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I am buying a new 2005 SSR with the manual transmission. I am considering the extended warranty. I have been offered the 5 year, 100,000 mile Platinum Service Plan for $2125.00. The Platinum Service Plan covers everything except maintanance items. I was told the regular price is $3300.00. The dealer has agreed to remove the deductable from all repairs if I have the repair done at his shop. This Cheverolet dealer is the one in my area that I would use for repairs. The owner has an SSR and they have one service person that does all the work on any SSR brought into the dealership.

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1. Is the extended warranty worthwhile?
2. Is the $2125.00 cost for the Platinum Service Plan reasonable?
 

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Contact Ken Fitchner Chevrolet in Montana. I got mine from them and he is the cheapest on service contracts. I bet he saves you at least 1/3 off that price. No Kidding.
 

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Willie,
I can't vouch for contract socts but I can say that it is smart to get an extended warranty because of all the bells and whistles these vehicles have. The electrical features alone can make it worthwhile. One man's opinion.
 

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Mine paid for itself immediately with new roof hinges, wiring harness on the tranny and a new torque converter and ignition switch, all covered under warranty.
 

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Extended Warranty

Willie:

I just recently got my new '05 SSR and I was quoted the following prices for GM Extended Warranty here in Greenville, SC by my Chevy Dealer on 2/24/06:
5 yr/60,000 miles: $1,035.00
5 yr/75,000 miles: $1,240.00
6 yr/90,000 miles: $1,770.00
Sounds to me like what you're being quoted is high. I would shop around. I'm going to buy a plan, most likely the 6/90.
 

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I am now into my second repair outside of the 36k mile factory warranty...fan and water pump. Each was over $500 to fix. Mine's a 2003 so I would expect to see a few extra problems. I've had mine in the shop over 20 times. :jester

So for me the extended warranty is halfway to paying for itself and I have 35k more miles to go (I got a 5yr/100k warranty).
 

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By when....

....does the extended need to be purchased by (ie when vehicle purchased; just before basic runs out)??

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Willie said:
I am buying a new 2005 SSR with the manual transmission. I am considering the extended warranty. I have been offered the 5 year, 100,000 mile Platinum Service Plan for $2125.00. The Platinum Service Plan covers everything except maintanance items. I was told the regular price is $3300.00. The dealer has agreed to remove the deductable from all repairs if I have the repair done at his shop. This Cheverolet dealer is the one in my area that I would use for repairs. The owner has an SSR and they have one service person that does all the work on any SSR brought into the dealership.

Questions:
1. Is the extended warranty worthwhile?
2. Is the $2125.00 cost for the Platinum Service Plan reasonable?
Is that a General Motors extended warranty plan or one from a aftermarket company. I would not get it myself unless it was an offical General Motors factory plan! I have the GM plain myself. :yesnod
 

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Contact Ken Fitchner Chevrolet in Montana. I got mine from them and he is the cheapest on service contracts. I bet he saves you at least 1/3 off that price. No Kidding.
Ditto, Ken is the man when it comes to warranties. Look them up on the web and make contact, you'll be glad you did.

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Make sure you get the GM warranty. The others are phoooeeeyyy.

While getting the GM warranty might be the smartest decision....it's not what I got. I actually have the Ford Easycare plan. :eek you say. Yes the dealer I bought frmo also owns a ford dealership and they were giving me a 50k Ford warranty plan for free. I upgraded to the 100k one.

So now you ask, how does my dealership (one that I did NOT buy the SSR from) handle the Ford plan? Great. I've used it twice and my tech writer handled everything for me.

So what I would suggest, if you decide that you'd like to get something other than the GM extended warranty, ask your dealership (or whoever you are going to task to fix your vehicle) what plans they will work with and which ones they won't (meaning that you'd have to pay for the fixes up front and file the paper work to the warranty company yourself.)

I was just posting to show that not ALL other plans are phooey :jester (Hi, Ed :) )
 

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Ricochet said:
Contact Ken Fitchner Chevrolet in Montana. I got mine from them and he is the cheapest on service contracts. I bet he saves you at least 1/3 off that price. No Kidding.
Fitchner is the MAN. Extended warranty prices depend on the miles on the truck. Basically if your under 24K miles the price is cheaper. After 24K the price escalates.

