: Who has the best warranty



codewize
12-05-06, 12:08 PM
Ok so I'm seriously thinking about getting an extended warranty.

Who has what

where did you get it

what did it cost?

Thanks

dp102288
12-06-06, 09:30 AM
On the 01 I am guessing?

I say go for it IF it isn't full of exclusionary BS. If they are real comprehsive and complete, and there isn't a lot of fine print about what is and isn't covered, you usually can't go very wrong. Remember, Caddys are expensive to fix. if the price were right 9and I actually could) I woudl get a warrany on my Eldo.

Another big thing is deductibles (sp?), pre-certification, and places you can go to get your car fixed. Some warranties will say you have to pay the first $500 each time, must be pre-approved for any work, and can only get it done at the nasty shop 20 miles out of town. So make sure the warrany isn't an inconveince.

codewize
12-06-06, 10:18 AM
Righto. Yes on the 01. The dealer offered me a warranty when I bought the car but I couldn't swing the cost. It was like $2000 with a $500 ded for 3 years 36k.

That was supposedly bumper-to-bumper with only regular maintenance parts excluded. I didn't due it due to cost. Now I've run across some outfit called dealer services.

http://www.dsdirect.com/

I filled a thing out online and they offer you 'Employee pricing' but only over the phone. The catch is that you HAVE to buy it on the spot during the first phone call or that's it.

The deal was $3100 covered the car for 5 years or 100k with a $100 deductible. And they let you make payments with 30% down. I didn't like that fact that I was pressured to buy on the spot.

Anyone have the time to take a read on the Platinum Coverage and tell me what they think?

Cyberdan3
12-06-06, 05:19 PM
i spoke with dealer services and they were pulling that one call thing, so i told them if i get disconnected, then what? they said they would call back only once. what a joke, its not like im gonna go break the car in the next 5 minutes from talking to them. BUT say away from them. they cover all engine parts, but headgaskets, the main concern for the cadillac, is only covered if it was a result of another item failing.........very shady and it was right in the middle of the contract. I would stay away from them especially since they were so pushy with me.

sts96
12-06-06, 06:31 PM
My wifes 02 SLS was GM certified when bought 2 years ago. front wheel bearing, battery and floor shifter replacement all done at different dealers and free loaner cars while wating for repairs, Warranty good to 100k miles the warranty was in the car price. I have had to pay only for maint. work not a dime for repairs. Is this a great country or what? sts96

codewize
12-06-06, 06:45 PM
Cyberdan, can you tell me under which letter of the Platinum Coverage Sample you saw that. I don't see anything regarding gaskets at all.

Yeah they seemed very shady on the phone. They kept lowering and lowering the cost, making me deals on down payments, no finance charge monthly payments and so on. Finally I hung up on them and they called me back 4 times that day.

codewize
12-06-06, 06:47 PM
They wouldn't certify my car because of age. It only had 24k on it but it was 5 years old. Next time I'll shop for certified.


My wifes 02 SLS was GM certified when bought 2 years ago. front wheel bearing, battery and floor shifter replacement all done at different dealers and free loaner cars while wating for repairs, Warranty good to 100k miles the warranty was in the car price. I have had to pay only for maint. work not a dime for repairs. Is this a great country or what? sts96

Ranger
12-06-06, 07:44 PM
Cyberdan, can you tell me under which letter of the Platinum Coverage Sample you saw that. I don't see anything regarding gaskets at all.

Yeah they seemed very shady on the phone. They kept lowering and lowering the cost, making me deals on down payments, no finance charge monthly payments and so on. Finally I hung up on them and they called me back 4 times that day.
This has red flags all over it. I would not touch that one with a ten foot pole.

Cyberdan3
12-06-06, 08:38 PM
I cannot remember which coverage they were trying to sell, but I thought it was Platinum, (or are they all). They kept sendign me to different people who all said they could lower the price and then immediately asked for the credit card number. I even got a discount for being a student, and eventually for being "low risk". They said they looked at my vehicle history and saw it was well taken care of and thats another discount. I called bullshit. Funny how they have a one time call, but I got called back with a $400 extra off offer a few days later. Jokers.

codewize
12-06-06, 09:34 PM
Yup that sounds exactly like my conversation. No there are three levels of coverage. I was only getting offered the Platinum coverage because of the very low mileage.

After 50k they bump you down to Gold. Still seems flaky to me. They asked me if I was a student and they kept transferring me also, again to people or departments which could save me more money.

However, if EVERYTHING is covered like they say it is, with the Platinum coverage, then it was the best deal for the money.

dp102288
12-06-06, 10:07 PM
I am with Ranger...a company wouldn't lower the cost because they [should] know they have a significant chance to lose money on repairs.

jss
12-07-06, 09:09 AM
A bit of a side-subject here, but Codewize' question has me wondering. My 00 Seville has 18k miles on her. I'm guessing that just because she's 6-7 years old that she's out of Cadillac's warranty?

codewize
12-07-06, 12:09 PM
Definitely. I think in 2000 it was 5 years or 50k.

I know it's a shame I felt the same way. That is pretty rare to have that little mileage on a 6 now 7 year old car.


A bit of a side-subject here, but Codewize' question has me wondering. My 00 Seville has 18k miles on her. I'm guessing that just because she's 6-7 years old that she's out of Cadillac's warranty?