I gave this a lot of thought. I never buy the xtended warranties on things like toasters, etc. I did get this though for the following reasons:
1. auto-trans- will cost 1400-1800 at today's prices.
2. engine: who knows?
3. Anytime you take vehicle in to dealer you are looking at at least 200. Dear minimum.
The risk is to high for me to not get it. Also, I considered the warranties direct but there is risk here. Will they be around. Also there is a clumsy payback where they work with the garage and give a P.O. #. Sounds simple, but I've been around the block a couple of times. There's trouble here. I got the 7 yr. 100,000 warranty I think for $1100 I did get the 7 day rental but did not get the trip interruption Motel) I'll complete the trip with the rental. Rental is good enough. I also got the $0.00 deductable. Its all Nissan's problem.
You take it to Nissan or **it's their problem** period. Sounds like a lot of money but you have garanteed 100,000 miles of trouble free driving. Also be glad If you don't use it. It's peace of mind. If you do trips its a no brainer.
Look Dude there are those who will say its a rip-off. Guess what A_L_L insurance is a ripoff. What's $150/ year if you know you are going to keep car for 100,000. If you are keeping it for 60,000 then you have to think about it. For that money you still get towing, rental, and non power train stuff for beyond 36,000. Like I said its all Nissan's problem for 100,000- no questions. Personally I again would stay away from Warranties Direct. IMHO.
Plain Jane Cappuccino SE
Car partly remanufactured