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Honda Odyssey, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Pilot, Honda S2000, Car Warranties
#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...
#522 of 3848 Re: Older Car: EW worth it? [tollhaus]
Aug 01, 2005 (6:56 am)
I think I would just do without. The HC is the one to have and you can't get it. I don't trust 3rd party warranty companies (just ask all the folks you had "Warranty Gold" coverage) so I would not buy one of those. You could call the HC assistance line and see if there is a HC warranty on this car, if so and you could track down the owner that purchased it you can transfer it to your name for $50 (and whatever you have to pay the purchased to let you do it).
Does this car have a timing belt that should have been changed at 60k? If so, make sure it was done or pay to have it done.
#523 of 3848 Re: Older Car: EW worth it? [dwynne]
Aug 02, 2005 (11:19 am)
thanks for all the good information- you saved me money as well- dealer wanted me to buy w/in 30 days or "I could never ever get the extended warranty "! This led me to Edmunds/your advice.
Surprised me- as this is a very reputable dealer, however, finance manager is new/transferred from another dealership-
greatly appreciate your advice..
#524 of 3848 thoughts
Aug 10, 2005 (8:17 pm)
I just purchased a 2002 Accord Ex. V6 coupe with 99,000 mi. ($12,000.). I really wanted the car and it's in excellent shape. The Honda Dealership told me the only poss. extended warranty option for me was-24,000 mi./24 mo. for $1,500. I took it knowing I can cancel within 30 days for a total refund going to the loan. I'm late in my research on EW options. It seems that most of the EW are for cars with < 24,000 mi. What are your thoughts? Thanks for the help! I drive 90 mi. /day.
#525 of 3848 Re: thoughts [dgsxrr]
Aug 11, 2005 (5:13 am)
Were you quoted all that money for a Honda-branded warranty, or is it with a third party company? What are the details of the coverage? What are the exclusions? You have to read the small print to see if the purchase makes sense to you.
I would ask for a copy to take home and read.
Aug 11, 2005 (5:30 pm)
The warranty is through Honda and if I didn't buy it at that time I wasn't going to be able to purchase it at a later date; but I could cancel at anytime for a full refund.
My real prob. right now is I hit a fully ins. driver whom pulled out in front of me and was ticketed for failure to yield. I have been talking/arguing with her ins. co. since, mine tells me to call them back if I need any help. I was demanding new parts/not used ones anyway. Today the ins. co. told me to call my ins. co. and have my car towed to whom ever I want to fix my car, because his co. wasn't going to work anymore with me on fixing my car and when he told the Honda dealer ( which is where I had just bought my car), that I was to picky and they no longer wanted to
work with me either. I went straight to the dealer after work. They said to take what ever parts because they would make it look good, and that they would call the agent (whim they feel is a great guy) and explain that I' a good guy too.
I'm cx. the ins.
#527 of 3848 Re: Older Car: EW worth it? [dwynne]
Aug 11, 2005 (7:00 pm)
I got an offer when I picked up the car for 3 years/36,000 for $1300. It's a 3rd party named Wynn or something. It doesn't seem to be worth it, and I've only got a couple of days to decide.
Anyone have Wynn experience?
#528 of 3848 Re: Older Car: EW worth it? [tollhaus]
Aug 11, 2005 (7:09 pm)
To finish the post above (it was a reply to my own question) by this original subject header.
I picked up a 2001 Accord EX (standard) with 76000 miles this week. What kind of EW (if any) should I get?