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Old 02-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Extended Warranty - now or later?

What are the options for buying an extended warranty? I ended up with a warranty last night (7 years/84k miles / $1250), but I'm cancelling it and getting my money back as I've read enough folks have extended their warranty.

So - do you buy one immediately or wait till later while you're still covered?
What years/coverage did you get? And how much did you pay? And who offered the

I got pissed at the dealer as the finance guy included an "optional Theft Code Registration" that cost $399 without asking me or explaining it ahead of time. I didn't pay for it, but that experience made me question the warranty I had just agreed to.

Love the jeep, but working with a sleazy finance manager did leave a bit of a bad taste.

Thanks for your advice!

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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Right before I went over 36,000 miles by dealer called me and asked if I wanted an extended warranty. I figured it would be a good idea having had issues with my heater core. He said he had a special going on...3 years unlimited miles for $600. Sounded good to me. Its through
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You can get the extended warranty without penalty anytime up until 12 months or 12,000 miles after purchase. I will be getting the lifetime bumper to bumper warranty soon for about $2200.
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Hi Michdi,

I bought a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 12-2012 with 8 miles. It was delivered on 9-24-2012 to the dealership. I went back and forth on extended warranty until the Jeep manager came out and said your killing me. I said it's Xmas!
They did knock off MSRP $4500 that was a great deal to start with.

I did get the extended warranty-transferable or cash in. Here is what I have 6 years or 60,000 miles (bumper to bumper) what ever comes first. They sprayed a undercoating that does not block the drainage holes in the jeep one time applacation guaranteed. Any tire that cannot be pluged they will pay for two new ones ever if I buy new and wheels. Paint and fabric. Total was First extend $1749 Autosaver $799, paint and fabric $59 and tire wheel $59. They knocked off a grand. This was I think if I sell it or trade it in. This will help.
My experience with this dealership was great. I did have problems at other Jeep dealer ships. This sales lady kept tring to sell me a automactic? Plus when I saw the deal on the one I bought I call two dealerships and asked if they could beat the price if I ordered new.
No way! Suggestion shop around and get it in writing.

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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I just bought my extended warranty upfront through Chrysler. It goes out to something like 84 months 100k bumper to bumper with a 100 dollar deductible, but the dealer I bought through wrote it into mine that if I come there for warranty work there is no deductible.

Can't remember how much it was off the top of my head but it was pretty cheap. I just like having the longer warranty for a new vehicle I plan to keep for a long time. I'll throw on the mods that might cause warranty concerns years down the road anyway. I have plenty of other little things to work on in the meantime.
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You can get the extended warranty without penalty anytime up until 12 months or 12,000 miles after purchase. I will be getting the lifetime bumper to bumper warranty soon for about $2200.
Where are people getting Lifetimes for this amount?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:21 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. Yes I'd definitely like to get the warranty from Chrysler if possible. The one I bought didn't even provide a website to review. And the dealer didn't offer one from Chrysler.

Lifetime sounds even better too! Planning on owning this for a long time.

Can any dealer sell them? Should have included this in my negotiations!
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Spoke with Chrysler service group contracts, and unlimited added care is 29xx, and unlimited max care is 35xx. What other extended care groups are there?
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Spoke with Chrysler service group contracts, and unlimited added care is 29xx, and unlimited max care is 35xx. What other extended care groups are there?
Way to expensive... check out chrylserwarrantys.com... I just ordered mine yesterday for just over 2200 for lifetime MAXCARE on new JKUR. I just pluged in my VIN in the MOPAR warranty website and I'm already all setup.
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Way to expensive... check out chrylserwarrantys.com... I just ordered mine yesterday for just over 2200 for lifetime MAXCARE on new JKUR. I just pluged in my VIN in the MOPAR warranty website and I'm already all setup.
Did you use a discount code? The website is showing me $2456 for lifetime Maxcare.
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Yes. If you wait a few day's they should send one. The one I had said it was good till 1/31. If they don't send one in a day or two...try putting in for a second quote.. use the same email address. Or try calling .. they will get back to you.
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Did you use a discount code? The website is showing me $2456 for lifetime Maxcare.

