Posted by MF on March 17, 2007, 10:27 pm
Well I just bought a 2007 NL and I'm faced with the decision on the extended
The factory warrantee seems pretty good and comprehensive and while I
generally reject extended warrantee's as nearly pure profit, I do tend to
buy extended drivetrain/systems warrantee.
SO, in the face of a generous standard warrantee and a $625 fee, what have
you done? Yes I know it's a personal opinion but still I'd appreciate any
PS - Can't wait to pick up my new hybrid! (and I as so amazed at the deal
they gave me - over 10% off MSRP - I don't know what's typical now but I
know they were getting sticker in my area just last fall)
PPS should I buy Lojack or the GPS alternative (forgto the name, sounds
better'n Lojack)? does anyone steal these 'beauties'?
Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 18, 2007, 12:03 am
Well, first of all, if you check priuschat.com you'll find a source for
it for $95 from a reliable dealer. Secondly, you don't have to buy it
right away; you have until your regular warranty runs out--that's three
Third, I believe that it's not necessary, but each of us has to make his
or her own choice on the matter.
Waste of money in my opinion.
Support the troops: Bring them home ASAP.
Posted by MF on March 18, 2007, 2:02 am
Thanks for the helpful info!
Posted by Piper on March 18, 2007, 3:25 am
Don't believe in them. We figure by the time the new car warranty
runs out most of the bugs and kinks have shown up and are already
covered. Extended warranties are a waste of money.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on March 18, 2007, 4:27 am
If going for an extended warranty, I'd suggest the Toyota Extra Care
Platinum Plan. You can buy it any time before the end of your basic 3
year/36,000 mile plan, and from any dealer. (So, you have time to
shop around and get a better price!) The longest 7 year/100,000 mile/
$ deductible version can be had from several Prius-friendly dealers
for $95 (and shorter terms for even less), so...
I know that I have to update this document with some new dealers (and
updated links), and info about the now-offered lower-than-Platinum
plans, but... Much info about the Toyota extended warranties and some
suggested discount dealers can be found here:
The only reported stolen Prius that I've heard of were where the theif
stole the keyfob... (The only other method is by a tow truck, and I
think I've heard of one stolen in this method as well.) With the
standard engine immobilizer (and no way to hot-wire it), it is very
difficult to steal a Prius.
Your NL package includes the anti-theft alarm (horn beeps/lights blink
if someone opens a door or the hood while armed).
However, if your auto insurance company offers a large enough discount
for the added anti-theft device (vehicle transponder), then it may be
worth it to you. <shrug>