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Honda Extended Warranties Pricing and Info

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  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    Tidester wrote:
    "You should be able to get a prorated cancellation refund based either on miles driven or time elapsed. Typically, there would be a cancellation fee deducted from a refund. "
    I am not aware of a cancellation fee but I stand willing to be corrected if I haven't read my contract thoroughly. I shall go back and review. There is a $50 transfer fee if you transfer to another buyer ( one time option) but other than that my understanding is that it is all prorated.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I shall go back and review.

    Let us know what you find out.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    I am not aware of a cancellation fee but I stand willing to be corrected if I haven't read my contract thoroughly.

    I think there is a $25 processing fee for canceling the Honda Care after 60 days. I found it in section V.B. of this sample contract:

    http://www.hondacareextendedwarranty.com/contract.php
  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    jet10000 wrote:

    "I think there is a $25 processing fee for canceling the Honda Care after 60 days. I found it in section V.B. of this sample contract "
    Thank you sir, I appreciate factual data. Kudos on contributing to the benefit of those who purchase this product. To those that don't, no problem either but factual data as well please.
  • I just purchased an 06 civic. I very stupidly just realized that the original sale date of the car to the original owner was 10/05. So, it's actually past the 3 year in-service date to make it eligible to purchase a Honda care warranty. My question is, if I just claim I don't know the vehicle in-service date, can I get away with buying a Honda care warranty? If I didn't have the Carfax report, I don't think I'd have any way of knowing. Is there any chance I'd get away with just checking the "less than 3 years" box? Or, will any dealer I'm buying the warranty from have those records? Or, will any dealer I'm getting the car serviced at have the same records?
  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    idog01 wrote:
    "I just purchased an 06 civic. I very stupidly just realized that the original sale date of the car to the original owner was 10/05. So, it's actually past the 3 year in-service date to make it eligible to purchase a Honda care warranty. My question is, if I just claim I don't know the vehicle in-service date, can I get away with buying a Honda care warranty? If I didn't have the Carfax report, I don't think I'd have any way of knowing. Is there any chance I'd get away with just checking the "less than 3 years" box? Or, will any dealer I'm buying the warranty from have those records? Or, will any dealer I'm getting the car serviced at have the same records?"

    I suspect the latter and that the vin# will be your undoing. There's always Warranty Direct although the latter's plan is inferior to HCEW.
  • ezshift5ezshift5 West coastPosts: 854
    ...Tidester, where can I find out more about the Honda Care Extended Warranty refund in the event of non-use after expiration?

    I bought a HC 6year/80k for my Accord 3.5 years back. Never used it. I'm at 60k now - - - paid Ray Laks about $585 online (I'm in CA) for it. What sort of rebate (how much) are we looking at here?

    Season's best. ez....
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    There's quite a bit of information in this very forum. Type in the word "prorate" (without the quotes) into the "Search this discussion" field at the top of this page.

    My understanding is that you can get the refund on the lesser amount between prorated miles and prorated time. In your case, the mileage refund would be (20/80) × $585 = $146.25 versus the time refund (2.5/6) × $585 = $243.75.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Recently purchased a Honda Certified 2003 Odyssey and think the Extended Warranty I agreed to buy is excessive. The van has 79,000 miles on it so I basically paid $1295 for 21,000 miles or May 2010. Did I get ripped off? I feel like I did ... could I cancel it and get the same bumper-to-bumper coverage somewhere else?
    Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    So, it's actually past the 3 year in-service date to make it eligible to purchase a Honda care warranty. My question is, if I just claim I don't know the vehicle in-service date, can I get away with buying a Honda care warranty?

    No, when the car is first purchased from a Honda dealer, the in-service date is placed into the Honda database. This is the reason that you can take the car in for repairs to any Honda dealer and they can see from their computer if your car is under factory warranty or not.

