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#376 of 3848 $870 for 7yrs/75k/$0 for 2005 Pilot
Apr 27, 2005 (5:51 am)
Here is the dealer info I promised yesterday.
I don't want discuss how smart is to get or not to get honda extended warranty, I think it is everybody's own preference.
Here is my experience with honda vehicules:
Bought new 1997 Civic LX, sold it three weeks ago with 83k miles. No Extended Warranty.
Check engine came twice over this time. First time ~40k, second time ~75k. I paid ~$400 total for both repairs. I saved money not buying extended warranty on this car.
Bought new 1999 Accord LX, it has 60k miles at this time. No extended warranty.
Power door failed 2 weeks before regular warranty expiration. Repaired free of cost.
Gas tank pressure sensor failed at ~40k. Paid ~$200 to replace.
So far I saved money not buying extended warranty on this one too.
Bought 2005 Pilot EX-L 3 weeks ago. Just bought 7yrs/75k/$0 over internet.
Somebody may ask why I bought Honda Extended Warranty for this one.
Two reasons: first buying it over internet you can get much better price for it. I paid $870 for ~$32k 2005 Honda Pilot. When I was buing my ~$14k Civic dealer was offering similar coverage for ~$1000 eight years ago.
Second, this suv alone has more components on the board then my other 2 honda cars together. Just couple examples on what extra stuff this car has compering to my previous 2 cars: 4 wheel drive, ABS brakes, Vehicule Stability Control, Climat Control, Sunroof, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 6CD Changer etc. As a tool engineer I can say that, more components you load into a machine, more likely something breaks over time.
One more suggestion. If you are going to keep your car for long time and you know how many miles on average you you drive a year you can buy it now, so you get extra road assistance for first 3years/36k miles.
If you not sure, you can buy it later, when you have better idea which coverage will suit you better. You can purchase this warranty as long as your car is still under original warranty. According to Tom Spizuoco, coverage is the same as original warranty. In simple terms it is bumper to bumper except all items listed as wear and tear. Good luck with your warranty.
#377 of 3848 Re: $870 for 7yrs/75k/$0 for 2005 Pilot [byzy]
Apr 27, 2005 (6:40 am)
coverage is the same as original warranty. In simple terms it is bumper to bumper except all items listed as wear and tear.
Not really, LOTS of exclusions. Actually, this is what is covered:
Comprehensive Component Coverage
Engine, Transmission, Fuel-Injection System and Axles
Computers, Electronic Components and Electrical System
Suspension, Steering and Brake System
Air Conditioning, Heating System and Cooling System
Genuine Honda Accessories
Audio, Cellular Phone, Navigational and Security Systems
So stuff like trim, exhaust, etc are not covered. Here is a list:
. WHAT IS NOT COVERED by Honda Care
Parts other than genuine HONDA or AMERICAN HONDA authorized parts; wiper blades; battery (except for the nickelmetal hydride battery in hybrid VEHICLES); cables; steering wheel; belts; radiator hoses; heater hoses and vacuum hoses; spark plugs; plug wires; distributor cap and rotor; timing belt replacement when performed as routine maintenance: exhaust system, head pipes, tail pipes, catalytic converter; mufflers; hangars; heat shields; gaskets (except for the manifold block gaskets and related fastening hardware); fuel system; fuel tank straps; fuel hoses; brake system wear items such as drums/rotors, shoes/pads; clutch disc, clutch pressure plate; throw out bearing, external shift linkages; pilot bearing/bushing; glass, mirror glass, body structure (except for hood hinges, trunk hinges, door hinges and sliding door rollers), hood fenders, doors, rear hatch, trunk lid, grille, panels; bright metal; sheet metal; paint (except for covered hinges painted to match the original VEHICLE color only); bumpers; moldings; lenses; bezels; bulbs (except for instrument panel illumination bulbs); Hi Intensity Discharge (HID.) headlamps; sealed beams; fuses; body seals; weather-strips (except for window sash and window run channels); outside ornamentation; emblems; tires; valve stems; wheels; wheel covers/ornaments; rims; trim rings; caps; wheel studs; lug nuts; wheel locks; fastening/securing hardware for non-covered components; stripped or cross threaded fasteners (e.g., nuts, bolts, studs, screws, etc.); body seals; squeaks, rattles; buttons; carpet; dash pad; console; window handles; knobs; boots; pedals; pads; rearview mirror (except for electronic failure of the auto-dimming mirror); interior trim; upholstery; floor mats; electronic/audio accessories and cellular telephones other than AMERICAN HONDA AUTHORIZED ELECTRONIC/AUDIO ACCESSORIES/NAVIGATIONAL, DVD ENTERTAINMENT AND SECURITY SYSTEMS; Safety Restraint System fastening hardware; seat belts and airbag(s) deployed due to collision. If YOU believe there is a defect in these parts, please contact YOUR DEALER immediately.
