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#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.
#28 of 59 Warranty should be at least 60 months
Jun 19, 2006 (1:56 pm)
I believe all GM cars should have at least 60 months on the powertrain.
In fact, if GM wants more buyers they are not going to get them without increasing the warranties across the board, IMHO.
Aug 15, 2006 (1:51 am)
does changing own oil affect warrenty, what oil do you use ?
#30 of 59 100,000
Oct 19, 2006 (10:56 am)
Kia doesn't have anything on GM anymore:
GM now has 100,000 mile powertrain warranty on all '07 vehicles.
#31 of 59 Re: 100,000 [kw5kw]
Oct 20, 2006 (6:21 am)
KIA's powertrain warranty is 10yrs/100,000miles. GM is 5yr/100,000miles. The GM powertrain warranty will be done in 5yrs (and probably less than 100,000 miles) while the average KIA driver will be covered all the way to 100,000 miles. Assuming the average driver goes 12-15K miles per year, the KIA warranty will last 7 to 8 years.
The Impala base prices increased anywhere from 2%-6% for '07. Probably somewhat due to the increased warranty coverage (in addition to some new standard features in the LTZ and SS models).
The powertrains on these cars are probably pretty good. GM wouldn't increase the warranty, and open themselves up for higher warranty costs, if they weren't confident their exposure is limited. They also wouldn't do it at no cost to the consumer
If GM really wants to make a statement, they would offer a 5yr/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper including routine maintenance (oil changes, wiper blades) but exclude major wear items such as tires and brakes. That would mean a lot more to consumers than a lengthy powertrain warranty that will most likely pass without being used.
#32 of 59 Re: 2006 Impala warranty [dispencer1]
Oct 22, 2006 (11:09 am)
I wouldn't be surprised if the service departments greatly exaggerate the price and and maybe even the extent of the repairs when they write up your copy of the invoice.
When you look at the high dollar amount you have "saved" by buying the extended warranty, you will tell others about it and buy another warranty from them the next time you buy a car.
A marketing technique.
Car dealerships certainly have done and still do worse things than this, so it is not that unlikely.
They can write any amount since you aren't paying it. The warranty may have only paid them an hour or two of a pre-negotiated discounted rate labor charge to fix a wind noise, but they might pencil whip $900 as the value of the repair and you have no way of knowing or no real desire to verify or question it (since the warranty is covering it) and instead think to yourself: "Wow! I am so smart/lucky to have paid for this great extended warranty so I can get all these free repairs now! "