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So . . . in light of the deletion of the standard 7/70K powertrain warranty, has anyone considered an extended warranty and what are the costs - I typically don't go for them, but recently did on my 05 Odyssey (being the first year of the new design) for $1,075 for 7/100K $0 deductible, which I couldn't pass up.
 

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Benh said:
So . . . in light of the deletion of the standard 7/70K powertrain warranty, has anyone considered an extended warranty and what are the costs - I typically don't go for them, but recently did on my 05 Odyssey (being the first year of the new design) for $1,075 for 7/100K $0 deductible, which I couldn't pass up.

i found a dealer here in michigan that would 950 for 7/70,000 $0 deductible. where did you get your quote from is it a chrysler dealer?
 

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Sorry if I confused you, the 7/100K warranty was for my Honda Odyssey. Your deal doesn't sound too bad, however.
 

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If I understand correctly, there never was a 7/70000 on the SRT-8s. '05s don't have it. Just 3/36000.

Doesn't help with your question about price, just a point of clarification.
 

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Extended Warranty Details

Perfect timing Benh. I just got the details of my extended warranty for my SRT8 in the mail yesterday. It's called "DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. (DCCI) Service Contracts". The plan number is #365 and has a $0 deductable. It's for 5 years/100,000 km's (60,000 miles). The plan is honoured throughout Canada & the United States.

In a nutshell the plan covers the following:

1. Roadside Assistance - includes towing, flat tire assistance, out of fuel, dead battery jump start, lockout assistance.

2. Trip & Travel - if more than 200 km's away from home, up to $100 per day of hotel, meals or return transportation to a maximun of $300.

3. Rental Vehicle - if vehicle must be kept overnight, up to $50 per day, 5 days maximum.

4. Gold or Gold Plus - Covers electrical system, brakes, ABS, steering, engine cooling system, AC, clutch (N/A I guess for the SRT8), front suspension, rear suspension. body (mirrors, door glass tracks, lock cylinders, door handles, engine mounts & on and on), fuel system (fuel pump, tank, throttle body, lines, hoses, tubes & on and on)

5. Powertrain - Engine & all internal parts (too numerous to mention, but pretty much everything), transmission/transfer case, drive shaft assembly, U joints, axle housing, all internal parts and on and on.

6. Basic Maintenance - Free oil changes (up to 20 for my plan), tire rotation.

7. Tire Road Hazard - Pro rated of course. Note: Most tire makers don't offer road hazard anymore.

The plan can be transferred to all subsequent owners at no charge. Plan is not cancellable except during the first 60 days. There is a disclaimer, "DCCI reserves the right to cancel your Service Contract at any time should it be discovered your vehicle is ineligible, or is involved in an accident to the extent of becomming an insurance write-off, or the contract information provided to DCCI has been misrepresented".

Total cost for me was $3260 Canadian plus tax. Assuming the oil changes cost around $100 each and I'll be getting 20 over 100,000 km's @ 5,000 km's per change, that alone is worth $2,000.

For me this plan is what I wanted as it gives peace of mind knowing pretty much everything is covered except of course wear items (wiper blades, brake pads etc.). Hope this helps.

Rambit :)

EDIT (ADDENDUM): Like anything you get what you pay for. While it may seem all warranty plans are alike, nothing could be further from the truth. Beware of third party warranty plans at discount prices. They're usually scammers. Several years ago my wife purchaced one of these plans after buying a used car. They have nice names like "Universal Warranty" and the like. The price was very reasonable and we thought everything would be covered. Things like the water pump wern't covered as it's not considered part of the "powertrain". Her transmission failed & we took it in for repairs. We had to wait for an adjuster over a week and he told the transmission shop to "just do the minimum" when fixing it. I take it he meant just fill it with saw dust and send us on our way. The transmission guy told the adjuster to pound salt and that he ran an honest company. In our case we got a new transmission, others I'm sure got the shaft. I just shake my head when I see claims of people here saying they got these fantastic third party warranties for next to nothing. Live & learn I suppose.
 

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Wait, the SRT8 doesn't have the standard 7/100K? The 300C does, though, right? So the stock warranty on the SRT8 is 3/36K?

So Rambit, as a US-buyer, what warranty is the best and how much is it? It sounds like #365 is honored here and offers a LOT of value... but doodje says he got the 7/100K for $950 extra! That sounds like a better deal, but you probably don't get all those other perks...

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Wait, the SRT8 doesn't have the standard 7/100K? The 300C does, though, right? So the stock warranty on the SRT8 is 3/36K?

