Most extended warranties (including the Lexus one) can be purchased anytime while the vehicle is still under the orginal factory warranty. Most folks don't now this and feel presured to buy it right away from the dealer. Actually, you have to get the Lexus EW within 3/36K of the new car purchase.
EWs are DEFINITELY negotiable, the dealers get them for a very low cost and resell them.
Now for the subjective stuff:
Is it worth it? Here's a couple of thoughts.First, let's say an EW costs $1500. One could take this money as soon as they buy the car and invest it. At a 10% return a year compounded, they'd have $2200 at the end of 4 years sitting around for an emergency repair. If you believe that this vehicle is reliable and nothing happens by 6 years, that money is now worth $2660 and is yours do whatever you want with. Maybe put it towards another Lexus? <g>
The second school of thought is piece of mind, knowing that if anything was to happen between years 4 - 6, that you'd be covered financially.
Another important part to remember with EWs is true value you are getting for your money. Don't forget you alreay have a 4 year b2b warranty on this vehicle. People think "wow, $1500 is fair for a 6 year warranty." Wrong. You're paying $1500 for only 2 years of coverage. Doesn't seem like such a value now does it.
What would I do? Not sure yet, but like I said, you have time to make up your mind as long as it is still within 3/36k.
For more info goto http://www.lexus.com/showroom/protection/platinum.html
Hope this helps,TC
I just installed a set of floorliners for my new RX. They are from Huskyliner and they are NOT all weather mats like the generic size ones from WeatherTech. These are custom cut for your vehicle. I just installed them and fit is very precise.
The front consists of two liners, one for the passenger and one for the driver. The things cover the entire area, the drivers side is even cut and molded to go over the dead-pedal.
The rear is one piece that covers the entire 2nd row. This is fantastic for my 3-year old who scoots in and out with dirty sneakers on.
I am very pleased with the fit.
They come in grey, black and tan. The tan I got does nicely with the ivory leather. I'm now thinking of getting the cargo liner for the back.
Here's an idea of what the liners would look like (not my car): http://www.huskyliner.com/tayu.html
I got my set from Roadworks Car & Truck, free shipping when you buy any combination:http://www.roadworksauto.com/husky_liners.htm
If you live in any area that gets inclement weather, I HIGHLY recommend these. I'll simply store the factory mats until Spring.
Here's the link:http://www.roadworksauto.com/
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