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Acura MDX Extended Warranties

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  • mdxtachymdxtachy Posts: 1
    Has anyone purchased an extended warranty, and if so, what mileage and duration, and price. I am interested in purchasing one (6yr/120K miles), but have seem many different prices. Thanks for your feedback.
  • caterpacaterpa Posts: 3
    I purchased one when I bought the car from the dealer.

    He wanted an unbelievable 2500 to start :confuse:

    I paid 1200 for the 5 year/100k warranty. Glad I did. With all the tech stuff on this vehicle even one repair after 50 k would likely cost 1k plus especially if it was a problem with the SHAWD or the Navi or something.

    And the warranty is transferable which should help resale.
  • suvhuntsuvhunt Posts: 27
    Hi, wanted to revive some discussion regarding when to get the extended warranty, if ever. Is the same cost to get it any time during the standard warranty period? Is there any advantage whatsoever to get it during the vehicle purchase besides being able to finance it?
  • sbj3sbj3 Posts: 1
    Hi-

    Just bought an MDX, and am thinking about the extended warranty. I had an American car as my last vehicle, and had LOTS of costly repairs both while the car was under warranty, and after the warranty expired (which was 36,000 miles - the car was a 2001). I am hoping the Acura will not have these kind of problems. However, all of the electrical gadgetry makes me wonder whether I should extend the bumper to bumper from 4 yrs to 7 yrs. I plan on keeping this car until it has 100,000 miles.

    Is the warranty something that is price negotiable? Can you get a warranty at a different dealer if it is the Honda Motorcars warranty? Hondacuraworld.com has great deals on the extended warranty, and they said I could use it at any Acura dealer. My dealer said that the full cost of the warranty is refundable if no claims are ever used on it. I did not ask hondacuraworld if they have the same guarantee.

    Thanks.
    sbj
  • lttmkd5lttmkd5 Posts: 19
    If anyone is interested, hondaacuraworld.com has very reasonable prices on the extended warranties. Just need to have less than 6K miles on the ODO. The dealer I'm buying my MDX from said they can't give it to me ($0 deductible, 100K miles) for the price hondaacuraworld is selling for.
  • Hi, Just bought 2007 MDX Tech. The dealer quoted me $2500 for Acura warranty(100,000...8 year), He had another company,,,,Custom Guard II certified car care based in Indianapolis for $1600(8year 120,000). Has anyone heard of this company? did I got get hosed or is this a good deal??
  • jimjackjimjack Posts: 43
    appears as though I'm headed for a purchase of an MDX Sport with Sport Running Boards and Roof Rack.
    I was quoted an extended warranty from the dealer @ $2,250,00.
    Did not take it. I found one for 100K miles fro $1,150,00..
    I have a full 60 day time line to refuse it and get a full refund and have 30 days to secure it after I buy the MDX.
  • jimjackjimjack Posts: 43
    It's July 1... I did make the purchase of the MDX Sport and a few added accessories.. I will be in contact with the extended warranty co. and I'll be good to go. Also,
    When you are buying the Acura MDX or any other be keenly aware of the intentions of your finance guy to sell you the extended warranty. He may make you feel foolish and inform you that the deal a very good one and it only will be offered on that day.
    What you may choose to consider that is not based on the "that day type purchase" is the maintenance agreement.
    It will cost you some money to maintain your new car thru 55K mi. Do the bathe and look on the KBB site where you can determine the cost of you car over a 5 year period. The contract that will offer is about $1300.00. Do you math and consider it.
  • I purchased an '07 MDX Tech on Saturday. The dealer offered an extended warranty of 7 years/100,000 miles, up from factory warranty of 4/50,000. The cost was ~$2,200. The dealer noted that if a claim was never made against the extended warranty, my money would be refunded in full. What are people's thoughts on the warranty as purchased from dealer and on the money-back option?
  • parker4551parker4551 Posts: 58
    same warranty offered to me with the purchase of my MDX this past week, $1785. He is a little high.
  • sjk3sjk3 Posts: 9
    Jimjack,
    could you please let me know where you bought the extended warranty for and how to search for the best offers, also am considering to buy mdx in a week to 10 days, but am confused whether to get a tech or sport,whats the main advantages of the sport package (not the leather seats and the wheel)..I mean whats the advantage of this suspension system and the button to switch from comfort to sport..
  • dms9dms9 Posts: 137
    You MUST buy the sport. It's not an option. The Sport has a few features that are great, autoleveling headlights, nicer seats, etc. all of which are largely irrelevant. If you are going to pay for the NAV system anyhow, buy the sport, the difference in cost is not that great.

    Its all about the suspension. The sport has a magnetic suspension which are iron pieces in the shocks that they run current through to make them stiffer or softer. It's done multiple times a second. So, if you slam on the brakes, most cars will nose dive pretty hard. Not the sport. It automatically stiffens the front shocks and pushes the nose back up so you stay level. Go around a corner hard, it stiffens the outside shocks you stay nice and level. Coupled with the SH-AWD which powers the wheels independently, it is an amazing system. I know that Cadillac has it, but it is a very expensive option. I believe Ferrari has it, but I could be wrong.

    I have the Sport and often drive it in the comfort setting because it is smoother, but even still, it works great. When I test drove them, I thought the regular was a little cushy. If I didn't want the NAV, then the price difference is very large. But, if you buy the NAV anyhow, it really comes out pretty close.

