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I'm currently at 25k on my 2013 SE, I am aware that in covered for 100,000 on the power train, however I was thinking about purchasing a extended warranty, to cover stuff like electrical or suspension issues down the line

One quote I got from moparserviceplans.com was a 5 year plan (New Max Care) @ $2,656.80 or 99 a month for 24. Is this the norm for pricing?

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All,

I'm currently at 25k on my 2013 SE, I am aware that in covered for 100,000 on the power train, however I was thinking about purchasing a extended warranty, to cover stuff like electrical or suspension issues down the line

One quote I got from moparserviceplans.com was a 5 year plan (New Max Care) @ $2,656.80 or 99 a month for 24. Is this the norm for pricing?

Just looking for some advice
Call Ganley Dodge @ 440-232-2121 and ask for John Livingston. Tell him that Brian from BND Automotive LLC Referred you to him.

We have always done the Max Care as it takes care of 5007 components. We have used that warranty for front suspension issues, transmission issues, air conditioning, electrical. With the amount of electrical systems in these new cars, it is imperative that you have protection from these potential problem areas. Powertrain is just that and nothing more. Those almost never have an issue for 100,000 miles anyway. It is the peripheral ones that really stick you!

You have the ability to get the Max Care for up to 4 years or 48,000 miles!:beerchug:

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Brian
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Do you expect to pay more than 2,600 or 3,300 in repairs before you tire of the car and trade it in?

My current 2007 Charger - only oil changes
2003 Focus - ignition covered under service bulliten + oil changes, tires and brakes
2011 Fiesta - Oil changes and tires
2014 C-Max, nothing so far.
 

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Put your $2-3000 or $100/mo away in a bank account and save it. When your 5 years is up you'll probably still have most of your money and the warranty company won't.

Extended warranties and Casinos operate on the same business model, think about it.
 

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Put your $2-3000 or $100/mo away in a bank account and save it. When your 5 years is up you'll probably still have most of your money and the warranty company won't.

Extended warranties and Casinos operate on the same business model, think about it.
Casinos are regulated :)

Extended warranty companies (NON OEM) are famous for going out of business after a few years of collecting money and never paying out on any claims.
 

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The OEM MaxCare Warranty is a great deal. I've had it on both my '06 SRT and my wife's '05 Grand Caravan. In both cases, they have more than paid for themselves with the repairs the covered.

The other thing to remember about the MaxCare Warranty is that if you sell your vehicle, the unused portion of the warranty is reimbursed to you directly (see warranty for details).
 

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The OEM MaxCare Warranty is a great deal. I've had it on both my '06 SRT and my wife's '05 Grand Caravan. In both cases, they have more than paid for themselves with the repairs the covered.

The other thing to remember about the MaxCare Warranty is that if you sell your vehicle, the unused portion of the warranty is reimbursed to you directly (see warranty for details).
I'm with you Ddaddy. Have had 5 Max Care warranties on different cars we had from our 93 Imperial to our 2006 SRT8 and they have always paid for themselves. Having a rental car to drive for a few days alone is worth the price so that you don't miss work!:rocker:

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you guys must have some bad luck with cars. I haven't had to hardly use the factory warranty much less an extended warranty.
 

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you guys must have some bad luck with cars. I haven't had to hardly use the factory warranty much less an extended warranty.
Not really, but (as you well know) cars are very complex these days and system failures can be very expensive to repair. Only one or two issues can easily cost the full price of the extended OEM warranty.

What is the price of simply replacing a PCM with diagnosis costs, parts, labor, reprogramming, etc.?
 

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you guys must have some bad luck with cars. I haven't had to hardly use the factory warranty much less an extended warranty.
Of the several new cars and motorcycles I've bought in the last 30 years, I can think of exactly 1 time that I've had one go back to the dealer during the warranty period. I've had several WELL over 100,000mi with nothing more than normal wear items that needed replacement.
I never buy extended warranties/protection plans on anything, and I've never come up short yet. My wife and I had been married a week when we bought our first washer/dryer combo. Sales guy had her convinced we should pay nearly the price of a 2nd dryer for the protection plan. I declined, she thought I was nuts. Over 20 years later we finally replaced the pair because we inherited a newer set. We had spent less than $100 in repairs on the original set since they were new.
 

