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Old 05-31-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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I know the feeling but it's better to have the warranty than Not when it's needed.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:16 PM   #3
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Did you also buy a powertrain warranty for your SC upgrades?

I assume you got the bumper to bumper extended through GM?

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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Funny, I was just in the process of purchasing an extended warranty from Becky today. She is GREAT and came through again with a wonderful deal.

If you read this, thanks Becky, talk to you by the 10th!
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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Which warranty and how much did you get the extended for? I've been in the shop a few times as well.

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Funny, I was just in the process of purchasing an extended warranty from Becky today. She is GREAT and came through again with a wonderful deal.

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nrfan: who is Becky? I may be looking forward to getting in contact with her.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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Which warranty and how much did you get the extended for? I've been in the shop a few times as well.



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Old 05-31-2012, 04:02 PM   #7
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What problems have you been having with your car?
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:03 PM   #8
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I know how you feel. I loved my Solstice, but that was on the rare occassion that it was driveable in the 2 years I had it. Had to dump it before the warranty expired, since I did not buy the extended one. So far, the Camaro has been prefect in 22,000 miles.

Drive train was perfect, but everything else on the car broke. From the top, to cup holders to the A/C to the wheel studs, to broken door handles.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:05 PM   #9
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:19 PM   #10
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Lol. We have a Sky. It had the Crank Position sensor go bad once but has been perfect otherwise.

THR is twice the distance as my dealer but I have used their parts department without a hitch. I guess I need to find out their email and shamelessly start plugging them.
Good luck with the Sky. They are nice cars. We had 3 Solstices, and mine was the only problem child. 20,000 miles and the following:

Top alignment
Window alignment
Cup holders broke...3 times
Wheel studs breaking...10 day order time...special studs on the Solstice/Sky. Dealer said keep spares in the trunk.
Interior door handle broke on driver side. Sliced my hand open. 10 day order time. (just enough to heal)
Trunk mechanism broke, and it took 2 dealers to get it open. My stuff was inside
A/C broke on a 114 degree day
Overheating
Driver seat came loose.

Others but I forget. (mercifully)
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:09 PM   #11
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What is the standard powertrain warranty on these things anyway? 3years/36k or is it longer?
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:22 PM   #12
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Pretty sure it is 5yr/100k
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:42 PM   #13
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Yikes! Sounds like my SS. Like I said, I love my car when it's working but I can not currently recommend one as a purchase to anyone. Frankly, any other car and I'd have sold already.
yeah, when GM makes a bad one, they REALLY make it bad!
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:07 AM   #14
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What is the standard powertrain warranty on these things anyway? 3years/36k or is it longer?
Power train is 5 years 100,000 miles. You should have the warranty book that explains everything that is covered and for how long.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:12 AM   #15
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Should i cancel my extended warranty if i dont plan on keeping my camaro longer than 2-3 years?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #16
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Should i cancel my extended warranty if i dont plan on keeping my camaro longer than 2-3 years?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:51 PM   #17
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O'rly?!? Hmm



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Old 06-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #18
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yes im covered right now i have 2012...
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #19
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yes im covered right now i have 2012...
I meant yes, you are already covered. If you don't plan to keep it past 3 years and won't go over 36k miles in that time, then cancel it.


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Old 06-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #20
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I meant yes, you are already covered. If you don't plan to keep it past 3 years and won't go over 36k miles in that time, then cancel it.


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This. It's an absolute waste of money if you're still within your warranty period. Why? Because an extended warranty is just an insurance policy. Lots of different companies write them, all with different terms and conditions, and different pricing. If you feel like the car is going to be problematic at the end of its warranty period, THEN buy an extended warranty, or just get rid of the car. So, essentially you gave a company a bunch of money with the guarantee that they don't have to do anything for you for the first 3-ish years when you could have had that money in your pocket.

Extended warranties through other companies are usually much, much cheaper. GM Protection Plans are some of the most expensive IMO. I looked into one when I bought a used 2000 Z28 about 7 years ago. The car had 50k miles and GMPP wanted something like $1300 to warranty the car out to 80k or something stupid. I ran it through a different writer and they wanted like $800 for the same length/coverages. I decided to to buy one and soak up potential fixes. The car was fine...no issues.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:50 PM   #21
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If your going to get a extended warranty go with GM. I own a used car lot and sell extended warrantys and I get them cheap and remember YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.. Get the GM one trust me
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #22
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Did you also know that some insurance companies carry a maintenance warranty equal to the extended warranty offered by GM only difference is the deductible will have to be met first. I know Geico does this for NEW cars only.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:27 AM   #23
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Pretty sure it is 5yr/100k
Yep, the GM powertrain warranty is 5yr/100K. However, there are tons of expensive items not covered by it that an extended warranty does cover.

I like to wait for the standard B2B to end (after 3 years) and then buy the 5-yr extended warranty. I plan to keep my car at least 8 years, but if I don't I cal always sell back the unused portion.
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