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Old 03-16-2002, 12:28 AM   #1
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Question extended warranty

It looks like tuesday is VUE day. Dealer said Tuesday VUE should be in. I need help on which if any type of extended warranty to buy ? What about price ?

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Old 03-16-2002, 12:38 AM   #2
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I added the 5/60,000 car care package to my VUE when I bought mine 2 weeks ago. It extends the bumper to bumber coverage up to 5 years or 60,000 miles. However, the price is step at 2,000.00. The bright side is all my routine maintenance is covered under this plan. So my only cost for the fist 60,000 miles is my gas and tires.

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Old 03-17-2002, 01:47 AM   #3
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This issue has been covered extensively several times already... Do a search for "extended warranty" in the archives.
I decided not to get an extended warranty.... The dealer wouldn't offer it if they weren't making money off of it.
However, I do have up until the basic 3/36 warranty is up to change my mind. Consensus is to get the official Saturn warranty if you plan to get any.

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Old 03-17-2002, 08:20 AM   #4
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Dealers many times will negotiate on extended wty once they see you don't grab it right off the bat in the finance office.

Don't even consider anything but official Saturn wtys.

Good luck with your new VUE.

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Old 03-17-2002, 10:25 AM   #5
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I wouldn't buy an extended warranty. For the cost of the warranty, lots of minor repairs could be paid for or one larger repair. Take your chances. The odds are in your favor.

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Old 03-24-2002, 11:16 PM   #6
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Put the money you would spend on an extened warranty in a mutual fund. You will be much further ahead in the long run.

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Old 03-25-2002, 12:34 AM   #7
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I opted for the 5/60K on my VUE for three reasons. 1) The VUE is new and may have problems down the road. 2) My 1999 SL2 blew a pistion at 91k after religously maintaining the engine and the repair bill was estimated to cost me $2,500 to $4,000 if I would have not traded it in for the VUE I never want to face loosing my hiney on a high repair bill. 3) It is also comforting to know that all routine maintenance will be paid for for the next 5 years or 60,000 miles. I do admit that the $2,000 cost for the Saturn Care Package was hard to swallow but it gives me a piece of mine too, however, it does give me a piece of mind if the VUE does happen to get sick after the basic 36k warnanty has expired. I say get the Saturn Care Package - You are going to spend nearly that much anyway for routine maintenace for the first 60,000 miles.

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Old 03-25-2002, 08:43 AM   #8
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If you have the 2.2 on the VUE (It don't know how easy it is on the 6) and it's like the L you can do your own oil changes easily. I change my oil for under $10. When I let a Saturn dealer do it one time because of the cold they didn't change the oil filter. From now on no matter how cold changing oil myself. The service manager told me his guys are busy and it happens more than you think. He offered me a free oil change ... I don't think so. So the only maintenance I have up to 60,000 is oil changes (Air filter at 24K $27.00 and I found them for $19 ) and 2 - Cabin filters at $8.00).

20 oil changes = $200 (20 x 3)
3 Air Filters = $60
6 cabin filters = $48 (I do every 10K)
1 set wiper blades = $8 (The Saturn Blades are cheap)

Total = $316

One dealer says do tranny fulid filter at 60K so add $200 if you want. And if you fianance and pay tax on the maintenance contact is even more $$.

PS With the maintenance contact they change the oil at 3,000 or 7,500?

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Old 03-25-2002, 08:56 AM   #9
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Might pass on the Car Care plan, but the extended wty is a good choice for a first year model. You do have until 3/36 to buy one, but you may pay $100 extra at that time.

Having bought a first year "L", i'm comforted knowing that my repair cost will be zero for 5 years/75,000 miles. Since I'm a low mileage driver, will get full benefit. There are extended wty plans up to 100K.

Really suggest you consider it on a first year model.

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Old 03-25-2002, 09:05 AM   #10
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.. I'm going in for my 3000 mile service and I'm adding the 39/50 car care plan. I'd prefer the 5/60, but I'm a VERY high mileage driver and will be paying for time which I won't get, so I'm going to compromise.... I do like having all my maintenance paid up front - not only does it mean I don't have to worry about it, but it also means that I'll DEFINITELY have the work done and will be more conscientious about keeping up with the maintenance (since I've already paid for it!!)

