Subaru Protection Plan Extended Warranty (Canada) - has anyone gotten it?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Aaron Flint, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Aaron Flint

    Aaron Flint Guest

    Hey all, I just got a letter in the mail about subaru protection plan, which
    appears to be their extended warranty. My warranty is up in 4 months, and
    I've been thinking about getting an extended warranty - our 2002 TS Wagon
    will be 3 years old in December, but only has ~ 35,000km on it (we don't
    drive far to work), and I prefer to have warranty for the mileage not age.

    So, wondering if anyone else in Canada has signed up for the Subaru extended
    warranty, and if so, has your experience been a good one? Or if you had a
    bad experience, what was it? Also curious as to what the cost was - the
    brochure is full of nice pictures, but not prices - how much did you pay,
    and how much extra time did it cover?

    Also curious about after-market extended warranties - better value than the
    Subaru one, or not worth it?

    Thanks all!
     
    Aaron Flint, Aug 26, 2004
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  2. Aaron Flint

    DJay Guest

    I usually say to myself... If they are willing to take the risk (extra
    protection offered at XX dollars) than so am I. I don't go for the extended
    warrenty. Those programs are money makers for the offerors - however if you
    think you've bought a lemon then go for it.

    YMMV

    DJay
     
    DJay, Aug 26, 2004
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  3. Aaron Flint

    F. Plant Guest

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    I had looked at the subaru extended warranty and decided to pass on it,
    since it semed to have a lot of weasel clauses, or was very dependent on the
    service managers opinion in your favour. Can't remember the price.

    I would recomend that you ask for a copy of the actual contract (dealer
    verbal opinion dosn't count for anything). Contact the number on the back
    of their glossy brochure and ask for it if you have to. Read it carefully
    to see if you can live with it for what they want for it. Its also high
    margin with a negotiable price, so you may want to shop around -and deal
    with managers directly so you don't have extra commisions worked into the
    price.

    As DJay indicated on average they plan to make money on this, so if you
    don.t have a cash flow problem with sudden large bills, you might be better
    to be self-insuring. Over your life you will probably be farther ahead,
    especially if you just dump the lemons.

    F. Plant
     
    F. Plant, Aug 27, 2004
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  4. Aaron Flint

    FNO Guest

    That's pretty much it. For me, I bought it because I have an STi; new
    motor/turbo combo for 04. If something happens to the turbo, the cost is
    higher than the extended warranty. I am on the highway contantly. If you
    can afford a large bill for a sudden failure, then I wouldn't buy it.
    However, it is like insurance. There are chances that you will never have
    to use it, but when you do, its excellent to have.

    Most companies that offer them have a good reputation for quality, or they
    would lose their shirts. However, for the few who do have a major failure,
    it is like buying peice of mind
     
    FNO, Aug 27, 2004
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