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Lexus, Lexus RX 350, Car Warranties, SUV
#1 of 45 Service contract and extended warranty
Dec 02, 2006 (7:37 pm)
I think we might need a dedicated thread.
I just bought an RX350 (07) for 37450 plus TT. It was a pretty pleasant experience, but one thing is they tried to sell me separate service contract. It was 50000 miles service plus extended warranty (to 100K miles) for a bit less than $4K. The SUV needs a service every 5K miles and the first service is free anyway, so it's like 9 services.
I live in bay area, CA. I am just wondering whether it's worth it.
The good: they not only do the service but also take care of transporting the car for it, so I don't have to drive to the dealer myself.
The bad: payment up front, and I personally do not care for extended warranty much (although it might be good for resale).
I drive less than 10K miles a year and plan to keep the vehicle for at least five years.
Any comments? Especially for previous Lexus owner. How much does it cost you for service?
I signed the service contract separately but could call back before Wednesday to cancel it. So your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
#2 of 45 Re: Service contract and extended warranty [microbe]
Dec 02, 2006 (7:55 pm)
#3 of 45 Re: Service contract and extended warranty [microbe]
Dec 02, 2006 (9:00 pm)
You might want to check out the existing Extended Warranties discussion.
#4 of 45 Re: Service contract and extended warranty [tidester]
Dec 02, 2006 (11:50 pm)
It's not exactly the same as EW. It's actually a (prepaid) maintenance plan which covers all maintenance for 50000 miles, and Extended Warranty is also included.
So I'd like to see whether the cost of all the maintenance justifies it.
#5 of 45 AAAutowarranty
Jan 02, 2007 (3:41 pm)
I am considering an extended warranty. WHat is your experience with AAAutoWarranty or other companies?
#6 of 45 Re: Service contract and extended warranty [microbe]
Jan 04, 2007 (10:13 pm)
Make sure you know what type of EW they offered.
There are gold and platinum. Platinum costs more, but covers more parts.
I say buy only the EW, not the 50K service.
I saved $700 on 7yrs/100K miles/$0 deductible/platinum
when I showed them an on-line quote from another Lexus
#7 of 45 Re: Service contract and extended warranty [chucko3]
Jan 10, 2007 (1:36 pm)
I looked at Auto repair Warranty. online they appear to be covering all bases. and very affordable bumper to bumper coverage.
#8 of 45 Re: Service contract and extended warranty [cjam2]
Jan 11, 2007 (10:16 pm)
$1860 for 7yrs/100K/$0 deductible, Platinum coverage. It's
a Lexus warranty.
#9 of 45 Re: Service contract and extended warranty [microbe]
Jan 12, 2007 (9:25 am)
Compare the list of their scheduled maintenace and included items to the schedule in the owners manual. Most of the time these prepaid maintenance plan may include a lot of items that may be a good ideal, but are not specifically recommended by the manufacturer. Yes, you do need to have the oil & filter changed on a regular schedule but using a $40 per change cost, that works out to maybe $400. Now find out the other services required by the manufacturer and also the cost of the Extended Warranty.
So, if the extended warranty cost $2000 for example and the oil changes are $400, the total is $2400. So, you need to find out if the remaining required items are worth $1600 (assuming $4000 cost.)
#10 of 45 Re: Service contract and extended warranty [wlbrown9]
Jan 12, 2007 (7:01 pm)
I believe they charge $100 per oil change visit. The first
oil change is on the house.