.
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Personally, I won't be able to wait for my warranty to end. I can't see why you would want to extend it.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:28 PM   #5
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Personally, I won't be able to wait for my warranty to end. I can't see why you would want to extend it.
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It will be my primary daily driver, so I'd like to minimize the maintenance/repair costs for a while (maybe greater than the 3/36 that comes from GM)
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:06 PM   #6
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It will be my primary daily driver, so I'd like to minimize the maintenance/repair costs for a while (maybe greater than the 3/36 that comes from GM)
Understand that folks like Xanthos can't wait to apply a supercharger, twin turbos, Abrams turrets or .50 cal machine guns on their cars so....

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Old 03-21-2009, 09:15 PM   #7
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Be careful with those extended warranties. A lot of people think they are GM extended warranties just because they bought it from the dealer. Not true......you may end up with a warranty that you have to pay for the repairs and then submit receipts and hope the warranty underwriter will approve reimbursement. If you do buy an extended warranty, make sure it pays for the repairs, not reimburses you after the fact. Personally, I would wait until about 6 months before the factory warranty runs out, then buy an extended warranty. I was just qouted $399 for a 5/100k miles extended warranty on our 2003 Avalanche with 140K miles on it.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:19 PM   #8
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Personally, I won't be able to wait for my warranty to end. I can't see why you would want to extend it.
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Understand that folks like Xanthos can't wait to apply a supercharger, twin turbos, Abrams turrets or .50 cal machine guns on their cars so....

First addition on my Camaro will be grill mounted deployable mini-rockets to clear out the left-lane snoozers.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:24 PM   #10
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I thought the Camaro has a 5yr/100,000 mile warranty. That's what the brochure and the website says - not 3yr/36,000. ??
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5/100k powertrain warranty.....the rest is 3/36K.
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Understand that folks like Xanthos can't wait to apply a supercharger, twin turbos, Abrams turrets or .50 cal machine guns on their cars so....

With all the criminals living where I do, I'd LOVE to have an M2 mounted on mine...(I'd even settle for a .30 cal...more ammo).
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Be careful with those extended warranties. A lot of people think they are GM extended warranties just because they bought it from the dealer. Not true......you may end up with a warranty that you have to pay for the repairs and then submit receipts and hope the warranty underwriter will approve reimbursement. If you do buy an extended warranty, make sure it pays for the repairs, not reimburses you after the fact. Personally, I would wait until about 6 months before the factory warranty runs out, then buy an extended warranty. I was just qouted $399 for a 5/100k miles extended warranty on our 2003 Avalanche with 140K miles on it.
Where did you get the quote from? Is it a 3rd party?
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:17 PM   #14
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I'm not going to get one. The manufacture warranty is good enough for me.
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Where did you get the quote from? Is it a 3rd party?
It was a third party...can't remember the name right now.
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Make sure you watch for the debris field. There were plenty of fighter pilots that damaged their plane flying through the debris of the guy they just shot down
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This is one area GM needs to update to be more competitive.......

I don't know if they need to go 10/100,000 bumper to bumper as the standard warranty, but they need to go longer than the 3/36. I would think a 5/60 and a 10/120 on power train would go a long way to help garner new customers.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:47 AM   #18
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Gonna add the extended warranty for sure. Rather be safe then sorry. With shops rates of $100 or more per hour, one repair will pretty much pay for the extended warranty. That's just my opinion.
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Gonna add the extended warranty for sure. Rather be safe then sorry. With shops rates of $100 or more per hour, one repair will pretty much pay for the extended warranty. That's just my opinion.

Are you going to go with a 3rd party or through the dealer?
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:28 PM   #20
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I won't be .. I plan on putting a blower on it in the 1st 3 years anyway ..

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Are you going to go with a 3rd party or through the dealer?
As far as I know, the extended warranties through the dealer are third party also, and I don't think GM offers an extended warranty on thier own. You are better off finding your own extended warranty so you aren't paying a middle man(dealership) his cut. In fact, I think some auto insurance companies offer extended warranties. For example, GEICO offers MBI (Mechanical Breakdown Insurance) with a $250 deductible. Covers almost everything on the car.
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