    Good luck.
  • sjk3sjk3 Posts: 9
    thanks for your reply Jim, also could you let me know where you bought the extended warranty from?am looking to buy mdx sport in couple of weeks.
  • dms9dms9 Posts: 137
    Hondaacuraworld has good prices, so does BernardiWarranty.com.
  • upstatedocupstatedoc Posts: 710
    Have an '07 MDX w/7500 miles now. Looked on hondacuraworld.com and it seems like the longest warranty I can get is 72 months 102k miles for $1110. So... I'm paying $1100 for two more years and 50k miles of warranty coverage. Is that a good deal?
  • Has anybody purchased the extended warranty from this company. Can you confirm it is the same exact warranty through Acura.
  • dms9dms9 Posts: 137
    I bought mine through Bernardiwarranty.com, which was about 100 less than hondaaccuraworld. The people at Bernardi were very nice and responsive when I emailed questions. They have assured me it is the warranty through Honda and is exactly the same as all the dealers sell. I have not received the card yet, I will let everyone know if it isn't true. The receipt indicated it was purchased from Honda. It should be legitimate. There is so much markup on these warranties, who knows what the accurate cost really is. I had a Honda Pilot, the warranty was 1/2 the cost. Go figure, the MDX is nicer, but basically the same mechanical vehicle. Certainly, the Acura doesn't pose twice the risk of breaking down to justify twice the cost.
  • I also bought from Bernadi only because they had a no interest payment plan plus the price was less.
    I received all the paperwork from them and Acura and be assured it is an actual AcuraCare warranty.
  • Thank you for the info. Hondaacuraworld.com actually has much better prices
    2008 MDX

    Bernardi: $0 deductabale
    7/100 $1,560
    7/120 $1,810
    8/100 $1,760
    8/120 $2,010
    Hondacuraworld: $0 deductable
    7/100 $960
    7/120 $1,210
    8/100 $1,160
    8/120 $1,410
  • Hey Scuba,

    The HondaAcuraWorld prices that you quoted above have a base price of $700.00 that you need to add to get the true total.
    They are a great place to deal with, but they are slightly more expensive on this item than Bernardi
  • WOW!
    Overlooked the + $700.
    Thanks for the update.
  • ronyrronyr Posts: 4
    I bought my 07 MDX sport yesterday(12/06) at Hopkins Acura In Fairfield CA after talking to several dealers in the bay area. Finalized the price over the phone of $40500+TTL. I got roof rails side molding, sports runners, cargo mat, cargo cover and wheel locks. The dealership has offered me an extended warranty of 6 years 100k for $1685 with a full refund - $50 if I dont use it in next 6 years/100k. What is your take on it. Shall I take it or it is not worth the money. Also please suggest if I can get the extended warranty from ACURA. Thanks for your suggestions.
  • ronyrronyr Posts: 4
    Can I buy extended warranty online. I am in california and I read somewhere that you cant buy one if you are residing in California and you have to buy it from dealer.

    Can anyone tell me if I can buy the warranty from the websites mentioned here like bernardi and honda acura world. I checked there websites but I am not sure. Your help is appreciated
  • I know this to be the case in Florida, but not sure about Cali. Call Tim at Honda Acura World. He is very helpful and can answer all your questions. His customer service made me decide to buy from him just recently.
  • dms9dms9 Posts: 137
    I just bought from Bernardi Warranty, 8 yrs / 100,000 miles, $1760 and they spread the payments over a year, no interest. Very easy to pay for. I got the booklet. I don't know what I would have received from the dealer, but they were way more money. This is an Acura Care warranty, the only difference is that the dealer name is Bernardi rather than my dealer. Honda Acura World is very good, but Bernardi was a few dollars cheaper and more importantly, I could pay for it over time. Buy online.
  • I bought a extended warranty from the dealership i bought the MDX from for $1310(7year/100k), i was wondering though if and when i take it for regular maintainence and the dealer asks me to do a few extra things than required and i don't, would that void the warranty ?, if i take it for oil change at 7000 miles and they ask me to replace the differential fluid or transmission oil too and i dont' would that void the warranty, not sure if anyone had any experience yet ?
    Thanks
  • smoss1smoss1 Posts: 8
    I called both hondaacuraworld and bernardi. both said that you don't have to buy in CA. Both companies were very responsive.
  • aja3aja3 Posts: 4
    I have bought 2004 MDX Premium with 44K last week (not from Acura dealership) and it has 2 more months of factory warranty remaining. Can anyone help me: should I buy extended warranty and if yes than which are good companies to buy. Are these companies reliable to pay for the defects. Thanks!!!
  • I am looking at extended Warranty on new 08. It was my understanding that you had to sign up in first 6000. Would be interested in any feedback that you get on extended warranty when vehicle is higher milage. It would make sense to wait if one could get warranty at end of regular warranty period.
  • ballaballa Posts: 5
    How long do you plan on keeping your car? If you are going to keep your car past 100k, I would recommend that you get one. The best one you can get is Acura Care. It will cover all of the same things as the original factory warranty that came with the car, including road side assistance. The cost on it is minimal compared to the potential cost of repairs. I know it has helped me out plenty of times.
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