Oil changes @ 3,500 miles and transmission fluid changes @ 25,000 miles. The
23,000 miles was put on the car within the first 14 months. At that rate, I
might have driven 100,000 miles within the first 5 years.
Did you buy it new ? if so the manufacturers warranty should cover
just about any fault.
And if you bought it used the warranty should have gone with it as
part of the deal
You dont say how long they will extend the warranty ? and bear in
mindMANY INDEPENDANT WARRANTY PROVIDERS EITHER REFUSED TO HONOR THEIR
WARRANTIES OR WENT BELLY-UP AND CUSTOMERS WERE OUT THEIR PREMIUMS
If anything is going to go wrong with the car it will likely happen in
the first year or in the 3 year warranty period at the outside.
If it was me I would have had the extended warranty built into the
deal when I bought the car..
However, if you maintain the car to fgactory recomendations?< and KEEP
ALL receipts you should have no problem getting factory warranty
$2000.00 sounds like a lot of money to me on a brand new car.
I took delivery of a Honda Fit on 6/9/2007. The dealer wanted $1399.00 to
extend the warranty to seven years and 100,000 miles, instead of three years
and 36,000 miles. Also, he said if I had a AAA card, he would drop it to
$1299.00 or if I had a Costco card he would only charge me $1199.00.
Considering the fact that the warranty is for only four years more than the
original one, I thought it was quite overpriced, so I declined it. Because
of the "hard sell" he tried on me, I think it is a high profit generator for
the dealer. Just my two cents.
Robert A. Cunningham
Yes, it indeed was a very hard-sell approach. He voiced impatience and
curtness, making sure that I understood that an imediate answer was needed,
as in the next 5 seconds.
A hard sell approach indeed. I told him I needed time to think about it and
if it was too late if/when I decided to accept the offer to get it at that
'special' price, then it would be no great loss. He promptly said, "Don't
bother calling back and asking for that price" and hung up.
It's a numbers game (boiler room type operation) I suppose. If i was to
accept it at a later time, he wouldnt get the commision, so it was time for
him to move on.
Yes, i bought it new, and with the stnd. 36mth, 36,000 warranty. so far,
just 2 small issues requiring service.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 9:54 PM
Subject: Re: $1,199 FOR 100,000 EXTENDED WARRANTY-06 FIT
I had the same issue when I bought my car last year. Call Honda America,
and make sure they know about it. They do not like local dealers acting
like this. It tends to give them a bad name. I know as fact that HA spoke
with the manager at my dealer, and the guy was reprimanded. When I went in
the next week for an oil change, I was out on the floor talking to my
salesman, and the guy was shooting me some very nasty looks from his little
civics are made all over the place. i'd buy one, look up the factory
location by vin and if it's anywhere outside continental japan
(wink wink) i'd shop the honda dealers for an extended warranty.
it can be bought at any point before the primary warranty
are Fits made in japan or just like civics all over the place?
I just got rid of my '91 Accord. It only had 105,000 miles on it and
it was by far the best (reliable) car I've ever owned. No extended
warranty and few repairs. Mostly due to age.
Oh, it was made in Marysville MD. It doesn't fit your philosophy and
it's not an unusual case either. Probably more common than not with
most Honda's regardless of manufactured location.
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 21:39:50 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Thanks for the correction. Don't know how I got MD for Ohio, and more
than once. Good thing they make cars better than I type!
The wife has a 2007 Civic EX with Navigation. She loves, and I like
it also. It's a pleasure to drive. With only 2,000 miles it's early
to say anything about reliability.
I used to be a car salesman and I can tell you EXT.WARR are a commision
for the Finance MGR. , the dealership, and the salesman. Its nothing
more than xtra money in their pockets. Ive often heard my sales mgr say
" yeah we got this 'sucker' with ext. warranty."
Also another thing you can say to the Finance mgr. (hes the guy thats
pitchin the Warranty to you). Tell them to include the warranty for free
with the vehicle or you walk. And find a better deal elsewhere. These
guys sole interest is to get as much commision off you as they can ,if
there gonna pressure you..pressure them right back. Remember at the end
of the day, its your money.
I believe that should be Marysville, Ohio. :-)
My '93 Accord was built in Japan. Although it was very reliable, a few
problems it had were common to U.S.- and Japan-built Accords of that era,
like the defective distributor bearing and broken coil springs.
The 4 cars currently in my immediate family ('04 Civic, '04 Corolla, '05
Corolla, '03 Crown Victoria) were all built in Canada. The Civic and
Corollas have been extremely reliable, while the Crown Vic has been an
absolute piece of crap despite having the lowest miles travelled of the 4.
So I agree that it depends more on the manufacturer than where it was built.
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