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#21 of 116 Hondacare
Aug 14, 2007 (2:30 pm)
I don't know why you wouldn't just get the Honda Care. Dealers will be much easier to deal with, I know becuase I've had a 3rd parth warranty before and they don't care for it.
The only reason I'd do a 3rd party is if your credit union had a very reputable company they had been using for years and they offered a money back policy if you didn't use the warranty. That would be worth it because you most likely won't need the warranty after the initial 36k miles anyway.
#22 of 116 Is honda care truely bumper to bumper
Aug 14, 2007 (2:33 pm)
The myhondawarranty.com website states it is a comprehensive warranty, but does anyone have experience with it? I'm thinking of buying one mainly for resale value in 4 or 5 years. Can you use it for non covered things during your factory 60k mile powertrain warranty, or does it not kick in until that's over? I'm just wondering if it leaves any gaps between b2b 36k and pt 60k.
#23 of 116 Re: Hondacare [area123]
Aug 14, 2007 (3:33 pm)
I do agree on going with the dealer for one reason. Most of the third party warranty does not work on weekends and that is the day you are at the shop. Now you need the technician to follow up with the warranty company to explain the issue and get an approval on the part & Labor. Though I am new to Honda Care, Toyota care worked perfect for me especialy when the A/c broke down, Door locks started malfunctioning as well as the cassette player broke. All these happened towards the end of the 7 year 100k miles warranty.
#24 of 116 Extended warranty saved us big Bucks
Sep 11, 2007 (3:56 am)
We don't drive as much as most, so it is possible that with "Normal" driving, the problems would have occurred during the 36 month factory warranty.
On my '03 Pilot, there have been several minor but costly items that broke after the 36 months, even though the car had less than 27K miles on the clock. Total cost I would have had to pay has just about equaled the price of the 7/75K "Honda Care" extended warranty (EW). Plus I still have nearly 3 years of EW left.
My wifes '03 CR-V just recently destroyed the AC compressor at about 31K miles and 50 months. Honda recommended replacing the entire AC system due to contaminates floating around. Even the hoses! Total price= $3000+/-!
"Honda Care" paid the entire cost and supplied a (free) rental car for the day.
There are just too many things on modern cars that can go bad. I wouldn't even consider buying a new car without the EW.
FWIW: My son had an EW from a 3rd party insurance company (bought through the dealer) on his Chevy Suburban. His transmission went out while he was coming here, to Ga., from Indiana. He managed to limp to our house and we got it to a dealer the next day. It took 10 days for the dealer and the "after market" EW company to agree on the replacement of the tranny.
I believe the manufacturer's EWs are the best way to go.
#26 of 116 Buyer Beware on Honda Care Policy
Sep 15, 2007 (7:42 pm)
Are you aware that when you buy a Honda Care policy with your new Honda that the extended warranty begins then? I traded my 2005 Honda Pilot in after 2 years, 25000 miles, and I only got a $1000.00 back from the $1600.00 that I paid for the warranty. Shame on Honda !!! I never used the warranty, car was still under manufacturer's warranty. If I had known that the policy was going to be prorated from the time of purchase I would have waited until the manufacturer's warranty was nearly expired, then I would have have bought a policy. P.S. I traded the Honda Pilot off because of very poor gas mileage - it was not at all at what was advertised. So - BEWARE OF HONDA - and don't buy a Honda Care policy that won't be refunded !!
#28 of 116 Re: Buyer Beware on Honda Care Policy [stage]
Sep 15, 2007 (10:14 pm)
I never used the warranty ...
Well, you may not have used the warranty but you did have coverage during that two year period (which you certainly wouldn't expect to be free) and the fact that you didn't file a claim does not negate the fact that you had coverage.
If I had known that the policy was going to be prorated from the time of purchase ...
Unfortunately, the refund contract clearly states that you will get a full refund only if no claims are paid AND if "the service contract runs the full months term." Your contract did not run the full term.
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#29 of 116 Re: Buyer Beware on Honda Care Policy [tidester]
Sep 16, 2007 (5:38 pm)
I expected the factory warranty to come first - extended warranty means just that - extended- after the factory warranty expires. My Honda Extended Warranty was purchased from Honda - not another company. Our finance officer NEVER told us that the extended warranty took effect on the date of purchase - instead of after the factory warranty expired.
#30 of 116 Re: Buyer Beware on Honda Care Policy [stage]
Sep 16, 2007 (6:41 pm)
Our finance officer NEVER told us ...
Though it may be desirable, the finance officer is not going take the time to walk you through every detail of the contract. And that makes for a very good reason to carefully read any contract before signing it.
FWIW, I would have had qualms about signing that one myself with all the exclusions and exceptions - but that's just me.
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