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Lifetime extended warranty

Fellas,

I'm in the market for a new truck, and I'm leaning heavily toward buying a Dodge.

I just noticed today that Chrysler is offering a lifetime extended warranty, and it sounds like a really good deal. I typically drive my trucks for 200k to 300k before trading them in, and that warranty could potentially save me quite a bit of money/headache.

Has anyone out there purchased the lifetime warranty (or any of the other extended warranties)? Was it worth the money? Or was it a major hassle?

Any opinions are most welcome.

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I'm not sure about the offer you're talking about but I strongly urge you to spend the time and read the fine print, terms, and conditions of any long term warranty. We have purchased some in the last few years and once they get your money they do everything they can to weasle out of paying out on them with a 1001 exceptions. Generally the factory warranties are good but long term warranties are laden with ways for them to get out of fixing anything.

I paid cash on my wifes Tahoe and a long term warranty. The transfer case went out and the warranty company said they would only pay to put in one from a wrecked Tahoe in a junk yard or they'd cut a check and I was responsible for the difference in getting a new one. It was better than nothing but a junk yard? Come on.

Dodge is turning people away on their warranties for not using "clean" enough gas. I don't even know how they come up with that. Any mods AT ALL and they are turning people away.

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the warranty wont mean SQUAT if the COMPANY isnt in business to accept to FILE
the claim !

Warranty repairs are a HEAVY weight for any insurance company or mfg to absorb...
its why there is so much push back from the MFG in denying claims.

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Fellas,

I'm in the market for a new truck, and I'm leaning heavily toward buying a Dodge.

I just noticed today that Chrysler is offering a lifetime extended warranty, and it sounds like a really good deal. I typically drive my trucks for 200k to 300k before trading them in, and that warranty could potentially save me quite a bit of money/headache.

Has anyone out there purchased the lifetime warranty (or any of the other extended warranties)? Was it worth the money? Or was it a major hassle?

Any opinions are most welcome.

Thanks,

Woody
if you read the fine print , diesel trucks are excluded from the lifetime warranty .

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if you read the fine print , diesel trucks are excluded from the lifetime warranty .
I was thinking the same thing.
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Yep the diesels are exempt as well as the SRT vehicles.

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Fellas,

I'll take your word for it. I was surfing the website for this info, and haven't found the fine print yet.

The 7 year/100,000 mile extended warranty seems like a rip off.

Do you think Chrysler is going to weather this storm? Or do you think they will fold in the next couple of years? (I don't want to buy a truck, then find out I have no customer service or parts available.)

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Do you think Chrysler is going to weather this storm? Or do you think they will fold in the next couple of years? (I don't want to buy a truck, then find out I have no customer service or parts available.)
its not gonna take "the next couple of years" if they make it thru the summer
itll be amazing...the general public is fed up w/ bailing <failing> companies
out....if you cant run your company well enough to make a profit why
should the american public toss good money after bad ??

look whats already happened <to GM & AIG>....theyve come back
asking for MORE on top of what was already given...you dont fix a
money problem w/ MORE money.

on the other hand look at CITI...theyre figuring out how to turn a profit

its SINK or SWIM in my book....giving them money only prolongs the
inevitable : and theyll just keep coming back for more, making
excuse after excuse why they need "just a little more"....all the while
having make insignificant changes internally to correct the REAL problems !

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Fellas,

I'll take your word for it. I was surfing the website for this info, and haven't found the fine print yet.

The 7 year/100,000 mile extended warranty seems like a rip off.

Do you think Chrysler is going to weather this storm? Or do you think they will fold in the next couple of years? (I don't want to buy a truck, then find out I have no customer service or parts available.)

Woody
I'm not even sure it's that good. I think it's 3/36 powertrain on diesels, with 5/100 on the cummins. In some states the emissions is warrantied longer than the 3/36. Make sure you find it all out.
The best thing they all could do is chapter 11. That would allow them to redo the union contracts. Customer service I'm not sure on, but even if they did fold up, they still have to make parts for at least 10 years or something like that.

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....but even if they did fold up, they still have to make parts for at least 10 years or something like that.
if they are BANKRUPT and FOLDED theyre not gonna be around to make
parts <for a MONTH much less 10 years> !

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