This 2002 E320 must have done only about 16K miles so far.
What do you expect to break in the next 20K miles - 36K in all?
If she drives it until she reaches age 90 this car will be about 20
years old and gone only 75K miles.
IMHO she ought to save her money - unless you take over the car and
drive it 17K miles / year for the next 5 years.
Some of these extended warranty outfits have failed - bankrupt - and
weren't there to pay their claims so be sure it's a reputable one.
One can over insure as well as under insure.
My 2 cents - Purchased an AutoWarrantyBroker policy on my 2001 CLK one month
after warranty expired. AWB predated the policy and I have a 6yr 100K
policy with a 25 dollar deductable. Covers EVERYTHING including
electronics. Cost was about 1500. Have used it a couple of times without
any problems. Replaced interior fan motor, Mass Airflow Sensor and a few
other things including transmission parts. My CLK only has 28K. No hassle
getting things repaired - just take it to the dealership - give copy of
policy, they take care of calling the claim and getting paid. You only have
to pay the dealership 25 when you leave. Covered under a huge insurance
company and they won't go out of business. You can also cancel the policy
and get a prorated refund or transfer to another owner for a fee of 20
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