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getting my new 300c and was wondering what everone thinks of the extended warranty and if its worth it or not?figured on the top one that covers everything for about 1300$
 

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getting my new 300c and was wondering what everone thinks of the extended warranty and if its worth it or not?figured on the top one that covers everything for about 1300$
I got my 300C and did in fact pay the extra to get the extra warranty. Some say it is stupid, but for me I felt the need.

There is just to much that can go wrong over time that I would not be able to take care of.
 

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There's a few factors imo, including how much you are being charged for the warranty ($100 - $200 over dealer cost is fair) and also which plan you get. I would not, personally, get anything other than the true Chrysler warranty (no 3rd party) and even then, only their best (MaxCare I believe), which is in fact what I did. With the amount of electronics on this car alone, 1 service appointment could equal the cost of the warranty. It just depends on if you'd like to roll the dice and how long you plan on keeping the car.
 

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Its also worth it if you ever go to sell the car before the warranty is up. Think of it
this way: If there are two nice used cars, of the same make, model and year, and
one still has a balance of a factory extended warrany, and the other one does not,
and the cars are both in the same condition, and the same price, which one would
you want?

I think they are worth it as MrHappy said. Just the electronic stuff alone is the
reason I bought my extended warranty. And do as he says, go with a Chrysler
warranty, not some Unkel Zeke's yeah, we have them thar war-on-tees.

If you do a search of this site for the extended warranty info, you will find that
you can get a real, Chrysler factory MaxCare bumper to bumper 7/70 warranty, with
a Zero (0) deductable for less than $1300.00 for your C.

The MaxCare warranty actually tells you the 7 or 8 things that are NOT covered,
because it covers over 5000 items!!! Including all the electronics! Its really the best
way to go.

Jim
 

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CJ7VFR said:
Its also worth it if you ever go to sell the car before the warranty is up. Think of it
this way: If there are two nice used cars, of the same make, model and year, and
one still has a balance of a factory extended warrany, and the other one does not,
and the cars are both in the same condition, and the same price, which one would
you want?

I think they are worth it as MrHappy said. Just the electronic stuff alone is the
reason I bought my extended warranty. And do as he says, go with a Chrysler
warranty, not some Unkel Zeke's yeah, we have them thar war-on-tees.

I told my dealer that i would like to suggest he sell me the extended warranty at his actual cost to move on with the deal, he readily agreed with me after bouncing back from the ropes in the ring..... :) I bought the extended warranty for 655.00 versus 1355.00

7 years or 75k i believe it was and covers much much more than the 05 power train warranty did. My 300C is a 2006.
 

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I purchased the "5000" part warranty for my 300C.
60,000 miles if I'm correct.
The retail cost I was told was $1650 in his book. He showed me the book. I know this number means nothing.
I got it for $788 because I gave them a number that if they would go over I
would walk away.
Hopefully that's a good deal. If anyone got there's a lot cheaper don't tell me...
I also put $25K down on the car so that might of helped?
 

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I bought the Chrysler Maximum Care 5/100,000 warranty. Could have gotten it for about $1700 w/$100 ded. or $1850 w/$50 ded., but I got $2100 for $0 ded.
I call it real peace of mind.
 

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The Chrysler Maximum Care package, MCX5100M -0, which is the zero deductable 5 year/100,000 is
currently $1790.00 from E-servicecontracts.com for 2005 cars. E-service is a factory
Chrysler Dealership that offers people better prices on extended warranties.

I got my 7/70 Maximum Care package price from them, which was the zero deductable
package, for $1240.00. It covers the over 5000 parts on the car with a zero deductable.

I printed out the E-service price, and brought that to my dealer. I said if they
would match that price, I would buy it from them, otherwise they could go pound sand,
as they so graciously offered the same package to me the day before for over $1600.00!

They saw that it was a real Chrysler warranty, and then offered it to me for the E-service price.

I saved over $400.00 just by doing a few minutes of research on the internet.

Here is the E-service website: http://www.eservicecontracts.com/Default.htm

Jim
 

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Look at the back of your car. If it has a little plate that says "Chrysler". Then it would be a good idea to buy the warranty if you plan on keeping the car more than 3 years.

Other plates to watch out for are "dodge","ford","pontiac","chevy".

Resale will be much easier with a warranty on any domestic nameplate.
 

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Steve Desjardins said:
I don't get why you are here if all you do is knock chrysler products. Thats why then kicked you off the other site.
I was thinking the same thing. Every post he's made has some sort of negative comment. What's he driving anyway? Maybe he's a troll. He seems to like Lexus and Toyota though.

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adaptabl said:
Look at the back of your car. If it has a little plate that says "Chrysler". Then it would be a good idea to buy the warranty if you plan on keeping the car more than 3 years.

Other plates to watch out for are "dodge","ford","pontiac","chevy".

Resale will be much easier with a warranty on any domestic nameplate.
Here's a few facts for you Mr. Cynical:

Chrysler Group Reports Sales for October 2005 Increase 1 Percent; October 2005 Represents 19th Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Sales Gains.

Chrysler 300 Sales Surpass 10,000 Units for 17th Month Since Introduction.
Chrysler PT Cruiser Sales Increase 66 Percent.
Chrysler Brand Sales Rise 12 Percent.
Chrysler Group Year-To-Date Sales are 7 Percent Higher than Year-Ago Period.
Jeep Brand Sales Increase 8 Percent on Strength of Grand Cherokee.
Dodge Charger Sales Exceed 30,000 Units Since Introduction.
Dodge Stratus Sets October Sales Record.

Strong sales of the Chrysler 300 and Chrysler PT Cruiser helped to push sales of the Chrysler brand up 12 percent to 51,766 units over October 2004 sales of 48,178 units.

The Chrysler 300 continued to maintain its staying power in the marketplace by posting sales of 12,835 units, a 23 percent increase over October 2004, and marking the 17th time in 19 months the vehicle has sold in excess of 10,000 units.

Sales of the Dodge Charger were up 1 percent month-over-month, posting sales of 7,119 units. Total units sales for the Dodge Charger since its introduction in May 2005 has exceeded 30,000 units. The all-new Dodge Charger has made a name for itself in the marketplace while generating excitement and enthusiasm among customers who are looking for superior performance at a great price.

Those are the October 2005 sales results. Obviously (and thankfully) not everybody feels as you do. They must be doing something right to have even made money this quarter. If you're so down on the brand, why are you here? Your reputation at lxforums supercedes you. As for me personally, I have no problem whatsoever with the Dodge/Chrysler brands and their reliability.

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Steve Desjardins said:
I don't get why you are here if all you do is knock chrysler products. Thats why then kicked you off the other site.
His question was "Should he buy a sevice contract". My opinion is if it from the big three and he plans to keep it, he should. If you do not agree, thats fine. Many others do. Thats why resale values are so low for big three products. Having a service contract will give him a big advantage at resale time as well as piece of mind after the warranty expires.
 
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