So while it does cover a lot of stuff, it is not as good as the bumper to bumper original warranty. For example, the parking brake boot on my S2000 has become detached. The lever itself IS covered under HondaCare, but the boot is not. The boot only comes with a new (and expensive) lever - so I have not fixed it The dealer said if the lever broke he could replace it and the boot free under warranty...
#378 of 3848 Re: $870 for 7yrs/75k/$0 for 2005 Pilot [byzy]
Apr 27, 2005 (11:40 am)
Just as a data point, for my wife's new 05 Accord I4 they quoted:
7 years/75,000 miles warranty: ($50 deductible = $635.00) OR ($0 deductible = $695.00)
7 years/100,000 miles warranty: ($50 deductible = $810.00) OR ($0 deductible = $870.00)
Which is $50 cheaper than the best online quote (curryhondacare.com) that I have seen.
#379 of 3848 How much should I pay for an extended warranty on an S2000?
Apr 28, 2005 (11:52 am)
I was quoted $1500.
#380 of 3848 Re: How much should I pay for an extended warranty on an S2000? [jimg6]
Apr 28, 2005 (12:05 pm)
I you would read the message about 3 up from the one you posted you would see than byzy posted the cheapest online place I have seen yet:
7 years/75,000 miles warranty: ($50 deductible = $845.00) OR ($0 deductible = $890.00)
If you want the 100k plan you will have to get your own quote.
If you read the other recent messages you will see that you have until your new car is 24 months old or has 24k miles on it to buy the warranty without paying an extra fee (currently $60). So there is no rush to buy.
Congrats on the new S! I have a new formula red 2001 and I LOVE MINE. I purchased the HondaCare $0/7/75 warranty for mine right at the 24/24k point. At that time it was about $800.
#381 of 3848 Re: How much should I pay for an extended warranty on an S2000? [dwynne]
Apr 28, 2005 (12:44 pm)
Thanks for the info. I just priced a 5yr/60k warranty from hondawarrantyinfo.com for $600! That's much lower than the dealers 'sale price' of $1500 (original cost of $2400). Do you recommend that I get the warranty now or right before the original warranty will expire?
#382 of 3848 Re: How much should I pay for an extended warranty on an S2000? [jimg6]
Apr 28, 2005 (1:01 pm)
If you look back up several messages we are talking about this very thing.
Unless the price goes up (and who knows when that might happen?) it will cost you the same price 23 months and 29 days from the date you purchase your car as it will right now. If you wait past that date, but before 3/36k it is only $60 more.
If your car is totalled, stolen, or you trade it in you can cancel the warranty for a pro-rated refund. The pro-rate is based on the months and miles you have used since you purchased it. So buying late = larger refund.
The argument in favor of getting now is that you are protected from price increases and you get the car rental and roadside stuff NOW if you buy now.
#383 of 3848 Re: How much should I pay for an extended warranty on an S2000? [dwynne]
Apr 28, 2005 (1:19 pm)
Thanks again. This is much clearer than what was written above. I didn't know you could get a refund on the unused portion of the extended warranty. We had an 2003 Honda Pilot that we just traded in for a VW. I would have used it for the S2000 instead. Oh well.
#384 of 3848 Re: How much should I pay for an extended warranty on an S2000? [jimg6]
Apr 28, 2005 (1:29 pm)
Did you have the extended on the Pilot? If so and you didn't sign a HondaCare transfer agreement then you can still cancel it and get a refund. HC is unique in that if the purchaser does not agree to the transfer then it does the next buyer no good. Also if the transaction goes through a dealer then it can't (in theory) be transferred. The next buyer could buy their own policy and then the truck would have two on it, yours and theirs but only theirs could be used by THEM. Yours would just stay on there "forever" unless you cancel it.
#385 of 3848 Re: Follow up on Honda Care warranty [jb_turner]
Apr 28, 2005 (2:33 pm)
Could you please share with us where do you get this price?