Go Back   Team-BHP > Team-BHP > Team-BHP Advice > On buying a car


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st December 2008, 17:10   #91
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: BOM
Posts: 429
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

With regards to extended warranty, what is the difference between a manufacturer-backed warranty and one offered by the dealer?
luvjascha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2009, 16:58   #92
Senior - BHPian
 
Fountainheader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Hi guys,
Any idea about the extended warranty for the Swift Zxi ? Dealer says 6k for 3rd year alone. I think thats quite steep.
Fountainheader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th January 2009, 18:57   #93
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 371
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

Swift already comes with 3rd year extended warranty I suppose, and its cost is already included in the ex-showroom price that dealer quotes!!
My VDi came with the one!!
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2009, 10:43   #94
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 43,429
Thanked: 61,539 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by asethi View Post
Swift already comes with 3rd year extended warranty I suppose, and its cost is already included in the ex-showroom price that dealer quotes!!
My VDi came with the one!!
Nope, he probably clubbed it into your deal. @ Fountainheader : Take coverage for a total of 4 years. The annual rate will be more reasonable then.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2009, 12:09   #95
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 57
Thanked: Once
Default

I had read GTO's post ( dated may be a year back) a couple of months ago.
Then after reading all the posts on team-bhp i bought my maruti zen estillo in dec 08.
I ensured that i take the extended warranty, demanded it and got it.
I paid Rs:-4595 for for 3rd and 4th year warranty, on the purchase date itself.
Peace of mind for 80,000 kms or 4 years whichever comes first.
Porus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2009, 16:22   #96
BHPian
 
f1fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 689
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fountainheader View Post
Hi guys,
Any idea about the extended warranty for the Swift Zxi ? Dealer says 6k for 3rd year alone. I think thats quite steep.
I believe the dealer is trying to sell you his extended warranty plan and not the manufacturer's warranty.
For e.g. when I bought my Dzire VDI a month back, the salesperson told me that the 2 yrs additional warranty would cost me 12K. I was a little surprised and when checked noticed that he was trying to sell me the dealer's warranty. I demanded to know about MUL's extended warranty which was only 5K for 2 additional years. The guy was trying to sell his warranty claiming it was superior, etc but I went with MUL's warranty primarily bcos in that you can have repairs done at any dealer.
When we go for dealer's warranty, most of the times the work has to be done at their shop only.

My $0.02. Hope this helps.
f1fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2009, 16:30   #97
BHPian
 
f1fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 689
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvjascha View Post
With regards to extended warranty, what is the difference between a manufacturer-backed warranty and one offered by the dealer?
There are a lot of factors. For e.g. with MUL, the additional two years of warranty is for 40K Kms only or additional 2 yrs whichever comes first i.e. in the third year if you cross the 80K mark, the warranty will end. Some dealers in Mumbai give the third and fourth year extended warranty with unlimited miles. But the caveat is that the cars should be serviced in their workshop only for any repairs during those years and they are expensive too. MUL's two years extended warranty for a Dzire VDI was 5K for 2yrs whereas the dealer's one was 12k but they had unlimited miles coverage.
BTW dealers do give a 5th year warranty which I believe the manufacturer doesnt provide.
Another thing is that if you have manufacturer's warranty, you can get your car repaired at any of their dealers.
f1fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2009, 20:31   #98
Senior - BHPian
 
Fountainheader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Thanks f1fan. Taking delivery tomo. I'll check the same with the dealer. Guess I'll have 60 days to decide which one to go for.
Fountainheader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2009, 20:51   #99
Team-BHP Support
 
Eddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 6,765
Thanked: 3,458 Times
Default

60 Days ???

I think the extended warranty pack is cheaper if you buy it with a brand new car and the price goes on increasing with time till those 60 days.
Eddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2009, 21:19   #100
Senior - BHPian
 
Fountainheader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddy View Post
60 Days ???

I think the extended warranty pack is cheaper if you buy it with a brand new car and the price goes on increasing with time till those 60 days.
Ah! I am lost there. The dealer had 3 rates.. 0-60 days, 61-365 days and 365-730 days.
Fountainheader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2009, 11:21   #101
Team-BHP Support
 
Eddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 6,765
Thanked: 3,458 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fountainheader View Post
Ah! I am lost there. The dealer had 3 rates.. 0-60 days, 61-365 days and 365-730 days.
Oh ok. I was aware of this concept but did not remember the slabs. Looks loke you do have 60 days then.
Eddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2009, 13:35   #102
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Sahil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 4,998
Thanked: 1,599 Times
Default

does toyota offer any all inclusive maintainence plans on the Altis?
Sahil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2009, 13:58   #103
BHPian
 
f1fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 689
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fountainheader View Post
Thanks f1fan. Taking delivery tomo. I'll check the same with the dealer. Guess I'll have 60 days to decide which one to go for.
Glad I could help. Enjoy your new ride.
Drive safe and do post some pics when you receive your car.

Cheers
f1fan
f1fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th January 2009, 00:28   #104
Senior - BHPian
 
Fountainheader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Cross checked with the dealer. Its 4995 for 3rd and 4th years. Can opt for that on the 60th day from the date of delivery too. Looks like a "peace of mind" package
Fountainheader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2009, 11:21   #105
BHPian
 
marlinspike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 193
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

I got the third year extended warranty for my Fiesta. Is it a better idea to get the fpourth year warranty as well with in the first few months or is it ok to wait till the end of the third year to get it.
Third year extended cost some Rs.53xx third and fourth was Rs. 97xx
marlinspike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honda India: Extended Warranties available up to 7 years / 100,000 kms! vvrchandra The Indian Car Scene 18 23rd June 2015 11:06
Cj3b : Yes-no-yes !! DKG 4x4 Vehicles 151 3rd August 2010 09:59


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:44.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks