Last post on May 04, 2011 at 9:47 AM
You are in the Smart Shopper
What is this discussion about?
#109 of 128 Re: CAC WARRANTY COMPANY [lasa]
Mar 23, 2006 (2:41 pm)
I'd take the 50/50 split and run. The dealer, GM, and Pontiac owe you nothing. Your deal, even though you went through a middle-man (the dealer), is with SmartChoice. Since they went out of business, you're basically up a creek. It's frustrating as you-know-what, but there it is.
As a side note, please don't post in all caps, it's very hard to read and is viewed as shouting.
#111 of 128 Edmunds and 1Source Auto Warranty - what's the deal here?
Mar 26, 2006 (5:34 pm)
A bit confused here.
I was googling on extend warranties and came up with 1Source Auto Warranty on Edmunds's website.
Of course that caught my attention because of Edmuns reputation.
On edmunds.com , I could not figure out why the 1Source Auto Warranty quiting system would not let you put in a car newer than 2002 nor does it have a website that I could find.
So, I searched the forum on people's opinion of 1Source Auto Warranty and found out that 1Source Auto Warranty apparantly went out of business.
So whats the scoop - why is a reuputable website like Edmunds doing with an out of business warranty company?
Also, this now makes me question any reviews I may have read on warranty companies done on Edmunds so can anyone point me to a reputable warranty website for my use 2005 Chevy Colorado?
I alrady checked GMPP and all I can say is WOW, they are really expensive. Too expensive for me.
Thanks for any info anyone can provide
#112 of 128 Re: Edmunds and 1Source Auto Warranty - what's the deal here? [zztop3]
Mar 28, 2006 (8:41 am)
It looks like you found an old webpage, note the 2002 date on the bottom. Edmunds now advertises Warranty Direct. They need advertisers to keep this site running. I'd advertise anything if someone would pay me enough.
I can't find any reviews of service contract companies on this site, just the advertisement for WD.
I haven't found any unbiased reviews of service contract companies on the web. I've spent alot of time looking. There are a blue-million sites advertising assorted companies, but no unbiased ones. They are all ruled by the almighty dollar.
Buying a service contract is a crapshoot. Either you have enough claims paid to come out ahead, or you have wasted your money. You might get 'lucky' and have multiple problems with your 'GMC Colorado' and they'll all be covered. Or your might get stonewalled at every claim. Or the company might file bankruptcy. Or you wreck your truck and don't need the contract anymore.
Or you might actually have a good truck and never need to file a claim.
#113 of 128 HELPPPPPPPP
May 11, 2006 (11:41 am)
HI, I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I just found out that Smart choice 2000 is out of business, I bought my used car in march 2003 and I also purchased the warranty. SO I want to know when did they go out of business what year and date can somebody help me?
I have a problem with my car now in 2006 and nobody wants to help me to pay the repair. I talked to my dealership that sold me the car and he said to me that it is not his fault the smart choice got my money not THE DEALERSHIP.
I do not know what to do. I mean this is not fair WE all paid for it. CAn anyone help me I do not know what to do next, should I take legal action?
#114 of 128 Re: HELPPPPPPPP [borjana]
May 11, 2006 (4:11 pm)
You can take legal action but if they went belly up do not expect any type of compensation.
#115 of 128 Re: HELPPPPPPPP [jb_turner]
Jun 09, 2006 (9:08 am)
This is all too bad for us all that bought the warranty...I bought my car in 2001 and my extended warranty is good until 2007 and now my car needs to be worked on and I just found out that all this happened with Smart Choice, they didn't even send me a letter or anything...I have been calling everywhere I was told to call my State Insurance Commissioner so I'm waiting on some forms to fill out...I'm not sure if it's going to do any good, but it's worth a try...AND I just found out the Dealership I bought my car at is also out shut down...Kind of makes me not want to purchase another warranty again. I guess it is okay for warranty places to file bankrupt on other peoples money...
#116 of 128 Re: HELPPPPPPPP [tricia72]
Jun 09, 2006 (1:59 pm)
I guess it is okay for warranty places to file bankrupt on other peoples money...
Well its not ok....but it happens alot more than it should with aftermarket warranties. when considering your next extended warranty make sure it backed by an auto manufacturer and not some company that has no incentive to keep you as a happy customer.
#118 of 128 Extended Warranty - Smart Choice - Lawsuit
Jan 19, 2007 (5:42 pm)
There is a class action suit involving an extended warranty under several names. Mine happens to be Smart Choice. I was contacted by lawyers tracking my contract through
a purchase in Las Vegas NV and my relocation to New Mexico years ago. Perhaps all are located through their vehicle registration for updates on addresses of those who purchased such extended warranties. My advice is to do a search on the name of your extended warranty and “lawsuit” to find information regarding your State in which it was purchased. An example of the form to be filed on my behalf, here is the link:
Again, this is a copy of the Las Vegas NV case. There may be justice after all.