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Old 04-13-2013, 10:33 AM
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Re: Added Value Extended Warranty 7 Years - 70k mile/115k km Pricing

Well known fact, even by people in the biz who will speak freely and not company-speak, that extended warranties are a waste of money. They'll only be worth it on catastrophic failures, which from an engineering perspective are extremely low regardless of stories you hear on every car out there.

If you are a worry wart, buy it at 35,000 miles from a second party. Will be much cheaper and you've not paid thousands + interest already on it while the vehicle was already covered.
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Re: Added Value Extended Warranty 7 Years - 70k mile/115k km Pricing

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Well known fact, even by people in the biz who will speak freely and not company-speak, that extended warranties are a waste of money. They'll only be worth it on catastrophic failures, which from an engineering perspective are extremely low regardless of stories you hear on every car out there.

If you are a worry wart, buy it at 35,000 miles from a second party. Will be much cheaper and you've not paid thousands + interest already on it while the vehicle was already covered.
I usually keep my cars for a long time and do all the work myself.
The Wk2 is a different story, first I'm getting too old to be crawling all over it, second, I know enough about service stations not to trust them in many ways. The new cars can run some pretty big bills for things I would never normally consider taking them to a shop.
Times change and I'm ready for somebody else to do whatever needs to be done and I'd rather have a dealer use OEM parts than the cheapest Chinese trash others use.
For example, my XJ developed serious vibration problems that were traced to O'Reilly drums that were way out of balance.
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Re: Added Value Extended Warranty 7 Years - 70k mile/115k km Pricing

I bought the Maximum care, Lifetime today from Trish.
Soon after it showed up on Jeep.com
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Picked up my SRT today. Got the dealer to match an online seller for the lifetime Maxcare plan. (~$2400)
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:26 PM
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Re: Added Value Extended Warranty 7 Years - 70k mile/115k km Pricing

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Well known fact, even by people in the biz who will speak freely and not company-speak, that extended warranties are a waste of money. They'll only be worth it on catastrophic failures, which from an engineering perspective are extremely low regardless of stories you hear on every car out there.

If you are a worry wart, buy it at 35,000 miles from a second party. Will be much cheaper and you've not paid thousands + interest already on it while the vehicle was already covered.
I don't agree with that. It just takes your A/C to take a dump once and your out that much money. In the past I have been able to get money back when I traded in the vehicle, because I traded before the warranty was up and had not used it. You have to be very careful with second party warranties. Those companies are sold or go out of business a lot. I bought one once and ended up getting a small settlement from a class action suit against them. They are not always user friendly either.
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Re: Added Value Extended Warranty 7 Years - 70k mile/115k km Pricing

I got the 7yr/100k just because of the fact that it is transferable. The lifetime is not. The dealer matched the online price as well...

Just a thought in case you *know* you aren't keeping the thing forever. Could be an nice selling point...
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I just bought that on my 14 srt and it was like 2300 bucks with a 100 deductible. Has alot more to offer than the basic warranty.
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Re: Added Value Extended Warranty 7 Years - 70k mile/115k km Pricing

is that lifetime max care ? $2300 with tax ?

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I just bought that on my 14 srt and it was like 2300 bucks with a 100 deductible. Has alot more to offer than the basic warranty.
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Re: Added Value Extended Warranty 7 Years - 70k mile/115k km Pricing

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is that lifetime max care ? $2300 with tax ?


In the state of Maryland, warranties are not taxed. Not sure about other states.




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Re: Added Value Extended Warranty 7 Years - 70k mile/115k km Pricing

My dealer is giving me lifetime max car for $2360+ tax and 7 yrs / 100K for $1800...is this a good price ?
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My dealer is giving me lifetime max car for $2360+ tax and 7 yrs / 100K for $1800...is this a good price ?

I think those are fair prices. The 7 year is transferable, while the lifetime is not.
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In the state of Maryland, warranties are not taxed. Not sure about other states.

That was total said and done!
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