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Honda Odyssey, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Pilot, Honda S2000, Car Warranties
#3220 of 3848 Re: Did I over pay? [gsp408]
Feb 22, 2010 (2:13 pm)
I paid $1995 for 8yr/120K/0 ded HC coverage. I think I overpaid by 1K. So here are two questions I have now:
1. Do I want to keep HC, every time I google, I come up with some horror story as to something that was not covered by HC, granted that people dont go back and record their good experiences. I just traded in my 15 yr old Honda Civic, no problems. But yeah, it didnt have so many gadgets in the car plus it was made when mfg was still somewhat decent. So I am still debating if I want HC!
2. I am trying to talk to local dealers here and get a quote for HC. I think I am okay with 1k-$1200, not more than that. Once I have that I can go back to Autowest and ask them to match it, else I can cancel and buy from this guy. So far no beef!
let me know if you get a good quote from some dealership here in CA.
#3221 of 3848 Re: Did I over pay? [odysseyba]
Feb 23, 2010 (7:35 am)
Okay, so bernardi came back with $1295 for the same coverage. Can I go ahead and buy online even though I am in CA? Will I have problems when they see that I bought from someone outside the state and local dealers tell me to take a hike when I go in for claims!
#3222 of 3848 Re: Did I over pay? [odysseyba]
Feb 23, 2010 (2:06 pm)
Will I have problems when they see that I bought from someone outside the state and local dealers tell me to take a hike when I go in for claims!
No once you own the Honda Care, all Honda dealers have to honor it. It's in their best interest to honor it because Honda pays the dealer you take your vehicle to for the repairs so it adds to their bottom line.
#3223 of 3848 Re: Shop Around for Extended Warranty [kipk]
Feb 24, 2010 (5:42 am)
Kip, thanks. I did call. HC says there is no record of my agreement in their system from the dealer (!) despite the fact i purchased the Pilot back on Dec. 31. They also said that the 60-day cancel period doesn't start until the dealer enters the info.
So I called the dealer (again) and now there is a big mystery over what happened. The only person who could answer it was already gone, so I should get an answer today.
#3224 of 3848 Re: Shop Around for Extended Warranty [denver5357]
Feb 24, 2010 (9:29 am)
Might be beneficial to sit in that managers office while he calls HC. So there is no finger pointing between them, and you wondering what is going on.
Please keep us informed.
#3225 of 3848 Honda Care Certified Additional Coverage for CPO
Mar 01, 2010 (4:41 am)
I live in New York and I just finalized a deal on a Certified Pre-owned 2007 Honda Accord EX-L with Navigation. Since its CPO I get the 1yr/12,000 miles non-power train and 3yr power train, but the dealer also suggested the Honda Care Certified Additional Coverage which is for certified pre-owned cars and apparently MUST be purchased when the used car is purchased. I also checked on Honda’s website and it seems true that for CPO vehicles this additional coverage must be purchased at the time of the vehicle purchase. The dealer said the price is $2300 for 5 years/60,000 miles. I understand that this warranty has zero deductible and that it covers mostly all of the main parts of the car including the navigation system, but it seems pretty pricey compared to the extended warranty offered to owners of NEW vehicles. I was wondering, is this more or less the price range other dealers charge for the additional coverage warranty for certified pre-owned cars?
#3226 of 3848 Re: Honda Care Certified Additional Coverage for CPO [fm1381]
Mar 01, 2010 (8:39 am)
If your vehicle has less than 36,000 miles on it and has been in service for less than 3 years, then you can just go to a site like:
and get a quote on the 5 year, 60K.
If it has more than the 36,000 miles on it, then your only route is probably to get the Certified Additional Coverage.
#3227 of 3848 Re: Honda Care Certified Additional Coverage for CPO [fm1381]
Mar 01, 2010 (8:49 am)
I thought when you buy a CPO honda that should comes with 7yrs/100K miles warranty. I've looked at used Odyssey and all said Certified and covered 7yrs/100K miles which ever comes first. The dealer may lies to you and want you to spend $2300 more on top what it's already covered. I would call and check around with other dealers to see if that is the case. I would not let the dealer get double pay.
#3228 of 3848 Re: Honda Care Certified Additional Coverage for CPO [ktd]
Mar 01, 2010 (2:21 pm)
Well, the way the 7 year 100,000 powertrain warranty works for CPO cars is that the dealer covers you for the difference between 7yr/100,000 and the year of your car and miles (this is what the Honda dealer explained to me). So for example, my 2007 accord with 45,000 miles has 3 years left and 55,000 miles power train coverage. What they did extend was the non power train for 1 year 12,000 miles.
#3229 of 3848 Re: Honda Care Certified Additional Coverage for CPO [fm1381]
Mar 02, 2010 (5:00 am)
>"The dealer said the price is $2300 for 5 years/60,000 miles. I understand that this warranty has zero deductible and that it covers mostly all of the main parts of the car including the navigation system, but it seems pretty pricey compared to the extended warranty offered to owners of NEW vehicles"
Seems a LOT PRICEY !
I don't know why the EW on the CPO vehicle should be any more than on a new one.
Consider this: When a vehicle is purchased new, it is covered by the 36mo/36K mile factory warranty, and longer on the drive train. The EW kicks in when the factory warranty expires. So in reality, that EW covers the car when it is used.
In your case, if factory warranties are transferable, the 5/60 would be covering everything after the 3/36 factory warranty expires. OR actually covering for an additional 2years/24K miles, whichever comes first. Seems to me the dealer is trying to charge you as much as they try to charge a new car purchaser for an 8/100 EW. (We know now that those can be purchased for $1100-$1300).
You would do well to call Honda Care for the official "Rules" concerning their EW warranties on CPO vehicles, Also go the the link in Jet10000's post above and do some checking.