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Old 07-22-2012, 03:23 PM   #15
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Those finance guys... Sheeze. He tried to sell me a warranty on my dead grandma!

Warranty on aftermarket wheel even and some $3500 theft policy.. I just about told him if he offers me another warranty of any kind I'm leaving. Considering the factory warranty covers everything for 36k miles and the power train is 60k miles I figure that's more than enough.

I hoping that by the time I have 60k miles on it I'll be ready to put the cage and fuel cell in it so definitely no on the extended.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:56 AM   #16
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Save the $1000 and use that on a good set of summer tires.
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I got the factory Toyota extended warranted. $1600 for 9 yrs/100K. Considering it includes roadside for that time (I think AAA is like $90/yr) and he lowered my interest rate by .5% I felt it was worth it. That and this is a first year new car, who knows what problems it could possibly have.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:55 AM   #18
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I got the Toyota factory extended warranty for $1000. While I am typically adverse to most warranties (like the $20 ones on $10 headphones), I got it for a few reasons. I even told myself not to beforehand because I got one for my Si and never had to use it.

However, I thought about the first reason: this is a first year model. Major model changes tend to have issues and completely new cars would only have a higher chance I think. I plan on keeping this car for a long, long time. Of course, I don't know the future and said the same for my Si, I have a pretty good hunch about this. I don't baby the car everyday (anymore), so it is going to be pushed a bit more than say your grocery getting Camry.

The other side of the coin is, I do plan to mod it eventually. I know this could get in the way of warranty claims and I may end up refunding it and putting that $$ towards the principle. I guess it depends how quickly I get around to doing it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:20 AM   #19
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I have Toyota Platinum Care $0 deductible on my '08 xB. It's good insurance to have. I've only had a couple minor issues, but it's all covered and they gave me no hassle since it was a Toyota branded warranty. It's funny the dealer would call when the car was in for service and say, "It looks like you need ____." My response was, "Well, it's under Toyota Platinum Care, so fix it under warranty." It's a good feeling on a vehicle I drove 35k+ a year!

If you don't plan on keeping the car forever, also consider the warranty adds resale value. Definitely shop dealers for best price on warranty. Buddy of mine got an extended on his wife Solara at some out of state dealer for hundreds less than any of the local guys.

I wouldn't bother with those 3rd party warranties in most cases as they are usually a hassle, but that's not to say there aren't exceptions to the rule.
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I got mines for 1000, 7yr/100,000 mile warranty. is it junk? I dnt think so. this is the first production of the brz so I'm expecting some imperfections to come somewhere down the line. Iam modding the car with some bolt-ons and a tune. My dealership is pretty lenient with mods. so I think it's worth it for me.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:12 AM   #21
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I'm currently in the market for an extended service agreement. I've researched 3rd party warranties and I've heard some bad and good things about them--but, mostly bad. So I am going to get with a manufacturer backed warranty. I'll still try to use the quotes from the 3rd party warranties to see if I can get the prices down.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #22
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I do like them on luxury cars since the parts and labor for those cars are crazy.

On my last 2003 Infiniti M45 the warranty from my credit union paid out about 9 thousand dollars for little crap that I would have just dealt with had I not had the warranty.

The headunit and brain went bad that was 2 grand, the cd changer went bad and cost $2,300. There was 1,100 for squeaky seat rails, 800 for a light relay, 500 for trunk shocks and some other crap I can't remember.

On a toyota repairs are fairly inexpensive as are the parts. And most things that could go wrong on this car could be replaced by aftermarket for much less.

Since I plan to mod the hell out of this car I will skip the extended. My dealer does give a lifetime powertrain warranty for free, sure I will void that.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #23
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I've heard good things about the AAA Extended Warranty via Autoguard. Haven't looked int it myself as I'm considering the one from the dealer, but I'll definitely use it to see if I can negotiate a better price from the dealer.
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I got mines for 1000, 7yr/100,000 mile warranty. is it junk? I dnt think so. this is the first production of the brz so I'm expecting some imperfections to come somewhere down the line. Iam modding the car with some bolt-ons and a tune. My dealership is pretty lenient with mods. so I think it's worth it for me.
Which dealership did you get this from?

Extended warranty can be bought from any dealer, for anyone else that interested.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #26
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quotes given to me so far

8 year/120,000 miles Retail w/ $100 deductible.

MSRP: $2454, My Cost: $1954

Can make 18 month payments with 0% interest.
2013 Scion FR-S with approximately 250 miles on it.

What do you guys think? Is this a good quote for Platinum Toyota VSA?

I'm also in the process of receiving quotes as if my car had 7000 miles on it to give me an idea of whether I should wait or not.

Brochure to VSA (Vehicle Service Agreement): http://www.toyotafinancial.com/consu...S_Platinum.pdf


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I know some dealerships "offer" a power train warranty if you do all the "required maintenance" at the time of service.

But every dealership is different from each other.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:33 PM   #28
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84 months, zero deductable, 100,000 miles = $814
Edit: forgot to add warrenty is a platinium plan and covers the same things the dealer's does.
GAP = $200

Check with your local credit union you wont be able to beat their deals on most cars.
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