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Honda Odyssey, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Pilot, Honda S2000, Car Warranties
#512 of 3848 Re: College Hills Honda [etimojuba]
Jul 16, 2005 (9:50 pm)
why wait for 24months or 24k?
There is no additional fee (unless the price goes up) if you buy before your car is 24 months old or has 24,000 miles on it.
The warranty has a pro-rated refund should your car be stolen, totaled, or you trade it in. The later you wait to buy the policy the more you will get back. I have posted examples of the calculations here in the past to show just how much (it is a good amount) more you would get back.
There are very few benefits the HC policy until the 3/36k runs out, so no reason to buy now and extra money back if you wait.
I recently traded my 2001 S2000 for a 2005 S2000 and cancelled my HC - since I waited until right at 24 months I got a nice bit back (over 1/2 of what I paid).
I can point you to the other postings if you want to crunch the numbers.
#513 of 3848 Honda Care extended warranty
Jul 19, 2005 (4:16 am)
I have a Honda Care Extended Warranty, and my vehicle needs an A/C compressor. I have been waiting two weeks for the part, (AC compressor). As of today, I am now entering the third week. Honda DOES NOT HAVE A "parts support system" for this program! ------ If I am already waiting two weeks for an A/C compressor, how long would I wait for a transmission? What kind of service could I expect while on a road trip? The Honda Care Extended Warranty Program is a joke! It covers everything "on paper", but covers NOTHING in reality! Honda doesn't understand that you cannot repair vehicles, (under the terms and conditions of a warranty program), without a supply of replacement parts. An AC compressor should be an "off the shelf item" at a Honda dealer. If I am waiting two weeks for an AC compressor, would I also wait two weeks for an alternator or starter? This "parts issue" is a way to control money flow out of the program. The customer who needs the vehicle, will forget the warranty, and take it to an independent shop and get it repaired. As soon as the 2006 vehicles hit the market, this Honda Accord Lemon is history. I will look at GM vehicles, such as, Chevrolet Impala and Buick Park Ave.. But while I am still driving this vehicle, (without AC), I have put a sign in the driver's read door window. It states: ---"Honda Care Extended Warranty is a fraud! ---No parts available for repairs! ---Ask me!--- Honda Lemon! --- Don't purchase a Honda!" You see, I like to share the Honda Experience with everyone. ------Best regards. Dwayne
#514 of 3848 Re: Honda Care extended warranty [djm2]
Jul 19, 2005 (6:29 am)
LOL! Hope folks remember that sign when you try to sell it.
So... have you had other issues aside from the one A/C repair?
#515 of 3848 Re: Honda Care extended warranty [djm2]
Jul 19, 2005 (9:38 am)
I don't see what in the world this has to do with a Honda Care warranty. It is a shame that Honda does not have any compressors to repair the car, but that is the issue.
What I would do is rather than spending your time posting these messages all over the place is use your time calling around to see if INDEED you can find a compressor to fit your car someplace. Perhaps the dealer you are using has some other agenda, but if you call around to other dealers and the online Honda parts place and act like you want to BUY a compressor and see what they say. If you find one (and you confirm it is the right part) then confront your dealer with the part and ask that they obtain it and install it. If you can't find one yourself, then THAT is the problem - not the HondaCare warranty. Be sure you have the right part number and make sure what you find is a Honda part - then you will know for sure where the problem is.
#516 of 3848 Re: Honda Care extended warranty [djm2]
Jul 19, 2005 (3:12 pm)
Your problem is with one particular dealer's service department. It has nothing to do with Honda's vehicles or Honda's warranty.
Your dealer is trying to brush you off. Go to another shop.
#517 of 3848 Re: HondaCare pro-rated refund info, buy later = more money back [dwynne]
Jul 24, 2005 (3:54 am)
Dennis and everyone
you are one heck of a well informed consumer and thank you for the research and knowledge. I just got a new 05 pilot yesterday and will wait until 24m/24K to buy HC
If I wait until 24M/24K to buyHC, am I also taking a risk that the HC program will increase in price significantly?
When you buy HC thru internet dealer, can they set up so that you can pay the HC amount monthly with HC fin. proggram using a credit card?
#518 of 3848 Re: HondaCare pro-rated refund info, buy later = more money back [cudoho]
Jul 24, 2005 (5:08 am)
.....let me echo cud's appreciation on the 24k aspect of HC..........
I'm sked to pick-up an '05 Accord this PM; plan to deflect all dealer assaults on HC (armed with the perception/insight gained via these helpful threads...........
all the best.....ez
#519 of 3848 Re: HondaCare pro-rated refund info, buy later = more money back [cudoho]
Jul 24, 2005 (12:38 pm)
There IS a risk that Honda could raise the price between now and 24 months or whenever you hit 24k miles. What are the chances, I could not say - but I would not expect it to be any HUGE increase in price if it does go up.
I think all the online dealers will just take a credit card for the purchase. I don't think they would be able to add this to your monthly payment or anything like the local dealer can. Of course, if your local dealer would sell you the HC plan for what the online dealers can do then there would be a little less incentive to wait for 24/24 to buy.
Unless you need the (very limited) benefits you get now with the coverage, I would just wait. You never know if down the road you will want to trade your truck, or it gets totalled or stolen and you will want the max amount back. BTW, I just got the refund check for my 2001 S2000 HC cancellation in the mail yesterday - how sweet it is!
#520 of 3848 Older Car: EW worth it?
Jul 31, 2005 (7:09 am)
I'm picking up a 2001 Accord with 76,000 miles next week. Is it worth getting an EW for it? The few links I followed all seemed to say that the car can't be older than 42 months/42,000 miles for a HC warranty.
What about third party options? Does anyone know of any good options for me, or should I just go w/out?
#521 of 3848 7 Year / 100K with 0 ded
Jul 31, 2005 (9:05 am)
Bought Hondacare 7/100K with 0 ded with my new Pilot EX-L - paid $1100. It took my dealer only five minutes to comedown from initial quote of 2000 to 1100. I know I could have reduced it another $50 ... but by then I was tired.
I was surprized to find that it was cheaper from the dealer than web...