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: Extended Warranty - help me decide


feferic
01-06-2005, 08:49 AM
Hard to believe Im nipping at the heals of the 36k no more warranty for you mark. I checked with the dealer and I can extend the Honda factory warranty to 7 year/100k for around $1600.

As this is the first time I have ever owned a new car that had warranty Im trying to decide what to do please provide advice.

I purchased the Honda because of its repetition of lasting forever if maintained. My fear is, from previous experience with other manufactures, that things may start go to wrong. In my mind, I can justify the expense with if one major thing goes wrong, it will be worth it.

Your thoughts

princess
01-06-2005, 10:26 AM
Although we wouldn't bother with it, I think they can be a great idea for others!

Check the fine print though.... there's some that cover things in an odd way. What's the deductable?

For us, not paying labor, none of them are really worth it.

anysia
01-06-2005, 10:40 AM
also, try to negotiate the price on the warranty. i was originally quoted $1200 for the 6yr/100k honda care warranty (no deductible, all the good stuff...) after i turned them down, they came back with an offer of i think $900 for the same exact package. i still didn't purchase it though since i tend to trade my car in way too often! ;)

Pairallel
01-06-2005, 10:58 AM
Make sure you check out this thread before deciding:

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1699&highlight=dick+brooks

That $1600 price s/b more like $1000; might make your decision a little easier...;)

benjamming
01-06-2005, 11:24 AM
Are you mechanically inclined or do you like working on your own car? If so, I wouldn't recommend the warranty. If a car gets too expensive for me to fix, I'll buy another one, & not one from the mfg that just gave out on me.

I haven't considered buying one at any time. That's another reason why I try to keep everything in good shape mechanically. Of course sometimes, things break or wear out.

feferic
01-06-2005, 04:12 PM
According to the business manager at the Honda dealership that I bought the car from its an extension of the current warranty that is on my car now. No deductible.

As far as fixing the car myself I have no interest doing that at all.

princess
01-06-2005, 05:17 PM
Talk down the price if you can & go for it!!:)

OwAce
01-06-2005, 10:35 PM
you might want to think about buying the warranty from a 3rd party, essentially the same people the dealership buy it from.
the dealerhsip just markts it up a little bit.
research it online.
ill say this, depending on your car, it might be well worth it to get the warranty for say the navigation system on the car.

volvo s80, had 34000 miles on it, bought extended warranty from a 3rd party for 1800. extended the warranty to 100 k 5 more years
within 3 weeks 6 airflow sensors on the car gave out, and were replaced under the new warranty. total bill that we would have had to pay 2100.

case in point warranty works if you have a car that charges you loads of money for stuff it has under the hood.

princess
01-07-2005, 11:49 AM
Rumor has it that the Honda warranty if NOT used can be sold back at the end of a time frame.... I don't know if it's the whole warranty period or just a specific time frame.... this may help with a decision...... Ask about it!:)

billinaz
01-07-2005, 12:09 PM
My dealer offered me the Honda Car extended warranty for alot more than I purchased it for at Curry Honda.

Take a look at this link:

http://www.curryhondacare.com/


I paid less than 1000 bucks for the warranty for my Accord....

stevel
01-07-2005, 03:39 PM
avoid third party warranties no matter what. repairs paid by them mean you may easily end up with used, or cheap aftermarket parts, if the cover the specific failure at all. go with hondacare if anything.

Coil99
01-07-2005, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by stevel
avoid third party warranties no matter what.


I agree 100 percent. No, make that 1,000 percent.

I've know too many people who have been hosed by 3rd party warranty companies - including my wife, before she was my wife. Problems with deductables; not covering items; long waiting periods to get work approved; etc. Also, some companies are in trouble - Warranty Gold is the best example.

Coil99
01-07-2005, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by billinaz
I paid less than 1000 bucks for the warranty for my Accord....


Same here. I think we paid around $900 for the 99 Accord. I need to ask my wife, she'll know for sure.

Coil99
01-07-2005, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by princess
Rumor has it that the Honda warranty if NOT used can be sold back


That is my understanding also.




In a related story, my wife's friend transferred the extended Honda warranty from her Prelude to her Accord. I don't know all the details as I didn't see the paperwork, but the extended warranty is still on her Accord.

Coil99
01-07-2005, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by princess
Talk down the price if you can & go for it!!:)


Definitely. :yes:

The local Honda dealers varied considerably in the price they wanted to charge for the warranty. Shop around and you'll get the best price.

Coil99
01-07-2005, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by feferic
its an extension of the current warranty that is on my car now. No deductible.


That's the way it has worked on the Accord.

I've had a few small items fixed under the extended warranty and two big items; a problem with the power seat and a problem with the driver's side window. The seat fix would have cost me around $300 and the window would have cost me around $250. But with the Honda extended warranty it didn't cost me anything.

Adding everything up, it has almost paid for itself.

Plus, for me, there is peace of mind - I don't worry about who is going to fix it.

Coil99
01-07-2005, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by princess
Although we wouldn't bother with it,


Why would you get it? Your hubby is the man! He knows how to fix 'em up right quick! :yes:

feferic
01-07-2005, 09:01 PM
This has been great advice Im so ignorant when it comes to stuff like this and Im glad I have a place to ask.

Now, my new ignorant question I can shop the Honda warranty at different dealers? We have one dealer in Lincoln (where I bought my car), but there are three or four in the Omaha area. If I buy extended warranty from them my Lincoln dealer should still do the repairs under the warranty?

