Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 15:49:05 -0500
From: Bob  <>
Subject: Re: Should I purchase extended warranty on 9-3?

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 19:21:57 GMT, "Road Runner News" <> wrote: >My 2000 9-3 lease is running out and I'm purchasing the car (no more 5-door >means no new Saab for me!) > >The car has 45,000 miles (so the original 50K warranty is about to run out). >I can buy an extended warranty for an extra 2 years or another 50K miles. >The extension is $1650. > >Has anyone any experience/opinion on such a warranty? > Many (most?) exclude all regular maintenance which includes brakes, shocks, batteries, tires etc. If you spend money anywhere, that's probably where it will be. At the same time, many ext. warranties exclude things like seals and gaskets unless they are in conjunction with a major repairs - so, for example, a head gasket would not be covered if it leaked, but would be if you had a valve job done. The rear main gasket will not usually be covered, unless you need the crank replaced. The A/C seal replacement and discharge/ recharge will not be covered unless you need a major component replaced. (Guess which is more likely in each case :-) Look at it this way: if you don't buy the warranty, you have to shell out $1650 before there's even any question of the warranty being a good buy. In the event that you don't need major repairs, you end up $1000 or more ahead in two years. Bob

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