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Old 04-17-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Extended/lifetime warranty

Ok, I am picking up my 2013 2 door Rubicon tomorrow. We recently purchased a Sahara Unlimited for my wife a few weeks ago and opted for the lifetime warranty since we know we will have it for many years. (Our first Jeeps BTW) I'm debating if I should get it on my Rubi and looking for opinions on the matter. It costs around $2800 or so for the lifetime warranty. My concern is that with good trade in values on the wranglers, and how much I hear about people upgrading more often than with other vehicles, is it worth it? I have had my current truck for 10 years 103k miles but don't know If I would keep this one as long or get the bug and want to trade up later down the road.

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i had an extended warranty on my previous car. the only problem i had with it was the radio...shorted out after 6 years. I then upgraded it. I never had to use the extended warranty.

When i bought the jeep, i opted out for the warranty as well as the gap insurance, but in the end, they gave it to me for free.

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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check out some of the online places that sell service contracts. When I bought mine in Dec I was able to get the dealership to price match CHRYSLER SERVICE CONTRACTS: Extended Warranties from Chrysler. SAVE 60%! Quick Quotes. Buy Online. prices. It saved me almost 1200 from what the dealer was initially asking.
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based on what you said about your other truck it sounds like you only do about 10,000 miles/ year....
So the factory warranty will get you some time...
I got the waranty...i drive 20,000-25,000 miles a year. I got my Jeep on APril 1 and i have 1,200 miles on it. So for me the warranty will come into effect LONG before i finish making payemnst on the Jeep...
I also tend to keep my vehicles..i have a 2004 Avalanche with 175,000 miles on it...so a "lifetime" coverage is good for me.
AND if you are already talking about "something different" and you haven't even gottan the Jeep yet, it sounds to me like you are one of the people Chrysler hopes buys this warranty, cuz when the itch comes you'll forget all about the $25 a moth you paid for the warranty, and JUMP.

also FYI i paid about $2,300 for the Lifetime-unlimited warranty
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:49 AM   #5
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It costs around $2800 or so for the lifetime warranty.
If you go to www.chryslerwarrantys.com and go through the quick process to have them email you a quote they include a discount off their initial price. I'm still debating on buying a lifetime warranty on our 2013 Sahara but it's less than $2,300 through chryslerwarrantys.com and it is not a third party warranty.

When I was sitting at the desk with the finance manager as we were signing all the papers he quoted me something like $3,100 for the same thing.
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the lifetime MAXIMUM care is $2,456 on that web link
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sign up for their emails, they will mail you a discount code.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:50 PM   #8
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You should have haggled with the finance guy. He wouldn't let us leave without an extended warranty. If we didn't take it he was going to jack the apr up. I told him the only way I would take the extended warranty if it was $1000 and 2%apr. we haggled back and forth. I eventually got it for $1500, and 2.9%. Saved us $3000-$4000 when considering the savings on the warranty and the savings with the apr over the life of the loan. They must get points just for selling the extended warranty.
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the lifetime MAXIMUM care is $2,456 on that web link
$2,456 for the lifetime Max care with $100 ded and a discount code they emailed me for an additional $207 off that price. Once you fill out the quick form on their website they email you a discount code about once a month.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #10
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Also if you haggle with the dealer you can roll that into the financing. I got mine at 1.69% so the extra for the warranty did not matter. I also walked in pre approved through usaa with a blank check in hand!!
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A lawyer a couple years ago talked me out of lifetime warranty's because they have limitations. His example was if you pay (x) $$ for your warranty and years down the road, your repair exceeds the amount you paid, they can refund your money and cancel the contract.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:28 PM   #12
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It's up to the person. In general the extended warranties are not worth the cost from a strictly financial point of view. You usually will be better off to take the money and invest it were you can access it if you need it in the future. They are a cash cow for companies.

On the other hand, peace of mind sometimes out weighs the cost. Some people just like the idea of a warranty and don't care about the cost and that's fine.

Many extended warranties have so much fine print to them that they can get out of doing a lot of future repairs especially if there is terms in them like normal wear and tear or pro rated statements
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #13
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I agree with you on 90% of the warranties out there. The fact that this one is a lifetime warranty is what sold me. I would hate to see the rebuild cost on the new mercedes 5 speed auto. Heck even the tipm isn't cheap. I also like the fact that I can get a rental car if they keep the pig over night.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:11 AM   #14
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Friend of mine just bought a 2013 Grand Cherokee and after he was done negotiating he then managed to get the lifetime warranty thrown in for $1425....pretty good deal if you can get it!!
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I just did a quote the other day and it came out to$2200 witch seems to be the average ...and yed they do get commision on the sale of warrantys.i would love to get it under 2k
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:42 PM   #16
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I agree with everyone here...there are times to buy the warranties. I bought my 2011 JKU, and opted to get the warranty for the peace of mind. Lifetime sounded really good to me. Got mine for under $2,000.00, and financed it with the loan, at 0% interest.
I read the fine print, and it says it will continue to pay until the repair is going to cost more than the vehicle is worth. Then they buy the Jeep from you and scap it.
I plan to keep this thing for a long time, so it was worth it for me. I know that everyone has their opinions on these, and that's what makes the world go round.....

