Swidlow, I think he gave you mis-information. My understanding is that you can extend the CPO warranty at any time during which the original 12/100,000 is still in effect. When I bought mine in 2006, at the time of purchase was the only option.
That may be. Both the salesman and his manager said I had to take it right away, and the manager said he had been there 5 years.
If what you say is correct, I would still have time to take it later.
However, I realized that the car was put in service August 2004, so it would be 7 years old in August 2011, and my 12 month CPO warranty will be good until March 2011. Even if they go by model year, it would be 7 years old in 2012. Since I would only purchase the 2 year extension because of the price structure, I felt it would be a waste.
The other thing is that I currently drive about 6000 miles a year, so the cost of the extension would have a higher cost per mile than if I was putting a lot of miles on the car.
I know, why am I buying a diesel if I only drive 6000 miles a year? Well, I love diesels with a passion. I had a 300D in the past and really loved it. I hope to keep the car for many years and a diesel should have greater longivity. And, I really am concerned about MPG on a car. So for those reasons, I decided I would buy a diesel.