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#137 of 169 Re: Sienna Platinum Extended Warranty [brrrmn]
Dec 15, 2011 (5:37 pm)
Got a great deal from Jerry at Midwest Toyota as well. We have a 2011 Sienna XLE that was nearing 36k after 18 months. Talked to Jerry and got a 5 year/125k Toyota Platinum warranty with $0 deductible for $799. I went to my dealer and he gave me a price of $1400. Showed him Jerry's offer and he immediately came down to $1049. But that was the "best he could do". And warned me that the Midwest Toyota warranty was likely aftermarket because they could not sell it that inexpensively. I received the Toyota warranty in the mail today. Call Jerry....
#138 of 169 Extended Warranty Shopping and Purchase
Dec 16, 2011 (1:05 pm)
I've been reading this forum--and the "Buying/Purchasing a Sienna" forum--for the last two weeks as I went through the process of purchasing a 2012 Sienna XLE. It's been very, very
helpful. Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences and knowledge.
What I'd like to say is that I purchased an 8yr./100,000 mile Toyota Platinum Extended Warranty ($0 deductible) from Jerry Johnson at Midwest Toyota in Hutchinson, KS. His price was $1039.00. The closest competitor's was $1090 for the exact same warranty. My dealer here in Texas offered me a third-party warranty (also known as an insurance policy) for anywhere around $2145 to $2400, depending on how I financed the thing. I did not give them a chance to match Midwest Toyota's deal.
Why other Toyota dealerships don't offer such a deal is puzzling. Even more puzzling that some offer non-Toyota/third-party warranties. Oh well, it literally pays to do a little extra research and homework about these things. Here's hoping that my extended warranty will
pay for itself someday between years 4 through 8 or 36,000 to 100,000 miles!
#139 of 169 2006, 38k miles, pristine conditon..warranty?
Dec 25, 2011 (6:18 pm)
I picked up nice 2006 Limited 38k miles, excellent condition.
What do you think of spending $1200.00 on warranty? Can't decide..
Route 66 warranty will cost 1,200 or so from what i hear..
#140 of 169 Re: 2006, 38k miles, pristine conditon..warranty? [jlm86]
Dec 27, 2011 (1:04 pm)
Avoid aftermarket plans as they close shop every few years and run away with your cash. OEM or nothing.
#141 of 169 Can I buy warranty online from out of state dealer?
Jan 04, 2012 (8:16 pm)
I recently bought a Sienna. The finance guy tried to sell me extended warranty (platinum, 0 deductible) for $1400. When I told him that I could buy the warranty online for around $800 he told me that I would have to pay tax on it and I can avoid the tax by purchase it from him (as I was approved for 0% apr) and he offered it for $1200. I told him that I could buy online from out of state dealers without tax. He told me that such a warranty will not be valid in California. Is it true? I did not buy the warranty from him. However, before I buy it online i just want to make sure.. your comments are appreciated. Thanks.
#142 of 169 Re: Can I buy warranty online from out of state dealer? [hyundai2011]
Jan 04, 2012 (11:59 pm)
I bought a Toyota platinum warranty from a dealer in MO and I am in CA. The paperwork came from Toyota without delay or question. The cost numbers are around the same as you are quoting and I did not have to pay sales tax or any other fees. The only advantage to buying through the dealer I can think of would have been to wrap it up into the financing, but that is far outweighed by the cost savings.
#143 of 169 Re: Can I buy warranty online from out of state dealer? [hyundai2011]
Jan 05, 2012 (4:28 am)
Platinum with $0 deductible is a good start, but make sure you are also talking the same 'plan': years and mileage, as there are at least 6 combos available up to 8 yrs / 125k miles.
You gotta love the stories these guys like to tell. It is true that some states do by law prohibit the purchase of extended warranties out of their state (FL, for instance). Check to be sure.
#144 of 169 Re: Can I buy warranty online from out of state dealer? [fibber2]
Jan 08, 2012 (11:14 am)
Thanks for the comments. I have called Toyota Financial and confirmed that I can buy the warranty from any dealer (out of state dealer too. It will be valid in California and other states). I have called Jerry Johnson of Midwest Toyota and purchased 8 year 75000 platinum 0 deductible warranty from him. I highly recommend him. He answered all my questions clearly in email (as well on phone). He gives you the best deal.
#145 of 169 Re: Can I buy warranty online from out of state dealer? [hyundai2011]
Jan 08, 2012 (4:45 pm)
Excellent! Glad to hear that it worked out for you.
#146 of 169 Extended Warranty from Midwest Toyota
Jan 15, 2012 (2:17 pm)
After reading several posts, I gave Jerry Johnson at Midwest Toyota a call. He quoted me $1039.00 for an 8 year, 100,000 on my new 2012 Sienna. I immediately returned to my dealer to try to renegotiate the 1395.00 price on a 7 year, 75,000 Toyota platinum warranty that I had just purchased. (He originally wanted $1950 for the 8 year warranty which is why I did not opt for it.) My dealer told me that they do not negotiate extended warranties and refunded me my money. I purchased the warranty from Jerry and referred a friend who also bought one. Jerry answered his phone promptly and was extremely courteous and helpful. I received the warranty today and it was exactly as promised. It is so great to deal with a company who is not out to make a weekly away off one customer!