Use the forum search and you'll find several days worth of "reading" on this topic...Narrow the search to just the 3rd generation forum since that's where this question is asked the most (for obvious reasons).Any views on how useful it is to have an extended warranty on a Platinum 2019. Dealer recommends it (not surprising!!) but also adds we recommend it because of the high level of electronics in this model. Views/ suggestions welcome
That may feel true for those who rely entirely on dealerships for mechanical work. Going to a good indy mechanic reduces the cost of mechanical work. However, owning two BMW 3-series, I would differ in terms of parts cost.The engine is packed into a small space which makes replacing things like water pump, alternater, a/c compressor, very labor costly. Check YouTube videos on this as well as the CVT. This car is like owning a BMW. When the warranty is done get rid of it unless you like to gamble.
When it comes to insurance (warranty is a form of insurance), there are only two options :Any views on how useful it is to have an extended warranty on a Platinum 2019. Dealer recommends it (not surprising!!) but also adds we recommend it because of the high level of electronics in this model. Views/ suggestions welcome
We bought our 2019 Murano (at CarMax) on Sunday. We have bought our last 10 cars there, and have always bought the extended warranty. In our experience, just one unexpected repair ends up covering the cost of the warranty. We have never "lost" money on a warranty. We bought a used 2012 Murano in 2015, and purchased a 5 year, 125k mile warranty because the manufacturer's warranty was already up. 4 years later, the a/c went out. Replaced, for FREE!Any views on how useful it is to have an extended warranty on a Platinum 2019. Dealer recommends it (not surprising!!) but also adds we recommend it because of the high level of electronics in this model. Views/ suggestions welcome
We have owned Fords, Dodges, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, GMC and more and have never lost money on an extended warranty. Just one example - we bought a used 2012 Nissan in 2015 with only 15k miles on it. The manufacturer's warranty was already up, so we purchased an extended warranty for 5 years/125k miles. In 2019, 4 years later, now with 120,000 miles on the car, and both passenger and driver's windows motors went out. Just that one repair would have been enough of a chunk of change (far beyond the cost of the warranty), but only cost us a $50.00 deductible. And the warranty covered 100% of the rental car for 5 days while the car was in the shop. We've opted to not get a warranty a few times because we'd had the same car before and knew the dependability, and always regretted it.If you think the car you are thinking of buying needs an extended warranty, then you need to buy a different car. No one selling extended warranties, which aren't warranties but insurance policies, never loses money. Why do you think you receive all of the calls to sell you an extended warranty? Save your money and invest it wisely.
The Service Manager who told you he "thought" the Audi was leaking knew it and didn't fix it as part of reconditioning. Having the customer buy a used car extended warranty with a known defect is something that is frowned upon. Had you brought that car back to him before 30 days his department would have had to fix it. Extended warranties won't cover items immediately to avoid just such a situation.I think the value of an extended warranty - which as noted earlier, is an insurance plan - depends on the plan and on your skills. If you know nothing about cars and have no mechanical skills, the balance tilts toward longer warranties.
If you have mechanical skills and some knowledge of the vehicle, then it may tilt the other way.
The only extended warranty I have ever bought was on a used Audi sedan. I was debating it, and checked with the service manager of the dealer selling it. He said the car was very good overall, but he thought there might be a leak in the power steering rack. I checked the policy carefully and the rack was covered for leaks or failure. I bought it, and within a month the PS fluid had gone dry and the diagnosis was a leaking rack. The repair paid for the policy plus a bit, so I came out a few dollars ahead on that repair. I had no other repairs with that vehicle within the warranty period.
In the case cited above, I'd have cheerfully replaced the power window motors myself, probably with motors from a wrecking yard. But that's within my skills and comfort level.