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Extended Warranty (Vehicle Service Contracts)

I am shopping around for an extended warranty for my 2008 GL450. I am not the original owner of the car so i cant buy the mercedes benz factory warranty. My car also has 65000 on it so its way pass the original manufacturers warranty anyway.

So far I have contacted Endurance and Carchex. I am also going to get a quote from easycare.

I am wondering if any of the wonderful members of this forum purchased a non manufacturer warranty. Please share your experiences.
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Check with the BBB and do a deep internet search as many have morphed names, but are still the same horrible policies. You are probably looking at $4000 for bumper to bumper with a company that will really cover the repairs at a dealer.
Also make sure the places that repair your car honor the policy you buy. You already know it is not really a warranty, it is insurance against breaking a part.
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I purchased an extended warrenty from USAA for my 2008 S550 (32000 miles) and have been quite pleased. My command unit went bad and the dealer replaced it and USAA (or what ever the name on what they sell) covered all but $180. Quite good I think.
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My dealer advised one from Fidelity Warranty Services (they also changed names to something else) and I bought one called Platinum. I was pleased with what it covered and had a low deductible.

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I am shopping around for an extended warranty for my 2008 GL450. I am not the original owner of the car so i cant buy the mercedes benz factory warranty. My car also has 65000 on it so its way pass the original manufacturers warranty anyway.

So far I have contacted Endurance and Carchex. I am also going to get a quote from easycare.

I am wondering if any of the wonderful members of this forum purchased a non manufacturer warranty. Please share your experiences.
I heard that Endurance is good, but they might not sell policies in CA due to some state laws just like many other extended warranty providers. Your best bet would be to buy coverage from your manufacturer, but i guess it's not the case here. In many cases you can buy extended warranty from the manufacturer even after the original warranty expired, just call any Mercedes dealership in your area and find out.
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good responses and they are all much appreciated. The law about ca has a work around for people like me who has multiple residences in other states. I have residences in Maryland and New Jersey so I just use those and i am all good.

I hope someone who has used Endurance and the other companies would chime in.

Can I get the USAA one even if I am not a veteran?
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...Can I get the USAA one even if I am not a veteran?
I'm told USAA started out for service members only (active or retired) but now they will sell to anybody. I've heard they are a great company but know nothing about their extended warranties.

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Would an "extended warranty" like this be available for an older Mercedes, such as a 1994 or 1995 E320 Cabriolet?

Either thru a Mercedes dealer, or thru an outside agency like USAA etc.?
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Extended warranty

We recently bought a 2007 E350 sport with 49k from a private party. I financed this through our credit union, and purchased a 5 yr, 100k extended warranty through the credit union. The warranty was provided by Route 66 Extended Warranty. The plan has no deductible and covers everything except wear items. The branch manager at our credit union said that they had been offering this for a few years, and was unaware of any members complaining about the warranty. I looked into the company, and they seemed to have a good reputation. The cost for the coverage was $2175. This was far less than other plans I looked at. I also looked into purchasing a warranty for the vehicle that I replaced with the E350, and my credit union also would sell me one for the 2003 suburban I sold with 85k. I would look into joining a local credit union if they offered an extended warranty through them, and if it would work out for you in your situation. If they do I would check out the company offering it, and make a decision.In our case, I felt confident buying our E350 from a private party due to the fact of being able to get what appears to me to be a good extended warranty plan.and a private party sale in Arizona there is no sales tax. So the savings there paid for almost all of the cost of the warranty. Hope this might be of assistance to you.
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