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#54 of 169 Extended warranty on Used Sienna??
Dec 29, 2009 (2:06 pm)
I just bought a certified 2008 Sienna. It was a pre-rental, so the mileage is almost 48K (most 2008 CPO sienna in the SF bay area are pre-rental and with similar mileage, or the price will be jacked up a few grand).
Anyway, I was offered the Toyota extende care Platinum package (pretty much the same as original bumper to bumper coverage) until 7yr/100K for $940. I drive about 15K/year, so it will last about 3.5 years. For less than $300/year, is it worth of the peaceful mind?
This is my first Toyota vehicle, so I don't know the repair cost of this fairly new van in the next few years. A quick research shows the common failures are power sliding door (I have one), heat relay (seems to be on older model).
What do you folks think?
I bought the warranty, but it's refundable within 30 days.
#56 of 169 Re: Extended warranty on Used Sienna?? [330blast]
Dec 30, 2009 (8:12 am)
7yr/100K for $940
Seems like a great price, to be honest. Especially considering you're past the factory 36k mile warranty.
Go for it.
#57 of 169 Re: Extended warranty on Used Sienna?? [330blast]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:09 am)
Ok, I am confused. I thought that you could not get a factory extended warranty past 3 years or 36k miles. This is a Toyota warranty you got from the dealer and not aftermarket.
#58 of 169 Re: Extended warranty on Used Sienna?? [madams1]
Dec 30, 2009 (10:19 am)
Yes, it says clearly on the contract "TOYOTA Extra Care, 84 months/100000 miles".
I guess it's because I bought a certified used car from a Toyota dealer, which the F & I manager told me that I had 30 days to purchase the extra care package. Probably not applicable to private owner whose vehicle's orginal warraty is expired.
Mine is a LE with EVP #1 (passenger side power slide door, power driver seat, home link, trip computer), so not a ton of bells and whistles. But like people say "they all break", being Toyota means less breaks, but not none, especially with the relatively high mileage on the van. I believe it's more of the mileage that wears the car than the year.
I used the Edmunds True cost of ownership to estimate the repair cost of the 2008 sienna LE (8 passenger), and the 4th and 5th year cost are $384 and $447. They run the estimate based on 15000 miles/year, so mine is literally into the 4th year now
Sounds like a pretty good deal I got, I think I will keep it.
Thanks all for the input.
#60 of 169 Re: Extended warranty on Used Sienna?? [330blast]
Dec 30, 2009 (8:04 pm)
Thanks for the information. That puts a new twist on buying a certified Toyota and upgrading to full coverage. I do not believe that you can upgrade a Honda certified warranty to full coverage. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
#61 of 169 Re: Extended warranty on Used Sienna?? [ateixeira]
Dec 31, 2009 (12:11 pm)
Just locked in a Toyota -provided extended warranty coverage for 7yrs/100K for $700 (dealership in the Pacific NW area) on a brand-new 2010 Sienna XLE (vehicle purchased 10 days back)
#62 of 169 Re: Extended warranty on Used Sienna?? [serenesienna]
Dec 31, 2009 (2:08 pm)
That seems a great price. My 2010 Sienna XLE AWD was purchased in June and the dealer quoted me $1,395 for the 7year/100,000 mile Plantinum Toyota Care warranty. On the day of the purchase, he wouldn't go down one red cent! I read about better deals on this forum and called dealership back within a few weeks and told him I'd pay $945 (to match internet quote) and he agreed immediately. I will never pay full price again!!
#63 of 169 Re: Extended warranty on Used Sienna?? [serenesienna]
Jan 02, 2010 (6:56 am)
Dealership name, please?