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#2875 of 3776 EW worth it if we drive 25k-30k miles/year?
Mar 21, 2009 (9:07 pm)
We purchased a 2008 Honda Pilot ExL in Feb. of 2008. We put on roughly 27k miles in the first 12 months we owned the Pilot. As I understand it there's a basic 3 year/36k warranty, and a 5 year/60k mile drivetrain warranty. I understand we can purchase an extended warranty for up to 8 years/120k miles.
The question is: if we're going to be at 120k miles in roughly another 3 years, does anyone think it's really worth it to purchase the EW? I don't, but am wondering if I'm missing something. Thanks.
#2876 of 3776 Re: EW worth it if we drive 25k-30k miles/year? [strokeoluck2]
Mar 22, 2009 (9:13 am)
We put on roughly 27k miles in the first 12 months we owned the Pilot. As I understand it there's a basic 3 year/36k warranty, and a 5 year/60k mile drivetrain warranty. I understand we can purchase an extended warranty for up to 8 years/120k miles.
You can only get the 8 year 120k mile warranty before the vehicle reaches the 6,000 mile mark.
Between 6,000 miles and 36,000 miles, the warranties are sold in terms that begin when the warranty is purchased (as opposed to when the vehicle was placed in service as the 8 year, 120k warranty would have been)
For example, If you go to myhondawarranty.com and put in 27,000 miles on a 2008 pilot, the maximum warranty you can currently buy is a 5 year 84,000 mile warranty. But that mileage is added on to your existing mileage. So mileage wise you'll be covered until 111,000 miles. (27k + 84k)
Only you can decide if that additional 84,000 miles of coverage is worth the cost.
Mar 23, 2009 (6:04 am)
Just got a 09 Odyessy... we got the 72mo 100,000 extended - now im beginning to regret it. ive had honda's forever some with over 100,000 miles and never had problems. is it worth the money? from the dealer it was 1899.00 with the option if unused they will refund it - however if i do decide to keep it i think ill cancel that one and go with one from that web site for less than half the cost none refundable.
what are your thoughts - are the warranties needed?
#2878 of 3776 Re: Warranty? [rudinsky]
Mar 23, 2009 (10:07 am)
I just bought an 09 Odyseey yesterday and got the 8 yr/100k/$0 deductible Hondacare warranty from my dealer for $1100. I talked to a dealer in December and they wanted 1400 for the 7 year/84k warranty/$50...then I found this website and I knew that I could do better.
I would cancel it and buy it through one of the online resellers if I were you. I am in MA where Bernardi Honda is located, they are one of the online sellers and I can tell you that they are a legitimate dealer. I ended up at another dealership b/c of price, but they honored the Bernardi price on the warranty.
Hope that helps.
#2879 of 3776 Re: Warranty? [momoftwoma]
Mar 23, 2009 (10:43 am)
Im just trying to decide if its worth 900.00 out of pocket for 2 or 3 years of warranty... we probably drive 8000 - 10000 a year
#2880 of 3776 Re: Warranty? [rudinsky]
Mar 23, 2009 (12:42 pm)
I had a major steering column repair on my 06 pilot that happened at 35000 miles...the car needed the entire steering column replaced at a cost of more than $3000...luckily I was still within the 3 yr/36k warranty... I didn't have the extended warranty b/c that was a lease. Since that happened and I am planning to keep this Odyssey for 10-12 years, I figured that I could justify the investment. It pays for itself if you have one major issue.
That's just the way that I look at it...hope that helps.
#2881 of 3776 Re: Warranty? [momoftwoma]
Mar 24, 2009 (6:06 pm)
If you purchase a car I think it's worth the peace of mind to get the extended warranty, however get it in the third year or before 36K miles. If you lease don't go past 4 years it isn't worth. Especialy if something would go wrong with it in the year your bringing the car back.
#2882 of 3776 Re: Warranty? [packer3]
Mar 27, 2009 (8:09 am)
however get it in the third year or before 36K miles.
Well, the price of the warranty will be higher then and the coverage will be less than you can get when new. Warranties sold with the first 6,000 miles of vehicle usage get you the maximum value. And you get free roadside assistance from the time you purchase the warranty which is like a $50/year value compared to AAA.
#2883 of 3776 2006 Honda Pilot EX-l warranty
Mar 29, 2009 (7:47 am)
I am about to buy a 2006 EX-L Honda pilot.It has only 25000 miles on it.
I have two questions about the vehicle.
1) It is more than 36 months old so what options do I have to buy extended warranty.The dealer quoted me $ 2300 for 7 year 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.The vehicle does come with 7 year 100,000 power train warranty.
2) One of the door is missing the Vin number does that mean the vehicle was in an accident.I checked the car fa it is clear.
thank you very mcuh
#2884 of 3776 Re: 2006 Honda Pilot EX-l warranty [rmulay]
Mar 29, 2009 (10:09 am)
It is more than 36 months old so what options do I have to buy extended warranty.The dealer quoted me $ 2300 for 7 year 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.
The online dealers do not sell genuine Honda Care warranties for vehicles that are more than 36 months old. Check out the company who is providing the warranty your dealership is offering very closely. Some people have difficulty with the third party companies.