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I received an offer in the mail from GM to purchase an extended warranty and I am seriously considering it based on the problems I have had with mechanicals breaking, especially the top! I was most surprised to read the fine print where it says, convertible tops are not covered. Do they mean the mechanicals that raise the roof, the actual roof itself, or what? I think this rule applied to rag tops, but would it also pertain to the first GM retractable hard top? Even if it does not, I think the warranty is needed for transmission and other power train issues that will inevitably come up. What do you all think? Marc, can you check with the powers that be and see if they would cover the top on this warranty? You get three choices of Basic, Value and Major Guard. I am considering the Major Guard and would think, for the money, it should cover our tops. ;)
 

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.... I was most surprised to read the fine print where it says, convertible tops are not covered....
HI Ed,

Without having seen the fine print I believe it means the materials that the convertible tops are made of. Thus our hard top and its mechanical parts should be covered.

As always we need to know those details before purchasing any contract and I will do that once I am back to work on Tuesday.
 

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I thought the extended warranty was worthwhile when I bought. There is not any mention of convertible tops on my contract.

For me, the potential malfunction of the top was the main concern. Also, on resale or trade I thought it might help down the road.

My cost was about 1280 us$

I think its a good idea Ed. mho
 
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I had major guard on the 03 SSr I had. The dealership, (Classic Chevrolet, Owasso, Ok) told me it did cover the top and its mechanics. 0 deductable, 6yr or 100,000 mi was, if I remember right, $2400. I thought was a fair price. I bought it with 11,900 mi on it. So it was good to 111,900 mi or November 19 2009. I bought the SSr in Feb. 2004, the waranty Nov 19 2004. :ssr :thumbs :flag :seeya
 

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I thought the extended warranty was worthwhile when I bought. There is not any mention of convertible tops on my contract.

For me, the potential malfunction of the top was the main concern. Also, on resale or trade I thought it might help down the road.

My cost was about 1280 us$

I think its a good idea Ed. mho
I should have added that the warranty increased to 5 years ,however, only took it to 50000 miles from 36000 miles. (60000km to 80000km) . The plan was and is to put about 15000 miles per year.
 

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What I heard is the mechanical parts to our hard top convertible is covered. If anyone might want to consider buying one of many GMs Extended Protection coverage’s can visit their official internet website. Those rates that are quoted are good up to October 1st 2005 when they get reevaluated for the 2006 year coverage’s.

Here are a few pointers that one should consider before buying. If you know you are going to be under 24,000 miles in 3 years you might want to consider waiting until you are near end of your 3 year original GM warranty before you purchase their agreement. Make sure you shouldn’t go past the last 3 months of your original warranty and do not exceed 33,000 miles before you consider purchasing their extended warranty plan.

Example: For those that will be within 24,000 at or near the end of their 3 year warranty might want to consider the following GM Extended Warranty Plan estimated prices
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0-24,000 Miles: Going with additional coverage

$ 0 – Deductible $1,345.00 MSRP
$100 – Deductible $1,140.00 MSRP
$200 – Deductible $ 950.00 MSRP

*Please check out the many various extended packages that can protect you up to or just over 100,000 miles.

Check out GM site ---> GM's Official Site:
 

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Thanks Marc

Thanks for getting the answer on top mechanical.... I'm good till Dec. 2010 with my 03 :ssr ... If I don't get itchy for the last year built. :confused
 

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I purchased mine now because the cost of the extended warranty after 22K was significantly more expensive. I think the investment was good. Today's warranty work cost almost two grand, so I would say I already got mine paid for.
 

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Does anyone have any experience with Major Guard and review of your maintenance records? I perform basic service (oil changes, etc.) myself and don't want there to be any question if I purchase the plan and later require service. I have always avoided these warranties, but am considering it due to the complexity of the SSR, and the fact I love it an plan to have it forever...
 

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Are there any dealers on here that will offer the bumper to bumper extended warranty at a discounted price? I was able to get one on my other vehicle for slightly less than 1/2 of what my dealer quoted me, but it was not a GM product. The dealer I purchased from stated it was entirely up to the dealership as to what price they wanted to charge.
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I purchased mine now because the cost of the extended warranty after 22K was significantly more expensive. I think the investment was good. Today's warranty work cost almost two grand, so I would say I already got mine paid for.
 
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Are there any dealers on here that will offer the bumper to bumper extended warranty at a discounted price?
Try Ourisman Chevrolet in Wheaton, MD (301.946.0001). Ask for Rachel or Meredith. They sold us a GMPP for an '03 Tahoe at about half of what the dealer who we bought the truck from wanted.
 

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Contact Dennis Fichtner at Fichtner Chevrolet in Laurel, Montana. Fichtner is a supporting dealer on the Corvette Forum and sells the GMPP plan at a very reasonable price. Their number is (406)628-4618. :seeya

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With regards to Extended Warranty, if you purchased the warranty from an out of state/country dealer, would any GM dealer honor the warranty?
 
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I think it depends on how much you drive and how long you plan on keeping the car, as well as, the deductable. I got a 4 year/100,000 mile for $2k, they wanted 2400. I drive a lot and paying for more years doesn't work for me. I drive 25k/year., so this fits my needs. If you drive 12k a year a 4 year/48000 mile would work better for you, and there is price difference between 4yr/100k and 4yr 48k, as common sense would tell you more miles equal more risk.

Lots of high tech equipment, the drive train, the top and everything in between. I never get extended warranties, but I got this one.
 
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With regards to Extended Warranty, if you purchased the warranty from an out of state/country dealer, would any GM dealer honor the warranty?
I don't know about out of country, but if it's a GMPP plan, then yes, you can purchase in another state and it will be honored at any GM dealer.
 

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I received the activation request form from GM a couple weeks ago. As I'm over 24K miles (32K actually) the quote for the three Guard prices are basic $1733, Value $2215, and Major $2459. This is for an additional 54000 miles added to my mileage from when I sign up.

I don't know how you can buy a discounted Plan from one dealer then expect another dealer to honor it. Does the selling dealer notify GM the extended warranty has been activated, and GM blesses the deal with whatever dealer you want to use??

Or can I haggle with my dealer about the price of the Extended warranty??

brianko...can you expand on how this works for all parties involved??

P/P

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PP,

I talked to Fichtner Chevrolet in Laurel, Montana about this very topic today. Even with your current mileage, I believe that you should be able to get an additional 36mo/54K major guard with $0 deductable for ~$2350 from them. It's a great looking package.

Don't take my word for it though, call them yourself.

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I don't know how you can buy a discounted Plan from one dealer then expect another dealer to honor it. Does the selling dealer notify GM the extended warranty has been activated, and GM blesses the deal with whatever dealer you want to use??

Or can I haggle with my dealer about the price of the Extended warranty??

brianko...can you expand on how this works for all parties involved??
I claim no special affiliation with GM, so I can only speak of my own experiences as well as what I've read on one of the other Chevy forums who has a GM service manager on-board who has confirmed much of this information. Basically, a GMPP can be purchased from any dealer, not just the dealer you bought your vehicle from. Pricing is negotiable. I've personally seen up to 100% markup on the cost of a GMPP plan (I sold my plan back to the dealer that sold us our Tahoe after finding the same plan for half of what I paid).

I seriously doubt Ourisman or any other dealership could get away for long with selling a GM plan that wouldn't be honored at another GM dealership. If you do a Google search for "GMPP," you'll find a number of dealerships who sell GMPP plans.

That said, I've also seen posts from folks less than happy with their GMPPs, claiming that their dealerships were less than helpful in ironing out problems they've encountered with a GMPP purchased from another dealer.

--Brian
 
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