Yes, it sure does get expensive. I also have a 6-year old Grand Am, and I just got whacked for some big repairs: broken power window motor/regulator...and a coolant leak due to that bad gasket in the V6 (that GM never addressed).BostonF4$ said:Studies have also shown that $hit breaks and when it aint under warranty it's expensive to fix. I have a 4 year 75k warranty and I like the peace of mind. I drive an A4...all I can think of is a blown tranny....
:agreeShoddyHog said:I've always subscribed to the Consumer Reports view on extended warranties. Most all of the time, you're just throwing your money away, so if you just save that money (and say put it in a savings account), you will end up better off in the long run. They did list a few exceptions. I've never purchased an extended warranty on anything in my life except a very expensive laptop, and it just happened to pay off...that was one of the CR exceptions.
After replacing two intake manifolds in my Bonnie, I was almost tempted to get one for the Goat, but once I thought about it both of those replacements would have been past any extended warranty I could have purchased for the Bonnie anyway.
After reading this forum, I'm terrified to take my car anywhere for service...especially the dealer.
That article was published so long ago, I can only ensure you it was in the '80's, and can't even begin to guess what year. What you say is 100% true though...it was generic and they even said that there are times where you should go ahead and take the risk. If I planned on beating the piss out of my Goat, I'd buy it without question. Just being a lead-foot though? I sort of hope they assume most all people who buy a GTO fall into that category. I'm a lead-foot, and don't consider anything I've done with this car to be out of the "norm". The manual even speaks to using this car in "competitive driving", so I think they know I'm going to step on it a bit :cheersfattirewilly said:If you drive it hard and don't plan on modding it out of warranty, it may be worth it. A generic article in consumer reports, probably does't take lead foot folks around here into account.
Well, I was just being silly. I understand what you are saying...its just like when I help Bank of America set up their warranty exchange program with Compaq. We did it so efficiently (thanks to me :cheers), that we actually made money and was the top Tier-3 self-maintainers. That worked out well for everyone.04stangkiller said:lol only if that where true.. but really i talked to her dad about warrenty work and he said it makes the dealership money cuz GM pays them for service or something like that. He has a 69 Yenko Camero 427 in the garage and has had more than 15 shelby GT cars
I went ahead and got the extended warranty in effect doubling the factory coverage for only 1400 dollars...It was all rolled into the 0% financing so made only a 22$ a month difference in the payment. I figured its worth the peace of mind. Same idea as insurance I guess. My thoughts anyway, for what the worth.04stangkiller said:believe it or not. but i would trust me since im dating a dealership owners daughter. get the warrenty it will not only help and save you money. but it also makes the dealership money to do warrenty service on customers cars.
Doubling the factory warranty is giving you 6 years of coverage... You are paying 1400.00 for 3 years. That's 466.00 per year for extend coverage. I agree that extended coverage is peace of mind and the whole 9 yards of reasons why it is good to have it.CPO's GTO said:I went ahead and got the extended warranty in effect doubling the factory coverage for only 1400 dollars...It was all rolled into the 0% financing so made only a 22$ a month difference in the payment. I figured its worth the peace of mind. Same idea as insurance I guess. My thoughts anyway, for what the worth.