Last post on May 06, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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#1 of 6 Infiniti Elite Maintenance Plan - is it worth having?
Jun 01, 2009 (8:09 pm)
I just bought EX35 journey RWD and need to select maintenance package: 1) essential, 2) deluxe,3)elite 1 & 2, 4)premium.
my care includes:
navi + view monitor, wood trim etc
I am not sure if I had better have one of these. Could someone have this type of package share your thoughts?
In addition, the dealer recommends century finishing touch protection package. Is it worth?
Jun 02, 2009 (6:50 am)
You don't need them and they are not worth it. These packages are all high dealer profit and low consumer value.
Jun 02, 2009 (9:27 pm)
Thanks for the tip. I am glad to hear from someone who shares the same thought. I will happily opt out these options.
I upgraded from a 10-year-old G20t to EX35. Time has past and things were changed. When I bought G20t, the dealer never told me such thing.
But now, the dealer confused me a lot with different maintenance packages and warranties. They are becoming like Dell/HP. Spending 40K and have to worry about a potential deadly mechanical failure from day one.
#5 of 6 Re: Infiniti Elite Maintenance Plan - is it worth having? [yasush_nj_09]
May 06, 2010 (12:45 pm)
I calculated the cost of the service for my G37 Convertible at around $3500+ over the next 5 years/75k miles. This is paying as you go for oil changes every 3750 miles, the 14,30,45,60,75 services, fluids, and other misc items.
I purchased the Premium plan for $2339 and that gives me a savings of $1,161 over the next 75k miles. Since the package is in my loan, the payment doesn't go up that much and I don't have to fork over money for service each time I go to the dealer.
For example, the 30k service alone is about $670. I won't have that charge to deal with in 2 years!
Yes, it's a good deal.
#6 of 6 Re: Infiniti Elite Maintenance Plan - is it worth having? [foxwiz]
May 06, 2010 (8:31 pm)
After one year, I only went to get service three times [every 3750 miles] and paid about $250 as total. It might be depending on how much you drive every year. if you drive a lot like 15K miles/year, It may make sense to get maintenance package.