Pat will also sell them for 2200.00, although not sure if the JK is not purchased from them.

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #13
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Did you use a discount code? The website is showing me $2456 for lifetime Maxcare.
After they give you the initial quote, click on the link on that same page that says something about obtaining a promo code. They'll send you an email for an additional discount that's good for 7 days.

In my case it was an additional $180 off the lifetime maxcare warranty and brought the total down to $2,276, with a $100 ded.
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I bought new a 2012 jk rubicon last march and waited until just under 12000 miles before buying the warranty. I got the Chrysler max care lifetime warranty. It's essentially covers everything for as long as you have the jeep.

I read the posts here and used an online service to get a lowball quote (prices rose in 10/12 so some of the older posts are off by a couple hundred dollars). I called my dealer, explained what info I have, and asked what they would do. Got it for $2285 all in. I'm not looking back. EVEN if they come out with diesel, I love my jeep and plan on keeping it at least 10 years (hopefully longer!!!). Good luck
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Can someone tell me if "lifetime" really means forever? Meaning, can you get them to fix whatever for 50 years? Will they rebuild the engine after a couple 100,000 miles? What is "lifetime" to the dealer/Chrysler?

Thanks in advance!
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Haven't read the fine print yet, but it's my understanding that they can write a check if they think a repair costs more than the jeep is then worth. Also, at seven years they want the jeep inspected and I think they have the right to have it done periodically. My guess is if you neglect to do this they have a defense on payment. Also at that point a bit of preventive maintenance might be cheaper than a bigger repair.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #17
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Not all dealers are offering warranties through the same company, so the plans and coverage differ. Chrysler's Jeep extended warranties are with Mopar, I think. The dealer I've been working with (Farrish Jeep, Fairfax, Va) is offering warranties through Fidelity.
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Isn't there a substantial deductible when using this warranty?
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Isn't there a substantial deductible when using this warranty?
The deductible options are $0, $50 and $100. The lower deductible plans are more expensive though.
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Personally I never, ever, go with ext. warranties, but then again I know how to wrench. I'd say wait awhile to get it if you have to have one. You bought a Jeep and if the mod bugs bite down the road, you just blew a lot of money, realistically they're gonna blow you off anyway for modifications. Believe me they call, send all kind of trash and give incentives at the end of your factory warranty to get you to sign up. Why? Easy, its a money maker for THEM. If they lost more then they gained, do you think theyd offer them? Lifetime warranties involve a lot of prorate, so know this first and understand you don't get anything for free. For example, as you said. U need an engine at 100k, by the time they prorate, you pay for most of it.

Research and most professional opinions on ext. warranties are they're a waste. Good luck & congrats on the Jeep.
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Interesting. I hadn't thought about the prorated reimbursement. Anyone with a lifetime have that happen? Is that also true of the 6/7/8 yr extended warranties?

I'm still waiting as I think about it and learn more. One thing I found is that the lifetime warranties are not transferable like the others are. So they add nothing to resale if you sell.

Interested in all opinions. So far I'm glad I got a refund and have waited
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I used to be a finance manager at a dealer and they are a money sink. Ill explain, most people trade out, sell, etc within 3-4 years even 5 years. If you get reimbursed you are prorated from the start of the factory warranty and are losing money on a warranty you technically didnt use. If you end up keeping your vehicle long enough to use it then the chances of them covering it are slim because you may not have maintained it to the T as outlined in the contract that is not explained and more importantly never read. What is the actual coverage and what are the exclusions? The powertrain is 5yr/100,000 miles anyway. I would put the money in an account and let it accrue some interest and have it to pay for any repairs you may have. This is what I saw at a GM dealer, but I havnt heard good things about chrysler and there warranty coverage down the road. Its a crap shoot, good luck with what you decide.

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