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Old 01-15-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Extended Warrenty/maintance package for new impreza?

hi...i am purchasing a 2013 impreza hatchback 2.0 limited....anyone have suggestions/thoughts on the extended warranties and maintenance packages? thanks...
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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If you view any consumer advocacy website in the history of the internet, they will all say thta extended warranties suck. Aftermarket ones are worse. Maintenance packages equally suck as you are paying dealer prices for stuff that could be done cheaper at your local Firestone or other chain store for much less. Try to add either into your bargaining during sales negotiations maybe....though you'll end up paying slightly more for the car than without, you can sometimes get that stuff thrown in for "free". And for God's sake if you are just asking for the sake of asking and are going to get them regardless, BE DAMN SURE that you negotiate the hell out of them when you are in "the booth" as that $700 warranty or maint. package is negotiable as hell.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Extended warranties are a crap shoot - either something breaks or it doesn't. It's really a piece of mind purchase. Personally, my extended warranty paid for itself when the speedo sensor gear shredded and the dealer/SOA had to pick-up the tab.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #4
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If you view any consumer advocacy website in the history of the internet, they will all say thta extended warranties suck. Aftermarket ones are worse. Maintenance packages equally suck as you are paying dealer prices for stuff that could be done cheaper at your local Firestone or other chain store for much less. Try to add either into your bargaining during sales negotiations maybe....though you'll end up paying slightly more for the car than without, you can sometimes get that stuff thrown in for "free". And for God's sake if you are just asking for the sake of asking and are going to get them regardless, BE DAMN SURE that you negotiate the hell out of them when you are in "the booth" as that $700 warranty or maint. package is negotiable as hell.
I ended up doing a maintenance package and warranty, and got it thrown in with the purchase of the vehicle. Basically got the maintenance package for free along with the extended warranty. I thought it was worth it. You may not. It's all up to you.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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Most of the aftermarket warranties are a total rip-off and will screw you over in the end. However, from anything I've heard about the Subaru endorsed "added security" warranty coverage, it is legit and you will be covered (as long as your vehicle isn't modified) in the event of most needed repairs. You just have to weigh the price of the extended warranty vs. how long you plan to keep the car and what the extra peace of mind is worth. Also, if you are mechnically inclined, many repairs can be done on your own for cheaper than the warranty would cost. Usually the maintenance plans don't really save you any money, especially if you change your own oil.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:31 PM   #6
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thanks for the great input....we negoiated a price already but they keep saying they will discuss the other when we go to sign papers so i am not sure if there is any room for negoiating since we put a deposit down on a car that was in transit....hmm...gave me lots to think about!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #7
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Extended warranty meaning what? 100,000 miles?
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