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Route 66 extended warranty?

Hi! I just got a 04' GTO with 84,000 miles on it. Is it worth $1700 to get an extended warranty through Route 66 for 48,000 more miles? Now I must say I am a demanding driver. Anyone have any experiences with Route 66? Thanks.

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https://www.bellco.org/pdfs/2010brochure.pdf

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I think it is, I mean some of the parts covered (air conditioning, sterring, etc...) could become quite expensive. However, look to see if it requires a deductable to be paid for each occurance ($100), that is a catch they use. I heard do not pay more than 10% of item cost. Sometimes is worth a peace of mind. Good Luck!
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Thanks for the reply. Its $0 deductible.
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I doubt you will have $1700 in things that go wrong that are covered. The GTO big $ items that fail are the rear diff and the suspension. Rebuilt/upgraded diff can be bought for under $2000 and susnepsnio isn't even covered and is a solid $1500 that you might wanna check into right away.
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Well if the rear diff dies, I would already be ahead by the time you add labor. What exactly goes wrong with the suspension?
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Well if the rear diff dies, I would already be ahead by the time you add labor. What exactly goes wrong with the suspension?
Everything about the suspension is bad. Struts/shocks fail, springs sag, strut mounts collapse, and RR bushings fail. I starting having issues with mine arround 60k miles or so and I'm doing a full replacement in early spring if I can milk it til its warmer.

Other then this, it is about the only issue I have had with the car aside from the silver trim on the steering wheel bubbled, door lock actuator failed, and paint chipping on the door handles. Everything else that broke was because someone wrecked my car when I let them borrow it.
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It's been advised before in the forum but bears repeating. Check into the warranty company carefully. Many of them are just ponzi schemes. The warranty is just scrap paper if the company disappears. I agree with others who have written that they wouldn't get an extended warranty unless it was GM's.
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Will GM warranty a 8 year old car with 84K miles? Their website said to call the dealership which I'll do after work today.
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Here's the way I look at warranties. Whatever company that sells it has to make a profit above and beyond the average cost of repairs. If they didn't they wouldn't be around long. It's a lot like everyone wanting health insurance where everything is paid for. The money has to come from somewhere. With a GTO the odds are you won't need that much in repairs UNLESS you run it hard (which is hard not to do seeing it's a performance car). That opens the door to denial of coverage for some things. If repairing this car outside of accidents is something you can't do then this isn't the car for you IMHO.

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Warranty companies make money off of people who drive cars lightly. I do not. It's not that I can't work on my car... this is going to be my daily driver. I'm not about to rip out the trans and go without a car while rebuilding it, etc. I've managed to damn near destroy two trans on brand new cars within 50K and 36K, Mazda 6 and Mazdaspeed 3. Now I fully understand they aren't the same but this car already has 85K on it. Who knows what the guy before me did.
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