Finally one I can help with. I work at a dealership (benz, Porsche ,Audi,
v.w., Nissan, Volvo) and have some info on the warranty stuff. The
certification programs from the manufactures are vastly superior to the
extended warranty plans sold by dealership finance personnel both in
coverage and value. Plans like starmark have a price that is set, this price
has a fair profit built in. The other type of traditional cover anybrand
warranty is a pure gross profit machine. We have a cost sheet and then have
the ability to sell them at ANY price. It is not uncommon to make more on
the warranty than the car. Three thousand ($3,000) profit on those things
Plans like starmark are vastly superior. First they are built into the price
of the car as it sits on the mb dealership lot. Do not let the salesman
convince it is not(I know they try that ). Best deal on star mark is when
you can bump the years up to the max. Buy the right used mb and you will get
more warranty than a new car and save a ton of money.
Hope my ramblings make sense.
Brett A. Snell