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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Car Warranties, Sedan
#5 of 29 Re: Extended Warranties for Pre-Owned Infiniti M45 [billgould1]
Oct 23, 2008 (7:33 pm)
Get whatever additional coverage that you can. These engines burn more oil than they should. I have a 2004 m45 with 61,000. I should mention that I'm the original owner and bought the car with 11 miles on it. I have regularly changed my oil at 3,000-3,500 miles with a synthetic blend and am getting a new engine put in as I type. Most recently, it burned (not leaked) 3 qts in 2,700 miles. I first noticed the buring at 30,000 miles and brought it to the dealer. They ran tests and found no problems, but there is obviously an issue. I have seen a few other people complaining about similar problems. Just be sure to check your oil regularly.
#6 of 29 Infiniti Elite Extended Warranty vs. CPO Warranty
Sep 15, 2009 (11:54 am)
Does anyone know if there is any difference in coverage/deductible between the Certified Preowned Warranty and the Infiniti Extended Elite Warranty? I am shopping for a used M35 now, and I could either get a CPO car from a dealer or buy a non-certified car (that is still under factory warranty) and purchase an additional Infitini extended warranty. Any significant difference between those two options?
#7 of 29 Re: Infiniti Elite Extended Warranty vs. CPO Warranty [valentin650]
Sep 15, 2009 (12:24 pm)
I purchased an 2004 M45 used 18 months ago just after the original warranty ran out and purchased an extended warranty through my credit union. The price was much less than I expected and sure enough a couple of months later the air bag light went off and I paid $0.00 for a $400 repair.
#9 of 29 Extended Warranty Pricing
Jan 09, 2010 (2:41 pm)
I am taking delivery of my 2010 M35X on Monday and I'm interested in purchasing an extended warranty, but the quote I received for a 7 year/100K/0 deductible plan was over $2k. This seems very high. I've purchased an extended warranty on my Lexus GS for $1200 and $1100 for my Avalon, so, again, $2K seems very high.
I would appreciate any suggestions on where I can purchase a warranty at a more reasonable price. Thanks...dan
#10 of 29 Re: Extended Warranty Pricing [dan41]
Jan 10, 2010 (8:37 am)
Have you ever saved money on your extended warranties? Most haven't and the M is a pretty reliable car with the same solid engine that they've been using for years in the maxima, altima, 350 etc.
Of course once you get the extended warranty, you also believe that you have to follow the dealer's recommended service or it will void the warranty...which is wrong. You have to follow the maintenance in the book for normal use which, of course, the dealer does not tell you.
My recent 15000 mile service on my 08 M35 (I don't drive the M all that much) was $100 (oil/filter/air filter/rotate tires) vs the $399 service they recommended I still overpaid, but I like the dealer so I paid.
Consider if the extended warranty is worth the cost...and if you do go that route, make sure you get a contract that covers the electronics (navigation/computers) or it's worthless on the M.
#11 of 29 Re: Extended Warranty Pricing [ghstudio]
Jan 10, 2010 (11:00 am)
Your points are very valid. The primary driver for me to get the extended warranty is indeed the electronics and, of course, the nav system. The AWD is also a factor in my decision. I purchased an extended warranty on my wife's accord and just this past summer the blower went and then the navigation system. If I had not had the extended warranty, repairs would have been well over $2K. I just retired and for peace of mind, I'll purchase an extended warranty on the M35.
#12 of 29 Re: Extended Warranty Pricing [dan41]
Jan 10, 2010 (1:34 pm)
I purchased my extended warranty for a used M45 - low mileage car coming out of factory warranty and found that my credit union charged about 60% of what others wanted. A couple of months later the car had a small electronics problem which was fixed for free instead of the $600 it would have cost.
#13 of 29 Instead of an Extended Warranty, why not just lease?
Jan 11, 2010 (8:52 am)
Another thought.....depending on your driving needs, consider leasing your car for no longer than the warranty. Not only do you get to change cars every couple of years, the lease rates are often less than the financing rates. I no longer worry about warranties...the car is always under warranty.
If you have never leased, this sounds like a terribly expensive way to have a car. I think you should get the numbers before you jump to that conclusion....I think, in many cases, you'll be surprised. And when you're comparing, consider that you don't need to buy that extended warranty at all.
#14 of 29 Re: Extended Warranty Pricing [dan41]
Jan 12, 2010 (3:17 pm)
I purchased an Infiniti Elite extended Warranty for $2148. Terms: 7 years - 100K miles - zero deductible. It was the best price I could find.