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Honda Odyssey, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Pilot, Honda S2000, Car Warranties
#3506 of 3848 Re: Honda Care-2011 Accord SE-7yr/80k-$0 deductible [jet10000]
Feb 25, 2011 (2:54 pm)
Do you know why I can't seem to order a 5 year (8 total) HC for my 2008 S2000? The web sites SHOW plans up to 8 total years, but the plans I am being offered are all 36 month add on plans (for 72 month total). Since the new car powertrain warranty is 60 months already, buying HC only adds 1year to the powertrain and 3 to the rest of the car (what is covered, that is).
#3507 of 3848 Re: Honda Care-2011 Accord SE-7yr/80k-$0 deductible [dwynne]
Feb 25, 2011 (4:20 pm)
Do you know why I can't seem to order a 5 year (8 total) HC for my 2008 S2000?
To get the 8 year Honda Care you have to buy it within the first 6,000 miles the vehicle is in service. After that, you can only get add-on plans and those decrease in availability as the vehicles approaches 3 years, 36K.
So with a 2008, apparently the only Honda Care you can get is a 3 year add on.
#3508 of 3848 Re: Honda Care-2011 Accord SE-7yr/80k-$0 deductible [jet10000]
Feb 28, 2011 (12:37 pm)
If I say I have a 2009 then I can buy a 4 year add on, but that is a false difference since the car would have gone in service 1 year (or so) later. Looks like the bottom line is after the first 6 months (or 1 year?) and 6k miles the max you can buy is a total of 6 years - just one additional power train year and three additional "whatever else is covered by HC".
For my car, the price for such short duration additional may not be worth the high price...
#3509 of 3848 Re: Honda Care-2011 Accord SE-7yr/80k-$0 deductible [jet10000]
Feb 28, 2011 (12:48 pm)
Starting March 1st you will be able to get up to 5 additional years on a 2008, and 2009 Honda.
#3510 of 3848 Re: Honda Care-2011 Accord SE-7yr/80k-$0 deductible [gardinerr]
Feb 28, 2011 (4:16 pm)
Thanks for the info, sounds like I need to go online tomorrow and get some new quotes.
#3511 of 3848 When should I purchase an extended warranty?
Mar 05, 2011 (8:14 pm)
I just bought a new 2011 Honda Accord EX-L V4, and now I am wondering whether I should buy an extended warranty. My salesperson told me that I can buy extended warranty any time as long as the car is still within factory warranty, which is 3yr/36000mile. Should I buy the extended warranty now or at the end of the factory warranty (3 years later)?
I read through this discussion, and it seems that Honda Care with 0 deductible is highly recommended compared to other 3-rd party warranty or 100-deductible honda care. Does everybody agrees with this? Thanks!
#3512 of 3848 Re: When should I purchase an extended warranty? [accman]
Mar 06, 2011 (6:00 am)
Be careful, while it may be true that you can purchase an extended warranty, from some 3rd party companies even long after your initial manufacturers warranty expires, to get an HC new car extended warranty you must purchase before the care is 6 months old and has less than 6,000 miles.
Most dealers will sell a 3rd party warranty, but that is not Honda Care.
#3513 of 3848 Re: When should I purchase an extended warranty? [allavalons]
Mar 06, 2011 (7:50 am)
You can purchase Honda Care while your vehicle is still under factory warranty. There is no 6 month/6,000 mile period, unless that's a change in the last 6 months or so. Lots of the online Honda dealers will screen for eligibility as part of their quoting process. Check out my post 3454 and related posts for references to online options. I *think* the way Honda Care used to work was that it was an addendum to the end of the factory warranty period, but now it becomes effective at time of purchase, and therefore will overlay whatever factory warranty period remains.
#3514 of 3848 Re: When should I purchase an extended warranty? [accman]
Mar 06, 2011 (8:18 am)
My salesperson told me that I can buy extended warranty any time as long as the car is still within factory warranty, which is 3yr/36000mile. Should I buy the extended warranty now or at the end of the factory warranty (3 years later)?
Yes, you can buy an extended warranty within the factory warranty. However, during the first 6,000 miles, is when you have the greatest options and choices as to a Honda Care. You can buy a 7 year 100K or ab 8 year 120K for example and shorter time periods. You can get a quote from myhondawarranty.com and see your choices.
After 6,000 miles, the terms available decrease and the prices increase. When you get close to the 3 year, 36,000 miles, you usually have the fewest choices available and the pricing is higher.
If you want to see a real example of this, get a second quote for a vehicle that's a couple of years old and is approaching 36,000 miles and you'll see there's a big difference as to what will be available.
Thus, I always recommend getting the Honda Care from one of the online dealers in the first 6,000 miles. In addition, the included roadside assistance goes into effect immediately when you do so.
#3515 of 3848 Re: When should I purchase an extended warranty? [accman]
Mar 06, 2011 (9:05 am)
Thank you guys for all the info!
I am thinking between 7yr/80k and 8yr/100k. I use my car for commuting to school everyday, which is about 8miles away. So I think I won't make those miles in both plans, but only limited by plan time. What factors should people consider when they are choosing plan time/mileage? Thanks!
BTW, Saccucci gave me quotes of $630 for 7yr/80k and $905 for 8yr/100k, so there is 275 dollar difference for 1 more year and 20k more miles coverage.