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Subaru Forester, Subaru, Car Warranties, Wagon
#123 of 139 Re: Was I taken for a ride? [ateixeira]
Sep 26, 2012 (11:00 am)
From that aspect, I guess it is okay, but you also PREPAID for that maintenance, so saying those cost $880 out of pocket combined should not equate to paying that much up front. I'd say valuing that at more like $600 is more reasonable.
I don't think you were "rolled," but the dealer is definitely making good money on this deal. Like you said, though, peace of mind counts for a lot.
On a 6/60 warranty, what you get is the extra roadside assistance, some small benefits on the extended that are more limited within the standard bumper-to-bumper (read the warranty details for the details!) - yes, these are subject to the deductible - and one year added warranty on the drivetrain components.
What I would do is call Rota Subaru, find out what they'd sell a 6/60 with $50 deductible for, add $600 to it, and see where that puts you as compared to what you paid. If you're over significantly, I'd talk to the selling dealer about converting the plan to a zero deductible or threaten to cancel and buy elsewhere.
You might have prepaid all that maintenance, but you could also pocket that money now and make better use of it.
#124 of 139 Re: Was I taken for a ride? [xwesx]
Oct 03, 2012 (3:45 pm)
Well, I was able to get $700 back and convert it to the zero deductible plan (still 6/60, and 2/24 maintenance), so I feel much better about it now.
#125 of 139 Re: Was I taken for a ride? [deltwelve]
Oct 04, 2012 (8:20 am)
#126 of 139 best deal on a genuine subaru warranty from a subaru dealer
Oct 21, 2012 (6:00 pm)
#127 of 139 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [legacy2011]
Nov 13, 2012 (2:50 pm)
Thanks for the referral to Joe. Can you share his email?
#128 of 139 Does anyone have the Ts and Cs?
Nov 23, 2012 (7:03 am)
Just bought a 2013 Outback and, after saying no to our dealer's pitch on the Subaru extended warranty, we are rethinking.
Does anyone here have access to a copy of the actual contract for the Subaru Added Security, with all the terms, conditions and limitations? It is not the brochure or the webpage, but the actual "fine print" of the contract that we are looking for. Does anyone know where to find this contract document?
Thanks in advance.
#129 of 139 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [xwesx]
Nov 26, 2012 (12:51 pm)
kendall in fairbanks offered 7/100,000 gold + for $2990 for my 11 forester with 27,000 (2 yrs). i intend to drive it until the wheels fall off, but am unsure if I should spend that money. i can purchase the added security for $840 for 80,000 directly from subaru. i would appreciate your feedback!!
#130 of 139 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [rustythepuppy]
Nov 26, 2012 (1:05 pm)
$3k is too much for any warranty. That's the cost of the catastrophe you're trying to protect yourself from.
$840 is more like it, plus it includes roadside assistance and that's worth something.
#131 of 139 Re: Gold Plus Extended Warranty -- worth it? [rustythepuppy]
Nov 26, 2012 (3:28 pm)
$2,990 for the 7/100 (zero deductible) is pretty much MSRP, if not MSRP exactly. I purchased that same Subaru Gold Plus warranty for $1,500 even through Mastria Subaru last December on my '10 Forester. It had about 35,500 miles on it at the time.
Kendall didn't want to deal with me, either. They never have (Kendall or Auto Svc before them), actually, which is why I still haven't purchased a car from them. That said, I used Subaru Bucks for my warranty, so it didn't cost me a penny. The man at Mastria actually quoted me a few dollars under the $1,500 mark, but I couldn't have any of the residual back, so I told him to just write it up at $1,500 even.
I do have to fight with Kendall about what constitutes a warranty item, though, which is probably hassle I could have avoided if I had drank their Kool Aid. Basically, we're stuck with them for service by virtue of our isolated location, but we have nearly infinite choices for everything else!
#132 of 139 Re: Does anyone have the Ts and Cs? [jacksan1]
Nov 29, 2012 (12:52 pm)
They vary by state, but you can call 1-800-932-0636 for a free copy.