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Unread 01-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Warranty worth it?

hey guys, yesterday we bought a 2011 GC Overland. It still has 10,000 miles of bumper to bumper left and we were offered 7 years 100,000 miles of bumper to bumper for $1900. My question is how reliable are these trucks? I have heard the air ride suspension can get very expensive to fix, is this true? Do you guys think the warranty is worth it?

Thanks for any input!

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Unread 01-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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I dont have the extended warranty but plan on it with tax return. Did you haggle at all with the price? I think the price is worth it especially if you have the higher end GCs.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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I could look it up but I'll just ask anyway. We can get the extended before 36K miles?
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Unread 01-25-2013, 09:58 AM   #4
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Ours has 30,000 miles and was certified. Not sure if that played into the warranty pricing or not. They said it is a factory warranty which I like since I have had nothing but bad luck with aftermarket warranty companies...
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Unread 01-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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I think its worth it.
Try and work out a free oil change plan if you can.
It will help off set the cost.
I begged and they gave me 5 years of free oil changes.Not much but it adds up.

Also if you are going to keep the truck for a while its worth it.

Been driving jeeps for 16 years ,trust me! you will need warrantee work done soon enough.

The new JGC is suppose to be better than the older Jeeps.


I took a diagnostic test drive with a Chrysler tech the other day .
He said that the new chasis more sophisticated than ever.He also said that he hopes all the parts didnt break at once for my sake(still not sure what he meant by that ...lol......)
By the way he didnt diagnose what was causing the 'Shudder' in my driveline.


This truck is Awesome!
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Unread 01-25-2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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Try to haggle the price a bit. I got same extended warranty length for $1700. Mine had 30K miles on it at the time. I felt it was necessary as I plan to keep it for quite awhile. And with all the electronics the Overland has, I thought it was a no-brainer.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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Its an insurance policy. Like any insurance, its only worthwhile if you need to use it. I have one, just so many sophisticated items on the Jeep that are difficult for the DIY to repair.

You don't have to buy the warranty from your dealer and can shop around. Go online to a place like chryslerwarrantys.com and see what they want for the equivalent warranty. Many dealers will match that price as there is plenty of dealer markup in the suggested list price.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 11:00 AM   #8
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On our 13th Jeep, they have a distinct personality and I now put maintenance contracts on all of them. The prior advice about shopping around is a good idea as you can probably find them cheaper than your dealer's quote and they will be Jeep contracts. Love the Jeeps, warts and all.
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Unread 01-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #9
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I bought a 85k miles/7 year bumper to bumper for $1460 when i first bought my overland.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:23 AM   #10
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If you can afford it, do it. I picked up my 7yr 70k mile with $0 deductible for about $1200 online...my dealership wanted $1700 and $100 deductibles. Shop around online for the best deal.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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I too am thinking about the extended warranty for my 2011 Limited. It has 47,000 miles on it so I have about 1,000 miles left to decide before I'm no longer eligible. I have gotten quotes online for around $2300-$2400 for the lifetime MAXCARE with $100 deductible. I may have a local dealer match if the want to business. I was waiting to see the 2014 before I made my decision (if I was going to trade in for the new design in a year or so no point to get the lifetime warranty) but the new design doesn't give me reason enough to trade what I have. So, still deciding if it's worth it or not. Wish I had it on my 2002 Limited because I'd still be driving it - got rid of that because repair bills were getting too high. So I still don't know if I want to part with $2400 or take my chances.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:04 AM   #12
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All the auto consumer publications advise against buying extended warranties. I went with their suggestion and have not been disappointed yet.
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I just purchased a lifetime Maxcare extened service contract for my MY12 Summit last night for $2185 with $100 deductible. Given the extensive use of electronics, the air suspension, etc., I felt that it was worth getting the service contract. I tend to keep a vehicle for 5-7 years now and changes in my job have kicked up my mileage accumulation, too. (I'm going to hit 12K miles in the next week and only took delivery on 30 July)
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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All the auto consumer publications advise against buying extended warranties. I went with their suggestion and have not been disappointed yet.
I've gone both ways and am glad that I decided to purchase the extended warranty this time. at my cost of $1200 for a 7yr Warranty, i'm paying about $14 a month for the added insurance in knowing that if just about anything on the Jeep breaks, it will be fixed at no cost to me. I can imagine a major issue with the air suspension alone would put me over the $1200 mark.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #15
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All the auto consumer publications advise against buying extended warranties. I went with their suggestion and have not been disappointed yet.
Keyword is yet i'm normally not a warranty type either...but for a 40k car with a bazillion components, i'd like to stay covered for a while. If i had a base model barebone laredo, i probably wouldn't have bought it.
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