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#141 of 258 Warranties for Subaru Legacy
Jan 14, 2008 (6:20 am)
I just recently purchased my first new car - a 2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited Edition. Can't wait to get the car on the road! I have a week or so to make up my mind on warranties for the car - looking for some input.
I've decided on getting an extended warranty, and am leaning towards the 6 yr. It's about $500 more than the 5-year, but $1100 less than the 7-year. Any thoughts?
Don't think i'll be getting the Tire and Rim Protection unless someone can convince me otherwise. It's $399, only good for 5 years and has a $5000 limit. Is this worth the extra money?
Finally, also debating getting the rust protection. I come from Newfoundland, where winter's can be harsh on cars, but it's another $500, and though its guaranteed for the life of the vehicle, it only covers rusting which began on the INSIDE of the vehicle. I Would've thought that rusting generally starts on the outside?
Any suggestions would really help me out!
#142 of 258 Re: Warranties for Subaru Legacy [hmckay]
Jan 14, 2008 (6:37 am)
The time extension of the warranty is really dependent on how many miles you drive a year. I only extended mine to 5 years 100k miles cause I do about 20k miles a year and I'll be out of miles long before the 5 years.
#143 of 258 breaking in the car
Jan 14, 2008 (2:43 pm)
Hi, is it true that you need to "break-in" the car before you're able to drive it on the highway? by breaking in i mean drive is on local streets and stufff for a certain amount of time before being able to drive it on the highway?
#144 of 258 Re: breaking in the car [bigearz1]
Jan 14, 2008 (4:58 pm)
Only need to keep it under 4k for the first 1500-2000 miles.
#145 of 258 Re: breaking in the car [paisan]
Jan 14, 2008 (11:39 pm)
That's 4000 rpm on the engine for the first 1500-2000 miles.
And don't sweat it if you go over 4000 rpm for an instant or two, just don't drive for miles and miles at that high an rpm during break-in.
My manual transmission turns 3000 rpm at 70mph in fifth gear so that 4000 rpm limit shouldn't cause problems in everyday driving. (I think an automatic turns an even lower rpm at 70.)
Another typical recommendation is not to drive for several hours at one set rpm. (So don't take a two hour drive with cruise control.) Vary the rpms a bit.
#146 of 258 Re: Warranties for Subaru Legacy [hmckay]
Jan 15, 2008 (9:00 am)
The rust protection is truly a waste of money. Harsh winters or not, the car should not rust within the first 10 years. As for rust inside the vehicle, the best way to avoid problems with your interior is to use an all-weather floor mat that prevents water from saturating the carpet.
Also, the price of Subaru's extended warranty is negotiable, so if your local dealer is not willing to come down on the price of the package, you can always look for a dealer who will. The warranty comes from the factory, not from the dealer. It is not imperative that you buy it there. Additionally, you can purchase it at any time prior to the expiration of the 3-year, 36,000 mile base warranty.
#147 of 258 Re: breaking in the car [jfl]
Jan 16, 2008 (5:34 pm)
great info! i'll make sure i dont go over 4000 rpm when i do highway driving nor will i drive w/ a set rpm for a long period of time. THANKS!
#148 of 258 my 2008 gt limited
Jan 18, 2008 (7:42 am)
i bought the car in sept.and what a sweet ride, but..........
had a few problems with it well one major,the rear defrost shorts out the radio,
dealer said it was the tint, ripped it off, no go... swapped radios no go.. replaced rear window no go.. gouged the paint no go.. put a dent in it no go.. ripped the front seat no go.... i hate bennington subaru!!!!!!!!!! well my car is in the shop again being painted.. i hope it comes out black like it went in... but i doubt it. but it goes like a raped ape!!!! I should of went to kinney subaru!!!!!!
#149 of 258 Re: my 2008 gt limited [razatat]
Jan 18, 2008 (8:01 am)
It was likely the tint that caused the issue with the reception. I have the same problem on my wagon.
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