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I'm at the dealer now and they want $2600 for. A 6 year 120k
Bumper to bumper waranty. Isn't that high? I'm in Ofallon missouri
 

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Yes, mine was $1900 back in DEC. and I think I overpaid
 

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Thanks! Anyone else? I'd like some other recent examples
 

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I am probably a little late, but I don't believe in extended warrantys. Therefore, my example would be zero.
I agree, All the reports I read about extended Warranties is not good and not worth the money. Of course I say that and at 30,001 miles my tranny blows up.
 

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I paid $ 1,080.00 for an 8 year 120k mile no deductible extended warranty. It is a Honda Warranty also.

http://www.saccuccihondacare.com/

Here's the link, I did this last September so price may not be exact. You do it by phone, painless, and they register it with Honda. Good at any Honda dealer.

I live in Georgia and the dealer is in Rhode Island. I saw one for a little more later at an Atlanta Area Honda dealer. Don't remember which one. Plan to keep this one a long time.

If you sell privately it can also be transfered one time to a new owner. There may be a fee for this, don't remember.

Good luck.
 

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Again, I think I'm too late here but as someone who works at a Honda dealership I will tell you that it's a wise investment on the Crosstour given it shares the same powertrain components with the Accord, but more importantly that it's LOADED with technical gadgets, be it a navi model or an EX base.

A Service Contract is essentially locking in today's labor rates for the next X amount of years. Anyone with half a brain will tell you things in life cost more today then they did 7 years ago. Also, anyone who has google and can type the words "honda transmission problem" should clearly see that Honda has a trackrecord for crap transmissions and that alone is why I would buy a service contract. My 03 Accord had 2 Transmissions and 2 motor mounts which more than paid for the cost of the extended service plan.

With all that we demand our vehicles do, it's inveitable that something will fail.

That being said, if your dealer offers HondaCare, that's great. However, I have had good success with MasterTech Vehicle Service Contracts. They are backed by American Financial and can only be purchased thru an authorized dealership. It provides exclusionary coverage on new cars; which essentially means, if it's not listed as NOT being covered, then it's covered. Also, you can use it at any A.S.E. certified repair shop, not just the Honda dealer. It gives you a better rental allowance than HondaCare as well.

Oh and if you have a minute, read your warranty booklet; it explicitly states that Honda does not cover wear and tear.

For example... A/C not as cold as it once was? Guess what, until it stops working completely, that's normal wear and tear. A service contract is an agreement to keep the vehicle in like new condition for all covered parts.

Not everyone will see the value in Extended Service Contracts. It's not a tangible asset, it doesn't make you look cool nor does it make you feel good (initially anyways), so it's typically the people who have been burned by a car, or someone who has had a service contract and used it that sees the value in having one.

Shoot, I have one on my leased vehicle ;-).

Off my soap box. Enjoy your cars!
 

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Extended warranties are a gold mine for dealers, and waste of money for most people. For every owner who has a major problem, there are hundreds or thousands who never have a problem, and the dealer pockets all the money. No wonder they push them hard. It's no wonder major consumer magazines do not recommend extended warranties.

Bottom line: Take your money and buy a CD or some other financial investment. If your car does break down, use that money. If it doesn't (and odds are, it won't), you end up with a fatter nest egg and smile on your face.

Face it, if extended warranties were a financial drain on dealers, do you think they would push them?
 

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I'm at the dealer now and they want $2600 for. A 6 year 120k
Bumper to bumper waranty. Isn't that high? I'm in Ofallon missouri
we thought it was a no brainer to buy. It transfers to new owners or you turn it in & get your unused money back, and at the end of 7 yrs, what you haven't used is refunded. If you have not used it at all you get 100% of your money back. It was $1225. I was very happy with our dealer, our salesman, and our trade.
 

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we thought it was a no brainer to buy. It transfers to new owners or you turn it in & get your unused money back, and at the end of 7 yrs, what you haven't used is refunded. If you have not used it at all you get 100% of your money back. It was $1225. I was very happy with our dealer, our salesman, and our trade.
It is always good to get a extended warranty. Like someone said earlier, in 3 to 7 yrs things will be higher. If you keep the car you have made a wise decision. If you decide to sell it or trade it in, you will get refunded for what you have not use. I just received a 1000.00 check from BMW for the money I had left on my extended warranty, and it was expiring in May. So I know it's true you will get your money back. Plus if you keep the car and you have EX-L Model with Navi, with all the electronics on it, yes you should have a extended warranty. Because after around 50,000 miles they will NOT offer you one. I know for a fact. :)
 

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I opted for the extended warranty. It also came with oil changes w/tire rotation and wheel and tire protection. This dealer is so convenient to me that I know I'll go there for any work that need to be done, so I know I'll get my monies worth from that. Thank you all for your input. I really appreciate it. So far so good... I'm loving this vehicle. :)
 

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$1,000 or so for 6-7 years is arguably worthwhile... particularly with all the gadgets these days (as austincrosstour said).

