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Old 10-17-2020, 12:09 PM   #51
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I always buy the extended warranty- and then cancel it immediately.

I negotiate the best deal i can on the cars purchase price- go into finance and decline the warranty saying it puts me over budget. they end up lowering the purchase price to put the warranty on there and get me to take it. Week later- send in the cancellation paperwork and refund goes straight back towards the loan resulting in a 1-2k discount on your agreed upon price .
Wow... I can promise that it would be my finance managers last day if he lower a price that has been agreed by the customer just to sell a warranty. That store definitely have a bad process. Good for you on the savings.
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Old 10-17-2020, 12:09 PM   #52
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My feelings are extended warranties are a waste of money, but I'm sure they make a lot of money off of them. I bet for every one person that uses it, there a 100 that don't. These days cars are going to be pretty problem free for 100K miles, when the warranty expires. I have never owned a vehicle that i had a major repair in the 1st 100K miles, maybe i am just lucky. So i prefer to keep that money, and just suck it up and fix something if it happens, I am way ahead of them now anyway
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Wow... I can promise that it would be my finance managers last day if he lower a price that has been agreed by the customer just to sell a warranty. That store definitely have a bad process. Good for you on the savings.
its happened every time on my last 3 vehicles all different dealerships. figured it was common practice to sell the warranty.
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Old 10-17-2020, 12:17 PM   #54
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Steering responsive headlight are very expensive.
But are lights covered by any warranty?
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Old 10-17-2020, 12:29 PM   #55
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But are lights covered by any warranty?
Head light system not the bulbs. ďbumper to bumperĒ yes. Extended service plan, all depends on the plan, but yes they do just have to read what the plan excludes. Most LED bulbs will last should last a very long time.
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Old 10-17-2020, 12:31 PM   #56
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its happened every time on my last 3 vehicles all different dealerships. figured it was common practice to sell the warranty.
Thatís crazy. Not a common practice for sure.
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My feelings are extended warranties are a waste of money, but I'm sure they make a lot of money off of them. I bet for every one person that uses it, there a 100 that don't. These days cars are going to be pretty problem free for 100K miles, when the warranty expires. I have never owned a vehicle that i had a major repair in the 1st 100K miles, maybe i am just lucky. So i prefer to keep that money, and just suck it up and fix something if it happens, I am way ahead of them now anyway
The same here. I have "saved" enough over the years by NOT buying extended warranties, that even if I do (never have) incur a major expense I have saved enough to more than offset it.

I hope your daughter got her money's worth out of the Nissan with no issues.
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The same here. I have "saved" enough over the years by NOT buying extended warranties, that even if I do (never have) incur a major expense I have saved enough to more than offset it.

I hope your daughter got her money's worth out of the Nissan with no issues.
It is still going . I taught her to get her moneyís worth from vehicles
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:14 PM   #59
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The same here. I have "saved" enough over the years by NOT buying extended warranties, that even if I do (never have) incur a major expense I have saved enough to more than offset it.

I hope your daughter got her money's worth out of the Nissan with no issues.

I am sure there are plenty of stories where extended warranties have more than payed off for people. It's like the lease/vs buy argument. What works for some doesn't work for others.

Sometimes things just work out better for either option regardless of a few bucks over the span of your driving years.

With all the computers in cars now I won't hesitate to get extended coverage on whatever I buy next.

If you haven't had a car worked on lately you might be in for a surprise on what it costs these days.
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:22 PM   #60
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It is still going . I taught her to get her moneyís worth from vehicles
Excellent!!!
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:35 PM   #61
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They wouldn't sell them if they weren't money makers.
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:59 PM   #62
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Since we're already off topic, I guess road hazard on tires is a good buy as well?

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Old 10-17-2020, 04:02 PM   #63
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Since we're already off topic, I guess road hazard on tires is a good buy as well?

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I always get the road hazard from discount tire. Paid for itself many many times.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:05 PM   #64
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I always get the road hazard from discount tire. Paid for itself many many times.
How does it pay for itself? Legit question. Everytime it's been offered to me, it is within $20 of new tire cost. Only way I can see it paying for itself is if you have to replace 2 or more tires under it. If that's the case, and you've used it several times, you've got bad luck with tires.

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How does it pay for itself? Legit question. Everytime it's been offered to me, it is within $20 of new tire cost. Only way I can see it paying for itself is if you have to replace 2 or more tires under it. If that's the case, and you've used it several times, you've got bad luck with tires.

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I agree.
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How does it pay for itself? Legit question. Everytime it's been offered to me, it is within $20 of new tire cost. Only way I can see it paying for itself is if you have to replace 2 or more tires under it. If that's the case, and you've used it several times, you've got bad luck with tires.

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They used to be 35 bucks a tire or so, and in the construction business, driving off road a lot, and just putting a lot of miles....mine payed for themselves many times over. Also, I buy expensive tires.


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They used to be 35 bucks a tire or so, and in the construction business, driving off road a lot, and just putting a lot of miles....nine payed for themselves many times over.


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I can understand that, in the construction business. But you still payed $140 a set for tires that cost what $150-170 a piece, just in case you needed it. If you use it you save $10-30 if not you wasted $140. Hazardous roads (construction sites) changes the game a little.

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How does it pay for itself? Legit question. Everytime it's been offered to me, it is within $20 of new tire cost. Only way I can see it paying for itself is if you have to replace 2 or more tires under it. If that's the case, and you've used it several times, you've got bad luck with tires.

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I donít normally pay for the replacement certificates but these tires came with them when I bought them and was glad they did. $160 to have all 4 tires replaced.

