Last post on Oct 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM
You are in the Toyota Highlander
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#145 of 186 Re: And it's transferable, too. [steve_]
Jan 04, 2013 (1:40 pm)
Well since I can't give you the website address for the Toyota Owners Forum you will have to search for yourself. That Forum has so many more participants just for Highlander. The site administrators will vouch for this warranty. It is Toyota's warranty not some off brand one. On this site you can get some real world experiences from real world owners. Yes, believe it or not, there are times when even a precious Toyota has issues. Consider the rear automatic tailgate issue where there is a TSB out for the hinges warping under stress from a poor design. It calls for the total replacement of the entire liftgate and motor along with painting the new door to match your vehicle. From what I gather it cost over $2000. If I had a 2012 or older I would be checking this out on this website for the Vin #s that are effected. For the price I think that warranty is worth it. This is a bumper to bumper warranty that you can only buy from Toyota with their backing. Or if you don't care and want to continue your campaign against it then never mind. To each his own. Generally as a rule of thumb I never buy an extended warranty, but in this case for the price it is so minimal.
#146 of 186 Re: And it's transferable, too. [mpolan]
Jan 05, 2013 (2:06 pm)
Oh, now I'm "continually" singing the praises? No sir, you are pushing your luck with your unfounded accusations and exaggerations about me. If you have some facts to back up your absurd bs, well let's see them. Until then, please feel free to ignore my posts and I won't have to tell you what I really think about your nonsense.
I'm 62 and this Toyota extended warranty is only the 2nd one I've ever had. The first was on the '86 Subaru wagon I used for surf fishing for 14 years and I broke even on that extended warranty.
"A fuse box failure? Really?"
What, you think I post things that aren't true? Why would I bother. That's not a question. See, here we go again with you and your baseless accusations.
#147 of 186 Re: And it's transferable, too. [mpolan]
Jan 05, 2013 (2:12 pm)
"Though if you can afford a top of the line vehicle, the up front cost of the warranty, and the ongoing and expensive mandatory maintenance, I am surprised you need to buy the peace of mind."
Afford it? I paid cash for it. What ongoing and expensive mandatory maintenance. I just had the dealer do the 30k service and it was peanuts.
See the Title? The one about "it's transferable" one time for $50. I'll get my $500 back easily if I sell the car in the next year or so. People like buying cars with warranties. Surely you know this and are just jerking us around.
#149 of 186 Re: And it's transferable, too. [steve_]
Jan 07, 2013 (7:31 am)
It would also be nice if a couple of the posters were coherent. Not sure which side and why they are arguing. Seems to me they both like the warranty. Not sure because they seem like they are not making clear just what their point is? Also, maybe they should try the spell check feature on this site.
#150 of 186 Re: And it's transferable, too. [mtnman1]
Jan 09, 2013 (8:25 am)
My apologies if I was not coherent.
The point of my original post was that there are more than a few of what appear to be gratuitous repetitions of the contact information for salespeople offering warranties (including Toyota's). It was not directed at nor a direct accusation of beachfish, but at the sales references in general. I mistakenly say phone numbers when I meant contact information.
Of course there is no issue with legitimate posts which by definition would not be from a shill. Re-posting the contact information and purchase experience is not especially useful and so could be taken as suspicious - many of the posts here do just that. Of the few claim experiences posted, unhappy claimants here appear to outnumber happy ones - including the Toyota warranty holders.
Separate from the shilling point, I stay away from extended warranties. The cost of a paid manufacturer warranty is more than the upfront fee. Dealer parts, service and maintenance is 2-10 times more expensive than after market - this from direct experience that I can back up with quotes. These extra costs must be considered, and it is not proper to offset them using the full dealer quotes for repairs. While the manufacturer's warranty may be cheaper, it also appears to be more difficult to make a claim if maintenance and service is performed somewhere other than a dealer. This reflects an understandable conflict of interest. Also, like lotteries, hearing only from the "winners" is not a true reflection of the warranty value. Perhaps tougher to evaluate, but as I said, common sense - a company will only sell a product if it makes an overall profit from it.
#151 of 186 Re: And it's transferable, too. [mpolan]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 09, 2013 (8:41 am)
Then again, the $594 recently quoted in here is cheaper than the doc fees some dealers charge.
#153 of 186 Toyota care and Highlander
Jan 09, 2013 (9:55 am)
I was looking at a new 2013 Highlander Limited the other day. After looking at the window sticker it had toyota care listed at $699 or $799 (cant remember the exact price). After further research I see toyota offers three tiers of toyota care.
1. I thought toyota care was free?
2. Do I have to take the $799 option listed on the window sticker or is it just an implied up sale?
3. Can someone explain the differences in the tiers of toyota care (regular, Elite, etc)?
#154 of 186 Re: Toyota care and Highlander [stygz2]
Jan 09, 2013 (5:03 pm)
I believe you asked a similar question on the Toyota Owners Forum the actual name I can't divulge on this website. Basic Toyota Care is free and it includes two free routine scheduled Maintenance that are basically full Synthetic Oil Changes, Tire rotation, and whatever else is recommended at 10K and 20K miles. It is good for 2 years. What you are probably seeing is what a dealership has decided to do to make more money by charging you for an upgraded version on the one that comes free is all I can figure. I saw a similar tactic used at a Hyundai Dealership where every vehicle had some special paint protectent applied at a cost of $1200 whether you wanted it or not. Needless to say if I were to buy a Hyundai it wouldn't be from this dealership. I would check with the other website because there are many very knowledgeable contributors there. You will get a much quicker response there as well. Looking at my Window Sticker that I keep in my file cabinet there is no charge for Toyota Care.