warranty worth it?
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12-12-2005, 05:02 PM #1
warranty worth it?
I'm purchasing a 98 WS6 with 100k miles on it from a dealership. It's in excellent condition with a replaced clutch and transmission just 6months ago. They have unlimited mile warranties which cover pretty much everything (except clutches from what I see) starting at 6months for $800. I'm wondering if it's worth the added financing to go with the added protection or just trust in what I've seen as a great car and just put it to some more power!!
12-12-2005, 05:09 PM #2delinquent543Guest
100k miles is a lot of miles for any car. Are you getting a really good deal with it? otherwise u should keep looking around for one with less miles maybe. Otherwise its up to you. Does the car drive well? any noticable troubles? The clutch would definatly be the first thing to go if anything does go wrong. After 100k, u should replace the sparkplugs + wires and other fluids etc... Remember carfax isnt fool proof...
12-12-2005, 05:13 PM #399PontTAGuestOriginally Posted by degenerate
Last edited by 99PontTA; 12-12-2005 at 05:16 PM.
12-12-2005, 05:18 PM #4
There arent any noticable problems with this car. It's in amazing condition for 100k miles. I'm getting it for just under 10g. I think it's a pretty good deal and most people on the site said they would pay up to 9500 for a car with 100k from a private seller. I'm in a time constraint with buying a car, and 10g from a dealer seems reasonable enough to me, espacially when the car is so clean.
Yeah good point 99pontta
12-12-2005, 10:16 PM #5
If the motor was well taken care of...100k miles isn't that high, the motor is the strongest thing on our cars. My 00 is gonna turn 82k and purrs like a kitten. Do a full tune up if you buy her..check all fluids, that includes the rear. When I buy a used car....I start from scratch so i know exactly what was done at what time. I flush everything....coolant, tranny...rear fluid. Say you'll buy the car if they'll change the rear fluid for you...and watch them change it. Check for any metal shavings when they pull the cover...could save you a couple grand for a new rear or axel/carrier bearings.
Ask to see receipts for the new clutch and tranny...and for anything else they claim is on the car. I know it seems like all that will be a pain...but it'll save your ass in the end, especially if money will be short for you after you buy her. If you know how to rebuild a 10-bolt then you don't have to worry as much...
12-13-2005, 12:06 AM #6
thanks for the advice. thats not much pain at all when considering purchasing a car that you want around for a long time.
I totally agree with you on changing all the fluids as soon as you get a new car too, that's how I am. It's better to know that everything is fresh and up to date.
Is there anything else I should look harder at for it being 100k?
12-13-2005, 06:59 AM #7
Originally Posted by 99PontTA
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12-15-2005, 08:34 AM #802nhraGuest
Dont get it. Because of the type of car it is, they will usually attempt to deny your claim even if it should be covered.
12-15-2005, 08:37 PM #9
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Those "aftermarket" warranties are a huge rip off. Just ask anyone who purchased one and then tried to make a warranty claim. The two most common responses when calling them under such circumstances are:
(1) "Sorry, that's not covered under the warranty..." or
(2) "beep beep beep...We're sorry, but the number you dialed has been disconnected."
12-16-2005, 06:27 PM #10dmnallGuestOriginally Posted by GatorSS
12-16-2005, 06:37 PM #1199PontTAGuestOriginally Posted by dmnall
12-17-2005, 05:54 AM #12
Warrantee not worth the paper it's written on!!
I bought my T/A used and bought an aftermarket warranty from the dealer because it LOOKED good on paper (the items they covered). Well, I had a rear pinion seal leak - took it back to my hometown Pontiac dealer since I had purchased the car in another state. Don't get me wrong, my local dealer has excellent competent mechanics (my mechanic has an '99 SS) so I haven't had any problems with him, it's just the warrantee company. They're not out of business yet but they should be: "Fluid leaks and seals aren't covered under the warrantee, only if the item completely fails". Yeah, my rear end has to burn up for them to fix it & the seal (which is replaced only as part of the rebuild/repair)? If they knew a failure was caused by a fluid leak, they could (and probably would) deny the claim!! Major rip-off, don't waste your $$$. Had to pay for the seal replacement out of my own pocket. It reminds me of the CapitalOne frequent flyer miles ads on TV with David Spade: "NO NO NUNCA!!!" I've had other problems too which should have been covered but I get the same answer...... The company is located in Delaware, which has weasel consumer protection laws. It's not worth the money to go after them legally, and they've been in the business a long time: that's why the warrantee is worded the way it is.
12-17-2005, 07:14 AM #1399PontTAGuest
the only two warranties i know are ok are GMPP and AAA ...i'm sure there are others.A good way to find a good warranty c ompany is to ask a local garage that uses them...they will know which are good and which are bad.
12-20-2005, 12:37 PM #14dmnallGuestOriginally Posted by 99PontTA
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