OwAce
01-07-2005, 10:36 PM
by 3rd party warranties i meant get it from the same people the dealership buy it from, not the companies that contact you directly for it.
for example the dealership offers the warranty to you and then sells the contract to the warranty provider.

if not you can always talk the dealer down significantly to what they pay the warranty provider and gurantee them that you will be bringing the car to them for repairs etc

Pairallel
01-08-2005, 05:29 AM
Originally posted by feferic
I can shop the Honda warranty at different dealers? We have one dealer in Lincoln (where I bought my car), but there are three or four in the Omaha area. If I buy extended warranty from them my Lincoln dealer should still do the repairs under the warranty?

You probably will not find the HondaCare warranty any cheaper than at Dick Brooks Honda (see references above) or Curry Honda. You can purchase by phone or e-mail, and any Honda dealer will honor it.

If you want to waste a couple of hours, you can call around to your area dealers and see if they will match the price you get from Dick Brooks Honda, but most will not even consider it.

And once you see how badly your local dealer tried to price-gouge you ($1600 vs. <$1000), you probably won't want to give him the business anyway...:mad:

Coil99
01-10-2005, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by feferic
If I buy extended warranty from them my Lincoln dealer should still do the repairs under the warranty?


Yes. Buy the extended Honda warranty in Omaha (or wherever you want) and have it serviced in Lincoln (or any other Honda dealer).


We bought the extended warranty from Airport Honda in Alcoa, TN, but always have the car serviced at West Side Honda in Knoxville, TN. No problems at all.

feferic
01-13-2005, 02:28 PM
Ive called the four Honda dealers in the area and the prices range from $1,600 (interesting enough, from the dealer where I bought my car) to $1,170. All the same thing factory extended bumper-to-bumper, $0 deductible, 7 year/100,000 miles.

Im going to try to talk my local dealer down. If Im not successful, its nice to know I have options.

Pairallel
01-13-2005, 03:40 PM
You can still do better at Dick Brooks or Curry. There is no reason you have to buy it locally....but then, it's your money.... :rolleyes:

feferic
01-13-2005, 06:16 PM
I'll try giving Dick Brooks a call tommorrow...

feferic
01-17-2005, 02:04 PM
Calling around was well worth it Called my local dealer - $1,155 w/0% 12-month payment plan! Whoo-hoo! Its $20 more than Curry Honda, but given it is my local dealer, Id rather keep the business here.

Pairallel
02-23-2005, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by feferic
Calling around was well worth it Called my local dealer - $1,155 w/0% 12-month payment plan! Whoo-hoo! Its $20 more than Curry Honda, but given it is my local dealer, Id rather keep the business here.

Forum update:

The 7 yr/ 100k $0 deductible warranty for a 4 cylinder Accord is $845 at College Hills Honda:

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/hondacare/warranty.htm

I think this might be the best pricing I've seen yet...:cool:

mrjtree
02-24-2005, 03:30 AM
Three cheers for Pairallel for the College Hills Honda find! :up:

Currently, Curry Honda is offering one for the V6 at $985 ($1,075 less $90 promotional discount sent by email after pricing it on website). College Hills is at $900.

my1staccord
03-09-2005, 10:39 AM
Just purchased the 6year/100,000 from Russ at HondaAcuraworld. I got a great price bought it for both the accord and our new pilot for over $100 less then what my dealership wanted for just the pilot. As long as your accord has less then 42,000 miles you can get it I believe.
this is the link for prices on the pilot board that got me thinking about it:

http://www.hondapilot.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11024

Pairallel
03-09-2005, 11:28 AM
Can you tell us what you paid for the Accord extended warranty?

Also, this pricing is for a limited time only - until Monday, 3/14, I believe...so hurry if you are interested... :yes:

my1staccord
03-09-2005, 11:33 AM
i paid $735, but it all depends on your mileage. I think that if you are over 24,000 but under 36,000 you pay an extra $60, and if you are between 36,001 and 42,000 then it is an extra $160.

MLEE
03-09-2005, 01:35 PM
Hope this helps.
Here is the quote I received from Greg Hunt (found on Odyclub)
There are also mention of Ericka and Christn on that forum for good rates
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$0 deductible Honda Care

Odyssey 6/100K $899 7/100K $1,089
Accord 4 cyl. 6/100K $699 7/100K $799
Accord 6 cyl. 6/100K $749 7/100K $859

Up to 24 months from original registration or less than 24,000 miles $0
surcharge
Up to 36 months from original registration or less than 36,000 miles
+$60 surcharge
Up to 42 months from original registration or less than 42,000 miles
+$160 surcharge

Over 42 months or 42,000 miles we cannot offer the Honda Care.

It is $60 less for a $50 deductible


Greg Hunt
Dick Brooks Honda
Local (864) 877-9090
Toll Free (800) 936-9090
Fax (864) 848-0016
__________________________________________________

sandiegodoug
03-23-2005, 10:09 PM
I wouldnt bother. My 1989 lxi has 193,000 on it and other than a distributer and cv joints, both that needed replacing well over 100k miles, nothing else has broken. Hondas are reliable and durable.

according2me
03-25-2005, 12:26 PM
I wouldnt bother. My 1989 lxi has 193,000 on it and other than a distributer and cv joints, both that needed replacing well over 100k miles, nothing else has broken. Hondas are reliable and durable.

I used to be a true believer also, until the 6th Gen.
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notfornothin1
04-07-2005, 08:27 PM
I've gotten my 99 coupe v6 with CAI up to 130. I felt and sounded so nice!

bagbklyn
04-07-2005, 10:18 PM
I used to be a true believer also, until the 6th Gen.


I second that, I hope the 7th gen tranny isn't in the same boat
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brickman
04-08-2005, 06:12 PM
I used to be a true believer also, until the 6th Gen.
Still....the extended warranty would have done you no good....your failure came after 100k, didn't it?