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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 09:15:49 -0500
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: Extended Warranty

Jonathan Kaplan wrote: > I would have to disagree. It depends on the general level of dependability > of the car. For a Honda or Toyota I would probably pass on the extended > warranty. On a Volvo or Saab, I'd consider it. (1) Neither has a currently > good reputation for trouble free service and (2) The parts and labor are > outrageously expensive. I disagree entirely. Parts and labor are only more expensive if you choose to take it to the SAAB stealership. Independant SAAB specialists get no more or less for their labor than any other mechanics (including domestic). I buy SAAB parts online for about the same as what you would pay for like parts for domestic cars. It is only if you buy the parts at the dealerships that you get screwed over. > > One large item like a transmission could pay for the warranty alone. > True, but the chances of the trasnmission needing to be replaced (vs repaired) are slim. You pays your money and (or?) you takes your chances... ;-) -- -Fred W

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