Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls

Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls Report, discuss and diagnose any issues and problems with your Camaro, including warranty discussions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
julio820
 
julio820's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boca Raton,Florida
Posts: 368
Buying extended warranty? A must or a waste?

What's up guys?
Just bought my camaro and I'm still debating on buying the extended warranty or not. Did any of you buy it? How much was it and what are your experiences with them?
Thanks
julio820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
1WILDSScmrg
 
1WILDSScmrg's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS inferno orange
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 193
if you want to soup up your Camaro i would say don't get them but its really up to you. i had all the crazy extended ones at first but i had them all turned off last weekend because i plan on doing all kinds of crazy stuff to my SS.
1WILDSScmrg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 07:04 AM   #3
c-dub
It's that guy
 
c-dub's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SIM SS/RS
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hopewell VA
Posts: 674
when you had them "turned off" did you get your moniez back? WHen I signed up for mine i remember it tacked on a few extra buckazoids onto my total price and hiked up my monthly payments. I wanna kill mine too...but I'm just curious before I went to the dealership asking about it and get fed a line of BS ya know?
__________________
We mortals are but shadows and dust.
c-dub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 08:06 AM   #4
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,690
Well it depends what you plan on doing with the car, do you plan on modding it and getting a tune at some point? Because if that's the case then I would not recommend the extended warranty, it'd just be wasted money. If you void your warranty, you void your extended warranty as well.
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 08:17 AM   #5
Dans2SS
 
Drives: Camaro 2SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 145
I think they are a waste. Especially considering how the dealers now spent their time trying to figure out how to deny the problem exist instead of working issue.
__________________
Dans2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 08:42 AM   #6
FINALLYSATISFIED
Est.1775
 
FINALLYSATISFIED's Avatar
 
Drives: ZL1#206 (Sold) 6th Gen!?
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,393
I didn't get the extended since I'll either mod the engine with a Supercharger or get the ZL-1. I haven't done any engine mods what so ever, not even an intake.
FINALLYSATISFIED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 09:44 PM   #7
ooojerry
 
ooojerry's Avatar
 
Drives: FAST
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 157
I just bought my extended warranty...72 months and 100K miles for $1675 (dealer cost) the finance manager even got out the book and showed me dealer cost. I bought it cause I run about 18k miles a year in rush hour traffic. So its a daily driver, I'm a student and I'm only doing bolt-ons so I dont have much else to worry about. If you need any info ask me!
__________________
ooojerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 11:47 PM   #8
ssummit camaro

 
ssummit camaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 1LE on order TPW 12/31
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 883
Black Chevrolet has some real good prices that my local dealer could not even touch.
__________________
ssummit camaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 06:13 PM   #9
i007spectre

 
i007spectre's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 1LT/RS BB
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,052
I received a letter from gm asking if I wanted to purchase the extended warranty, my car will be two in about two months.
__________________
So Far - Airaid
To Come - Corsa cat-back, Yellow interior panels, Subthump kit
i007spectre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 07:23 PM   #10
LS 1st gen
Kept the Faith.
 
LS 1st gen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VR 2SS
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 302
Send a message via AIM to LS 1st gen
Not worth it, IMO.

The car has 3/36 bumper to bumper and 5/100 powertrain.

The 3/36 should cover any annoying bugs or gripes you might have within the first few years.


Once you get to about about 50k-75k miles you might have ONE warranty repair to do, but remember you still have powertain coverage. Most likely you won't use 1000 or 2000 dollars worth of coverage.
__________________
GORDON 2010 Camaro # 13694 Victory Red 2SS manual | White rally Stripes | Polished Wheels | Rotofab CAI| MGW Shifter| Kooks LT's| Magnaflow X-pipe|FM 40 Delta Flows | Elite Tunnel Brace | "Ginger"
LS 1st gen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 09:23 PM   #11
Rock-It Man
376 cubic inches of fun
 
Rock-It Man's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS A6
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 1,096
With 5 years/100,000 miles on the power train, who needs it?

