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#9312 of 11746 Gold Plus warranty?
Nov 13, 2003 (3:19 pm)
Thanks for your earlier comments about buying the 2003 Legacy GT wagon (12000 miles). We settled on $20,388, down slightly from $20,586 and are picking up the car tomorrow. The dealer is offering us the Subaru Gold Plus Warranty, 5 yrs/ 100,000 miles, no deductible, for $1266. I would not get it except that in the contract it states that the full amount of the premium will be refunded if no claim is made during the warranty period. We drive about 25,000 miles a year. I know you lose interest on the money even if you get it back at the end of the warranty, but I am thinking it is not a bad deal. (We live in NYC and travel upstate on weekends and take trips in the car). Any of your thoughts and opinions will be appreciated.
Nov 13, 2003 (3:27 pm)
In my Canadian 03 Outback, the A/C does start on defrost/foot position as well as on full defrost. Also, you cannot turn on recirc in either of those two positions. I've written my deep dislike of these features before so I won't go on about it now.
Gordon, if you find an easy solution to either or both of these, let me know.
Nov 13, 2003 (5:18 pm)
I just purchased a 5/100 Subaru Gold warranty with a $100 deductible for $1,000. So your price doesn't seem off the mark. You put on the kind of miles that I do. That, combined with the raodside assistance , etc., makes the warranty a no-brainer in my opinion. If you're financing the purchase, you'll be out of the factory warranty well before you've got the car paid off.
Nov 13, 2003 (5:27 pm)
Please double check that refund information. If it is Added Security, the dealer may be offering to refund the money if there are not any claims against it, but it isn't a provision of the coverage. Make sure you ask them to show you where it states that and how it is supported. It could be an added benefit that the dealer is providing which is great.
#9317 of 11746 What's a good price for a base OBW w/Auto in Canada
Nov 13, 2003 (7:58 pm)
Just wondering if the dealers will move on the MSRP or not. With the value of the Canadian dollar these days it's cheaper to buy in the U.S.
Cdn MSRP 33,095 incl. Auto & dest.
US MSRP 24,695 incl. Auto & dest.
US MSRP in C$ 32,100 that's a $1000 less, and if U.S. dealers deal it'd even be a better deal. Based on an exchange rate of 1.3 C$/US$
Nov 14, 2003 (6:55 am)
Took a ride in my friends 03 OBW 4AT a couple of weeks ago. One thing he has that I don't is the AWP. After riding with the heated seats on, my next Subie will definitely have that feature. Is that now standard on all Subaru's?
Nov 14, 2003 (7:32 am)
25k miles per year is a fast pace. The age of the components will not be that high. I think it might actually lessen the value of a warranty if you drive at that pace.
We have a 7/100, and we're pretty sure we'll get the full 7 years out of ours.
Mark: last year it came on all Outbacks. Now it's missing only from the Outback with the Sound Package, primarily meant for markets like Florida. Most of the ones you'll find in NY will have the AWP.
#9320 of 11746 When theory and reality collide
Nov 14, 2003 (9:02 am)
I too tried it out last night at 39'f, and it still came on. But this morning at 34'f it would no longer engage the compressor. So the temp is lower than I expected, but at some point it should be a non-event. It is possible that sensor placement could be an issue. Say if it is in an area that engine bay heat influences, then it might run despite true outside conditions. I have to see if I can borrow a shop manual set and look it up.
#9321 of 11746 Gold Plus Warranty
Nov 14, 2003 (10:07 am)
Thanks to everyone here for the insight. I called around to 5 dealerships for the 5/100 warranty. Four of them came back with $1500 but then the last place I called, Manchester NH Subaru, offered the same for $1100!
A good $400 saving off the retail!