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Honda Extended Warranties Pricing and Info

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  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    I had no problem getting a refund of my prorated balance on my Honda Care. The out of town dealer just faxed me the form. I faxed that to Honda along with the state form that showed the mileage of vehicle (that I traded in.) and proof that the loan had been paid off. Honda rapidly cut me a check for the balance. Very simple.
  • Can you purchase a Honda Care extended warranty if you purchase the car from a non Honda dealership. I was looking at an '09 pilot with 15k on it and was hoping to be able to purchase a Honda warranty. Any info would be helpful.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Can you purchase a Honda Care extended warranty if you purchase the car from a non Honda dealership. I was looking at an '09 pilot with 15k on it and was hoping to be able to purchase a Honda warranty

    Sure, that's not a problem. The length of time/miles are different than when you get it new. You can go to a site like:

    http://www.saccuccihondacare.com/

    and use their plan finder to find what plans are available for the miles and age of your car.

    It looks like your case they have a 5 year, 84,000 mile plan available with $0 deductible. Now keep in mind this means it will be good for 5 years from the purchase date of the Honda Care or 84,000 additional miles above the 15k the car already has.
  • That first step is the problem. The local dealer game me the form, and I can fill it out for all but a couple ofthings that Pohanka has to fill out (rge dealer number, for instance). But no response from Pohanka.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    That first step is the problem. The local dealer game me the form, and I can fill it out for all but a couple ofthings that Pohanka has to fill out (rge dealer number, for instance). But no response from Pohanka.

    You may have to call Honda Care directly and see if they can help you. I'd also call the dealer and ask for whomever is in charge and tell them that you are reporting the dealership to the corporate office and to the state attorney general for not following the terms of the purchase agreement (one of which is to permit you to cancel.)

    Actually all I got from my out of state dealer was the formed signed and with the dealer number filled in. I did the rest and sent it to Honda Care myself. So they're probably just being lazy. If you let them know you're serious and complain to someone high enough on the ladder, hopefully they'll send you the signed form.
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    Ask for the sales manager and explain to him that the prorated refund form re EW is not complete without their dealer no. and signature. Get his name and a simple follow up up call if you haven't get it within 24 hours. I am sure he will act quickly to get you off his back.
  • got here after coming back from dealership and reflecting on my ignorant step in the finance office. well prepared for everything until we got to the Honda Care part. Signed the papers with 1k for 7hr/80k which is rolled into the loan. I just went to Saccucci to find a quote for the same plan and car for $625 - ouch. So much for well prepared, I have to take that back now. I am now just waiting for the dealership office to open again and see what I can do. My question is whether anybody has been trying to ask the dealership whether they'd upgrade the plan for the same price to reflect a fair deal or whether they'd refund part of it before the ultimate step of canceling and whether they had any luck with that. I am afraid that the only option I have is to cancel it entirely then go elsewhere.
    thanks for all the insights in this long thread.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Sometimes people have stated that the dealer matched the online dealer price or came close to matching it. Other dealers remain firm and you'll just have to exercise your option to cancel.
  • thanks for your response. I will keep you updated after my attempt on Tuesday.
  • jaybee9jaybee9 Posts: 12
    Did you check Bernardi Honda? I have an '09 Accord and their price for an EW 7yr/70k was about $400 CHEAPER than Saucucci's.Also, if you have not taken delivery of the Vehicle, use your ultimate bargaining leverage, tell them to cancel the entire purchase( as long as you haven't added any dealer potions already)!

    I used this during my negotiation( battle) with the finance guy who gave me a "special" EW price of 1995, then down to 1700, and I finally got it for 1200 with $0 deductible ( not for a Honda, but strategy is all the same).
  • jaybee9jaybee9 Posts: 12
    Make suer you compare Saucucci's prices with Bernardi Honda. I have an '09 Accord and bernardi's price for a 7yr/0k EW is $400 Cheaper than Saucucci's.
  • Hi all,
    Have anyone ever deal with Curry Honda about the EW? Please tell me your experience.
    Thanks
  • Jaybee9 you are incorrect. Both Bernardi and Saccucci currently have the same prices. I believe they both sell at what is called dealer cost.
  • I got quotes from all three: here are their prices for 7yr/80k (D78), $0 Deductible

    Saccucci: 625*
    CurryHonda: 815
    Bernardi: 725

    both Saccucci and CurryHonda sent me their entire plan list.
    The fine-print* for Saccucci however also says that if you ever had a previous Honda Care from another dealer they add 150 to the quote. So, it is more like 775, which brings them all in the same range. I am pretty sure that they include Honda Care contracts with other dealerships that have been canceled (which is the case for me).

    I've presented my dealership with Bernardi and Saccucci prices and they are getting back with me. If they can't lower it I will cancel and pick one of these. They didn't try to totally rip me off, but $300 is still $300.

    The three companies above also clarified my concern with "online" purchase, which we know has been ceased since Nov 1st 09. The purchase of Honda Care over the phone is still legitimate even though you got the quote via an email. You buy from a Honda dealership over the phone, simple as that.

    thank you all for the valuable information again. I feel much better now.
  • DonDadDonDad Posts: 1
    I am buying a 2005 Honda CRV-SE with 48,000 miles. It seems very clean. The (Toyota) dealer is offering a 3 year 36,000 mile bumper to bumper extended warranty. Should I buy it??
    Thanks, Don
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Have anyone ever deal with Curry Honda about the EW? Please tell me your experience.

