View Full Version : Thinking about a extended warranty

05-29-04, 02:06 PM
Got a good running 03 De Ville, with 42,000 on it.

Any advice pro or con would be appreciated


05-30-04, 08:03 AM
Congrats....those miles do seem a little hight for 1 yr of driving though.

05-30-04, 10:07 AM
It is high miles for a 03, I'v only had it 6 months, It use to be a rental car in Florida. It had 30,000 on it when I got it.

Paid $24,000 for the car, body,seats and car runs great.

I'm a old fart, living in the North Georgia mountains, Use it mostly to take my wife and her cup full of quarters to the Casinos in Miss.

I live on a fixed income so the thing has got to last.

Ideal driving I've been getting 28 MPG with the air on and driving 80MPH With a Motley Crue CD Blasting we be two happy duds on the open road.

05-31-04, 11:57 PM
Everyone I've spoken to says that an extended warranty is a good idea, especially considering the high cost of some north star repairs. Those same people all tell me GM Protection Plan is the best way to go. One guy I spoke with had his '00 Eldo's engine replaced under GM PP after the old one got a pretty bad case of the northstar oil leak.

I've got 42k on my '01 Seville, and I'm just deciding whether to buy 2 or 3 years' extension. Also, GM PP gets a lot more expensive once your car leaves its original warranty, so be sure to sign up before 50k if you're going to.

06-01-04, 03:05 AM
First thing, I would NEVER recommend a Non-Mfg. warranty. My mom bought one from a company called Warranty Gold out of Texas. I did research till the cows came home... BBB, State Attorney General, etc. paid $1500 for the best bumper to bumper warranty they sold. One year later with no claims made, the company that Warranty Gold used to insure the claims went Bankrupt and we got what the eagle left on the rock ! The crappy thing is that Warranty Gold is STILL SELLING extended warranties, just using a different insurer now.

If I were you, I would ONLY ONLY ONLY buy a GM plan. GM dealers will sell one to you and the price of the contract is not set in stone.. so if you can find a friend, relative or someone on the inside of a GM dealership, you could get a good deal!


06-01-04, 10:03 PM
Thank you very much, I check at a local dealership the cost of a extended GM warranty that's 3 years and 54000 extra miles after the orginal 50,000 cost about $2,600 but found one on the internet same thing for $1,996

06-02-04, 01:29 AM
Is that $1996 for GM Protection Plan or a 3rd party warranty? If GM PP.... WHERE???

06-02-04, 02:14 AM
Hey skidernip, I would recomend getting an extended warrenty. My dad recently got a nightmare; its called a '96 Eldorado w/75k, the car is a beauty, blk/blk/blk, chromes, excellent condition all around, etc, and at 77k BAM! The car needed a new engine, headgasket(s) were bad, then the block was screwed up, so the dealer had to put a new motor in the car. Now as for these extended warrenty people they paid a little more than 1/2 of the bill (around $4000) and my dad had to pay about $3500 out of pocket. It's not a GM warrenty but it was good enough.

As for Scott01DTS, it is unfortunate that your mom ran into a crook warrenty company, this just goes to show you how advanced crooks are these days.

06-02-04, 08:46 AM
Is that $1996 for GM Protection Plan or a 3rd party warranty? If GM PP.... WHERE???

Yes it was GM Major PP.($200 deductible) That quote came from a place called
Black Pontiac Cadillac's GM Outlet
(877) 472-9550 Toll Free, (814) 472-9550 Local, (814) 472-4741 Fax

I know nothing about them talked to them on the phone, for all I know they could be really located in a store front somewhere, but they sound legit.

06-02-04, 07:23 PM
Sounds great skidernip. Have you or are you going to purchase that? If so be sure and let us know how it goes. It never really occured to me to try and buy GM PP from a dealer I can't drive to... but if the price is right, then great.