Last post on May 16, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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#107 of 116 Re: Extended Warranty [paulinca]
Oct 22, 2010 (11:03 pm)
I just found out that the person I dealt with at Spirit Honda in El Monte, CA is no longer working there. So I no longer have any contact information for who to buy a cheaper warranty from in California. My best advice is to check the prices online, then call all your local dealers, ask for the Finance Department Manager, then offer $100 to $200 over the cost you found online.
To get a price, go to Saccucci Honda or Bernardi Honda. Please note, for both websites you'll have to choose a state other than FL or CA and give a valid email address for them to send you a quote via email. You used to be able to get the HondaCare quotes directly online, but I guess they want contact information now. Neither of these are in California, and they cannot sell to you if you are in California, but at least you'll get a starting point for your price.
Make sure you insist on Genuine HondaCare, not one of their own in-house warranties when you call dealers here in California. To see what a genuine HondaCare Application looks like, click here. If your application does not look like that, then you're probably not getting genuine HondaCare.
If you find a dealer in CA willing to negotiate a price close to what's mentioned above, let him/her know that you can post it here and get them lots more customers. Since I've submitted my post 2 years ago, I've had over 20 folks email me for the contact info for my guy. I don't know how many secured a contract with him before he left, but if they all did and he got $100 each, he made a quick and easy $2K. And probably many others just looked up the phone number themselves. Maybe he made $5K.
Sorry I can't help you anymore, but I hope that Honda gets a clue and stops ripping folks off on these warranties. Otherwise, I would guess that people will most likely look at other car manufacturers that have more consistent policies on pricing.
#108 of 116 Don't think it is wise to purchase extended warranty right away
Nov 03, 2010 (10:18 am)
I purchased a Honda CR-V in July and was told by the dealer that I had until 8000 miles to purchase HondaCare warranty. Went by last night with 7000 miles on my car and was told that HondaCare only sells to autos with 6000 or less, but I could buy the dealer's recommended warranty for 5 year/75,000 miles for $1095. When I balked, he came down to $995. I went home and started researching since my car already has warranty for 3 years/36,000 miles, that would be over $500 year for the remainder. I found this great article to share. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/03/cr_warranties.htmlI've decided to wait until my other warranty starts to run out and then purchase!!!!!! Who knew they made so much money on warranties?
#109 of 116 Re: Don't think it is wise to purchase extended warranty right away [gjintexas]
Nov 03, 2010 (10:59 am)
But the HondaCare warranty is still a better value than the third-party warranty when purchased before the 6000 mile expiration. It's cheaper and is backed by the manufacturer itself.
#110 of 116 Re: Honda Care Purchase Outside California [mcgong]
Jun 20, 2012 (12:32 pm)
Just purchased a Hondacare policy from Saccucci for 8 yr/120K/0 deductible for a new 2012 Odyssey for $1295. I live in CA and it was not a problem. Was quoted $2695 from the CA dealer for the same exact policy !!!
Jun 30, 2012 (5:00 am)
Big thanks to this forum. I got some online quotes and saved myself about $1300. The finance guy was pretty stumped when I pulled out quotes from 3 different dealers that were way less than he was. Wish I would've know about this when I bought my Pathfinder in 08, I looked in my paperwork at paid $2700 for the extended warranty at the dealer, ouch!
#113 of 116 Honda Care
Sep 04, 2012 (10:45 am)
What are some of the items / issues you thought would have been covered under Honda Care but are not? Looking for small print or undisclosed pitfalls....
Also, when you have a problem with your car that has Honda Care, how easy is it to use or get service?
Anyone on here have Honda Care and never had to use it? I had an Acura Integra for 15 years which only needed maintenance; no other problems. Still debating whether an extended warranty it is a good buy for a Honda. The fact that it covers replacement tires from flats/blowouts, may sell me on it...
#114 of 116 Re: Honda Care [dg2012]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 04, 2012 (4:20 pm)
I had a 6-year, 100K HondaCare warranty on my '02 CR-V... Paid $1000.
6.5 years and 106K miles when I sold it... not one claim..
#115 of 116 Re: Honda Care [dg2012]
Oct 09, 2012 (3:20 am)
You have to pay up from tear down or diagnostics. You may or may not get reimburse. My car is sitting right now in the dealer with a major engine issue. It has 58 k on it and motor is blowen. Honda said replace motor but I am 4 months out of factory warranty. So my Honda care is all I have.they take a different approach they want engine torn down and have an inspector to look at car. They are looking for a reason not to pay essentially is how I feel. It looks good on first glance but read the fine print.
#116 of 116 Re: Extended Warranty [paulinca]
May 16, 2013 (3:09 pm)
I live in SoCal. I emailed 3 pages of Honda dealers listed on the Honda site near me for a quote on my late model Accord. One of the sorriest experiences I've had on trying to spending this much cash.
I either didn't get an answer, got a canned automated message about selling me a car, or they tried to get my number and ask me to come into dealer. I received only a few quotes from local dealers via email and they were $300-$400 more than what I purchased from Saccucci.
Here is the quote from Saccucci:
•Vehicles with 12,001 miles up to 24,000 miles on odometer. Please add a $50 surcharge.
•Vehicles with 24,001 miles up to 36,000 miles on odometer. Please add a $100 surcharge.
These plans start on contract purchase date(additional time), and 0 miles on odometer.
Example: A G38 plan will expire 3 years from contract purchase date, or when the odometer hits 80,000 miles.
$0 deductible plans
Plan Code G38 G30 G32 G48 G40 G42 G58 G50 G52
Plan Length 36/80k 36/100k 36/120k 48/80k 48/100k 48/120k 60/80k 60/100k 60/120k
Base Price $680 $835 $965 $730 $945 $1,075 $770 $985 $1,115
$100 deductible plans
Plan Code F38 F30 F32 F48 F40 F42 F50 F52 F58
Plan Length 36/80k 36/100k 36/120k 48/80k 48/100k 48/120k 60/100k 60/120k 60/80k
Base Price $580 $735 $865 $630 $845 $975 $885 $1,015 $670
We do not charge tax on your purchase.
Here is the quote from Bernadi Honda:
Available Honda Care Programs - at Can't Be Beat Prices!
G38 3 yrs
G30 3 yrs
G32 4 yrs
G48 4 yrs
G40 4 yrs
G42 5 yrs
G58 5 yrs
G50 5 yrs
F38 3 yrs
F30 3 yrs
F32 4 yrs
F48 4 yrs
F40 4 yrs
F42 5 yrs
F58 5 yrs
F50 5 yrs