Date: 16 Jun 2003 22:20:54 GMT
From: lkrznopsamcomnospam (LauraK)
Subject: Re: 2000 9-3 -- is the extended warranty worth the cost?


>So my question is: is it worth to purchase an extended warranty >on my Saab from the dealer? It looks like, for an extra 4K >Canadian, I can cover the vehicle for an extra two years or >40,000km (up to 120,000km). > >Is this worth the price? Should I attempt to negotiate the price >downwards (from what position can I bargain, though, I wonder)? > >Or would I be better off sticking that four grand in a term >deposit and paying for problems if and when they occur? I would go with the term account, instead. If you're going to be spending over $4,000 on the car over a two-year period, you might be better off using it as a downpayment on a new one and with the term account, you'd have that option, along with the interest. Extended warranties can be very picky about what they cover, what they consider "normal wear and tear." Check around and check on the web if you really feel you need one and review the coverage very carefully. Personally, I think you can get a much better deal on a warranty. When I bought my 1994 Mark VIII in 1998, I got a two-year, 24,000 mile warranty for an additional $500 USD. $4,000 sounds way too high. lauraknopsamousergraphics.com http://www.madmousergraphics.com web design, print design, photography

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