I did buy a wheel and tire warranty, however.
Rock-It Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #12
FatboyStew
 
Drives: 2011 LS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 74
I bought one, but am thinking about cancelling it. I received the warranty paperwork a few days ago, and am dissappointed in what the "bumper to bumper" extended warranty does not cover: wind noise, squeaks, rattles, clutch disc, to name a few. I didn't expect normal "wear" items to be covered, but my thinking is that if my clutch disc fails in a relatively short time, it has a problem other than normal wear.
FatboyStew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 01:55 PM   #13
FatboyStew
 
Drives: 2011 LS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 74
For those that have the GM extended warranty, and are thinking of cancelling, you should get a full refund if you have not made a claim, and have had it less than 60 days. After the 60 days, the refund is pro-rated. At least that's what my paperwork says.
FatboyStew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 02:06 PM   #14
ponbigi
 
ponbigi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 CAMARO LS
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rock-It Man View Post
With 5 years/100,000 miles on the power train, who needs it?

I did buy a wheel and tire warranty, however.


I bought it just the other day and I have 32 k on my car. It's been in service department 8 times now. It does cover ac, gas pump, water pumps, oil pumps etc. Those things that are not covered by your powertrain warranty. Now the bumper to bumper does exclude a few things that I didn't like however seeing how my car has already had issue and let's face it GM quality is almost pure shit. It's good to pay for the extra coverage.
ponbigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 02:18 PM   #15
kmcd
1,425 hp / supercharged
 
kmcd's Avatar
 
Drives: (2010 2SS/L99) (1999 Corvette)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,105
The numbers favor the seller with any extended warranty. They don't sell them to lose money, so the odds are stacked against you using the warranty enough to make it pay off.

That said, it's also just like an insurance policy. If you can afford the warranty, but you can't afford a major repair, you may be able to justify buying it. You just need to understand that the statistics used to determine the price of the warranty say you're probably going to give them more money than they will ever pay out repairing your vehicle.
__________________
"If it's too loud...well, you know the rest."
kmcd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 02:28 PM   #16
Cristoff
 
Cristoff's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2LT RS in Red Jewel
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 470
As with anything you buy at the dealership, it boils down to YOUR overall goals for the car.

If you plan on keeping it for a long time or do alot of miles, I suggest getting it. They DO tend to pay off over time - but it is always a crap shoot.

If you plan on mods, or it's just a weekend warrior, don't bother. Use the money to do some upgrades instead.

Always remember, EVERYTHING bought at a dealership is negotiable. Get a deal on one and it'll usually make sense.
__________________
Yes, this is my Camaro parked in front of the Infiniti Dealership that I run. No, my boss is not happy...
Cristoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #17
Kunihiro1
 
Kunihiro1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CGM 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Upland
Posts: 105
I'm with "kmcd" and I've learned my lesson with extended warranty, which I purchased on my boat and lost out on a ton of money.

Dealer's make a gang of money on these things. My personal feeling is, if your gonna get an extended warranty, which in all probability, will be financed via your loan, which means you're actually paying more in the long term, why not just set that amount in the bank. You're not only earning interest on your own money, but it's there in the bank, readily available, if you're car takes a dump.
__________________



'69 SS Camaro
2SS/RS, CGM, Magnaflow Exhaust, Pfadt Suspension, Airaid intake (Sold)

71 RS Camaro (Sold)
Z Car (Sorry, Nissan 350Z)
Kunihiro1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 04:24 PM   #18
CFD



 
Drives: 2SS/RS L99 BLACK
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: MASS.
Posts: 4,902
The extended warranty doesn't add anything to your powertrain warranty. It does cover the components in your bumper to bumper warranty. So if you're like me and enjoy doing performance work and upgrades to your car but have no interest in working on crap like window motors, heater, ac, power seats, audio etc and plan on keeping the car for a while it may be well worth it. I've had my car for almost 1 1/2 years and have almost reached the 36,000 mark without the extended warranty I would be on my own for all the items in your bumper to bumper, if you had to have your dealer fix any one or two of those items without the warranty it would most likely extend beyond the cost of the warranty. So it depends largely on your plans with the car and how much you drive
CFD is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Warranty voided due to mods. daveagogo1 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 260 06-01-2011 11:40 PM
Anyone plan on buying the extended warranty? paulv7260 Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 49 12-24-2009 10:01 AM
Opinions on Extended Warranty Shazam613 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 27 11-16-2009 11:27 AM
Will the V6 have DBW or a good old fashioned cable throttle? theholycow Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 41 08-02-2009 08:25 PM
Extended Warranty Deal of the Century Mcbug Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 5 06-25-2009 12:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.