I also purchased the extended warranty for my '92 LX. Never had to use it ... hell, never had ONE problem with my '92 Protege, which I bought new in September 1991 and traded in December 1994 -- just over 3 years old -- with 83,000 miles on it.
However, following my experiences with one Ford-built Mazda pickup from 1994 through May 2000, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the extended, 7-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the new Protege. Remember, just like any other thing you purchase from a dealer, you can wheel and deal on the price of the warranty. (Might be a little harder for you than it was for me, since I had a car thrown in there too.) But I managed to talk them down from $1,100 to somewhere around $800 for it, which came to a little over $13 a month extra on my loan -- I felt 50,000 miles' additional peace of mind was worth two fast-food lunches a month.
I studied the warranty's coverage VERY THOROUGHLY before purchasing. This was the better of two plans they offered; this one covers everything but wear items like brake pads, shoes and rotors, clutch pad, belts and hoses, etc. But all major engine and drivetrain components are covered; even the seats are covered. If anyone's interested, I'll bring the extended warranty plan and coverage details to MAPP II.
well, the reason i ask is cuz my dealer has this weird warranty plan...basically, i buy 1 year now (for $220 cdn = $140.50 US...yes, that is our pathetic canadian dollar...but that's another story!) and then during my 4th year, i can choose to buy years 5 & 6. he's not really sure how much they will cost, since warranty prices vary over the years (i think he said around $1100 cdn = $702.40 US). to me, it sounds good, since i will have the option of extending my extended warranty further (huh?!) and it covers everything the original warranty covered. BUT, when i phoned another dealership to see what their warranties were like, he had NO CLUE what i was babbling about regarding this year 5 & 6 extension. my dealer said that Mazda has changed their extended warranty costs, so i just assumed they might have changed their coverage years too...but still, i find it weird this other dealership had NO idea what i was talking about! i'm worried that if my 4th year comes along and i wish to extend it further, my dealer will say "wtf u talking about!" can anybody confirm the existence of this extended warranty "extension"? is this "too good to be true"?
But keep this in mind: The warranty I purchased from my Mazda dealership is not a "Mazda" warranty. It's operated by another company and the name escapes me at the moment. I've never heard of what you're talking about, however ... have you checked to see if any info is available at the Mazda website?
I got 1 year extended warranty for $220 CDN as well. I got my papers from Mazda last week. This extra year is from Mazda. Years 5 and 6 were never offered to me so I don't know who that would be from.
BTW, I got my car back from Kramer yesterday. They did an excellent job of getting out the hood abrasions. And they didn't try to give me any hassles about doing it for free. I'm a very satisfied customer at the moment. For some reason, they also cut an extra key for my car. I only gave them my one spare and when I went to pick up the key, they gave me 2. Oh well...now I have 2 spares!
meade: i don't think that's the same. on that page, it says the warranty is for "unlimited kilometers"...my extension is not for unlimited kms...the exact figure escapes me at the moment...i'll probably end up getting it though, since $220 isn't much to pay for peace of mind.
pf: sounds like u got the same as i will! can u recall what the "warranty code" was?? i also received my papers, but i have yet to pay the dealership! glad to hear your pro is fine...
pf: yea, those are the ones i'm talking about too. the first page has info about you (name, VIN, warranty code, cost, time periods, kms, etc). the other 4 (?) pages contain info on all the different types of warranties, what's covered, forms for transferring the warranty should you sell your car, etc. same rite? i got mine about 2.5 weeks after buying my car.
Those are them. I wonder why they took so long to get to me? Oh well. Actually, now that I think about it, it's probably because they spelled "Calgary" as "Calgray" and I corrected it on the survey from they sent. Probably took them a month to make the change!