Last post on Jan 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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Subaru Legacy, Car Warranties, Sedan, Wagon
#4 of 13 Re: New car, Purchase the added security or no? [fibber2]
Oct 06, 2010 (1:01 pm)
Oh, just so you know. its the minumum policy. Not the gold. But i only purchased the base model of the legacy. no moonroof or power seat etc.
but the covered parts list is the enginer, brakes, transmission, cooling system, awd, stteering, front suspension, electrical, fuel and air condition
#5 of 13 Re: New car, Purchase the added security or no? [epirb]
Oct 06, 2010 (5:17 pm)
OK. So what exactly extra is covered during this period that is not already covered by the original 3 yr warranty? Unless the plan is for unlimited mileage and you plan to drive a lot the first 3 years, I just don't see the point.... Not trying to be harsh, but am I missing something?
#6 of 13 Re: New car, Purchase the added security or no? [fibber2]
Oct 06, 2010 (6:25 pm)
all it is making that 3 year warranty that comes with the car.. 6 years long..
Is it worth it for 400 dollars? or no. piece of mind?
#7 of 13 Re: New car, Purchase the added security or no? [epirb]
Oct 06, 2010 (7:10 pm)
6 years long? No, at least not for $400. There is a 3 year / 45k plan that runs concurrent with the basic warranty that is around $400. The 6 year basic (not gold) extended plan runs closer to 2-3x that.
We need to know the exact terms: length (and they all begin at day 1), mileage & deductible.
#8 of 13 Re: New car, Purchase the added security or no? [epirb]
Oct 07, 2010 (9:59 am)
For my 2003 Legacy Wagon SE, I got the Subaru Gold 7 year warranty. It covered what would have been a very expensive moon roof repair, and just weeks or days before it expired, it covered replacement of the center differential. Since I wouldn't know a differential from a toaster, it might have been the rear differential (if there is one). At any rate, that was pretty expensive, and it was covered too. It's a hard decision whether or not to get an extended warranty. I would do a search of this forum (or maybe Subaru generally), because if my memory serves, I have the impression that people were saying if you weren't going to get the Gold, not to bother. These warranties have been frequently discussed over the years. GRJ
#9 of 13 more details
Oct 07, 2010 (10:56 am)
This is the link to the subaru's plan
The one that i am looking at is the Classic Plan
•Classic plans cover nearly 1000 parts in all major component areas, including engine, transmission, drivetrains, front suspension, steering, brakes, electrical, cooling and fuel systems and air conditioning. Also provides towing and rental car reimbursement for covered repairs.
I am paying 400 dollars to get it. It is activate when the manufacture warranty expires in 3 years. the plan will then cover the next 3 years. ( years 3-6)
100 dollar deductible per visit.
#10 of 13 Re: more details [epirb]
Oct 07, 2010 (11:55 am)
Again, I going to ask you if you are *really* sure what you are buying. Tricky wording on the part of the dealer's finance guy can leave you with less coverage than you think you are getting.
I found this ad from a dealership in Penn on line:
Plan Terms (YR/MILES) with $100 Deductible
3/45,000 $246 $360
4/60,000 $328 $544
5/60,000 $442 $718
6/60,000 $564 $872
6/80,000 $840 $1,230
7/70,000 $840 $1,230
All Subaru plans are referenced (year/mileage figures) to begin on the day you buy the car, and from ODO=zero.
So if they are telling you $400 for a 3 year plan, it is either an overpriced offer to cover the difference between 36k and 45k miles (but same first 3 years), or a real sweetheart of a deal that is getting you to 6 years and much higher mileage (either 60k or 80k). It could be, but please ask!! I'm trying to help you here....
Nov 06, 2010 (8:26 am)
my experience with SOA Added Security- I always get the 7yr/100k gold with zero deductible
98 legacy GT -130K, replaced a/c evap/condensor and compressor, power radio antenna twice, engine oil leak fixed, dealer even got SOA to pay for the timing belt at the time of the oil leak as it was "damaged" by the oil, also dealer replaced several dash bulbs (which are not actually covered), got way more than my money back on this one
02 WRX - 60K - lost money on this one, though they did replace leaking fuel lines, but that issue eventually became a recall item, also replaced rear view dimming mirror/compass
06 Tribeca- 60K , still have another year of ext warranty to go, have had bushings, and control rods replaced so far under the ext warranty- I was just out the 5yr/60K powertrain warranty on that , replaced 2 dc power outlets, probably break even at the least if not ahead even if nothing else needs fixing
I will say if you have it they (dealer and SOA) seem to treat you much better on issues, eg the fuel line leak, dealer initially said it wasn't covered as it was a "hose" which is a "wear" item. When I called SOA and said I had an ext warranty, they immediately had dealer fix it under the ext warranty. though it would have been covered under the recall which came out a year or two later so I probably could have got my money back on that repair
you can usually find a dealer on line to sell it for 2/3 list price. you also don't need to buy it till just before the 3 yr/36K bumper to bumper warranty is up
if you put a lot of miles on (but not above the covergae limits!) its probably worth it, if not probably not
#12 of 13 where to get gold plus?
Jan 24, 2011 (8:59 am)
Any recommendations on where to get a Gold Plus warranty at cost? TIA..
#13 of 13 Re: where to get gold plus? [su_a_ve]
Jan 24, 2011 (3:55 pm)
I got a Gold Plus Warranty for my 2007 Spec B from a dealer in MA for $150 over cost with no tax. Will post if I can find the info.