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Old 05-30-2001, 11:25 AM   #1
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Post Extended Warranties - Opinions?

Just looking for others' opinions or advice on whether extended warranties on Subarus in general, and specifically a 2002 Impreza are worth the money. I've got a 2002 TS and bought the 7 year extended warranty for about $1500 when I bought the car, but have 60 days to get my money back if I change my mind, and I've been thinking about it lately. What do you folks think - any personal experiences - wish you had an extended plan or wish you didn't pay for one you didn't need?
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Old 05-30-2001, 11:33 AM   #2
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I didn't get it. With new cars these days, if something is to go wrong it's most likely to go wrong during the standard warranty coverage. I think that Subaru's are durable and shouldn't break down that easily with proper regular maintenance. Same goes for the rust proofing. If I were going to keep it for that long, I know I would be turbo'ing it after the regular period, so the extended wouldn't really help me with my mods.
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Old 05-30-2001, 03:41 PM   #3
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I was thinking of extending the warranty to 7 years too (for the WRX sedan we have on order), but maybe I won't... any other opinions?

Btw, there's like a $100 deductible on any warranty work with that extended warranty... I heard that in the US there's a 6-year plan that has NO deductible, but Specialty never mentioned anything like that...

Now, the mods I will be doing for sure are intake/BOV/cat-back, suspension, and maybe a boost-controller of sorts. Are those mods "drastic" enough to void the warranty? (I'm gonna check with Subaru about this, but just thought I'd get your opinions).

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Old 05-30-2001, 04:17 PM   #4
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Fred, as long as those parts is not causing the problem to make you claim the warranty, Specialty is more than happy to see Mod. in the car!

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Old 05-30-2001, 11:00 PM   #5
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How come Specialty is willing to see Mod on car? Are they mod-friendly?
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Old 05-30-2001, 11:51 PM   #6
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i think specialty has a true love for subarus.. and when someone does a good mod to one, that means they like their car... so specialty has a common interest.. same reason why we all like looking at each others mods.....
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Old 05-30-2001, 11:58 PM   #7
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my dad has got a 7 years/160,000km warranty from Don Dock when we bought the car about 5 years ago...

we were happy but now thinking back if i can choose again i won't get it...the tranny goes wrong at 45000km in about 3 years so that's under warranty anyways...

and actually we have been thinking about trade in for a new car...just the extended warranty made us keep the car...hehe...

i didn't get any for my Civic coz i planned to mod it and if the case i need to get sth fixed under warranty...i will be mad...they will void it for sure coz they are not as friendly as Specialty...hehe..
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Old 05-31-2001, 12:00 AM   #8
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yeh exactly.. do you even plan on keeping your car for 7 years.. wow.. that's a long time... and i bet that most subie owners will do enough mods to their car that they'll void their warranty. and if something does happen in let's say.. 4 yrs... i'm sure you will have enough friends here in the iclub to help you out..

gawd... iclub is soo wonderful.....
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Old 05-31-2001, 02:40 PM   #9
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Sunny, just go see them, and make sure they lay out ALL the extended warranty options. You can decide when you purchase your car, or even a little after that (someone correct me if I'm wrong on this! I can't quite remember now. ).

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Old 05-31-2001, 08:57 PM   #10
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Keiho, my car's not in the garage yet. monday it will be. can't wait! woo hoo!

btw, Fred, i picked the white one. Rod was w/ me
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Old 06-01-2001, 12:28 AM   #11
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guys, what exactally is the deal w/ the warrenty anyways?

what kinda stuff do we pay for and what we don't pay for? thanks
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Old 06-01-2001, 12:37 AM   #12
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Read the service/warranty booklet that came with your car. It'll tell you everything that is covered under your warranty.
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