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2007 Prius Warrantee opinion?

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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.

-- Michelle

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.
Piper <":">

Posted by mrv@kluge.net 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>

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