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Unread 12-08-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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Wk WK2 Extended Warranty

HI All- Anyone know what the dealer costs are ?.
Got a price in (CDN) for 5/100K Bumper to bumper for $1800 (Plan 415)
and 5/120K for $2990 (Plan 417) or Plan 410 7/160 for $4455

From reading around I figure the markup is quite a bit. but with all the electronics I think not extending the basic bumper to bumper may be a mistake.

Anyone has some insight ?

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Unread 12-08-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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If they are selling an extended warranty for $1800.00, then the majority of the Jeeps will have less work done then that in the first 100,000 miles. They sell these warranties to make money. Also with all the electronics, many of the fixes will probably be software related and thus cost very little. Could be wrong, this is just how I look at extended warranties. I guess if I every were to have a vehicle that was having a lot of problems during the first 3 years, then I would probably trade it off when the basic warranty runs out
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Unread 12-08-2013, 09:08 AM   #3
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On my last 4 Jeeps I have had to use the Maxi care 3 times within the warranty period. Latest one was a 1800$ radio that went south and my warranty cost 1400 when purchased. Figuring out the cost of the warranty vs the cost of repairs I figure I am ahead by a big margin. When I purchased my latest Overland I bought a 5 year 85k mile Maxi Care at slightly over dealers cost. 1100$. So, I am covered for repairs and car rental for 85k miles and will get a refund when I trade it in for a 2016 and in my case I am happy with the extended warranty as I needed them. If you don't have any problems then you lose, so it is a gamble. Good luck on your decision.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 10:59 AM   #4
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Probably different in Canada, but I purchased a Lifetime MaxCare service contract from my dealer for approx. $2,200 when I bought my Overland in April. He originally quoted me $2,995, but I took him an online quote and he matched it. The folks I dealt with online told me their cost was around $1,800. I've had extended service contracts on all my vehicles since the mid 1980's, and they all paid for themselves quite handsomely. (All prices U.S. currency.)

I keep my vehicles for 6-8 years, so I'm off factory warranty for several years with each. That would make an extended service contract more compelling for me than if I traded them in every few years.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #5
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I have purchased 22 new vehicles over the past 40 years and have never had a major problem. The problems that I have had, have all been covered under the basic warranty. However the longest I have owned any of these vehicles is 5 years.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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I was wondering what the logic is for paying 1800 dollars on a brand new vehicle that's already covered bumper to bumper for 3 years 36,000 miles? Why be covered under two warranties on the same vehicle? Wouldn't it be better to wait until the factory warranty is almost expired before purchasing a second bumper to bumper warranty? I'm just asking as I really don't understand the logic.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #7
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Thanks for replies!

The logic buying a warranty closer to purchase is cost.
Chrysler has a surcharge for any extended warranty bought after 1 year or 15K Miles (20KM), I think it's $250 bucks up here.
So yes you have some time before the surcharge kicks in.
I have not needed much in terms of warranty in the past either. but looking at the summit, there's more than just a radio in it.
Electric Steering, Radar collision prevention & adaptive Cruise control, electrically controlled suspension, electric tail gate, blind spot radar,
adaptive headlights in 4 direction, list goes on.

Cars have changed! and so will the repair bill if something does blow. I think the headlight assembly alone = cost of extended warranty.

The warranty BTW is not a double warranty, it just extends the basic or basic and engine.
That's why there's a big jump in price if you go past powertrain warranty, now you're extending not just basic but also powertrain.

I'm just curious what dealer margin on this would be.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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HI All- Anyone know what the dealer costs are ?.
Got a price in (CDN) for 5/100K Bumper to bumper for $1800 (Plan 415)
and 5/120K for $2990 (Plan 417) or Plan 410 7/160 for $4455

From reading around I figure the markup is quite a bit. but with all the electronics I think not extending the basic bumper to bumper may be a mistake.

Anyone has some insight ?
WOW!
Sounds like Chrysler has really up the price on these plans.
I bought the 160km /7yr plan for $2700 2 years ago(I also got 7 years of free oil changes).

At the time I thought that was too high.
$4455 is out of my league, crazy really!.

Try looking in the Toronto area. There are many dealer here and the prices are competitive.

This is another reason I won't trade my RIG!.

Good luck.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 04:41 PM   #9
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I forgot to mention there is a surcharge (yes another one!) for the diesel built into the costs. I think a gas equivalent would be few hundred less.
Dealer said the surcharge was $200 for the 3.0 which struck me as weird, as in the past it was like $500.00
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Unread 12-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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I forgot to mention there is a surcharge (yes another one!) for the diesel built into the costs. I think a gas equivalent would be few hundred less.
Dealer said the surcharge was $200 for the 3.0 which struck me as weird, as in the past it was like $500.00
Do you mean gas guzzler tax?
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Unread 12-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #11
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Chrysler is amazing.
They added $80 in lights and a radio to an existing model vehicle and can now command almost a 20% increase in overall price and 25% increase in the price of a warranty.
God bless capitalism!
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Unread 12-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #12
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Do you mean gas guzzler tax?
No, there's a separate surcharge for Diesel on the extended warranty.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 10:47 AM   #13
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For US buyers there is no lifetime warranty or what Chrysler calls service plan for the diesel. You can get the MaxCare option 8 years/ 120K miles for 2000 bucks at Zeigler which is my dealer doesn't match it I will purchase since I ordered the diesel...
I don't worry about the drivetrain but the electronics are significant on this ride and expense to fix. If I knew the reliability of them I would not do this but for 2000 bucks it is cheap insurance. This will be my first extended service plan I every bought but then again I never bought a $54000 Jeep before either...
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Unread 12-10-2013, 03:15 PM   #14
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In 2002 Jeep gave me a 100,000/ 7 year extended warranty as an incentive ( free plus $4000 off sticker price) Still own the Jeep Limited V8 at 160,000 miles.

I used the coverage once for a $200 seal repair .

The Jeep has been bullet proof. I just bought a 2014 Overland .... They offered me an extended warranty for $4400.

I politely turned them down. I will " self insure " after 36 months .
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Unread 12-10-2013, 03:45 PM   #15
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ah67300, that "$4400" extended service contract can be had for just above $2000 on the open market from other dealers, such as Zeigler. The risk around all the electronics and other tech is why many of us opt for it, even though we haven't historically done that on other vehicles. And the loaner car benefit is nice icing on the cake...
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