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Ok guys, should I go ahead and get this now at 9,000 miles or should I wait closer to the end of my current warranty? Is there a limit to the amount of miles you can have on your V to get this? :confused:

What's the pros and cons to waiting?
 

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my experience was the longer you wait, the more it cost... That applies to time and mileage
 

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Check with Jemes at Lindsay on that one. You can buy it from any dealer.

I got a good number, I just dont have the dough right now.
 

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Check with Jemes at Lindsay on that one. You can buy it from any dealer.

I got a good number, I just dont have the dough right now.
Who's Jemes??? He must be a new employee I haven't met yet... :histeric:
 

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We are talking about GMPP right?
Try looking at gmpponline.com
You can put in your vehicle information and I think it will give you pricing and plan information.
They used to let you sign up online, but now I think you have to do it through a dealer.

It's true, the older the car and the more mileage make for a more expensive contract, however the longer you wait to buy the contract, the longer it's good for. ;)
As long as the car is still under factory warranty you can purchase a GMPP contract. I think it's possible outside of warranty but it costs even more.
 

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Joey,

Are you stock and gonna stay stock? It's tougher to get things like differentials replaced under that warranty if you have any powertrain mods at all. On the other hand, there should be no problem getting other things replaced (e.g. nav).
 

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My mods are in my signature. My dealership is really cool. They have no problem covering warranty stuff with my current mods. I'm good friends with the service rep. He told me I wouldn't get turned down for ANY reason.
 

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I was advised that if you have over 12,000 miles and you want an extended warranty, its better to wait til the end of the standard warranty period because the warranty purchased after 12,000 miles changes from being an extension of the warranty term (as it would be if you bought it when the car was purchased), to a warranty that basically becomes co-terminous with the factory warranty and only kicks in for the period of time beyond the remaining term of the factory warranty. In other words, say I bought a 5 year 70,000 mile warranty today with 19,000 miles on my car. It would not be 70,000 miles on top of the factory warranty, instead its covering me only until I get to 70,000 miles (or for the additional duration of time), not extending it.

Can anyone confirm this as being true with certainty? I got burned once by GM with this before.

Also, if this is the case, until what point can you purchase the warranty? Can you buy it at the last day of or last mile of factory warranty coverage?

Thanks!
 

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Sweet. My dealer's cool, too, but says that they can't control who comes sniffing around to examine cars with extended warranty claims. Hope it works out for you.
 

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FYI - Almost all extended warranty companies, including GMPP, utilize independent adjusters that will inspect high $$ (engine, transmission, differential, etc.) repairs... If they are called to inspect your vehicle and they find modifications on it they will take pictures of it and advise the warranty company... Almost all extended service contract paperwork has specific wording in it regarding modifications to the vehicle...

End result is you have a car that is broken and a service contract that's not worth the paper it's printed on and it's all on your nickel...

It doesn't matter how good of a relationship that you have with your service guy either... He/She has no control over the inspector, the warranty company has the right to inspect your vehicle for it's condition and verify the repair diagnosis...

Not saying that it will happen, but it can... I've seen it...
 

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Yeah. I bought the extended warranty when I purchased the car, before I caught the mod bug. Now I have to decide whether to sell it back, or keep it and hope that I can make my money back on some non-powertrain area (e.g. nav).

On the other hand, maybe I'll have that CLS55 by the time the warranty runs out.
 

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Lindsay Cadillac said:
FYI - Almost all extended warranty companies, including GMPP, utilize independent adjusters that will inspect high $$ (engine, transmission, differential, etc.) repairs... If they are called to inspect your vehicle and they find modifications on it they will take pictures of it and advise the warranty company... Almost all extended service contract paperwork has specific wording in it regarding modifications to the vehicle...

End result is you have a car that is broken and a service contract that's not worth the paper it's printed on and it's all on your nickel...

It doesn't matter how good of a relationship that you have with your service guy either... He/She has no control over the inspector, the warranty company has the right to inspect your vehicle for it's condition and verify the repair diagnosis...

Not saying that it will happen, but it can... I've seen it...
Thanks! That's great info!!!
 
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