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#1 of 134 Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it?
Jul 22, 2009 (12:54 pm)
Will be buying a new 2010 forester limited. Is the Gold Plus warranty worth it (I can get a 7yr/70K with 100 deductible for $875)?
I'm also considering a third-party warranty from WarrantyDirect instead - I read one online review that highly recommends this firm but I'm not certain. Anyone have any direct information?
I'm also not certain if I must purchase the gold plus right when i purchase the vehicle, or whether I can wait 3 years until the factory warranty runs out and then purchase it (or will it be much more expensive then?)
#2 of 134 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [marc42]
Jul 26, 2009 (7:10 pm)
I purchased my 2009 in September, and get the warranty offer mailed to me about every two months. So, I don't think there is a need to hurry.
#3 of 134 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [billwv]
Jul 27, 2009 (9:37 am)
True, you can buy it for about the same price until your 3/36 warranty expires.
I got one for our 2002 and may do that again for our 09.
You get roadside assistance included, so we no longer have AAA. Plus it made it much easier to sell our 02 - the buyer said the warranty was the reason he chose our used vehicle to buy.
#4 of 134 Subaru factory extended warranty
Aug 28, 2009 (12:52 am)
Is there a website to buy this warranty?
Would it be cheaper to buy it online than at the dealer, like the Honda Care warranty?
#5 of 134 Re: Subaru factory extended warranty [bigdadi118]
Aug 28, 2009 (7:52 am)
No, I asked and there isn't.
Any thing you do find on the web would be a specific dealer's site.
I think Subaru ought to do this, but they probably don't want to step on dealers' toes.
The funny thing is dealers make a profit on sales of Gold warranties, but Subaru does not. Subaru loses money, but they establish Good Will with customers and earn more loyalty.
#6 of 134 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [billwv]
Sep 11, 2009 (8:45 am)
strange, I bought my 2009 in Dec 2009/Jan 2010 and have never received a warranty offer!
#7 of 134 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [marc42]
Sep 12, 2009 (7:50 am)
Is the Gold Plus warranty worth it (I can get a 7yr/70K with 100 deductible for $875)?
marc - can you advise the dealer name and location? This Gold Plus price seems CHEAP
Is there a way to find the cheapest quote online re Subaru Gold Plus extended warranty?
#8 of 134 Re: Subaru factory extended warranty [bigdadi118]
Sep 13, 2009 (4:23 pm)
> Is there a website to buy this warranty?
> Would it be cheaper to buy it online than at the dealer...
There are websites of dealers that offer the warranty, like:
Different dealers both online and local will give you different prices. For the cheapest, you need to check them all, including your own dealer. The warranty is a sales item: the prices vary and are negotiable .
#9 of 134 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [bigdadi118]
Sep 13, 2009 (4:28 pm)
> ... Is the Gold Plus warranty worth it (I can get a 7yr/70K with $100 deductible
> for $875)?
That is the one I am looking at, and my dealer wanted $1100 for it.
It might be worth it if you have a moonroof and use it frequently. They often fail after the factory warranty and cost $1200 or so to fix.
#10 of 134 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [aatherton]
Sep 13, 2009 (9:11 pm)
The lowest Gold + I can find
7yr/100,000 - $100 ded is $1,200
pay in 10 payment by charge to credit card interest free.