Bought mine with 33K miles on Penelope. My dealer quoted me about $4200 for the MAJOR GUARD 3 year / 60K miles additional coverage with 0 deductible package. Fitchner sold me this package for about $2700.

if you buy an off brand package you pay the dealer up front and have to get reimbursement from the provider. Not the way to go.:banghead

Willie...your quoted price sounds high. Talk to Fitchner.

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I've dealt in the past with Warranty Direct, they are aftermarket but are very reputable and known as the best in the aftermarket industry.
Do a search on Google and read all the good things about them, I believe you will like their prices also.

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I bought mine at time of sale - can't remember what I paid. I'm at 35,500 now and the peace of mind is worth it.
 

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After my latest experience with extended warranty, I would wait until the factory is ready to expire (just before the third year). You can still buy it then, you don't have to lay out the money now.
In June of '02 we bought a new Camaro. Thinking we weren't going to put a lot of miles on it and own it forever, we bought the extended at that time - 7 yrs. It cost $1800. Well, we ended up selling it last June to buy the new SSR. It was two weeks after the Camaro turned three. Thats when we learnt that the extended doesn't start on day one of year four --- but on day one of year one!!! What I figured would be a $1700 reimbersment turned out to be just under $500. These figures are all Canadian, but you get the jist. Holy smokes! So when we were signing on the dotted lign for the SSR, we weren't to anxious to purchase the extended and that's when we were told that we could wait. It will cost a little more, but hey, the purchase alone lays out enough money. So waiting almost three years to purchase it makes sense to me now.

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rslow said:
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I just requested a quote and will update with price when I get a reply........
Here is the prices I received:



GMPP Pricing Effective 10-1-05

Symbol 5 - 2003 and newer with less than 24000 miles

Term/Mileage/Deductible Sale Price

12/12/0 $565
12/12/100 $525
12/12/200 $490

12/15/0 $590
12/15/100 $540
12/15/200 $505

12/18/0 $620
12/18/100 $560
12/18/200 $520

12/20/0 $645
12/20/100 $585
12/20/200 $535

24/24/0 $680
24/24/100 $610
24/24/200 $560

24/30/0 $720
24/30/100 $640
24/30/200 $580

24/36/0 $770
24/36/100 $680
24/36/200 $615

24/40/0 $905
24/40/100 $785
24/40/200 $695

24/50/0 $1,230
24/50/100 $1,040
24/50/200 $895

36/24/0 $885
36/24/100 $770
36/24/200 $685

36/30/0 $940
36/30/100 $815
36/30/200 $720

36/36/0 $990
36/36/100 $855
36/36/200 $750

36/45/0 $1,195
36/45/100 $1,010
36/45/200 $875

36/54/0 $1,520
36/54/100 $1,260
36/54/200 $1,070

36/60/0 $1,770
36/60/100 $1,455
36/60/200 $1,220

36/75/0 $2,395
36/75/100 $1,935
36/75/200 $1,595

48/32/0 $975
48/32/100 $840
48/32/200 $740

48/40/0 $1,125
48/40/100 $955
48/40/200 $830

48/48/0 $1,525
48/48/100 $1,265
48/48/200 $1,070

48/60/0 $1,865
48/60/100 $1,525
48/60/200 $1,275

48/72/0 $2,420
48/72/100 $1,955
48/72/200 $1,610

60/40/0 $1,430
60/40/100 $1,195
60/40/200 $1,015

60/50/0 $1,765
60/50/100 $1,450
60/50/200 $1,215

60/60/0 $2,515
60/60/100 $2,030
60/60/200 $1,665

60/75/0 $3,250
60/75/100 $2,595
60/75/200 $2,110

72/48/0 $2,560
72/48/100 $2,065
72/48/200 $1,695

72/60/0 $3,965
72/60/100 $3,145
72/60/200 $2,535

72/72/0 $4,950
72/72/100 $3,900
72/72/200 $3,125

84/56/0 $3,170
84/56/100 $2,535
84/56/200 $2,065

84/70/0 $5,110
84/70/100 $4,025
84/70/200 $3,220
 

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I got the Easy Care for around $1900 6yrs 100K miles bumper to bumper with the road hazard tire protection. and only $200 deductable on repairs. But that doesn't start until the manufacture's warranty stops.
I'm glad I did. I hit a pot hole and the Ins paid for a new wheel and tire, about $1000. That's 1/2 the purchase price.

Bard's 05 SSR:ssr
 
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