Extended Warranty

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Janet Fitzmartin, May 11, 2005.

  1. You guys are great! I'm usually skeptical about extended warranties on other
    items but started getting uneasy about my 3-year warranty expiring on my
    sub, although I haven't had any mechanical or other problems so far.

    Thanks loads.
    elg
     
    Janet Fitzmartin, May 11, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    Has anyone ever wondered why a reliable car manufacturer like Subaru would
    offer one of the shortest factory warranties of any car maker? I believe
    that even most American cars now come 5yr 50-60k miles, and imports have for
    years! What is Subaru afraid of? I love my wrx, but 3yr/36k isn't a lot by
    modern standards...

    Mike
     
    Mike, May 12, 2005
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    Bonehenge Guest

    The Matrix / Vibe is 3/36 as a Pontiac and 5/60 as a Toyota.

    Figure that one out! <G>

    Barry
     
    Bonehenge, May 12, 2005
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    Jim Stewart Guest

    The Subaru website says powertrain is 5yr/60k miles.
     
    Jim Stewart, May 12, 2005
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    3/36 is bumper to bumper. 5y/60 is for the powertrain on my 2000
    Subaru. Unfortunately they say wheel bearings are NOT part of the
    power train but to any reasonable person it is.
     
    Edward Hayes, May 12, 2005
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    Mike Guest

    By powertrain they mean Tranny and diff, right? Perhaps CV joints too?
    That doesn't mean engine, does it? I thought it was 3/36 for everything,
    5/60 for rust and emmissions...

    Mike
     
    Mike, May 12, 2005
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    Generic Guest

    They all pick the strategy that makes the greatest profit. Hyundai had a
    terrible reputation so they went to a 10yr/100K warranty. Toyota's standard
    warranty isn't very good, but they don't need to give a warranty away to
    sell their cars.

    -John
     
    Generic, May 12, 2005
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    jabario Guest

    Engine is powertrain. Some emissions are 7/100 as per fed. gov.
     
    jabario, May 12, 2005
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  9. Dealer fixed a leaky seal under my powertrain warranty on my '98 Forester.
    Only problem it had until damned PT Cruiser wrecked it 2 years ago. If I
    had paid for a warranty it would have been money down the drain.
    Frank
     
    Frank Logullo, May 12, 2005
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  10. Five year unlimited kilometres Warranties on Subarus in Australia at the
    moment. Standard warranty is 3 years unlimited.
     
    Steve Johnson, May 12, 2005
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