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #17
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A lawyer a couple years ago talked me out of lifetime warranty's because they have limitations. His example was if you pay (x) $$ for your warranty and years down the road, your repair exceeds the amount you paid, they can refund your money and cancel the contract.
For the Chrysler/Jeep lifetime warranty, that only applies if at the time of the repair estimate, if your vehicle is worth less than the cost of the repair, they give you the cash-credit of your vehicle's current value and dissolve the lifetime warranty at that point. That would have to be a pretty old vehicle to negate say, an engine transplant at ~$5000-$6000. The details are in their sample contracts that can be downloaded at the chrylserwarrantys.com web site.
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A lawyer a couple years ago talked me out of lifetime warranty's because they have limitations. His example was if you pay (x) $$ for your warranty and years down the road, your repair exceeds the amount you paid, they can refund your money and cancel the contract.
I don't have my agreement in front of me but as best I can remember the Chrysler lifetime warranty ends when the current repair exceeds the value of the vehicle at which time Chrysler cuts you a check for the current value of the vehicle.
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As a tech we hate to see cars with Lifetime MaxCare cause we get paid warranty labor time & it sucks. But from an owner standpoint, the lifetime MaxCare is a good plan. The only things I have seen that it didn't cover was like broken interior trim pieces. But if you plan on keeping your ride for an extended amount of time I would get it then. You may never need to use it, but when you need a new tranny & all you have to pay is $100, you will have no problem writing that check I promise you.
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If you think you will heavily mod your new Jeep over its lifetime, don't get the warranty. At some point, you will do something that will void your lifetime warranty.

I didn't get a lifetime warranty because I knew my Jeep was not going to remain stock for long. All it takes is a dealer that is not mod friendly to black list your Jeep in the Chrysler database when you try to get some warranty work done. After that, it won't matter where you take your Jeep because your VIN will be flagged and you won't get any warranty coverage. Chrysler won't help you.

Spend the money that you were going to use for extended/lifetime warranty and buy some mods for your Jeep. If you have any mechanical problems, they will all be worked out during the first 3 years of your normal warranty anyway.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:23 AM   #21
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Interesting logic....

Do not get coverage.

Cuz someday you might choose to do something that might not be covered.

Hmmm
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Interesting logic....

Do not get coverage.

Cuz someday you might choose to do something that might not be covered.

Hmmm
He will have coverage for 3 years. The logic is not to buy "extra" coverage. I'm suggesting that he save his money and use it for something else. There is a reason that a warranty is pushed on people. It isn't because it "might" save you some money, it is because the dealership makes money.

I bet that within that 3 years, something will get changed that will impact the factory warranty. Over the lifetime of owning the JK, I'm sure that more will get modded that will impact other warranty items.

I don't want to be tied to the dealership for the lifetime of owning my JK. There are people posting on this forum that have had warranty issues denied for simply changing their own oil instead of taking it to the dealer and paying them for the oil change. If something as simple as doing your own oil change can impact warranty, I sure don't want to have my JK taken to the dealer for every little item over a "lifetime" to keep my lifetime warranty in tact.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #23
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I get my oil changed at the dealer. Get the oil change package, it is a chrysler service contract... 4 oil changes for $59. You can barely get the oil fire that much anymore. If you go with a larger package each change gets cheaper. I think all the way down to $11 per oil change. Being a service contact you can get it done at any dealer.

I will stick with doing the trans, xfer case, and diffs though.
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You should have haggled with the finance guy. He wouldn't let us leave without an extended warranty. If we didn't take it he was going to jack the apr up. I told him the only way I would take the extended warranty if it was $1000 and 2%apr. we haggled back and forth. I eventually got it for $1500, and 2.9%. Saved us $3000-$4000 when considering the savings on the warranty and the savings with the apr over the life of the loan. They must get points just for selling the extended warranty.
Name of Dealer Please, cuz you got SCREWED Jack!. If the F&I guy demanded I buy a warranty and held my APR hostage I would have told him to F-himself, walked out and then stood in the showroom as I relayed the experience to Chrysler LOUDLY about their scumbag dealer! That's the kind of crap that gives dealers a bad name.

APR and Warranties are in NO WAY related. They make $$ selling the Warranty AND make money on the APR spread. In your case, they made $$ on both.
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I ended up getting the coverage. If I end up voiding the warranty due to mods, I can just blame myself. They originally tried to sell it to me for $2450. After negotiating a while, they tried to say they would drop it to $1800. When I asked if it was still the maximum care, they said no, it was the Added Care +. Luckily I had my email quote from the link that RoadiJeff provided, Thank you by the way. They matched the $2276 maximum care from the quote I got. All in all, I am happy with my decision to take the coverage. Thank you all for your feedback.
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Name of Dealer Please, cuz you got SCREWED Jack!. If the F&I guy demanded I buy a warranty and held my APR hostage I would have told him to F-himself, walked out and then stood in the showroom as I relayed the experience to Chrysler LOUDLY about their scumbag dealer! That's the kind of crap that gives dealers a bad name.

APR and Warranties are in NO WAY related. They make $$ selling the Warranty AND make money on the APR spread. In your case, they made $$ on both.
I thought the same thing when I first read that. If my dealer tried that on me, I would have walked out as well. That's just shady and downright wrong business practices.
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Little different scenario. I had a friend buy a used jeep. 17k miles out of warranty. He didn't opt to buy the optional warranty when he bought it. 5k later his head gasket blew. For the cost of the repair he could have bought the warranty.
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I get my oil changed at the dealer. Get the oil change package, it is a chrysler service contract... 4 oil changes for $59. You can barely get the oil fire that much anymore. .
x2...i'm on my second package. great deal.
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gregaf3;

I bought the service contract, but paid $120.00 for it. Works out to about $30.00 each change, but tires rotated and new air filter if needed too. I just got a new coupon via e-mail for the same price. I want to find the one you got for $59.00. I'll buy two.

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I'll have to look into the oil change packages as well. I got two years of oil changes free when I bought my Rubicon but we didn't get that deal when we bought our Sahara.

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