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i got it on my 05 c230 i have about 57000 miles on it, i got it right when i came out in 2004 so yeah i drove it alot for a while, they told me that if i dont use the extended warranty i get my 4gz back! i dont think i will.. but who knows these foos at the dealr might try to make me use it, i guess is the dam engine falls off for some odd reason i will use it, but if its just a ligth of a fuse that goes off the might make me use it too.. which mean i dont get my cheda back, what if i make a mod to the engine, anything that would void my waranty.. will i get my cheda back? has anyone goes thru this b4?
 

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First of all, an extended warranty is simply a different term for insurance. There is no chance of getting a refund. I doubt very much if you called your broker and and asked for a refund for a year of accident-free driving that they would give it to you, so good luck with that. I paid C$3,000 for my extended warranty. Some people who do not know what they are talking about may say "It's a waste of cash. If the transmission fails, you can use that three grand to pay for it." But what they do not think about is, now that the tranny is paid for, lets say six months later, the engine lets go, this will cost you C$4,500 - C$5,000 to rebuild, which would have been covered under the warranty. In this case, the C$3,000 warranty would have paid itself off. I remember someone on this forum who whines that their car, which they got a very steep discount to lure him away from his preferred Audi, complains about how his car is in for repairs alot. I'm sure if he didn't have to pay for the repairs out of his pocket, it wouldn't be so bad.
 

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I bought the 3 year extended warranty on my 2003 c320. It has actually saved me more than its value when I bought it then. It was around 3k for the warranty, but I already have used about 6k in replacement parts and labor. Plus, I doubt you'll get a refund. Unless you bought your ride in the alley from some dealer...
 

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$4K for an extended warranty, geez you guys fall for anything. Good luck getting a refund.

geez homie.. thanks for hating.. i care about the dam car... so i like to know that if anything hapens after the first warranty that i know i still have some thing that will back me up, specially when im about to get married.. peace of mind comes in handy, i dont have to drope any more cheda on the benz if it breaks down, i guess i can say i fell for it, but i know regarless i dint wast the money.

its better so invest in the car than to thro in mods that might not help the life of the car. but thats where we all think different.
 

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im down with yal that got extended, did u guys get it from the dealer? or from 3rd party? or is there such thing? im ganna check my contract and extended warraty for details, i have a friend that works at a diff dealer, maybe if i ask him b4 i ask my dealer that can help, but maybe they all have diff contracts and rules...
 

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im down with yal that got extended, did u guys get it from the dealer? or from 3rd party? or is there such thing? im ganna check my contract and extended warraty for details, i have a friend that works at a diff dealer, maybe if i ask him b4 i ask my dealer that can help, but maybe they all have diff contracts and rules...
I got my warranty and paid about the same for you. I am absolutely satisfied. I have used more of their warranty money for replacements, repairs, etc. than the actual cost I paid for. If you figure mercedes labor is $115.00 an hour plus parts, you need a second job just servicing your vehicle. The warranty doesn't cover things like wear and tear, but all the main components of the engine, etc. I got mine right through mercedes... I don't trust 3rd party warranties.
 

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geez homie.. thanks for hating.. i care about the dam car... so i like to know that if anything hapens after the first warranty that i know i still have some thing that will back me up, specially when im about to get married.. peace of mind comes in handy, i dont have to drope any more cheda on the benz if it breaks down, i guess i can say i fell for it, but i know regarless i dint wast the money.
OK, this is the way I look at it and everyone looks at it differently. You buy an MB with 4yr/50K warranty. It depreciates say $10K during those 4 years. If you were to keep it longer, say another 3 years. The depreciation for the next 3 years is greater than the first 4 because of many factors out of your control so say it depreciates another $10K. Then add $4K for the cost of the extended warranty to cover you for that period. The first 4 years costs you $2,500/yr, the next 3 years would cost you $4,667/yr. I've done the math over and over but unless you keep a car forever (and then even the extended warranty won't cover you), it's always best to get rid of the car when it's between 3-4 years old. So to me, yes, total waste of money to keep the car longer than the factory warranty.
 

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Well, the way you make your case, I agree with you 100%. But for those who think about keeping the car longer, I would still recommend it.
 

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so... it's best to sell my car bcoz it's almost 4 years old? it only has 30K miles... and i just received a letter offering an extended warranty ... should i buy it ? oh mine is `04 C230 kompressor 6speed manual .... and how much does normally the extended warranty go for ? thank you guys...
 

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OK, this is the way I look at it and everyone looks at it differently. You buy an MB with 4yr/50K warranty. It depreciates say $10K during those 4 years. If you were to keep it longer, say another 3 years. The depreciation for the next 3 years is greater than the first 4 because of many factors out of your control so say it depreciates another $10K. Then add $4K for the cost of the extended warranty to cover you for that period. The first 4 years costs you $2,500/yr, the next 3 years would cost you $4,667/yr. I've done the math over and over but unless you keep a car forever (and then even the extended warranty won't cover you), it's always best to get rid of the car when it's between 3-4 years old. So to me, yes, total waste of money to keep the car longer than the factory warranty.

some one was good in math...

when i got the car i was 19 and singel and living with my parents, so i droped 34gz and left the dealer very happy, now im 22ish and about to get married so i better keep my baby ( my benz ) so i dont have to worrie about another car payment, im very hapy with my car and it doesnt get any better when i dont have to pay for car payments, i think if u can afford the extended go for it. my question at the begining was if anyone has heard that you get your money back if u dont use the extended waranty that the dealer sells you. i was told that you do. im going to review my contract, call my dealer and find out fur sure.

to those that lase the car or think about getting rid of it after the waranty is over i guess u dont need no extended waranty, but for those like me that love what you drive i would get it.


black benzitos rock!!!!
 

