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#57 of 103 Re: Honda asked all dealers to terminate online warranty by Nov. 1,2009 [jyao888]
Oct 15, 2009 (11:53 am)
Bernardi is shut down as of 11/1/09, as I tried. Print out the selected warranty information you want from their web site for your particular vehicle. Take it to the Honda dealer(s) and deal with them on the price before 11/1/09. If they will not be somewhat competitive, go to Bernardi. I just did so with two Acura Dealers, who almost doubled the cost initially.
Apparently, when dealerships in general cannot sell vehicles or make enough profit on the selling vehicles, they stoop to the lowest possible level to get into one's wallet. Acura, Honda, makes no difference. Even when you have a long term servicing relationship with them.
#58 of 103 Re: Extended Warranty [bronica30d]
Oct 15, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Call several Acura dealers, they can sell you the Acura Care warranty if they want. However, the price may be prohibitive. They have to make a buck off you even if you will use their service facility down the road.
#59 of 103 Re: Honda asked all dealers to terminate online warranty by Nov. 1,2009 [10sfan]
Oct 17, 2009 (12:27 pm)
Thanks for suggestion. I did purchase extended warranty from my dealer when I buy my MDX. I cancel it when I found from this site mentioned Bernardi. It is the best price and almost $800 cheaper than my dealer. I just found out Hohda requested customer to pay additional $135 for whom chaneled warranty before from Bernardi website. But Bernadi mentione don't worry because their price is still much better after this additional fee. Anyone know if this fee is true? I did call Acura before, they didn't mention it if I purchase again after I cancel it.
#60 of 103 Extended Warranty
Mar 28, 2010 (3:10 pm)
Could someone help me with extended warranty. What's the best price I can expect for an 8yr/120,000 mi. extended warranty from an Acura dealer?
#62 of 103 Re: Extended Warranty [grandzu]
Mar 30, 2010 (4:58 pm)
I have 2010 AcuraMDX Tech/Ent and dealer was quoting over $2k. thoughts?
#63 of 103 Re: Extended Warranty [politico1]
Apr 09, 2010 (9:38 am)
I am currently shopping for a 2010 MDX Tech and have a quick question about Curry Acura Care/Bernardi Extended warranty...
1st Question: Is it okay (legal/permissible/usable) to buy these warranties? In recent days, I have been doing quite a bit of reading about extended warranties and have not found a 'clear' consensus one way or the other about these online/phone warranties... and now I am little more worried since one of the Sales/Finance guy (I m not sure which department he really worked in) at a local Acura dealership mentioned to me that there is some kind of pending litigation/lawsuit between some two parties.. not sure if he meant between Acura and Curry or whoever.. unless he was trying to scare me into buying warranty from them... but I dint ended up buying MDX that evening so warranty was out of question that day..
If I have a choice to buy either, which one should I pick?
So far I have gotten extended warranty quotes from Curry Acura Care AND Bernardi and wanted to check if current MDX owners recommend buying one over the other or if one has better reviews than the other. In light of what I was told at a local dealership, I am especially interesed in this answer..
In terms of price comparison, for a 7 yr/100k extended, Curry Acura Care is about $125 ($1810) MORE than same Bernardi waranty ($1685).
Again, I wanted to check if we can indeed buy either of these warranty and if I should go with one over the other?
#64 of 103 Re: Extended Warranty [pkewl]
Jul 01, 2010 (8:47 am)
Pkewl - I'm having the same decision right now. Any advice on what you decided?
I'm leaning towards the Acuracare no-deductible policy as it appears markedly better than the fidelity warranty services contract I initially received at the dealership.
The best quote I've gotten thus far is 1685 - not sure if you saw anything better out there?
#65 of 103 Re: Extended Warranty [vik209]
Jul 01, 2010 (9:01 am)
Just got this from my HR dept:
Save Cash by Avoiding Auto-Repair Service Plans
(Increase your financial IQ Ė think green)
Did you know that according to Consumer Reports Magazine, extended auto warranties usually donít make financial cents? Consumer Reports notes that a five year old vehicle today had one third fewer problems than a five year old vehicle in 2005. The bottom line Ė cars are becoming increasingly more reliable and serious (more expensive) problems, such as engine or transmission repairs, are actually quite rare.
Many service plans are sold by marketing companies that donít provide the coverage themselves. Plans can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars and have various coverage options. They all sound good until you file a claim. Most contracts include a lot of fine print that can usually be used to deny your request for payment. According to the Federal Trade Commission, auto-service contract fraud was the number one complaint in 2009! That just about says it all.
Whether a service plan is offered by a broker, car dealer or manufacturer, the experts recommend that you skip it. Youíre better off redirecting that money into your TSP account!
#66 of 103 Re: Extended Warranty [vik209]
Jul 16, 2010 (11:56 am)
Purchased the Acura Extended Care for 3yr/36,000 for $1,300.00 after shopping the price at three different Acura Dealerships and walking out on the last one who wanted $1,600.00 finally agreed on $1,300.00, plus state sales tax when I lost that argument. One dealer wanted $2,300.00.
I have had service work done by all three in the past 7 years on my Acura's and purchased two new Acura's from them.
I am as concerned about the electronics as with the drive train. Amortized over three years, its a $435.00 per year insurance policy on big ticket repair items.