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#1 of 3172 Extended Warranties
Jun 04, 2003 (8:45 pm)
Does anyone know of a **reputable** company that sells extended warranties, besides GM? They sell them at the dealership I believe so long as the car has not hit the end of the mfgrs warranty but I'm sure GM"s price must be higher.
I have a Camaro and plan to keep it beyond the warranty which will end soon (due to miles) so I need to shop for this asap.
#2 of 3172 Please take a look
Jun 05, 2003 (5:05 am)
at the Heritage warranty subject. I've discussed some pros and cons of aftermarket warranties.
I believe, through LOTS of experience, and now dealing with lemon law and breach of warranty lawsuits, that the manufacturer's warranty is the only way to go.
Shop around. Offer $100 over cost and by it cheap.
Jun 05, 2003 (10:12 am)
I was hoping to find one cheaper than the delaership - they always stick it to you on price. How do i find the "cost" of a dealership's warranty? The price they quote is "retail" in fact, my dealership had a printed price list "menu" of warranty options.
#4 of 3172 Tell the guy straight -
Jun 05, 2003 (10:23 am)
"I'm going to buy a warranty today. I'd like to buy a GM contract. If you'll show me YOUR cost (not what's on the "menu"), I'll pay $100 over that."
"I've also looked at some other contracts, and I'm making my decision today".
Be nice about it, but give them a "take it or leave it" approach.
$100 in F&I profit with no affect on his "per deal" average (how the F&I guy is rated by his boss) is a good thing.
Jun 05, 2003 (12:03 pm)
Hey 98monte_ls. Don't forget that you are free to shop around for an official GM extended warranty. You are not required to purchase one from the dealership that you purchased your car from or the one that you plan on having your vehicle serviced at. You should comparison shop by either e-mailing or calling dealerships. You can contact many of them with very minimal effort by using the Web. Here is a link to a pretty interesting article on extended warranties here on Edmunds.com: Extended Warranties: Extending The Joys Of Ownership.
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#6 of 3172 GM Protection Plan
Jun 07, 2003 (7:06 pm)
I mostly agree with zueslewis. An OEM extended warranty is the only way to go.
For GM, try these guys in Iowa:
I've bought two Ford extended warranties from their sister Ford dealership and, at least for Ford extended warranties, they have the best prices I've ever seen. It's an 800 number so it can't hurt to at least call and get a quote.
You probably want to decide what plan you'd want first and get a price-gouging quote from the business/finance guy at your local dealership.
http://www.gmprotectionplan.com/ has some limited information but you really need to see a contract to understand what is covered and what isn't.
#7 of 3172 Yes, then forget about the quotes,
Jun 09, 2003 (5:35 am)
ask to see the F&I guy's cost sheet, and make your offer. Who pays retail anymore?
#8 of 3172 How about Chrysler
Jun 10, 2003 (9:42 am)
geoffdgti, or anyone else, do you know of a good source for a low price on a Chrysler Extended Warranty? I have WG now, (bought the car and warranty in Feb.), but with their financial troubles I may want to go for a Chrysler policy.
#9 of 3172 You go to your dealer
Jun 10, 2003 (9:52 am)
and make the same deal - offer $100 over their cost after they show you their price list.
#10 of 3172 WG has financial troubles?
Jun 12, 2003 (6:54 am)
quigonjohn mentioned that Warranty Gold has financial troubles. Is that right? What kind of troubles?