Last post on May 01, 2007 at 8:11 PM
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Acura TL, Car Warranties, Sedan
#5 of 14 Re: 2007 extended warranties [greggrob]
Dec 14, 2006 (10:19 am)
I have been looking at extended warranties for my new TL myself. I never owned one nor did I need it during the course of my almost 8 year/120K mile ownership of a Camry.
I did buy one when we bought my wife's Chrysler minivan and it has more than paid for itself---electrical problems, motors in sliding doors going out, etc.
So now I'm torn on what to do with the Acura. If there was no navigation, voice commands and other "exotic" features I wouldn't even consider it. I think a lot of people buy one but just don't admit it.
Anyway, If you do NOT want to self insure - I have been looking at 2 Acura dealerships that sell AcuraCare extended warranties on line - Hondaacuraworld.com and curryacuracare.com. I haven't bought from either one so I can't give a recommendation. Good Luck.
#6 of 14 Re: 2007 extended warranties [ecnirp]
Dec 14, 2006 (12:06 pm)
I did look at HondaWarrantyInfo.com and saw the specifics and what they offer on the Acura. Will be using that info when I negate a warranty with the dealership. They offer a money back guarantee on the warranty there. We'll see what the diffrence is and I will report my findings.
I understand the points about self insure. However, that's just one more thing I have to worry about. How do I get my money back from my investments to pay for car repairs.
During the purchasing of my 06 TL (since been totaled, buying an 07)they were trying to sell me a warranty. During the sale, I got up, went over to the service manager and talked to him about some of the cost of parts on the TL. Asked, what does the screen cost? He said, "The screen alone is 1900.00 to replace. If you're punching that screen as much as it do, during my 75 mile commute one way, I'm getting a extended warranty. Bought an extended warranty on my 2000 Chevy Tahoe and have used every penny of and more. It's still under warranty.
#7 of 14 Re: 2007 extended warranties [greggrob]
Dec 14, 2006 (1:46 pm)
"How do I get my money back from my investments to pay for car repairs."
Since you won't need it for four years, put it into cds for whatever duration you're comfy with. Or a money market account. Again, in four years you will have more of YOUR money to do as you please/need...
It's all about probability. I owned a Chrysler for 5.5 years, never needed out of warranty(3 years) work, nor did my parents for their Chrysler. Many, many years of Japaneese car ownership, no (other than routine) out of warranty expenses that I can recall. But you never know... If it helps you to sleep at night, have at it!
#8 of 14 Re: 2007 extended warranties [laurasdada]
Dec 14, 2006 (4:23 pm)
I understand your points. I'm asking about waranties not investing money in CD's. Thank you for your information.
#9 of 14 Extended Warranties
Apr 25, 2007 (10:18 am)
I purchased an 8 yr. 100k extended warranty for my 07 TL for around $1900 once all was said and done. Remember you can bargain for these things just like the price of the car.
#10 of 14 Re: Extended Warranties [jkm900]
Apr 25, 2007 (6:12 pm)
I just purchased a TL w/navi couple of weeks ago. I paid $1198 + tax for a 7yr/100k warranty from Zurich Insurance. I called them up and verified they cover the Navi, airbags, heated seats, etc...everthing but what is explicity excluded in the contract which seems to be the standard stuff through all warrantly providers.
What I'm saying is you have 30 days to cancel so you may want to do some more research and see if you can get a better price. Of course, coverage varies widely so you'd also have to also read the fine print.
#11 of 14 Re: Extended Warranties [armanipatrick]
Apr 25, 2007 (8:29 pm)
Well being new out of college and using every penny in my savings on a downpayment, I wouldn't have the cash to pay for a separate policy. With the Acura warranty they just wrap it into my payment which I can afford. I work for an insurance company...too bad they don't offer one!
#12 of 14 Re: Extended Warranties [jkm900]
Apr 29, 2007 (12:09 am)
I bought mine through the dealer. Paid 1400 for 7 yrs/120k for a 06'TL w/Nav. This was last July though.
#13 of 14 Re: Extended Warranties [dgenx]
May 01, 2007 (9:02 am)
Nice, I don't think I could have gotten mine down anymore as I tried just an extra $5 per month off and he said it wasn't possible. Oh well, it's done and over with. Thanks for the info though.
#14 of 14 Re: Extended Warranties [jkm900]
May 01, 2007 (8:11 pm)
I bought a new TL yesterday. I was offered $1053 for the 7yr 100k but I didnt buy it. I've always found extended warranties to be a total waste of money.