Extended Warranty for Outback Wagon?

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by Vincent, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Vincent

    Vincent Guest

    I'm just about ready to put down the cash for the base 2.5i wagon. I'll
    need to hold onto it for at least 5 to 8 years and usually average 18K
    to 24K miles a year.

    I've read about a few cases of leaking head gaskets and clogged egr
    valves destroying engines outside of warranty. I'm wondering if an
    extended warranty is worthwhile insurance. Any thoughts?

    We can't afford another Passat 4Motion (we have an '02 GLS) so the
    Outback is our second choice.

    For those of you who might suggest aother badge, don't bother. Looked
    at everything in the small suv category and none worked for me.

    Thanks!
     
    Vincent, Aug 10, 2005
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  2. Vincent

    Todd H. Guest

    You have 36000 miles to make your warranty decision, regardless of
    what the dealer might say to try to reel you in. Just say no thanks
    to the dealer because, odds are, they're making profit hand over fist
    on the extended warranty price they give you.

    When your car is getting near the end of the bumper to bumper
    warranty, search groups.google.com on "extended warranty" in this
    newsgroup and see how dealers are free to set their own prices on
    extended warranty, and how it's very likely that your local dealer
    isn't the one that's gonna give you the best price anyway.

    http://carbuyingtips.com/ is a good resource too. And make sure
    you're not paying too much. Check edmunds.com on your exact vechicle
    configuration and find out.

    Best Regards,
     
    Todd H., Aug 10, 2005
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  3. Vincent

    Joseph Ford Guest

    I just bought an 05 Passat GLS Wagon 1.8T Manual 4Motion (yes, I know
    that sounds wierd, but that's what it is) from a dealer new for 22K.
    Some near me have a promotion for 5K off Wagons and 4K off Sedans.

    Look around and see if its the same for you.

    www.westsidevw.com is where I got my car, but www.burnsvillevw.com is
    where I found the deal (look under new car specials).

    Good luck.
    Joe
     
    Joseph Ford, Aug 10, 2005
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  4. Vincent

    Joseph Ford Guest

    I just bought an 05 Passat GLS Wagon 1.8T Manual 4Motion (yes, I know
    that sounds wierd, but that's what it is) from a dealer new for 22K.
    Some near me have a promotion for 5K off Wagons and 4K off Sedans.

    Look around and see if its the same for you.

    www.westsidevw.com is where I got my car, but www.burnsvillevw.com is
    where I found the deal (look under new car specials).

    Good luck.
    Joe
     
    Joseph Ford, Aug 10, 2005
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  5. Vincent

    Matt Guest

    When we got our 2005 Outback, we got the 6 year 100K plus extended
    warrantee from Subaru. In our case, it's 30K a year for normal driving.
    So, just like you, the standard 3 year 36K warrantee is going to last less
    than 2 years. Otherwise, I wouldn't have bothered getting it. What I did
    was when negotiating the price of the car with the dealer, they came back
    with a price slightly higher than I wanted, but I hadn't talked about the
    extended warrantee yet. I asked them to add the warrantee without changing
    that price and it would be a deal. I also negotiated on the total price,
    not the car price and trade in separately. Both of these caused two things
    to happen. First, it was the total price and loan that I cared about and I
    got close enough to what I wanted. Second, the dealer could do the
    accounting for trade in, car price, and warrantee cost however they wanted
    as long as the total price was what I wanted. I didn't need to worry about
    sales tax, so that wasn't a consideration.

    I'm sure this process got me a cheaper price on the Subaru warrantee than I
    would get purchasing it independently. And since I prefer to just go to
    the dealer and have them do the paper work, an independent warrantee
    (insurance policy) wasn't an option I wanted. This way it actually acts
    like a warrantee not the insurance policy that it really is.
     
    Matt, Aug 11, 2005
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