I bought my 2012 Elantra in October. I didn't want the extended
warranty at the time but I did ask about it. My salesman wasn't really
informed about it and told me they had all kinds of warranties but he
wasn't sure about them. He offered to bring someone over to talk to me
about them. I told him to forget it, I wasn't interested anyway.
I bought the extended warranty for my 2004 Sonata. It was the best
warranty they had at the time. It was about $800. The 2004 has almost
90,000 miles on it. My warranty has covered a few repairs. A bad
pulley running the belt, a leaking front end part (grease boot
cracked) and a bad coil. I probably broke even on the repairs, maybe
came out ahead if the dealer would have done the work. : )
Anyway, I get a letter from my salesman to call him and ask about an
extended warranty. I call and they say he no longer works there but
put me through to someone who knows about the warranties. The guy
proceeds to tell me they offer a 10 year, 100,000 mile "wraparound"
warranty, a "key protection" warranty and a "Tire Protection"
He's going to look my car up and see what the price would be for each
one. I doubt I'll get any but I would like to see what the price would
be for each.
Has anyone bought any of these warranties? I did tell him I want some
type of spare tire, either a donut or a rim, even a steel one I can
mount a tire on. I can't see driving a car with no way to fix a flat
tire, even though I haven't needed one in a long time. I am of the
belief that a spare tire is a necessity, not a luxury.