just bought a 98 deville(base)..70000 mi...what kind of problems can i expect over the next 48,000 mi.....looking into extended warranty....hoping your replies can guide me to the rite warranty.....did find a company that covers everything but........see below....kind of pricey....there are other warranties for less, but with less coverage........waiting for your replies...
POLICY EXCLUSIONS “What is not covered”:
Rust damage, sheet metal, chassis frame, cross member, body rails, body panels, carpet, weather-strips, lenses, sealed beams, light bulbs, tires, trim, convertible or vinyl tops, moldings, bright metal, upholstery, paint, exhaust system, catalytic converter, hinges, brake drums, shock absorbers, batteries, carburetor, correction of air and water leaks, wind noise, odors, squeaks, rattles, contaminated fuel systems, bumpers, body parts, glass, time failed components, clutch, service and maintenance items
$4k for a 48,000 mile warranty is a lot of money, they'll fight you on everything you want fixed, and if it's covered under warranty, they'll only fix the symptoms, not necessarily the problem. I think those things are a rip-off, but that's just my opinion. If you have to borrow the $4k, how much is it going to cost to finance that? What's the real cost after 4 years? And the likelihood of having $4k + interest worth of repairs ON COVERED SYSTEMS between 70k and 118k? I doubt it. Plus, they won't cover "time-failed components," or "service and maintenance items," which could be anything, including the engine, transmission, etc. No way, man. Those guys will laugh all the way to the bank.
Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with floor shift)
Re: 98 deville
Put the money in the bank and use it for what ever repaires you may need in the next 48 months. Chances are, at the end of 48 months you'll have money left. Even a head gasket job can be done for less than $4000.
Extended warranties on anything are the current scam of choice. Bank the money and self insure. If Sears can afford to hire people to call you over and over about it, there has to be really good money in it.