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Honda Odyssey, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Element, Honda Pilot, Honda S2000, Car Warranties
#625 of 3848 Re: odyssey touring 2005 ext warranty [ddwalker]
Sep 14, 2005 (2:40 pm)
How do they know my car is under 6k miles if I order the warranty on-line. If I have a car that's 8k miles, and I claim it's 6k, will they find out?
I think they apply a "reasonable" check to this. If you claim to have a Honda with less than 6k on the clock and they check and the VIN shows an in-service date of a "long time back" then they will likely require that you stop by a Honda dealer (any would do) and have them "certify" the actual mileage. If it is "reasonable" that you could have the miles you claim then they let you slide - and you hope you don't have to take your Honda in any time right away where you could get "busted" on the mileage.
As was mentioned, if you have had the Honda into a dealership for any reason then they could have access to the miles at that time. With BMWs (for example) all the services computers are tied into a main system, so any dealer COULD see the miles and date of any BMW's last oil change. I didn't think the Honda computers were tied together, Honda would have to know which dealer to contact to find out this info.
I think this same applies to cancelling a HC contract, the refund is based on miles or months (whatever nets them more money and less refund). When I traded my 01 S2000 for the 05 S I cancelled the 01's HC warranty. I had to fax HC a copy of the "legal" odo statement to prove miles. I would bet if you just wanted to cancel and had not sold the car, they would require a certified odo statement before they would issue the refund.
#626 of 3848 Re: Need help on when to purchase Honda Care [cyninhi]
Sep 14, 2005 (7:31 pm)
Thank you everyone for your wise answers. I average about 1000 miles a month so waiting seems to be a good idea, for now. I did ask my finance person when I purchased the ody that I got a quote for $1051 for 7/100/0 but he wouldn't budge saying that it cost him more than that, so I will be getting my HC care online at whoever has the cheapest rate at the time I am willing to purchase.
I have another question regarding the rental car. Do we get the rental car regardless of where we have our ody fixed as long as it is a honda authorized service center? How does this work?
Cyn in HI
#627 of 3848 Re: Need help on when to purchase Honda Care [cyninhi]
Sep 14, 2005 (7:54 pm)
I could be wrong, but I think $1051 for 7/100/0 is a good price for Honda Care. I think most places online will be higher.
#628 of 3848 Re: [cindy8]
Sep 15, 2005 (2:37 am)
Appreciate your feedback, opinions are like apertures, we all have one. I am a very satisfied new Honda Odyssey owner and I don't work for any of the agencies you mention, I'm not in the car business either.
After comparing Florida Hondacare warranty prices to other states it appears this lack of competition doesn't impact price that much, certainly not anywhere close to HALF. Do you see any posts from FLORIDA consumers complaining they got ripped off? FYI, capitalism is alive and well and I assure that every day I go to work. Keep smiling & GBA!
#629 of 3848 Re: [davant]
Sep 15, 2005 (5:38 am)
(davant) People in Florida (most of the buyers) (and I live in Melbourne Beach)
probably are not the "educated Edmunds" buyers that are the same as we who read here !!!! Remember, only a very small percentage of buyers probably know about the "comparison" shopping that is availabe in the othe 49 States that are not afforded to in Florida.
We are being "ripped off!! Period!!! You can bet when this bill was originally passed...it wasn't for the benefit of the Florida consumer...it was for the benefit of the Insurance Alliance that spends a lot of money on Tallahassee!!! There is NO COMPETITION in this warranty field in Florida!!! (and compattition is supposed to be tha "American Way"???)
If you like the idea of paying more than you have to, that is your perogative!!
They don't complain because most of them don't know they are being "ripped off".
#630 of 3848 Re: [dwynne]
Sep 15, 2005 (7:58 am)
Please accept my apoliges for my mistake.
#631 of 3848 Bernardi Honda Update
Sep 15, 2005 (11:22 pm)
Just wondering if you all knew this, but I just spoke with someone today at Bernardi and they are no longer doing the 12 months free interest and charging on CC every month.
Does anyone else know who would be doing this?
Cyn in HI
#632 of 3848 Re: Bernardi Honda Update [cyninhi]
Sep 16, 2005 (4:56 am)
I think that was a Honda special promotion - Bernardi got their money from Honda up front and Honda charged your card for the other payments. I think that promotion ended at the end of August - so I would not think you will find another dealer doing it now.
#633 of 3848 Re: Bernardi Honda Update [dwynne]
Sep 16, 2005 (1:32 pm)
Thanks Dennis. I went ahead and purchased the 7/100/0 for $1051 today at Bernardi. Great deal as I went to other sites and it was more.
Thanks for all your help.
Cyn in HI
#634 of 3848 Re: Bernardi Honda Update [cyninhi]
Sep 16, 2005 (7:32 pm)
I "talked" with the guy at Bernardi yesterday and he said that about half the folks he asks say they heard about them from the Edmund's forum
I think they were surprised about how many contracts they have sold. I told them as long as they keep giving good service and cheap prices they should have no trouble selling a lot more. I know mine was cheaper that I could get elsewhere, for sure.