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#1 of 16 extended warranty
Oct 11, 2007 (11:42 am)
was anyone buying an extended warranty on the Chevy Aveo ? What is the best place to buy (GMAC directly, dealership or internet) and what was the cost ?
#2 of 16 Re: extended warranty [crider3]
Oct 13, 2007 (3:56 am)
Sorry, I also can't answer this one but I heard on an auto talk show that you can buy a GM extended warranty from a Buick, Pontiac, or other GM dealer for your Chevy. The prices are nogotiable and I would advise not getting anything but a GM if you do get the warranty. The GM warranty is also pro-rated and you would get the balance back if you wish upon selling the car, or it can be used as a bargaining tool.
Personally I wouldn't buy an extended warranty because the standard one is pretty good.
#3 of 16 Re: extended warranty [crider3]
Nov 02, 2007 (11:44 am)
I bought mine on the internet because I got a much better deal. - 7 yr/75,000 for around $900
Jan 25, 2008 (5:04 pm)
If you insure with GEICO, they sell "Mechanical Breakdown" coverage, which, if purchased when the car is new, extends the bumper to bumper coverage to 5 years, 100K miles. I know, the powertrain warranty is already there, but it's only about $100 a year for me. There is a $250 per incident deductible, but it paid off on my last car when the sunroof broke and cost $1200 to fix.
#5 of 16 Aveo Warranty
Feb 16, 2008 (6:41 pm)
I bought an extended warranty that is backed by a third party, but is a lot like the original GM warranty. It has a $100 deductible per incident, but covers most major items. Since I have just bought the car, I haven't had to use it, yet, so I can't say that I've had any problems. I've heard other people say that they get blamed for bad driving by some dealerships when they try to use their warranty, though.
I think I paid $1600 for a 3 year warranty that covers everything except wear and tear and body problems. You can also transfer the warranty to a new owner if you sell the car.
I used to own a Geo and never had a single problem with it until it hit about 103,000 miles and I hope that this car will be the same.
#6 of 16 Re: Aveo Warranty [luckins]
Feb 18, 2008 (2:41 pm)
At first blush, $1600 sounds awful expensive for a 3 year extended warranty, especially if you have a later model Aveo with the longer warranty.
Of course, if you put many, MANY miles on the car in a short time, it might beworth it.
What are the specifics (ie, year model, miles per year, etc.)?
#7 of 16 Warranty
Feb 18, 2008 (7:40 pm)
I had 58,569 miles on this 2004 Aveo when I bought it and it used to be a rental car in its early days. I know the car already has a 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, but I have a lot of extra electrical things on this car and it gives me peace of mind to have this warranty. I don't drive that much, though.
Feb 18, 2008 (10:28 pm)
I bought a new 07 Aveo LT sedan about a month ago. Having a concern with the warning lights that come on when I first start the car in the morning. It is normal for the lights to come on when the car is first started, but then they should all cut off quickly....unless of course there is a problem. On my Aveo, the "battery" light and the "parking brake" light both come on and STAY on for about 3 minutes or so. This happens every morning. When I go to lunch or head out in the car later on, these 2 lights do not stay on. It is as if they only do this when the car/engine is cold.
Took the car to the Chevy dealer and they stated "could not duplicate" and handed back the keys. The service tech tried to tell me it could just be running a test or something and that was why the lights were staying on. Yeah whatever.
I haven't had any problems with the battery (knock on wood) and also the parking brake has NEVER been engaged....don't understand.
Has anyone else had a problem like this?
#9 of 16 Re: Warning Lights [bayoubilly74]
Feb 20, 2008 (11:04 am)
As you know the lights are supposed to come on innitially, but not stay on. Don't know what the issue is and haven't read of any posts with similar issues.