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I paid 1800 for my extended warranty until 100k.

Warranty is a big money makers for dealers. Shop around on the net if you want to get an extended warranty.
 

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I got an extended warranty after very nearly declining. Boy am I glad I got it. Two repairs paid for the warranty -- replacing the foot well flapper and replacing the a/c evaporator. Both repairs required removing the dash -- lots of labor. I think I paid somewhere around $2G for mine and it covers me up to 100K miles.
 

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$4000 for extended warranty is alot... I'd understand if it's about 1500-2000... but 4000 is ridiculous... I bought my legend and fixed it up with that kinda $$ (I paid 2400 for my legend) anyway my fiance is driving the c230 and I drive the 91 legend now at 187K miles and mechanically perfect cosmetically 8 out of 10!! Looks like we're not going to change for awhile. I love my legend and I think I'll drive it till it dies... so IF and when my legend dies I'm going to take over the c230 and buy her an suv. For me I'd rather keep that $4000 invest somewhere else and when it's time for major repairs I'll take it to a mechanic that I trust. Sure dealer is nice but for fraction of the price I can get things repaired. Plus isn't MB suppose to be reliable? I'm pretty sure most bugs of our c230 has been taken care of so I'd keep the $4000 and take the risk
 

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Third Party Warranty

I paid $3000 for mine thru Continental Warranty. Covers 4 years / 48000 miles. Mine may cost more since it's a comprehensive coverage for the C32. I was told that the basic coverage may not cover all computer components inside the car. So far, I have not had to file any claims but I'm sure I will soon or later with this C32.
 

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For a C-Class, if you spend more than $500 for a 4 year / 36-48k miles, you paid too much.

Here's a better option. Save the money you would have spent for a warranty, earn interest off that money, and use it if you need it for repairs. That way, you make money.

Extended warranties are never worth it, unless it was around the price I gave. Or you bought a crappy car.

Besides, the warranty company will do whatever it can to not pay your claim. Also, what's your deductible? There's a reason why dealers sell a warranty--they make money off of it. Same with other companies that offer a warranty.

I like the example someone else stated--it's like insurance. That's correct. But since the costs are so low, wouldn't you want to self-insure whenever you can? In Washington state, to self-insure auto insurance, it would cost $100k in a trust account. If I had $100k lying around (actually, more, as if I had $100k, I'd spend it), I'd self-insure. Since I don't, I'll buy insurance.

It's rare that anyone will have warrantable repairs. It's much more rare that it would cost more than $5k. $200 for 24 months will give you ~$5k with interest. Or for what you're paying for the warranty, buy a newer car with the original warranty.

I know I was all over the place on this post, so to summarize: warranties aren't worth the money. You don't get back what you paid for it nine times out of ten.
 

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What does it say about the quality of MB if you think you have to pay extra to warranty it up to 100k miles? You can reasonably expect to go 100k nowadays in a Chevy Cavalier without a major breakdown, why all the panic over a car that is supposedly engineered to be the best in the world?
 

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100K miles in a Cavalier without a major breakdown? Maybe. But within those 100K miles, if it breaks down, its pennies to fix. If a C-class breaks down, it's dollars.
Everycredit, simply saving $3000 in a savings account will not net you very much, it would be better to invest it in something. Problem is, say you invest that in a mutual fund or something similar, and you gain $1,000 a year in dividends. One year into what would have been your extended warranty you blow your transmission, and it costs $2,000 to fix. Your MF is now down to $2,000. Now, a year later your rear diff lets go and they need to change the housing and everything in it, your looking at roughly $4,000. Theoretically, assuming the interest rate stayed the same, your $2,000 in the MF would have brought in short of $670. Now you have $2,670. You now have to pay out of your pocket to repair your car. On top of that, you now have less in your pocket to re-invest into your MF. Extended Warranty is also like a lottery. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.
 

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Actually I agree with you, warranties are a great thing to have. I had the hardest time trying to find a good warranty for my AMG. Most companies wouldn't even talk to me once I mentioned AMG. The dealer's price was over $5,000 for 3 years. I did find an aftermarket warranty company that I have been very pleased with. I had a tranny problem, they put a rebuilt engine that cost about $5k. I had no problem getting this taken care of. The warranty I purchased only cost me about $3500 for 4 years with unlimited miles. I went through warranty consultant group called Warranties 4 Wheels. They were very helpful. here is their website:


Auto Warranty, Truck Warranty - Warranties 4 Wheels - Extended Auto Warranty Specialists, Truck, Car Warranties, New, Used Vehicles
 

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I paid $2100 for my extended warranty on a used 2005. It still had 1.5 yrs standard warranty on it. But they started the warranty when I bought the car. Is this normal procedure on extended warranty or should it have started after the 1.5 standard warranty is over?
 
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