    I purchased a Honda Care from Curry in 2003. Everything went smoothly. In 2008, I traded in the car and the same rep who help sold it to me sent me the paperwork so that I could get the pro-rated amount left on the Honda Care.
  • well that's where I got my Odyssey, and they sold me the EW for $2401!!! I don't think it's Honda Care though. Apparently I can get the full amount back IF I don't use it in the 6 years. I usually never buy an EW, but I guess the selling point was I would get it back, so there was not much to lose. After finding out how much EW's cost from this site, I was outraged and decided to cancel it. I'm going to head over there this Friday to cancel it, so we will see what happens. So far though, I have to admit besides the EW, they are very professional compared to other dealers I have bought though!
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Yes, Honda Care doesn't have the option to get a full refund if unused. However some dealers used to sell this as an add-on so that you would pay a premium and get this added benefit on top of the Honda Care benefits.

    Before you go over Friday, I would get a quote for standard Honda Care from them through their website and arm yourself with that quote when you go in person. If there is a big difference, you could get them to honor their online price instead.

    Here's their website:

    http://www.curryhondacare.com/contact.cfm
  • replying to my own post, since I cannot edit it. After presenting the prices below to my dealership they are willing to adjust the price or the plan. I am a happy customer again.
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    quotes from Jan 17, 2010 for 7yr/80k (D78), $0 Deductible

    Saccucci: 625*
    CurryHonda: 815
    Bernardi: 725
    -----------------------
  • I wonder if Currey Honda sells Honda Care only or they sell other EW too? Any ideas?
    Thanks
  • Thanks. I did call Honda Care, and just for the amusement of this board, here is the update ...

    Honda Care, represented by a bright, helpful woman on the phone, said that the dealer who I bought the extended warranty from in 2004 did not have to sign the cancellation form. Because I traded it into another Honda dealer, THAT dealer could sign it. I asked her to confirm my understanding, that I could ask the dealer I traded to, to sign. She said, "That's right."

    So last night I took the cancellation form to the dealer I traded the van to. They looked at me like I was crazy. Their finance person said that if they sign it, then that refund comes out of that dealer's funds/account. They agreed to try to contact Pohanka for me because they knew someone there. But they said they couldn't sign it.

    So, for about the fifth time in this car buying, trade-in process, I have different representatives of the organizations involved - some of them Honda - contradicting each other. :confuse:
  • paulm2paulm2 Posts: 2
    I recently purchased a 2010 Honda Civic EX-L and with that I got the extended warranty for $1095.00 plus the tax. The warranty was for 7 years 80,000 miles. I would like to know if that is a good price for the warranty and could I've purchased the warranty on line without out going threw a Dealership. If anyone could answer that for me I would appreciate. Also If I could of purchased it on line how would I do it, what is the website that I can go to in order to purchased it. I hope someone can help me out. Thank you
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Also If I could of purchased it on line how would I do it, what is the website that I can go to in order to purchased it.

    Well Honda doesn't let you do the full purchase procedure online anymore. But you can go to some dealers website and request a quote. Then there will be instructions on how you can complete the purchase should you be interested. Some examples of these websites are as follows:

    http://www.saccuccihondacare.com/

    http://www.collegehillshonda.com/hondacare/index.htm

    http://www.curryhondacare.com/
  • paulm2paulm2 Posts: 2
    Thank you jet10000, I'm going to e-mail those sites
  • And as an update to the warranty cancellation saga ...

    The local dealer (Go Honda) faxed the cancellation notice to HondaCare, because the dealer whom I bought the HondaCare warranty from in 2004 (Pohanka Honda) wouldn't call me back.

    A week passes. On Tuesday, I get a letter back from HondaCare with a copy of that fax and yellow highlight over "copy of odometer statement." I hadn't included one because I didn't have it and the dealer that I traded the car into faxed the form in, so I thought they could vouch for the mileage.

    As I pondered my next step, two days later I received a SEPARATE letter from HondaCare that said they would be sending me a check for the pro rated portion of the warranty within two weeks.

    I hadn't done anything in those two days. I guess all's well that ends well, assuming I actually receive that check.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Yes, I remember when I sent in for my pro-rate, I just got an odometer printout from the dealer I traded it in to, sent that with the form from the dealer I bought the Honda Care from, and they sent me the check.

    Probably some people to forget to ask for their pro-rate. But it lowers the cost of Honda Care even more if you get it.
  • One thing about Honda Care that made me very unhappy with Honda Company because Honda Care is an insurance policy, why can't they sell it with a standard premium? Every dealer has different premium to different customer, depended on how's stupid you looked to those dealer animals.
    Another issue about buying Honda Care is if you are a resident of California or Florida, you cannot buy Honda Care online from dealer in other state, but you can buy over the phone, Well, if you want to trade in your car in the future, it is not easy to find your dealer that you buy Honda Care by phone to sign the cancellation for you.
    I hate to buy car, because I hate those car sale man and/or sale woman.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    One thing about Honda Care that made me very unhappy with Honda Company because Honda Care is an insurance policy, why can't they sell it with a standard premium? Every dealer has different premium to different customer,

    Well, if you want that, then you can move to state of Florida. Every dealer in Florida is required by state insurance law to sell Honda Care at one very high price. I'm sure if Honda mandated the one price policy that you requested, then the price would be much higher than you could buy it for now.

    I for one would rather pay lower prices and have choice. But as I said to get the one price option that you want, you can go to Florida.

    Well, if you want to trade in your car in the future, it is not easy to find your dealer that you buy Honda Care by phone to sign the cancellation for you.

    It was easy for me, I didn't have a problem at all.
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  • The honda extended warranty is a scam, and if you try to cancel they make you pay a fee.

    We were told it would cover everything but wiper blades and tires. We had 6 things go wrong our first year. Clips, External Trim, Fuses, none of which where covered.

    I knew it was a scam, but my wife wanted it. If you are offered this, turn it down.
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