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Best place to find a great extended warranty when buying from a private party...

corina_corinacorina_corina Member Posts: 3
edited September 2015 in Toyota
I'm about to purchase a 2008 Sienna AWD with about 94,000 miles and am trying to find an affordable extended warranty that has awesome coverage. I called a Toyota dealership and they said the vehicle was eligible for a "5 Star" 100,000 mile/3 year plan which was essentially identical to the warranty purchased if it was brand new. Then he quoted me almost $3,000 for it.

Any thoughts, ideas, information would be very much appreciated!

Thanks!
Cory

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  • corina_corinacorina_corina Member Posts: 3
    edited September 2015
    I'm about to purchase a 2008 Sienna AWD with about 94,000 miles and am trying to find an affordable extended warranty that has awesome coverage. I called a Toyota dealership and they said the vehicle was eligible for a "5 Star" 100,000 mile/3 year plan which was essentially identical to the warranty purchased if it was brand new. Then he quoted me almost $3,000 for it.

    Any thoughts, ideas, information would be very much appreciated!
  • corina_corinacorina_corina Member Posts: 3
    So... To begin this discussion. Fact is I was trying to change some exclamation marks to question marks and accidentally posted. HOWEVER, it doesn't change the fact that I'm not kidding! I need the help PDQ of ANYONE who knows ANYTHING about extended warranties on these vehicles and where to buy them. I have ONE day's wiggle room before a policy has to go through my credit union loan.
    PLEASE HELP!!! :-(
  • corina_corinacorina_corina Member Posts: 3
    Just joined tonight, guys. NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!!!!
  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,707
    On average, they cost much more than they're worth. Those from 3rd parties (not Toyota) are often worthless, with many claims excluded or unpaid. If you have to get one, only get one backed by Toyota (not just the dealer). Check with several Toyota dealers to see if a factory-backed warranty is available. It might not be for a car this old.

    Toyotas are some of the most reliable cars out there. Put that $3,000 in a car repair savings account. I bet most of it will be there by the time you sell the car.
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