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post #1 of 122 (permalink) Old 06-06-2007, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Extended Warranty?

some may know and some may not.
If you are making a trade and the vehicle still has months left on
the "Extended"warrenty you might have purchased previously.
You are entitled to a check back to you for the months unused
at least through "GM" you are.so stay on top of it.
you have to get the dealer to prove to gm the payoff
then gm will get a check out to you in 7-10 days.

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Re: aheads up on trade ins w/ extended warrenty

Same for other manufacturers as well. I got about $600 back on our Expedition when we traded it in. Of course, all that means is I wasted about $1000 rather than $1600.

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Re: aheads up on trade ins w/ extended warrenty

Thanks....I didn't know that. This is the first time I've bought an extended warranty. I put so much mileage on my car, I wanted to be able to keep this one for more than 2 years w/out it going out of warranty.
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Re: aheads up on trade ins w/ extended warrenty

good info ty...i still have 3 years left on my extended warranty plus the car is still under it original warranty and still has less than 45k miles on it. its and 03 volvo.

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Re: aheads up on trade ins w/ extended warrenty

I checked with the dealer about the extended warranty when I placed my order. GM will sell you an extended warranty any time before your initial warranty expires. The cost will be slightly higher than if you buy the warranty at the time of purchase. However, you avoid paying for something today that you can't use until 48K miles later.


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Extended Warranty?

Anyone going with an extended warranty? With the 48 month/50,000 mile bumper to bumper and 60 month/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, it's really looking out into the future. I'm not found of the plans GM offers because of the limitations but I have been looking at Warranty Direct. I'm still undecided at this point.

Does the 'first year' stigma still apply? I'd like to think they've worked out some of those issues but the theory still makes sense.
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Re: Extended Warranty?

I went w/ the extended warranty (4yr/80miles), only because my husband does not like to keep a car past its warranty coverage. I traded in my MDX for the Enclave after only 2 years because I put 50,000 miles on it in that time. I want to keep my Enclave longer than that. I don't know what's considered a good or bad deal for the warranty, but my dealer took off $200 off of the list price for the warranty.
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Re: Extended Warranty?

You can get the factory extended warranty after the purchase as long as the car is still covered under the warranty (within 4 yrs/48,000 miles). It is more expensive to buy it later rather than at time of purchase but you're not paying for something today that won't be used until 48,000 miles later.

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Anyone going with an extended warranty? With the 48 month/50,000 mile bumper to bumper and 60 month/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, it's really looking out into the future. I'm not found of the plans GM offers because of the limitations but I have been looking at Warranty Direct. I'm still undecided at this point.

Does the 'first year' stigma still apply? I'd like to think they've worked out some of those issues but the theory still makes sense.
I'm a ACDelco WD here in Indiana and deal with a lot of repair shops that have had the great pleasure of dealing with extended warranty companies. I'm not sure what you mean by "first year" stigma but here is my 2 cents worth. The repair shop is probably you're best source on what warranty companies are easiest to work with. If you are on good terms with you're local independent repair shop talk to them about this subject. If not go to ACDelco.com and find the ACDelco TSS repair shop in you're area. They will probably be happy to help you out with information on this subject. From what I have been told and seen in the shops around me most of the companies are very hard to work with. Numerous phone calls will probably be required by the repair shop with labor and parts quotes. Remember the warranty company is in it to make money and most will go with the lesser price part every time no matter who the manufacturer is. Also, remember there will be a deductable that you will have to pay. The repair shop will also possibly want you to pay for his phone time trying to get approval if it becomes excessive. I also don't think that you'll have to worry about purchasing a plan until you're GM warranty is nearly up. If you purchase now, their just gonna use your money for 4 yrs. or 60000 miles. Who knows, they probably won't even be in business by then. It seems to me a lot of these companies have come and gone over the past few years. One question I have, Who brought up the subject you or the GM dealer your purchasing the Enclave from. If it's the dealer, it's just the same ole money grab on their part trying to grab you're last dollar. Similar to "paint sealant", "undercoating" "window etching" or even the good ole added on pinstripe. It always amazed me that a 50 ft roll of pinstripe that the dealer pays $10 for and can do 5-6 cars, can cost over $100 as an add on to new vehicles. I guess you could say that I'm not very high on car repair warranties other that what is offered by the manufacturer. My advice is keep your money and uses it on your first vacation in your new Enclave.

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Re: Extended Warranty?

The dealer first brought up the subject and only deals in GM warranties, not third party warranty services. I've heard nightmares about some 3rd party warranty services but also have heard some horror stories about the GM extended warranties as well. I may have been turned off by the large trophy behind the finance manager's desk awarded to him for selling warranties. They don't give out large trophies for selling low margin products and loss leaders far as I know.

The 3rd party warranty I did consider was Warranty Direct who has been around for 27 years, carries a high rating (insurance wise), and has a number of other accolades that give me some confidence.

But in the end I think I will probably just 'self insure'. I'll take the cost of the warranty, set it aside in a long term CD and that money will be there for repairs later.

Oh, when I said 'first year' stigma, I meant the theory that some folks say 'never buy the first year's model' because of potential problems the manufacturers quality control didn't find. The GM finance manager even tried this one... to which the obvious response is 'oh, you are right, perhaps I shouldn't buy the vehicle because it's a first year model'.
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