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Don't forget that Chrysler will ding you $100 co-pay for every warranty visit and that adds up.
Not quite right. There is a deductible applied for warranty repairs, not visits.

The amount of the deductible is based on your coverage.
 

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Of the several new cars and motorcycles I've bought in the last 30 years, I can think of exactly 1 time that I've had one go back to the dealer during the warranty period. I've had several WELL over 100,000mi with nothing more than normal wear items that needed replacement.
I never buy extended warranties/protection plans on anything, and I've never come up short yet. My wife and I had been married a week when we bought our first washer/dryer combo. Sales guy had her convinced we should pay nearly the price of a 2nd dryer for the protection plan. I declined, she thought I was nuts. Over 20 years later we finally replaced the pair because we inherited a newer set. We had spent less than $100 in repairs on the original set since they were new.
A $35k automobile is very different than a $500 washing machine.

Look at the Forum carefully and see the issues that occur on these cars and when.

Many of them occur outside of the factory warranty period and can cost into the thousands to be repaired.

A MaxCare warranty isn't a bad idea at all.
 

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A $35k automobile is very different than a $500 washing machine.

Look at the Forum carefully and see the issues that occur on these cars and when.

Many of them occur outside of the factory warranty period and can cost into the thousands to be repaired.

A MaxCare warranty isn't a bad idea at all.
Couldn't agree more!

After a valve seat failure destroyed the engine on my '06 Charger unexpectedly (literally, no warning at all), I laid out the money for a MaxCare Lifetime Warranty on my Challenger.

Prior to the catastrophic engine failure, I'd laid out damn near the cost of the warranty in the year prior through various "issues" that pop up when a car gets close to 150K miles (Pink Thing, Radiator, Water Pump Housing, etc. etc.).

As far as the whole "Just put it in a bank account"...yea...that works great, except when Mr. Murphy shows up and decides to pop the heat exchanger on your furnace in January one month before your cars ECM decides "F this S...I'm outta here!" (don't say it can't happen...it can, and has happened to me).
 

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My point is, even if i had to go borrow money for a repair, Im $thousands$ ahead after 30 years of not buying extended warranties and service contracts that have been offered to me. Every time they start their sales pitch my wife says "Youre wasting your breath, he's not gonna buy it." Maybe Im very lucky, but I cant even remember the last time Ive seen even check engine light.
 

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My point is, even if i had to go borrow money for a repair, Im $thousands$ ahead after 30 years of not buying extended warranties and service contracts that have been offered to me. Every time they start their sales pitch my wife says "Youre wasting your breath, he's not gonna buy it." Maybe Im very lucky, but I cant even remember the last time Ive seen even check engine light.
Oh, see, you should have told us that you were The Chosen One who never has car repairs. :grin2:

I've never once owned a car that is 100% Trouble Free...must be nice!

It also depends how long you hold on to cars. I had my Charger for almost 9 years. The car before that was close to 5.

In my 22 years of car ownership, I've had 7 cars...and that includes the $250 junkers I drove in high school and college that would be lucky to last a year before blowing up and being sold for scrap. Like I said, I usually hold on to cars for a lot longer than most people.
 

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1994 Bronco - Sold with 195,000 miles (@ approx 130k, had to replace front u-joints)
2003 Focus - Sold with 95k miles, only non wear item, ignition lock broke, Ford paid
2004 Explorer - lease turned in after 3 yrs 50k miles no problems
2007 Charger - no problems when sold at 38k miles
2011 Fiesta - 48k miles, recently developed a minor HVAC issue
2007 Charger - purchased used with 10k miles, now at 30k no problems for original owner or me
2014 C-Max - 6k miles, no problems

That's a LOT of cars to spend 2-3k on each with probably zero benefit.
 

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If you can afford it, I'd totally recommend the Maximum Care warranty. We purchased it for just under $4,000.00 at the time we bought my car. It has easily paid for itself already. I have had to have my radio/navigation unit ($1,500.00 part) replaced no less than 5 times since I've had the car for various different reasons (clearly the unit just sucks, has anyone else had issues with theirs?)...along with just a few other random expensive parts...but each time I took it in for warranty replacement, $100 is all it cost me. As long as that warranty is available on our Chargers, I will purchase it over and over again.
 
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