Check with your car insurance company too... I switched to Geico car insurance ~5 months ago and they now offer $250 deductible on anything major which is also quite good (if you are concerned about tranny/engine/other big ticket issues).
 

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I just read this thread and I purchased the Hondacare warranty from Saccucci Honda. What a deal for $1080. 120K/96mos/0 deductible. One or two major repairs over a 100K miles can easily top $1080. Its a good deal at that price. At $1800 I would not purchase it. I would take the risk.
 

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I just read this thread and I purchased the Hondacare warranty from Saccucci Honda. What a deal for $1080. 120K/96mos/0 deductible. One or two major repairs over a 100K miles can easily top $1080. Its a good deal at that price. At $1800 I would not purchase it. I would take the risk.
Yes you got a good deal! But 1800.00 is not bad, if something goes wrong with the Navi or something major to the engine. With my Beemer, my radio stop making sound, and that cost 1700.00. So I would say if your Navi stop working, that could easily be 2000.00 dollars.
 

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I just read this thread and I purchased the Hondacare warranty from Saccucci Honda. What a deal for $1080. 120K/96mos/0 deductible. One or two major repairs over a 100K miles can easily top $1080. Its a good deal at that price. At $1800 I would not purchase it. I would take the risk.
Well this is a question to everyone. Some us paid 1800 or more. (I paid 1800.00) and some of you paid 1080.00. HERE'S THE QUESTION??? Which model are you driving? The EX-L 2wd or the EX-L 4wd with Navi? I am driving the EX-L 4wd with Navi. ptalar which one are you driving and maybe then I could understand why your warranty was so low??? This may help everyone understand the differences in pricing?
 

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I'm driving the EX-L 4WD w/ Navi. I paid $1,100.00 for 120,000 miles/96 months.

My Honda Dealer originally offered it to me at $1,600.00 and I declined. When I came back to pick up the vehicle and sign for everything they offered $1,400. I told them I couldn't afford more than $1,100.00 for it, so if it was more than that, I couldn't do it. They came down to $1,100.00 for me. At the time, I was unaware of what anyone here had paid, so I was delighted to see the cheapest it appears to have gone for was $20 less than what I paid.
 

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Well this is a question to everyone. Some us paid 1800 or more. (I paid 1800.00) and some of you paid 1080.00. HERE'S THE QUESTION??? Which model are you driving? The EX-L 2wd or the EX-L 4wd with Navi? I am driving the EX-L 4wd with Navi. ptalar which one are you driving and maybe then I could understand why your warranty was so low??? This may help everyone understand the differences in pricing?

I have a 2WD EX-L w/o NAVI. My perception is that the $1080 is the price for all models and configurations of Crosstour for that package I bought. Its a good deal. Based on my experience with my Cad I traded in on the Crosstour and my wifes Plymouth Voyager, $1080 is a good deal for 8 years of protection. It does not take much to get to $1080 these days. Try to get an estimate yourself on line. The link is posted on this thread. It costs nothing. Of course the deal for the factory warranty is only for new Hondas with less than 6K miles on them. The questionairre does not ask what version of Crosstour you have. Just the year and the mileage. I did give them the VIN number but that was optional.

I did not know you could get factory warranties on line. I assume that goes for all makes of cars. This was a good investment. I will make my money back over the next 8 years. Although the Hondas are the most reliable the odds are something will go wrong over the next 8 years.
 

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I'm driving the EX-L 4WD w/ Navi. I paid $1,100.00 for 120,000 miles/96 months.

My Honda Dealer originally offered it to me at $1,600.00 and I declined. When I came back to pick up the vehicle and sign for everything they offered $1,400. I told them I couldn't afford more than $1,100.00 for it, so if it was more than that, I couldn't do it. They came down to $1,100.00 for me. At the time, I was unaware of what anyone here had paid, so I was delighted to see the cheapest it appears to have gone for was $20 less than what I paid.
Wow...that's pretty good. I guess I got beat? Hmmmm, well the warranty they sold me is bumper to bumper, Premium Plus??? 100,000 or 84 months. I guess it's still pretty good. They can sell warranties for ever how much they want to. I hope Blondie didn't get hers for 2600.00 that's a bit too much.
 
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