I think I'm also going to try a new program that Geico insurance is offering: essentially, it's breakdown insurance, but MUCH cheaper than the Saturn warrantee or direct warrantee companies, and it just gets rolled into your insurance premium.... roughly $80 a year. The deal is this: just about everything except basic maintenance is covered (I asked for a copy of the small print, and saw no worrying exclusions) -- they pay anything over the $250 deductible. You have to implement the insurance by 11K miles (you have to be the original owner) and they will continue coverage until 100K miles.

For a high mileage driver like me, this seems a more cost effective bet than a time-limited warrantee. Also, if I sell the car, I won't have paid for something I don't use.

And if I have any concerns before 36K miles, I'll just bite the bullet and get the Saturn powertrain warranty before the b-to-b runs out!

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Old 03-25-2002, 12:06 PM   #11
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I'd say if you have 4-cyl + Stick VUE then extended warranty is not needed as the Ecotec and Stick have proven from L200 class in reliability. But later if people pick the CVT or V6 AWD I'd suggest the bite the bullet and grab the plan, these 2 types of powertrain still have some uncertainties......Not to say they'll fail early, but a good warranty will give you better peace of mind in ownership.

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Old 03-25-2002, 12:43 PM   #12
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If I had to worry about the CVT and buy and extended warranty for over 2K I think it would be smarter to look at another small SUV.

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Old 03-25-2002, 01:07 PM   #13
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If I had to worry about the CVT and buy and extended warranty for over 2K I think it would be smarter to look at another small SUV.
Replacing the CVT, if it should fail, should cost less than $2,000, so why buy the warranty if the only concern is the CVT?

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Old 03-25-2002, 01:29 PM   #14
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I'm just saying if someone feels that they should buy an extended warranty just because of the CVT they shouldn't buy an extended warranty or a VUE. I would never buy an extended warranty. I would not buy a VUE with a CVT if I thought I would have problems and I would have to lay out any money. Where did you find the costs fo replacing a CVT on a VUE? What is the list price for a CVT and the labor hours to replace one?

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Old 03-25-2002, 01:45 PM   #15
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I have no clue what it would cost to replace the CVT, but I figure it wouldn't be too far off a regular transmission. Did I read somewhere that the CVT would be cheaper to replace, or did I dream that?

I would never buy an extended warranty on anything except a laptop computer. I had a lemon laptop once (the company bought it back from me when the warranty ran out--it fell apart starting the day I got it brand new). Laptops can't be easily repaired with standard parts found at any joe-blow computer store.

For cars, my family has always bought used cars way past their warranty period. Sure, they've had repairs, but the most expensive was a $900 trasmission repair on a Honda. I don't worry about repairs since we have the money to fix it if something does go wrong.

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I wouldn't buy a VUE until I know the CVT was reliable. And I wouldn't buy an extended warranty either so I wouldn't buy a view. No one knows what the cost would be anyways to replace/repair a CVT (yet). As far as we know they are having problems with the CVT before it is even being put in a VUE. Dosen't speak highly of at least the unit Saturn is planning to use. OH well .. Have to be cute .. Just like the Ion with the center pod and the bumper car steering wheel.

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That's VUE not "View"

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Old 03-25-2002, 02:21 PM   #18
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Okay...let me get this right. Did someone say not to get the warranty because the dealer might make money on it??? Are you saying that we shouldn't buy things that folks who are selling it make money off of? Are you saying that you don't eat???? Better not buy any food....the grocery store is making money!!! And I bet that you work for free....right???
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Old 03-25-2002, 02:25 PM   #19
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I don't know who said that but what is the dealer mark up on those warranties? They pay out just pennies to the dollar. As I have always said to each his own and that this is a personal choice.

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The markup in a product should have NO BEARING on a decision to buy or not. All that matters is that you...the buyer...see value in the product you want to buy at that particular price. If you don't see the value...don't buy it. Why should you care what amunt of money someone makes??? Shouldn't companies/people that produce a product of equal value at a lower cost to themselves be rewarded for that. Let me explain it this way. Company A makes a car at a cost of $8k, and they sell it for $10K. Company B can make that same car for $7500, and they also sell that car for $10k. Company B makes more money as a reward for being better/more efficient etc. But it sounds like there are some people who would buy the car from company A based soley on the fact that they make less money selling that car than company B. Zoiks!!!!!! Capitalism folks....it makes this country work....gives most of you your jobs, and keeps the economy growing!!!!

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