Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2000 01:30:15 GMT
From: Bob <>
Subject: Re: Extended warranty on new 9-5?

On Sat, 04 Nov 2000 20:34:41 -0800, Johannes H Andersen <> wrote: >It seems too expensive. Sounds way high compared to the numbers I saw. Also, all of the aftermarket companies will let you buy an extended warranty up to about a month before the factory warranty expires. So, you can invest the $2200 for four years and then buy later if the car seems to have problems. OTOH, $2200 will buy a lot of repairs. Even $1400 (what most aftermarket warranties seem to cost) is a large chunk of change for insurance. Even if something major went wrong you'd be unlikely to pay $1400 for repairs - baring something really strange like a crankshaft breaking or throwing a rod. Saab seems to be fairly good in sharing or absorbing the cost of oddball repairs when unusual things like that happen as long as you've done the regular maint on the car. Last but not least, the extended warranties never cover all the wear items like brakes, shocks, tires, clutch, etc. You'll still pay for all that. In fact, few of the ext warr's will even pay to replace a leaking seal or gasket unless it's associated with another major repair that they do cover. Save your money, invest it somewhere it will double in the time you own the car, and use it on the next vehicle. MHO, bob

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