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Old 02-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Just picked up a sweet 2008 Astra XR 3 door with only 17K miles. After browsing the forums I'm considering the extended warranty, but I'm torn on spending the money. Looks like I can get 24 months/50K miles of coverage in the $1200.- range. Any relevant input?? Thanks.

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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gmpp is a great warranty. nothing else id buy. do you drive 25k miles a year? custom fit to what you drive....3/60....3/75k etc. about 650 dollard from cost to retail so can get discount.ive had them on almost every car ive owned. most will go 200 over cost.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Its very much worth the cost

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: GMPP Extended Warranty, or no?

How many repairs can you do for $1200? Most engine and transmission replacements can be had for under that much if you have a good mechanic that can source used parts.

If you really want the protection, take the money and put it in a bank account. Use that money to pay for repairs, if needed. Chances are your going to end up ahead that way.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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2008 GM cars have 100,000 five year powertrain warranty.

You can buy 84,000 7 year bumper to bumper GM warranty. I have it on all my cars. How long will you keep the car, how many miles will you put on the car?

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Old 02-24-2012, 01:31 AM   #6
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How does one figure out the actual cost so we can ask for $200 over cost with some assurance that we know what the actual cost is?

Mine is up in a few months... despite the powertrain warranty, I have a feeling I wouldn't regret the purchase after my last experience with a rebadged Opel.


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Just picked up a sweet 2008 Astra XR 3 door with only 17K miles. After browsing the forums I'm considering the extended warranty, but I'm torn on spending the money. Looks like I can get 24 months/50K miles of coverage in the $1200.- range. Any relevant input?? Thanks.

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:06 AM   #7
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ESB, what did you own prior to your Astra?

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i used to be able to tell you the cost but i retired last year. i guess id phone shop a couple places and offer a few hundred less and see what happens. some dont mind selling cheap and some do. i used to sell for 100 over to people on saturnfans.

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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Tell them you want 84 month 84,000 miles 0 deductible and
offer $900 less and see what ya get. Offer $200 less and you'll not get much.

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i think you can find gmpp retail prices online. just know about 650 to 750 mark up. 200 over would be a good price so should get about 400 to 500 off.

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