Last post on Nov 07, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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Toyota Avalon, Car Warranties, Sedan
#33 of 39 Re: Extended Warranty for new 2011 Avalon [popsavalon]
Jan 25, 2011 (7:33 am)
Jerry is good. All documentation arrived as promised at substantial savings.
#34 of 39 Re: Extended Warranty for new 2011 Avalon [popsavalon]
Oct 04, 2011 (8:43 am)
There has been a lot of conversation on this board about Toyota extended warranties, good, bad, where to buy, etc.
When I purchased my 2007 Avalon, my local dealer wanted over $1500 for an extended warranty, so I purchased my 7-75 warranty from the Midwest Toyota Super Store in Hutchison, Kansas for $604. And yes, I did deal with "Jerry".
This past week the CD player died in my vehicle (48K miles). I took it to my local dealer and the radio/CD unit was replaced under the extended warranty at no charge. The Service Manager said it would have cost me around $1300 to replace the unit without the Toyota Platinum Warranty.
I have always had my doubts about extended warranties, but with the complexity of today's vehicles, almost any repair will exceed the warranty cost.
#35 of 39 Re: Extended Warranty for new 2011 Avalon [popsavalon]
Oct 05, 2011 (6:16 am)
Most consumer advocates still suggest the Extended Warranty on an otherwise dependable make of car is a waste of money, especially if you trade every three or four years as many owners end up doing. I have always agreed with that... but if you look at the newer models and all the electronics, my opinion is shifting a little. Even though no Honda, Toyota or Nissan we have ever owned would have used the warranty, one Nav screen failure, or a CD repair... there's your warranty money back, plus more, as you point out. If I were replacing my '07 Limited today with a '12 w/Nav... I would probably buy the EW, first time ever.....
#36 of 39 Re: Extended Warranty for new 2011 Avalon [fin]
Oct 05, 2011 (7:34 am)
. . . except you couldn't buy a 2012 Avalon NOW because they have yet to start producing that model year!
#37 of 39 Re: Extended Warranty for new 2011 Avalon [nimimi]
Oct 05, 2011 (3:37 pm)
True....but sooner or later.... And check out the latest Consumer Reports for a full analysis and comparison of the current Avalon to the Genesis and TL. Interesting reading, all are good cars... different, yes.... but the mag likes 'em all.
#38 of 39 Extended warranty & care plus is worth?
Nov 07, 2013 (6:45 pm)
I recently purchased 2013 avalon hybrid, is it worth to have extended warranty & care plus program?
#39 of 39 Re: Extended warranty & care plus is worth? [avalon2013]
Nov 07, 2013 (9:36 pm)
The popular answer is "no"... you have a good nameplate to begin, it will not have a covered failure within 100k miles. Consumer Reports says they are a waste of money and my extended family with many quality cars proves the magazine correct over the last 20 years. My three Avalons were all perfect, no warranty would have been worth the money.
Now, if you really worry.. buy the peace of mind, enjoy life and the Avalon, no reason not to. But figure the price is money you will never see again. A lesser nameplate on the car may be a different story but Toyota and others such as Honda and Nissan are made to last a long time and be trouble free.
The most likely trouble spot of the future for all cars, my opinion, will be electronics as these parts tend to fail due to time, not mileage. And every year there are more electronic controls than the year before. Some current models are similar to a small plane but without the reliability.... again, you have a personal choice here, do what you are comfortable with and enjoy !!