Lets give it a run on a 2010 AWD Premium..... Numbers are not accurate, but just to prove a point.... Experiences will vary...Just my $0.02 , skip the warranty . Thats were GM makes alot of money is by selling their extended warranties . Take 2000 dollars and put it in the bank and use it for repairs . When I bought my SRX it was a leased vehicle and I got a GM Certified warranty on it , thats the way to go . But if you do decide on purchashing a warranty just make sure it is a GM warranty ( GMPP ) dont trust these other companies out there .
I too have owned many GM Vehicles. The 2010 was just well, a 2010. The car was immaculate and had all the options and features I was interested in, however, it was plagued with too many problems for a 1st model year. It was under CPO, and clean Car Fax, so I went with it. Traded it after 1 year since CPO was running out and Timing Chain was the last to go, but I loved the car, style, etc. The 2013 was a night and day difference ( one owner, under B2B and Certified ) cant go wrong. I have kept up with the forum and felt comfortable with the newer model and additional Safety Features! I absolutely love the Car. As much as I like to buy new, I'm good with slightly used and pocket the 15K to 20K. Other than not being a fan of the Cue, the car is great and rides great. It would be nice to see the new model in 2016/17 the front end is a bit dated.That was more like a $1.00 worth . The $2000.00 sum was just for an example , not literally . As with most forums these days the sites turn into a place to just complain . I'm sorry you had so much trouble with your first SRX . Me on the other hand own a '12 Premium AWD and have only been to my dealership for oil changes and the occasional tire rotation. I have owned nothing but GM vehicles since I was able to drive and only once did I ever buy an ext. warranty and never had to use it . So in my experience I dont think they are worth buying . If you ask most people these warranties are just a cash cow for automakers . That is why if I dont buy new I will buy only a Certified vehicle and dont have to worry about a warranty. And I usually will trade it in just short of the warranty running out because that adds to the trade ins value . I do find it a bit odd though , if you had thatt much trouble with your 1st SRX werent you a bit nervous buying the second one ? Most people would . So , in short my $0.02 remains " skip the ext. warranty " , and but SOME money aside to fix your SRX . The example above is not a realistic reprisentation of what you would go through in a used car buy , unless of course it was in some flood down south and if there is any doubt you can always buy a CarFax on the car online for #39.95 .
I had a car for sale that a potential buyer ran a Carfax that showed a wreck that the car never had.Carfax is just as worthless as an extended warranty, if you think an extended warranty is worthless. I can show you a car for sale right now that the Carfax shows no damage, that I had fixed at a body shop using insurance, and countless trips to the dealer for repairs under warranty. They are even missing one or two oil changes done by a Lincoln dealer.
If any GM dealer services a GM vehicle, it will go into the service database. Same with a Ford dealer servicing a Ford. The Ford service history system is called Oasis. Not sure what the GM system is called, but a GM service department can run a VIN and pull up all the work that any GM service department has performed on it.Also if you do buy used ask the salesman if the car was originally sold by the dealership , they will have all service records . again , just my $0.02 !:crybaby: