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#168 of 1408 Thoughts on Extended Warranty
Nov 19, 1999 (5:21 am)
I just purchased a new 1999 Chrysler LHS today and resisted the attempt to purchase the extended warranty offered by the dealership. Has anyone here had any experience with extended warranties and are they really worth the investment?
I'm well aware that it's a matter of personal preference whether to buy extra security or not for my new purchase. However, I only average about 9,000 miles a month and I'm really curious what others may think about the additional expense of added warranties.
#169 of 1408 Extended Warranties
Nov 19, 1999 (7:08 am)
Here's the URL to get the Chrysler Extended Warranty MSRP. They have them for different time periods, miles and deductible, and apparently the cost is related to where you live, because they ask for your ZIP code.
I've had several extended warranties, lost a few bucks on one, broke even on another (paid about what I collected in covered repairs), and saved about $9000 on a new engine covered by the third. I would not buy anything other than an OEM extended warranty, but you'll get an argument on both sides of that issue. There are Chrysler dealers with Net sites that sell warranties for 75% of list.
#170 of 1408 Re: Extended Warranties
Nov 19, 1999 (6:57 pm)
Thanks for the information and the URL for Chryslers Service contracts. Of course that brought up another question and a little more research on my part.
Seeing that Chryslers extended warranties are quoted as MSRP I'm wondering if that price is negotiable. Well, it doesn't hurt to make a few phone calls. I'll check and see.
#171 of 1408 Re: Extended Warranties (pawpawokeefe)
Nov 20, 1999 (4:10 pm)
The price is usually negotiable with dealers because you can buy them from any Chrysler dealer, whether or not you bought the car there. To a dealer you didn't by the car from, any profit is found money. As I said, you can easily get 25% off from dealers on the Net, so that ought to be your starting point in discussions with local dealers.
#172 of 1408 Greg - 2000 LHS purchase
Nov 21, 1999 (11:45 pm)
Can you set up leasing? what types of rates, payments, etc are available? Can you order specific colors - ie blue steel with camel interior. How is paperwork completed and how does the car get delivered?
#173 of 1408 99 LHS Update
Nov 22, 1999 (3:03 am)
Had my 99 LHS 15 months (21,000 miles)now and the only problem I have had is the power window motor on the drivers side. Waiting for the others to go.... Overall have been very pleased with this car. Would certainly recommend a 2000 to anyone. Last car was a 94 LHS. I had some problems with that car, but nothing like what many people have reported.
Nov 25, 1999 (4:55 pm)
Consumer reports for the 2000 cars came out. I haven't seen it yet. Can someone tell me if the car is now reccomended and what's the letter grade for the reliablity according to the consmer reports.
Nov 25, 1999 (5:05 pm)
Consumer Reports just came out for the 2000 cars. Can someone tell me if the Chrysler LHS is reccomended and what's the letter grade for the 2000 model reliability.
#176 of 1408 Fluid Leaks
Nov 26, 1999 (3:50 am)
I recently purchased a '99 LHS from dealer stock. The car had 50 miles on the odometer when I drove it home. It now has 950 and is leaking differential fluid. I took it to the dealer when first noticed (2nd week of ownership), and they claimed to have fixed it by tightening bolts. I noticed it leaking again today and will take it back to the dealer tomorrow, 11/26. Also there is excessive wind noise coming from driver-passenger windows near speaker area. Anyone else experience these problems? If so, advise as to remedy please.
#177 of 1408 ( walterchan)
Nov 26, 1999 (5:35 pm)
I don't think CR has yet issued their annual auto report, which usually comes out in April. The December issue has nothing on cars.