Several folks have used it. It works just fine. Take it to stealer. They diagnose the issue and call in the claim (for all the covered things) and then call you and tell you that your car's ready.
I don't think I have ever seen an extended warranty that covered routine maintenance items.All the regular maintenance like breaks, alignment, oil change anyway are out of the picture.
I would think that most "workmanship defects" would be discovered during the initial warranty period. If something breaks after 3 years or 36k miles, would you really consider it a workmanship defect?That too the workmanship defects right? So in view of these is it really worth it??
I don't think I have ever seen an extended warranty that covered routine maintenance items.
I would think that most "workmanship defects" would be discovered during the initial warranty period. If something breaks after 3 years or 36k miles, would you really consider it a workmanship defect?
I am not disagreeing with the fact they do cover a good number of things but with lot of caveats.I remember reading my HondaCare contract and it covered a LOT more than what mavsfan is indicating.
Lets say it includes nothing but the Audio and NAV system. I am sure neither are going to last the 8 years and half or more of the price of the warranty would pay itself with one system failure between the Audio, NAV or RES that I have.
Are you sure mavsfan, you are reading the right list? The one I remember reading was NOT a short one by any means.
** Edit **
Official preliminary information on Honda's site
Honda Care for New Honda Vehicles - Plans & Benefits - Official Honda Site
Honda Care Vehicle Service Contract - Coverage
The actual HondaCare contract looked more like the dealer list above. Not sure why mavsfan feels the plan is worthless.
I knew you would say thatYou are being too cynical and over analytical about the whole thing.
On the bright side, you have 30 days from purchase to return the warranty for a FULL refund and you can return it even after the 30 days with a pro-rated refund if you feel so strongly that it doesn't cover much.
Well, I have never been one for extended warranties myself, on my used van they wanted over $3k ! I knew that if the transmission went bad and needed rebuild, there are shops that can do it I trust for below $2k, so I should be ok. And like CNN and others I do nearly everything myself anyway.I am not disagreeing with the fact they do cover a good number of things but with lot of caveats.
This is the first time I have been privy to a warranty contract. I do understand the normal wear and tear are not part of this contract.
On the face of it, it occured to me they have cleverly excluded anything that has a scope for failure. I am specifically quoting the section "IV WHAT IS NOT COVERED"
Hope I am not being too cynical. The colorful picture painted to me by my saleswoman threw me off. I am slightly on the NEY side of it and want to see someone who really got the value out of it to be swayed thats all.
Sorry for the long post!
It's too bad you need to out that kind of insurance, but obviously worth it.Honda Care is a good warranty. I just replaced my '02 Odyssey with an '11 and bought the 8/100k mile plan. And there is a very good reason I bought it, between July '05 until July '09 (period between end of original warranty and HC expiration), Honda Care covered each of the four major warranty repairs my '02 Odyssey needed - AC compressor x2, transmission sensor and alternator. It easily paid for itself 3 or 4 times over.