Last post on Nov 02, 2006 at 6:19 AM
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Subaru Forester, Wagon
#17989 of 18028 Re: xtended warranty [ateixeira]
Oct 03, 2006 (6:37 pm)
In 10 months of ownership my wife has only put on 2,200 miles. What would be a good strategy if we purchase xtended warranty? Do I wait right before our three years are up? We do plan on keeping the car for a long long time.
#17990 of 18028 Re: xtended warranty [jeqq]
Oct 03, 2006 (7:31 pm)
The price you pay, Jeff, is always lower the sooner you get it, with lower mileage.
Warrantydirect.com (CLICK HERE FOR THEM) offers one that actually wraps around the existing, much longer, original powertrain warranty, so you are not paying twice for the same coverage. That is what I purchased for my 2006 Forester, after I was directed to them from the edmunds.com site.
It is called Powerwrap Plus, when you check out the prices.
#17991 of 18028 Re: xtended warranty [terry92270]
Oct 05, 2006 (6:40 am)
Thanks to both of you for the info.
#17992 of 18028 Clicking when Cold and I turn the wheel hard left or Right
Oct 05, 2006 (7:05 am)
For the past few months on a cold (not really cold, just not warmed up) start, when I turn my steering wheel to the end of its path either to the right or left I get a clicking, ratcheting sound. It only happens for the 1st few minutes of driving during the day, so I can never get the dealer to hear it! I have left at the dealer overnight on 4 occacsions, last time they tell me they heard it and replaced a solenoid clutch transfer. I thought that fixed it, then the next day, the noise was back. Again, it happens only when the wheel is turned to the VERY end of its path in either direction and lasts as long as you hold the wheel in its complete turned position. Let go of the wheel and the noise stops. Anybody else have this problem. I have an 04 Forester X - Automatic with less than 20k miles. I need to know what to tell the dealer since they can't seem to pinpoint the issue.
#17993 of 18028 Re: xtended warranty [jeqq]
Oct 05, 2006 (4:13 pm)
In 10 months of ownership my wife has only put on 2,200 miles. What would be a good strategy if we purchase xtended warranty?
I think the "best" strategy would be to just save your money. With your Forester being driven that little, the likelihood of you having a repair issue during the time period of the extended warranty is pretty remote.