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Honda Odyssey, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Pilot, Honda S2000, Car Warranties
#3721 of 3848 Re: Honda Care [bjb43]
Jan 11, 2013 (1:26 pm)
Honda Care has $0 and $100 deductible options -- $0 ded is priced higher but worth it
#3722 of 3848 Re: Honda Care [bbj77]
Jan 12, 2013 (9:06 pm)
Helping my mother with her purchase of a 2013 Honda CR-V EX-L. She is insistent on getting the Honda Care. The Honda dealership quoted us $2,200 for the Honda Care (84-month, 100K)!! The quote I received from Saccucci Honda today for the same term ($0 deductible) is $950. My mother would like to roll the cost of the Honda Care into her financing so we're going to try to get the dealer down. If not, I will try to persuade her to go with the on-line version (using a small piece of her large downpayment). Can anyone give me any cons to going with an on-line seller of the Honda Care rather than the Honda dealer where we're purchasing the Honda? Thanks in advance!
#3723 of 3848 Re: Honda Care [lovemyoptima]
Jan 13, 2013 (12:16 am)
Unless they offer it for $950-$1100, I wouldn't bother with the dealer -- if you're paying $1200+ just to roll it into your financing its a waste of $250+
The online dealer may offer a 6-12 month payment plan if you can't pay it all at once -- ask them to see what options are available
#3724 of 3848 Re: Honda Care [lovemyoptima]
Jan 13, 2013 (7:32 am)
There are no cons to buying online. Unless someone intercepts your credit card information or something. I told my sales guy that I had an $1100 offer. His guy got as low as $1200. Dealerships know that these high-volume online guys exist. They should be able to lower their price, especially if they make some money on your financing.
#3725 of 3848 Re: Honda Care [lovemyoptima]
Jan 13, 2013 (7:39 am)
Can anyone give me any cons to going with an on-line seller of the Honda Care rather than the Honda dealer where we're purchasing the Honda?
There are no cons. The paperwork gets mailed from the same Honda corporate office whether you buy it from the local dealer or the online dealer. The only difference is the price you pay.
#3726 of 3848 TPMS System covered by Hondacare?
Jan 14, 2013 (10:05 am)
Anyone know if the TPMS (Tire pressure monitoring system) is covered under the HC warranty or not? Contracts I looked at don't exlude on include it - they do exclude "Valve stems" and include "sensors" and "computers".
The TPMS light in my 08 S2000 is on. The low tire light is OFF and the tires are properly inflated. So a fault in the system, bad sensor, etc.
#3727 of 3848 Re: TPMS System covered by Hondacare? [dwynne]
Jan 14, 2013 (11:50 am)
If the sensors are defective then yes -- if the sensors are damaged (you hit something or if you were at a tire shop and they damaged it) then most likely no
Quick google search for "honda care tpms" shows defective sensors were covered under HC, like post 13 & 16 here: http://www.hondasuv.com/members/showthread.php?t=53137
Sometimes a sensor may lose programming so it might just need to be reset with a TPMS tool (dealer or any tire shop) -- had this happen recently on my Nissan. The TPMS light would flash for a minute after starting the car and then remain solid -- I checked sensor readings on the nav screen and it wasnt picking up one of the sensors. Didnt feel like paying to have it checked out so I left it alone hoping that the sensor would wake up on its own, but it never did (left it like that for 3-4 months)
The dealer where I bought the car from sent me a $20 oil change + tire rotation + free inspection coupon in Dec so I decided to go in to see what they would say. They didnt bother asking me anything about the TPMS light -- the tech working on my car simply checked the tire pressure and then reprogrammed the sensor for free. Been driving around for a month and the light hasnt returned *knock on wood*
#3728 of 3848 Re: Honda Care [lovemyoptima]
Jan 17, 2013 (5:18 pm)
Update - the Honda dealer here matched our on-line quote of $1,170 from Saccucci Honda for the 96 month - 120K Honda Care, which I didn't think would happen! The dealer said the Honda Care for this term was running at $2,200, but that he could offer a $300 discount. I politely interrupted and said that we were going with the on-line offer for $1,170. After a long pause, he said he would match it. Then he asked me what on-line dealer made that offer. He said there was an East Coast Honda dealer that Honda was angry with for offering Honda Care at below cost. No other info was shared and we moved on. Overall, my mother was happy with the outcome.
#3729 of 3848 Honda Care Worth It?
Feb 18, 2013 (1:29 pm)
I'm wondering if the Honda Care is actually worth whatever it is that you pay? After working hard to find the best price in my area do I want to then negate that savings with the Honda Care service? Anybody have any idea on cost if waiting until nearly out of original warranty and then looking at Honda Care at say the 5yr 60 K level?
Feb 18, 2013 (1:38 pm)
It's my understanding the sooner you buy Honda Care the lower the price. It will certainly go up as you near the end of the Mfg. Warranty.