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a good extended warranty?
Posted 17 July 2003 - 06:16 PM
I'm trying to find a GOOD extended warranty before the mfrs.warr. runs out (about 4000 mi. from now). While searching the net I found this site and it seems to be a good warranty..I think. Don't know how to do a clickable link but this is the address that showswhat all the warranty covers. www.warrantydirect.com/wa...racare.asp
Since I've never bought an extended warr. before could somone comment on this coverage. I've got a '99 OB. Cost of warranty w/no deductible is $1425 with the special they've got going. That's for 37 mos./37000 mi. Any comments on this or any good warranty would sure be appreciated.
Posted 18 July 2003 - 04:29 PM
The head gasket job is roughly that amount +-$500 depending on what you have done and who does it. Unfortunately head gaskets go often on the Phase I 2.5, which you very likely have. |I
The miles on the car, condition, repairs already done, your driving style, etc., may determine whether or not it is a wise decision for you. If you have had some of the common problems fixed under warranty, the warranty may be a less appealing option.
Posted 19 July 2003 - 08:34 PM
My OB seems to be in good condition (with the exception of its quirks) and if I remember correctly the repair history said the head gasket was replaced at about 30,000. If a head gasket replacement is about $1400 + - $500 (if I read your post correctly) and the 2.5 is prone to blowing them then it would seem that some kind of warranty protection might be a good idea? So far I really like the Sube, I'd just hate to find myself between a rock and a hard place. Closest dealer to here is about 70 miles...long way to have to pay a tow bill!
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