    So when they would try to process your Honda Care request with that VIN number it would immediately be flagged.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    Recently purchased a Honda Certified 2003 Odyssey and think the Extended Warranty I agreed to buy is excessive. The van has 79,000 miles on it so I basically paid $1295 for 21,000 miles or May 2010. Did I get ripped off? I feel like I did ... could I cancel it and get the same bumper-to-bumper coverage somewhere else?


    What company is providing the extended warranty? Since the vehicle has so many miles on it, I think you may have trouble finding a better price. Honda Care doesn't even sell extended coverage if the vehicle is older than 3 years or has more than 36,000 miles.
  • It's with Honda Care. I just think the price should be prorated or something. I don't know.
  • jet10000jet10000 Posts: 656
    It's with Honda Care. I just think the price should be prorated or something. I don't know.

    Well, I knew Honda Care could be transferred from the original purchaser to a used car buyer. But I didn't know that a dealer could sell the balance of a 7 year, 100,000 mile Honda Care to someone buying a certified used Honda. That's a new one for me.

    If they were able to do that, make sure you get all of your paperwork from Honda Care. And even though it sounds costly, I don't think you're going to get any coverage for less money because the vehicle has so many miles on it already---there's a higher probability that something could go wrong.
  • finzzfinzz Posts: 40
    I just called US Fidelis on my 2005 Accord EX w/ Nav. 79,483 miles

    They will cover the car for an additional 80,000 miles or additional 5 years and want $2,675.

    That gives me coverage up to nearly 160,000 miles.

    I haven't done much research yet, although, Honda Warranty won't cover me as I'm over 36,000 miles.

    Any thoughts on whether or not this sounds like a reasonable deal?

    Thanks very much and Merry Christmas!!

    --bob
  • dantzdantz Posts: 49
    It sounds quite expensive to me, and I don't trust the company offering it at all. I did a quick internet search and found that a number of online posters believe US Fidelis to be directly related to National Auto Warranty Services, which has acquired a very poor reputation. However, I suggest you make up your own mind after googling the following search terms: us fidelis national auto warranty services

    My personal advice would be to either stick with Honda Care or self-insure.
  • As I posted earlier, I am unable to get the Honda Care Warranty on my 06 Civic because it's past the 3 year in service date. However, one of the dealers I called said there is a specific Honda Care warranty for certified Hondas that I can only get from the dealer I purchased the car from. She thought it was the "h70" Honda Care warranty. I googled and can't find anything about an "h70" contract. Is anybody familiar with anything like this?
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    $2675 is a lot of money and would pay for any major repair that you may encounter over the next few years.

    My advice is save your money so you can pay for any major repair yourself.
  • I was planning to purchase an extended warranty for my new 2008 Odyssey, but I was hesitant to purchase one because of how much my local dealer was charging ($2073 for 84mos/120k). I thought I would just take care of it after Christmas. Unfortunately, we went on a trip and drove about 1,000 miles. The van now has about 6,400 miles on it. Does this mean that I can no longer purchase a new Honda Care warranty?

    I wish I had discovered this forum sooner. It appears that 72mos/102k is now the best I can do. Some of the dealers like Saccucci and Bernardi will quote prices for an extended warranty for the van, but are these bumper-to-bumper Honda Care warranties? Does anyone have any suggestions?
  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    wolfman91 wrote :
    "I was planning to purchase an extended warranty for my new 2008 Odyssey, but I was hesitant to purchase one because of how much my local dealer was charging ($2073 for 84mos/120k). I thought I would just take care of it after Christmas. Unfortunately, we went on a trip and drove about 1,000 miles. The van now has about 6,400 miles on it. Does this mean that I can no longer purchase a new Honda Care warranty? "
    Can we hear a howl ? Please. You are in luck.
    HCOA considers new to be 8,000 or less. You were wise to ignore the exorbitant prices of your dealer, but still may purchase from any of your online alternatives. Post back and we'll supply. So you can purchase a new HC extended warranty and get new care pricing.
    The only complication will come from if you reside in the " we've got big electoral college votes states of FL or CA " In their wisdom, they have decided that such divination should only occurr from state designed AAL. Apologies to the legitimate AAL. If you are not, you can go online and get a real deal. If not then you are screwed, thinking scooby doo untranslatable.
    But there are remedial alternatives so do not remorse.
  • jwallsjwalls Posts: 30
    It was suggested to me from a great person on this forum to send out quote requests for the warranty. I am one of the unfortunate ones living in California that are not allowed to buy extended warranties online (although they will sell them to you...and its argued if you can or can not buy them). I ended up sending out about 20 request and two dealerships agreed to my amount ($925.00 for the 7yr/80k mile with no deductible). This was within a few dollars of the best online price. I saved nearly $600.00 from the dealers price !!!! Good luck with this. If you need the dealership name in California I used let me know. You might also want to call Honda Corporate about the mileage. I was told the mileage can not exceed 6k

