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Re: MaxCare Warranty??

What's 30mpg get you when you pay thousands more up front for it and throughout the years for maintenance? Like I said it only makes sense if you tow frequently. Pretty sure It would be close to 6 years before you break even. And then you don't have a lifetime warranty so really you'll never break even if your keeping it for the long haul.


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Old 09-14-2014, 11:26 AM
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Re: MaxCare Warranty??

Two things:
1) For the '12 went with the Lifetime Added Care+ service contract. For about $700 less and $100 deductable (and having a lift at home) the major items I cared about (including the TIPM) are covered and minor stuff I can do. Besides in Florida it can be transferred.
2) I tow quite a bit and feel the Pentastar with the V6 is considerably advanced technologically compared to the hemi & after 18k miles does everything I want including effortless cruising at 65 mph with a 4,000 lb trailer.

That said I really like diesels particularly TDs but in Florida the combination of a $4500 premium (more like $10k if you compare to a Laredo) AND with current low fuel costs about Diesel $3.60, 87 $3.20, and 89 $3.30 in Orlando - diesel here is always higher than gasoline just increases the "cost of ownership". 30 mpg is only part of the equation.

Wasn't aware of the service contract issue but just adds to the appeal of my Pentastar. Besides this way the specs sound near identical to an E-Jag.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:23 PM
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What's 30mpg get you when you pay thousands more up front for it and throughout the years for maintenance? Like I said it only makes sense if you tow frequently. Pretty sure It would be close to 6 years before you break even. And then you don't have a lifetime warranty so really you'll never break even if your keeping it for the long haul.
It makes perfect sense to someone who WANTS the EcoDiesel for any reason that is their own. The fuel economy is just a perk for those of us who are doing 20K+ miles per year. And the purchase cost difference between the EcoDiesel and the Hemi isn't all that significant when you consider the total purchase price of a Summit.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:41 PM
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What's 30mpg get you when you pay thousands more up front for it and throughout the years for maintenance? Like I said it only makes sense if you tow frequently. Pretty sure It would be close to 6 years before you break even. And then you don't have a lifetime warranty so really you'll never break even if your keeping it for the long haul.


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Re: MaxCare Warranty??

Just pulled the trigger today on a 2015 Overland 4X4. Tech package and CD. Bright white with black interior, 3.6L V-6. Added Maxcare lifetime warranty for $2115.
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Just pulled the trigger today on a 2015 Overland 4X4. Tech package and CD. Bright white with black interior, 3.6L V-6. Added Maxcare lifetime warranty for $2115.
Congratulations on the new Jeep!! A few other posters mentioned the price on the Maxcare is $2315.00. $2115.00 is a great price. I paid $2185.00 6 months ago.
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Just purchased a 2015 Summit and plan to purchase the lifetime Maxcare warranty since I intend to keep the vehicle 10+ years.

My understanding is that the only possible benefit to me buying the warranty now versus waiting until just before I reach 12K miles or 12 months would be to avoid any potential price increases between now and the time of purchase....is that correct?

If so, then I tend to prefer to keep money in my pocket instead of theirs until the last minute.
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:43 PM
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Just purchased a 2015 Summit and plan to purchase the lifetime Maxcare warranty since I intend to keep the vehicle 10+ years.

My understanding is that the only possible benefit to me buying the warranty now versus waiting until just before I reach 12K miles or 12 months would be to avoid any potential price increases between now and the time of purchase....is that correct?

If so, then I tend to prefer to keep money in my pocket instead of theirs until the last minute.
You might want to rethink that position. In the last 6 months the Max Care Lifetime $100 deductible Service Contract has gone up on average of $200 depending on where you buy it. Also, does your dealer have free loaner cars? If not that and other benefits in the Service Contract could be of value to you now. Go have a look at Zeigler's web site for what is actually contained in the Service Contract.
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You might want to rethink that position. In the last 6 months the Max Care Lifetime $100 deductible Service Contract has gone up on average of $200 depending on where you buy it. Also, does your dealer have free loaner cars? If not that and other benefits in the Service Contract could be of value to you now. Go have a look at Zeigler's web site for what is actually contained in the Service Contract.
Will definitely take a look at the website. Thanks for pointing out a few things that could be beneficial now over the standard 3/36 warranty.

I'm not sure about the answer to the loaner car question since I didn't purchase it from a local dealership, but knowing the ones around here, I'm guessing they don't. Will definitely check into that though.
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The rental/loaner benefit starts right away, too, if you buy now...
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Just purchased a 2015 Summit and plan to purchase the lifetime Maxcare warranty since I intend to keep the vehicle 10+ years.

My understanding is that the only possible benefit to me buying the warranty now versus waiting until just before I reach 12K miles or 12 months would be to avoid any potential price increases between now and the time of purchase....is that correct?

If so, then I tend to prefer to keep money in my pocket instead of theirs until the last minute.
I waited about 9 months to purchase the lifetime. I believe when I bought my Jeep Oct, 2013 the lifetime was around $1850.00. By the time I purchased it the price went to $2115.00. I think it's now 2315.00. If I could do it again I would have purchased the lifetime sooner. Especially when I made the decision that I loved the Jeep and was going to hang on to it for a while. If you have the money I would just go for it. You may possibly save about $200.00 because it seems the price keeps going up. (let us know what you decide)
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The rental/loaner benefit starts right away, too, if you buy now...
Jim would you know if you can get a rental loaner just for one day or is it only available if they are going to keep it over night. I did look at the contract and to me it sounds like they will only give you a loaner if it's kept over night for repair. I could be wrong? Has anyone got a loaner yet under the maxcare?
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