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Old 05-21-2013, 09:27 AM   #15
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I got it on my wife's WRX...she she tends to keep cars she likes for several years and she really likes her car. I tend to replace my cars at the end of the warranty so I didn't get it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #16
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I passed on the first offer they gave me as I drive a LOT! I am on track to blow threw the 36k warranty in about 10 months, no joke. so for an extra $10 a month I got it extended to 125k miles.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #17
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I passed on the first offer they gave me as I drive a LOT! I am on track to blow threw the 36k warranty in about 10 months, no joke. so for an extra $10 a month I got it extended to 125k miles.
In this situation, I can't argue against getting it. However, I drive just slightly less than that and chose to opt out. Really not worth it in my opinion unless you drive an insane amount of miles.
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Waste of cash unless you have a personal reason for wanting it then it can be security. i.e. new manual driver, difficult commute, entering med school in 2 years or some other expense that will leave you with no savings for emergencies.

After negotiating heavily for my BRZ, the F&I guy had the nerve to say to me, "well if you can't afford it" when I declined. I just laughed in his face and said, "you're so stupid." Negotiating isn't a sign of affordability asswipe.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #19
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In this situation, I can't argue against getting it. However, I drive just slightly less than that and chose to opt out. Really not worth it in my opinion unless you drive an insane amount of miles.
I hear you, I passed on it on my last new car.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:30 AM   #20
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I got it b/c I have a pretty long commute everyday.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #21
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I extended to 6/80k...'snake oil'? as some have said? haha...tell me that when you have had 2 cars in a row ('08 Honda Accord 9 (wife's) & '09 Mini Cooper S (Mine) ) have major issues before getting to 70k miles that would have cost well over $1000 each to fix. Sorry, but especially with a 1st year model, the warranty will most likely pay for itself.
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I extended to 6/80k...'snake oil'? as some have said? haha...tell me that when you have had 2 cars in a row ('08 Honda Accord 9 (wife's) & '09 Mini Cooper S (Mine) ) have major issues before getting to 70k miles that would have cost well over $1000 each to fix. Sorry, but especially with a 1st year model, the warranty will most likely pay for itself.
They may not be snake oil (they are) but at least don't get screwed and buy it straight from Subaru or your local credit union. Will be half as much as the dealer usually. Or less in some cases.

A properly maintained vehicle that isn't a lemon, won't need an extended warranty. Especially a Honda. The Mini, yeah, a car made by BMW definitely needs a warranty!
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They may not be snake oil (they are) but at least don't get screwed and buy it straight from Subaru or your local credit union. Will be half as much as the dealer usually. Or less in some cases.

A properly maintained vehicle that isn't a lemon, won't need an extended warranty. Especially a Honda. The Mini, yeah, a car made by BMW definitely needs a warranty!
What would proper maintenance have to do with a bad timing chain at 60k miles (honda)? Or bad brake calipers (honda) at 55k? And btw, the honda Accords of the last 6 to 7 years have had some notable issues (prolly cause they are built entirely in the States now). Don't believe all of the hype...Honda has a great rep, but nowadays they are just as bad as anything else. But I digress...

"snake oil" would mean that the warranty is useless...1k for insurance for 100k miles is not useless to me. Again, at the least, it's peace of mind. At the most, it could save some heartache at the 80-100k range when something does break.
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Definitely buy it straight from the dealership if you are going to do it

3rd party warranties seem virtually useless when you read the fine print

Haven't had a ton of car purchasing experience but in my limited exposure so far, I've been fortunate not to require the extended warranty

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Definitely buy it straight from the dealership if you are going to do it

3rd party warranties seem virtually useless when you read the fine print

Haven't had a ton of car purchasing experience but in my limited exposure so far, I've been fortunate not to require the extended warranty

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Buying from the dealer you may not get the actual Subaru warranty but a really low cost POS they push for even more profit. And credit union's tend to vet their warranty companies far better than that little piece of paper you get in the mail.

Dealers will mark those up over twice their value, but hey, if you like throwing money away...

I've already received notices from Nissan on my old car offering a 100k warranty for $680. When I bought that car, the dealer wanted $1700. Credit Union wanted $800 when I bought it but I declined.

There will always be a few non lemons that need repairs but cars these days really don't have major mechanical issues all that often. If you are tough on a vehicle, like a work truck, then they makes sense. Lots of highway mileage is not hard on cars btw. Lot's of people equate "high mileage" to "rough life."
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Check out the famous CEL issue, and hopefully there is no other long term reliability issue with this first year model. I have it for my peace of mind, and when the day I sell my car for something else, I am sure if I can sell quicker and more money with the unused extended warranty in there.
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Bought my Subaru warranty from the Subaru dealer...paid $1100. 6yr, no deductible.
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I think it's a good value for the money but if you put that same amt. of money in an "oh-sh*t" fund you'd probably do better in the event of an out-of-warranty repair. I could've got 7yr/100k at dealer cost but since I plan to void the warranty with mods, didn't make any sense for me.
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