So Rambit, as a US-buyer, what warranty is the best and how much is it? It sounds like #365 is honored here and offers a LOT of value... but doodje says he got the 7/100K for $950 extra! That sounds like a better deal, but you probably don't get all those other perks...

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I can't give an opinion on what is offered in the US. I assume the plans would be the same though. Maybe you should talk to your dealer & see if they are the same. As far as the 7/100K (I'm assuming it's miles) goes, it's simply not offered in Canada. I just asked for the "best" warranty they had over the longest time.

Rambit :)
 

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Benh said:
So . . . in light of the deletion of the standard 7/70K powertrain warranty, has anyone considered an extended warranty and what are the costs - I typically don't go for them, but recently did on my 05 Odyssey (being the first year of the new design) for $1,075 for 7/100K $0 deductible, which I couldn't pass up.
If you can transfer that Honda warranty to your Chrysler you'll be in much better shape. ;)
 

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I got the 7/115,000 KM plan #329 it cost me $3765.00. My insurance cover my roadside assistant, I am planning to keep this car very low Km/yr. It should last me 7 yrs..I HOPE... :)
According to my pamphlet that plan has a $100 deductable and does not cover oil changes or tire road hazard. Are you sure Victor you have 7 years total coverage and not just Powertrain & Roadside Assistance for 7 years? :confused: There's a BIG difference the way I see it. There are 2 notes at the bottom of the pamphlet:

The first note says - All models with Powertrain and Roadside Assistance for 5 years or 100,000 kilometers (whichever occurs first) as part of the vehicle's warranty. For 2002 models sold on ar after July 29, 2002 with Powertrain ($100 deductable) and Roadside Assistance for 7 years or 115,000 kilometers (whichever occurs first) as part of the vehicle's warranty.

The second note says - All models include Powertrain ($100 Deductable) and Roadside Assistance for 7 years or 115,000 kilometers (whichever occurs first) as part of the vehicle's warranty. Excluding those vehicle's described above. (Referring to the first note).

The phamphlet Revision date is 08/04.

Rambit
 

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Hi Rambit,
I beleive we got the same pamphlet. 7/115km is Gold & Powertrain Plan, yes ther is a $100 deductable with plan #329 Iam going to find out about # 309 $ 0 deductable. I agree with you that its nice to have the tire and oil change included ,but iam looking at the 7 yr plan,what if after 5yr something goes wrong with the tranny or any other major part, I will sleep better knowing that its covered for 7 yrs, The oil change for the srt 8 is it every 3 months or 5? Anyways how are you injoying your Car, I was told they shipped it on the 22 of march still waitting maybe this week. So how is the sound system in the car did you get the Sub? I don't understand why some members are pissed off about the Kicker system.To me the sound system is the last thing on my mind, I just want my Car. I ordered my Plates I was going to get 2005 srt8 but I read that You ordered it thats cool. I got " MY SRT 8" its been 5 weeks now nothing yet. anyways got to run..
 

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victor rasta said:
Hi Rambit,
I beleive we got the same pamphlet. 7/115km is Gold & Powertrain Plan, yes ther is a $100 deductable with plan #329 Iam going to find out about # 309 $ 0 deductable. I agree with you that its nice to have the tire and oil change included ,but iam looking at the 7 yr plan,what if after 5yr something goes wrong with the tranny or any other major part, I will sleep better knowing that its covered for 7 yrs, The oil change for the srt 8 is it every 3 months or 5? Anyways how are you injoying your Car, I was told they shipped it on the 22 of march still waitting maybe this week. So how is the sound system in the car did you get the Sub? I don't understand why some members are pissed off about the Kicker system.To me the sound system is the last thing on my mind, I just want my Car. I ordered my Plates I was going to get 2005 srt8 but I read that You ordered it thats cool. I got " MY SRT 8" its been 5 weeks now nothing yet. anyways got to run..
Just like McDonald's...I'm LOVIN' it! The recommended oil change is 5,000 km's or 3 months (7 liters of 0-40 Mobile 1 synthetic) I have the BA 7 speaker with SW and to tell you the truth, it's everything I want in a stereo. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but I think it's plenty adequate. I'd sooner listen to the exhaust when I punch it anyway. :D Got my plates yesterday and I'm going down today to get them registered. They were a couple of weeks too late, but what the hell. You're going to LOVE your car when it gets to you. Keep us posted. The weather is perfect now anyway!

Rambit :)
 
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