When I bought my 2001 van new I extended the
warranty (at that time it was 3 /36,000) I did 5
yr 50,000 maxicare with a $50 deductable. It was
$800 from the dealership for that 5/50 bumper to
bumper plan and it seems to cover a lot of stuff
I used the plan so far for tie rods and a few
other front end things, heater went out, power
door broke, needed new battery etc, besides the
deductables my only real costs were an alignment
and brake pads, so I sure can't complain much.
Well I am 4 years into this contract and just hit
46,000 miles, I still have about 12 months and
about 4,000 miles left (whichever comes first) on
the 5/50,000 plan... I took the van in to get my
rear heater checked out (blowing cold only) and
thought i should check into what it will cost to
extend it some more here...
The service dept of this dealer i liked, they seem
fast and reliable and cover most everything each
time i bring the car in, but the sales manager who
i sat down to talk to about this warranty
extension (to me anyways) seemed to be a huge
jerk... ok hes a jerk but i just wanted to get my
info on extending the warranty...
He says to stay with a $50 deductable, based on my
current info 46,000 miles 4 yrs into the warranty
I bought for $800 when I bought the van, to extend
me with that same coverage (maxicare $50 deduct,
for upto 100,000 miles would run me $3450.
That just seemed crazy to me (the amount) has
anyone else sat down before their extended service
warranty was expired and had that sort of a shock
at renewal prices or was this guy trying to
totally rob me (got the feeling he was a bigtime
Called another dealer (blind call) was gonna get
their price over phone for my details and info yet
haven't got a call back from them yet...