Originally Posted by jgc4ever
What a waste of money.
Considering this forum, and considering what most of the traffic is like here, I'd think that if there were issues with this package, this specific thread would be neck deep in anger and rage about this plan.
And yet, it all seems mostly quiet. Mostly positive.
It's not like this is a new plan. Seems to me this has been around for some time, and that folks would have had opportunity to use it, and be either pleased or disappointed by it.
This availability of this plan was definitely a factor if me getting the truck in the first place. Beyond the teething issues many early '14 adopters have encountered, Jeep is not a standout in the overall reliability market. It's not terrible, but it's not a standout, and it's public perception (justified or not) is likely worse than reality.
Yet, here's a plan designed to cover pretty much everything but tires, brakes, and windshield wipers - forever. Until the repair is greater than the value of the car.
This is a vehicle with a boat load of tech. Which means a boat load of wires, and sensors, and switches, etc. that may go bad. It's one thing to diagnose and repair a leaky seal. It's another to hunt down a frayed wire or intermittent short in a switch, especially when there's however many miles of wires strung throughout.
So, now, I have a vehicle where the little pesky nitty things that just fail as time goes on, and folks ignore, can be fixed.
Left rear power window that you almost never use stuck? Fix it. kthx.
Power lock solenoid getting all buzzy? Fix it. kthx.
Seat heater only working on half the seat after 8 years? Fix it. kthx.
Transmission sieze and spit out pieces at 200K miles? Fix it. kthx. (This may well send it over the top...)
I'll know when they drag the rusting hulk of my truck away in 10-15 years whether this was a bad bet or not. I have faith in modern engineering and manufacturing of modern cars that this car will last a long time. Cars today are simply amazing.
But I have experience enough that after that long, Stuff Happens, and I think I'll be a net winner in the end.
This contract is a race between depreciation and inflation. But it was a modest roll in to my payment, and offers a lot of piece of mind that I don't have to keep my eye on the odometer or the calendar.
And all told, haven't heard anything specifically bad about it yet.