Last post on May 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Car Buying, Car Warranties, Sedan, Wagon, SUV
#5 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [xwesx]
May 27, 2010 (10:48 am)
I agree, and since I have 2 cars that applies to me.
I do about 10,000 miles per year in my minivan and about 6000 miles/year in my Miata.
My wife drivers her Forester less now that she's working from home. I'd prefer to get a 10 year, 60,000 warranty than a 7/100.
#6 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [ateixeira]
May 27, 2010 (11:04 am)
I am a little embarrassed to admit it, but, after eight months, our new Forester is at about 12,500.
#7 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [xwesx]
May 27, 2010 (12:29 pm)
Do you ever park, or just drive it constantly like a taxi?
#8 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [ateixeira]
May 27, 2010 (1:02 pm)
Hahahah; I am starting to think it is the latter by how often my wife fills it up! I only get to drive it once every week or two. Most of the time, I am driving my Escort to commute. Even then, I typically only put 800-1000 miles per month on the Escort.
#9 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [doodlru]
May 27, 2010 (3:38 pm)
I bought a used vehicle and was offered the warranty coverage at the time of delivery. At the time of purchase, the warranty was out on my vehicle. I decided to take the warranty offered. It added 4 years and 75,000 additional miles. I've had to use it twice and it's already more than paid for itself. The new cars offer such good coverage, that's one reason why your price is relatively inexpensive. The company doesn't have nearly the exposure they had in the past. Bottom line....I'm not sure I'd be a buyer.
#10 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [doodlru]
May 28, 2010 (9:12 am)
Which direction did you decide to go? Congratulations on your new vehicle!!!
#11 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [doodlru]
May 28, 2010 (12:24 pm)
thankyou all for your input. I didn't give the whole background, I had a 2009 OB with the 7/70 warranty, the GTP trade was nearly what I paid.... that is the only reason I traded to the 2010. I was able to cancel the warranty, take the cash, and "finance" the warranty at 10 payments, 0% interest auto billed to my cc. I got the warranty price down for the 2010 to less than the 2009 cost, so it was only like $100 more due to the used value over the 18 months.
So I did go with the new warranty. Funny part is I blew a tire last week, in reviewing the docs, I had road hazard, so they filed the claim on my behalf, with luck I get that paid too. The tires cost me more than the "loss" on the waranty, so I might actually make money on this!
I don't drive much, traded with 14k after 18 months, so 7/70 should be more than I need.
#12 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [doodlru]
May 28, 2010 (12:28 pm)
#13 of 14 Re: Take the warranty or pass? [ateixeira]
May 28, 2010 (3:33 pm)
I'm in the high-mileage camp - my OB is 7 months old, with almost 14,000 miles.
So my bumper-to-bumper std. warranty will be over when the car is only a bit over 1.5 years old, and my power-train warranty will be over in a bit less than 3 years!
On the other hand, the vast majority of my miles are on the highway (albeit sometimes in heavy/slow traffic, so I hope I am wearing out the engine and tranny at a slow pace....
#14 of 14 High mileage warranty vs extended time plan
May 28, 2010 (9:31 pm)
Thank you everyone for your inputs on this forum. It's been indeed helpful in getting our 1st OB. We've financed it. We are pretty excite !!!! Now we will be putting lot of mileage on this new subie and we were wondering if there were some "high mileage warranties" out there that we could buy? A high mileage warranty vs extended time warranty. The mileage would be just highway mileage. would this be manugacturers or aftermarket brand? what would be the best approach? We are expecting our delivery w/i a month.
Again, thank you for your input, Regards.