    Jim
  • JWalls: Can you tell me which dealer agreed to match best price. I am also living here in SoCal and the dealers around me got way to high price. I am looking at getting 8 year/ 100K miles - do you happen to know how much they're selling it for? Thanks in advance and Happy New Year to all! Rod
  • does anyone no if this is the time to buy or wait until after 1/5/09? we can get at 2009 EX for 18,625 excludes tax license etc, for 3.9% x 60 months, or should we wait a week or two and see what the interest rates are?
  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    Jim :
    My greatest kudos on working within the system. 10 % for those [non-permissible content removed] err kindly California dealerships to follow the national norm. But congratulations on getting them to match the best price. You are my hero. The rest of us in the lower 46 have done our best and you have overcome , In the land of milk and honey ! You got a great deal .My congratulations.
  • duke23duke23 Posts: 488
    kynaston wrote:
    "does anyone no if this is the time to buy or wait until after 1/5/09? we can get at 2009 EX for 18,625 excludes tax license etc, for 3.9% x 60 months, or should we wait a week or two and see what the interest rates are? "

    Wrong forum sir. You want either prices paid or new lease rates. But since you need 3.9% or less I'd say you don't need a car. Drive that Yugo to the ground.
  • ltx2ltx2 Posts: 1
    Would also love to find out the dealer you bought the Honda Care Warranty from. We just bought 08 EX-L w RES in SoCal. :shades:
  • jwallsjwalls Posts: 30
    I got the extended warranty through Honda World in Downey. I worked with Jimmy Lee who I believe is the finance manager. I looked to see what they would sell them for back east and like I stated before, got some GREAT advice from "Dantz" on here. Good luck and let me know how it goes for you.

    Jim
  • Thanks Jim. I'll try talking to them. ;)
  • I bought a 2009 Manual Accord LX in early November. It has just over 3,000 miles on it.

    I apparently researched every aspect of the process except extended warranties. I was going to not get one, but in a moment of weakness I got one at the dealer without really knowing what I was doing.

    I bought a 6 year/72,000 mile warrant through Fidelity Warranty Services. I didn't realize that this wasn't a factory one, or what the difference was. I did get the price knocked down a few hundred and paid $1100 for it. Supposedly, if I don't use it I get the amount I paid for it back.

    My 60 days to turn in this warranty is up in the next couple of days. I am currently planning on keeping this vehicle for quite a while (certainly past the warranty) and there is a chance that I may get to 72K in under 6 years.

    Should I turn this warranty back in? Are they going to honor me getting my money back in 72K? Is it going to be hassle?

    Should I instead buy a Honda Care, even if I don't get my money back?

    Help...please!

    Thanks,

    Jim
  • jolejole Posts: 2
    Can someone recommend online vendors for Honda Car Care Warranties? I am not sure how legitimate are the bunch I get when I google.

    I live in Indiana with 4,900 miles in an Accord 09 and the dealer asks close to 3000 for 7 year/120,000 warranty.
    Thanks! JOR
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Go with them...they are the best bar none on a Honda. There are two internet sites from dealers in the northeast that sell them at great prices. Do a search in this forum for both names. Good luck.

    The Sandman :)
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