New tires out the door would have been over $1200.


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I donít normally pay for the replacement certificates but these tires came with them when I bought them and was glad they did. $160 to have all 4 tires replaced.

New tires out the door would have been over $1200.


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You're getting all 4 replaced under road hazard if you ruin 1 tire? Or you're ruining all 4 tires?

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I guess I will stop buying the certificates. Got used to it running a truck in and out of junk yards and picking up all kinds of crap in the tires.........
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Never understood the no extended warranty crowd. I buy it on all vehicles. I use it most of the time.
47 years old.
Have bought 17 new vehicles and have never needed it.
Hey, if it works for you roll with it.
I am pretty sure itís been proven you most likely wonít get your money back.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:03 PM   #72
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Glad we had the extended warranty on my wifeís expedition. It replaced a fuel pump and turbo. Easily wouldíve been over the cost of the warranty for either repair. But according to some on this thread, it was a poor investment and I should be flogged.


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I don't think anyone is calling for a flogging. I think just pointing out the obvious, if it wasn't a HUGE money maker for them, they wouldn't push them so hard. Same as a casino, (money maker for them) except people enjoy gambling.

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You're getting all 4 replaced under road hazard if you ruin 1 tire? Or you're ruining all 4 tires?

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All 4 of them went bad over a period of a few weeks.


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When I bought my ram 2500 new in 2015 I purchased the bumper to bumper max care for the life of the truck that dodge offered. At 90,000 I had the transmission worked on and a new clutch for the a/c compressor. Cost me a $100 deductible. I just had a brand new 6.4 crate hemi put in at 120,000 miles and 5 1/2 years old. $9,000 repair. Cost me $100. I think I got my $2700 out of them and the warranty still goes until the repair cost more than the value of the truck. Ram quit offering this warranty last year.
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47 years old.
Have bought 17 new vehicles and have never needed it.
Hey, if it works for you roll with it.
I am pretty sure itís been proven you most likely wonít get your money back.
You have purchased 17 new vehicles? Great scott batman! I am 45 and have only purchased 3. I guess I keep my vehicles a lot longer than most. LOL
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When I bought my ram 2500 new in 2015 I purchased the bumper to bumper max care for the life of the truck that dodge offered. At 90,000 I had the transmission worked on and a new clutch for the a/c compressor. Cost me a $100 deductible. I just had a brand new 6.4 crate hemi put in at 120,000 miles and 5 1/2 years old. $9,000 repair. Cost me $100. I think I got my $2700 out of them and the warranty still goes until the repair cost more than the value of the truck. Ram quit offering this warranty last year.
I think what this boils down to is this. The individuals who think its a waste of money have never had to put that crazy out of pocket cash that would significantly impact their personal financial situation. For me, my Tundra represented a sizeable investment. The payments every month are a testament to that! The last thing I want to do is pay $5-10k of my own money for something stupid to break down that everyone swore up and down would never happen but happens to me.

It doesn't matter if it doesn't happen 100 times. All that is required is once. Money well spent.
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All 4 of them went bad over a period of a few weeks.


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All 4 tires failed due to road hazard damage to EACH of the 4 separate tires over a few weeks period? Wow! You are one unlucky son of a gun. What are the odds?
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All 4 tires failed due to road hazard damage to EACH of the 4 separate tires over a few weeks period? Wow! You are one unlucky son of a gun. What are the odds?

Good thing you had the road hazard guarantee!
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All 4 tires failed due to road hazard damage to EACH of the 4 separate tires over a few weeks period? Wow! You are one unlucky son of a gun. What are the odds?


Yep. Just another reason I wonít buy these tires again.

Of course I guess if I can keep getting them replaced for $40 each maybe that ainít such a bad deal.


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You have purchased 17 new vehicles? Great scott batman! I am 45 and have only purchased 3. I guess I keep my vehicles a lot longer than most. LOL
We liked new vehicles...
Times have changed...
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When I bought my ram 2500 new in 2015 I purchased the bumper to bumper max care for the life of the truck that dodge offered. At 90,000 I had the transmission worked on and a new clutch for the a/c compressor. Cost me a $100 deductible. I just had a brand new 6.4 crate hemi put in at 120,000 miles and 5 1/2 years old. $9,000 repair. Cost me $100. I think I got my $2700 out of them and the warranty still goes until the repair cost more than the value of the truck. Ram quit offering this warranty last year.
I am very against extended warranties, but several years ago, i bought my wife a car with 20K miles on it from a Dodge dealership, went in to write a check and guy asked about extended warranties, said he had one good for as long as we owned the vehicle, i questioned him cause i thought BS, and bought it!! We are at 250K miles and it has definitely paid for itself. Told my wife we will never have to buy her another car
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They wouldn't sell them if they weren't money makers.
Bingo! Close thread!
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I always buy the extended warranty- and then cancel it immediately.

I negotiate the best deal i can on the cars purchase price- go into finance and decline the warranty saying it puts me over budget. they end up lowering the purchase price to put the warranty on there and get me to take it. Week later- send in the cancellation paperwork and refund goes straight back towards the loan resulting in a 1-2k discount on your agreed upon price .

Thatís some crooked ****, but you saved some money so I guess you won. Only thing lost was your integrity.

When you make a deal, and close the deal, knowing your plan is to renege on the seller, thatís seriously one of the most dishonest things Iíve ever seen on TBH. But because you screwed a car business it got overlooked. Car businesses are owned and operated by people...you screwed people.


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Curt for the win!

Another lesson in life and the ethics that (should) go with it!

p.s. That's wronger than two boys in a bathtub!
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