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Chevrolet Impala, Car Warranties, Sedan
#18 of 59 Re: Warranty [gened1]
Jun 17, 2006 (9:12 am)
That's true on a new car. If you buy a used GM vehicle (except a Certified Cadillac)from a GM dealer you can purchase a GM Protection Plan that covers you from the time you buy the vehicle, not from the time it went into service. I bought a really cheap 1998 Silhouette in 1999 with 50,000 miles on it (the owner went to Florida every month for some sort of medical treatment) and got a 3 year 36,000 protection plan on it which covered it to 86,000 miles. The intake manifold gasket went out at 70,000 so it was a good investment.
#19 of 59 Re: Warranty [gened1]
Jun 17, 2006 (12:24 pm)
They charge more for the warranty if you do it that way.
I got my mom a 7 year API Warranty for $1400. So basically its 4 yrs tacked on to Chevy's crappy warranty. With API she can go to her Firestone dealer and have the work done if she needs it. Closer by than the dealer, better hours, drive home service, AAA Station. I also considered the AAA Extended Warranty.
This is going to be her last car, she wants it to last, and she doesnt want any surprises down the road. She may or may not need it, but she knows after the 3 year GM warranty is up all she will ever have to pay for a major repair is the $100 deductible. The warranty also covers wear and tear, which some don't.
If she didnt get such a good deal on the car I wouldnt have had her get the warranty. She got the Impala LT1 for $20,100, minus my $3,000 GM Card Rebate which I gave her. So I figured what the heck, GM gave me an extra $1400 off towards the car.
#20 of 59 Re: Warranty [steve333]
Jun 17, 2006 (2:15 pm)
She got ..., minus my $3,000 GM Card Rebate which I gave her.
Is it possible to give GM card rebates to relatives? I thought that only an account owner can use them...
#21 of 59 Re: Warranty [yurakm]
Jun 18, 2006 (2:35 pm)
You can give it to a relative if they have the same address, which I have until this September. It was perfect timing since i can't afford a new car right now.
#22 of 59 Re: Warranty [steve333]
Jun 18, 2006 (3:01 pm)
Thank you very much for the information!
I thought about buying a car and selling it to a relative immediately, but with the double sale tax there is no point to do it.
#23 of 59 2006 Impala warranty
Jun 17, 2006 (10:57 am)
Purchased a 2001 Impala LS brand new. Basic 3 year 36,000 mile warranty like they all are. Salesman tried to sell me an extended 3 year warranty that would have taken me to 6 years or 72,000 miles. Showed me the price and I passed on it. He told me I could purchase this 3 year extended warranty anytime up to my base warranty expiring. A couple months prior to my base warranty expiring 34,000 miles I went back to the chevy dealership and now they were willing to negotiate the price of an extended 3 year GM warranty at less then what I was offered when the car was new 3 years before. I was surprised. I passed on it again. A week later I received a letter from the salesman with an offer even lower then that, if I purchased this 3 year GM extended warranty in the next 7 days.
I would think purchasing a 2006 Impala would also be the same today. If purchasing an extended warranty you can negotiate the price of it. Too often people pay the full amount.
#24 of 59 Re: 2006 Impala warranty [charts2]
Jun 17, 2006 (12:27 pm)
I'm surprised, usually the price of the warranty goes up later on.
Good thing I negotiated $500 off the API warranty!
#25 of 59 Re: 2006 Impala warranty [charts2]
Jun 17, 2006 (2:09 pm)
When my wife and I bought our 2004 Regal, we "bought", or rather received an extended warranty - for free. It was paid by two $500 GM coupons that GM sends to dealerships.
The dealer really wanted to sell the car. It was an out of production model replaced by LaCross, a demo with 6800 NY City miles, with few very minor paint scratches, about 450 days old. On the other hand, we were somewhat afraid to buy a demo without a warranty.
#26 of 59 Re: 2006 Impala warranty [charts2]
Jun 17, 2006 (6:23 pm)
I understand that the GM warranty costs more after 12 months or 12,000 miles but as has been said you can negotiate the price. Any GM dealer can sell the warranty on any GM car whether or not they happen to sell that brand. I don't know whether I'll get the warranty on this Chevrolet. I certainly get it on Cadillacs because I always get a Certified one. You can't beat it - 100k miles 6 years, 0 deductible. It would have cost nearly $900 to fix a wind noise on my 03 Deville -the warranty paid for it. I paid an extra $1000 to get the car "certified". That included a new set of four Michelin tires and all the checks done during certification.
I've found that Cadillac dealers are much more interested
in fixing things under warranty with less hassle than are Chevrolet dealers. Certification on other GM cars is a joke -they tack 3 months onto the 36 month warranty. Big deal.
#27 of 59 2006 Impala warranty
Jun 18, 2006 (5:10 am)
It would be good business if Chevy increased their powertrain warranty on the Impala to at least 50,000 miles. Many manufactures are already there and some are even higher.