Last post on Sep 06, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Car Warranties, Sedan, Wagon
#22 of 82 Re: Should I buy Gold Plus? [ateixeira]
Aug 19, 2009 (7:26 pm)
Say the 30000 mile service is $500. That leaves $200 for the 37500 and 45000 service. Those latter two services are largely oil change/rotation, which should come in well under $200. I also suspect your dealership also includes more 30000 items for that $500 than what the maintenance contract includes (i.e. AT fluid/filter change). Post #16 lists what Subaru covers/expects for maintance. From what I read, dealers augment this service list for what they define as the 30000 service.
The last thing that bugs me about the maintenance plan is that it includes a coolant change. Yet the 2009 Outback has coolant that lasts 100000+ miles.
So I did reject both. I hope to pick up the extended warranty later. There have been several references in the forums that better offers are made by Subaru in the mail, over time.
#23 of 82 Re: Should I buy Gold Plus? [ths258]
Aug 20, 2009 (7:26 am)
Yeah, I guess it's a good value if you were going to purchase those things anyway, but if they're not necessary, the value then erodes.
#24 of 82 Gold Plus 7yr/100,000 mi
Sep 16, 2009 (7:48 pm)
My Outback will be 3 yrs by end of month, just bought Gold Plus 7yr/100,000 mi./ $100 ded at $1,200. This is the lowest price I can find. Just an insurance for a big job if ever needed. Paperwork is in the mail. I think if the warranty was not claimed and can get refund upon maturity.
#25 of 82 $1200 for $100 ded. Plan
Sep 30, 2009 (7:02 pm)
hi, BigdadI118, where did you get your warranty from? I live in Ohio and I am finding many BIG price differences.
#26 of 82 Re: Should I buy Gold Plus? [xwesx]
Sep 30, 2009 (7:05 pm)
Yup. I have the Gold Plus and they replaced turbo, pistons and rings in my 05 LGT.
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#27 of 82 Re: Should I buy Gold Plus? [paisan]
Oct 01, 2009 (12:14 pm)
All that track time didn't void the warranty?
Just yanking your chain, you know that.
#28 of 82 Carfax versus Autocheck? TSB info? And, Gold Warranty
Oct 01, 2009 (1:27 pm)
My mom is shopping for a used '09. In the past I have used Carfax but I now know the information is mostly limited to public records, which may be incomplete.
I have heard that Autocheck is affiliated with Equifax and therefore there is more information. Which would seem to imply that they are using purchase information. Somehow that seems like a violation of privacy but that sort of database would likely be more comprehensive.
Has anyone had any experience with Autocheck? Any rants or raves? The one criticism I read somewhere was from someone that gave their subscription pretty heavy use and it was terminated for suspicion of commercial purposes.
Also, is anyone aware of any Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) on the 09s, or does it matter since the vehicle would be under warranty?
Also, can someone give me a quick refresher on the difference between Subaru Added Security (SAS) and the Gold Plus extended B to B warranty? I get the impression that SAS covers routine maintenance, is that correct? How much extra is that? Is it worth the extra money? Would a used Subaru be eligible?
Finally, I'm surprised I haven't seen any posts here regarding significant savings off of the retail price on the Gold Plus. The last time I bought a Subaru Gold Plus I got a quote from Stacy Subaru (Brattleboro VT) and used it to negotiate with the dealer I was buying from (they matched the quote). I forget the exact numbers but I think I saved 40% to 45% off of retail.
On behalf of my mom, thanks in advance.
#29 of 82 Re: $1200 for $100 ded. Plan [jillysmom]
Oct 01, 2009 (11:40 pm)
Click my name and email me for info...
#30 of 82 Re: Carfax versus Autocheck? TSB info? And, Gold Warranty [kellmac]
Oct 01, 2009 (11:48 pm)
Subaru Added Security = Extended Warranty
It contains 2 plans : Basic, Gold Plus
Of course Basic covers basic stuffs and Gold Plus covers like new car bumper-to-bumper, road side assistance, towing, trip interuption. You can stop by any Subaru dealer to get a Added Security brochure to get idea.
If you want further info please click my name to email me. You can buy these before the standard warranty 3yr/36k mi. expiry.
#31 of 82 Re: $1200 for $100 ded. Plan [bigdadi118]
Oct 02, 2009 (8:27 am)
Your profile notes that your email is private.
I did email bigdadi118.