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I just did a search on extended warranties and didn't find much, so I wanted to throw it out again cuz it's on my mind. I'm wondering if I should get an extended warranty for my B15. Warrantydirect and the manufacturer's extended warranties are both around $800, and I'm wondering if it's worth the investment. Any thoughts? This is my first car so I don't have previous experience in this arena. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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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.


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Thanks for you feedback, guys. Very, very helpful. Have any of you experienced or heard of Nissan having more exclusions than other companies like WarrantyDirect or 1SourceAutoWarranty.com? I think I'm determined to get an extended warranty, but now I want to make the call with the one that will have the fewest exclusions, or at least the best overall deal. Anybody have experience with this?

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Look: Both companies are going to tell you there's is the best. I don't really know the answer to your question. I had experience with Ford (gulp) extended warranty. No problems.

Just keep this in mind, If you get a warranty other than Nissan they will be fighting wigh each other and you. Kinda like a circus. I'm not really a huge fan of Nissan- but you only have one company to deal with. Also you can carefully look at the details of the Nissan warranty in your warranty book. Believe me I did not want to pay an extra 3 or 4 hundred- but I have no second thoughts.

Think it over carefully,
Al

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I'll concur. For an extra whopping $12/month, I got the 5 year/100K mi. warranty w/ LoJack. To me that's just piece of mind. For the entire time I'll be paying this car off, if anything goes wrong (and it's not my fault), I don't pay for it.
 

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Remember - the dealer makes profit otherwise they wouldn't sell them. Also, you're paying for something you can't use for three years (or more). I'd invest the $600-800.

Good Luck

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Put the money that your planning on spending for the warranty in a savings account. You'd be hard pressed to spend even close to that amount during that same warranty period.
Trust me! Anyone with experience will tell you that. Sure, you're driving a mechanical device that will have defects, but the odds of having a lot of expensive warranty coverage items fail are great.

Better yet, put that money in my savings account for that same period. At the end, you can have your money back, and I'll take the interest. Sound fair?

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i have to agree with adc. insurance of any kind is like gambling with the devil. the insurance company is betting you don't need them and you are gambling you will need them by paying a premium every month.

think of it as what if coverage.

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