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Old 06 Jul 2010, 12:13 am   #1 (permalink)
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What are some good sources for extended warranties for 2006 Ultima
LS430 with 47259 miles? Any idea what they cost? Obviously the car
needs the ultimate deluxe overly full coverage with no deductibles.

I know - I should sell this bag of junk. But due to Obama and his
minions of destruction and market crashers, I am nearly flattened
financialy. I am not a major banker nor a tax evader, so I have gotten
no Obama Dollars to save me. So I have to extend the pleasures of
ownership of this thing that I drive. Yes, I do plan on voting this
fall, as many times as I can sneak into the polls.
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 10:00 am   #2 (permalink)
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I truly hope you learn to read before you vote, It was BUSH who gave the banks & Brokers over a
trillion Dollars without even getting a receipt in many cases.

On Mon, 5 Jul 2010 22:13:25 -0700 (PDT), mcbrue <mcbrue@aol.com> wrote:

>What are some good sources for extended warranties for 2006 Ultima
>LS430 with 47259 miles? Any idea what they cost? Obviously the car
>needs the ultimate deluxe overly full coverage with no deductibles.
>
>I know - I should sell this bag of junk. But due to Obama and his
>minions of destruction and market crashers, I am nearly flattened
>financialy. I am not a major banker nor a tax evader, so I have gotten
>no Obama Dollars to save me. So I have to extend the pleasures of
>ownership of this thing that I drive. Yes, I do plan on voting this
>fall, as many times as I can sneak into the polls.

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Old 06 Jul 2010, 10:48 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"mcbrue" <mcbrue@aol.com> wrote in message
news:58867e93-182f-4740-9245-3003b442b627@c10g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
> What are some good sources for extended warranties for 2006 Ultima
> LS430 with 47259 miles? Any idea what they cost? Obviously the car
> needs the ultimate deluxe overly full coverage with no deductibles.
>
> I know - I should sell this bag of junk. But due to Obama and his
> minions of destruction and market crashers, I am nearly flattened
> financialy. I am not a major banker nor a tax evader, so I have gotten
> no Obama Dollars to save me. So I have to extend the pleasures of
> ownership of this thing that I drive. Yes, I do plan on voting this
> fall, as many times as I can sneak into the polls.


Have you tried your local Lexus Dealer?
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Old 08 Jul 2010, 11:06 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Local Lexus Dealer has 8 yr 125,000miles bumper to bumper for $4,525
with zero deductible. AAA has 9 yr 150,000 mile bumper to bumper for
$4,099 for 50 deductible or $3,414 for 120,000 miles for 9 years. So
it looks like Lexus is $1,100 more than AAA for same milage and one
year less coverage! WOW !!!!! Wonder why they are called
stealerships?

Has anyone had experience with the AAA (Am Auto Assoc) warranties?
Some companies in this business do go out of business every year or
two and are frauds to start with. Others refuse to pay for Lexus
service &/or parts. I assume AAA contract which I have a sample
contract of will do what it says and pay anyone the standard book
amounts. Probably Lexus will have fewer coverage discussions of
course. But $1100 less????

Any comments? (Yes, I might keep the bag of rocks that long and cuss
all the while. And yes, the extended warranty is worth the cost with
the Ultra package on it - 7,000 radar unit, 1500 sensors on the
bumpers, etc, etc. When a brake job costs 1200 you know the car is too
expensive for anyone to drive without a warranty.)



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Old 09 Jul 2010, 03:36 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"mcbrue" <mcbrue@aol.com> wrote in message
news:58867e93-182f-4740-9245-3003b442b627@c10g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
> What are some good sources for extended warranties for 2006 Ultima
> LS430 with 47259 miles? Any idea what they cost? Obviously the car
> needs the ultimate deluxe overly full coverage with no deductibles.
>
> I know - I should sell this bag of junk. But due to Obama and his
> minions of destruction and market crashers, I am nearly flattened
> financialy. I am not a major banker nor a tax evader, so I have gotten
> no Obama Dollars to save me. So I have to extend the pleasures of
> ownership of this thing that I drive. Yes, I do plan on voting this
> fall, as many times as I can sneak into the polls.


Translation = You shouldn't have bought the car to begin with because you
can't afford it.

I've never bought an extended warrantee on anything and have never regretted
it. Extended warrantees are for suckers like you who haven't a clue what to
do with their money. They (Lexus, AAA or whoever) will gladly relieve you
of your cash burden, sucker.


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Old 10 Jul 2010, 09:45 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Ah yes ... the old "you are so poor" argument that has nothing to do
with the question I asked. Perhaps I view the cost as sort of an
averaged out repair bill, or sort of like trading options vs stocks.
Who knows what us poor folks are thinking, or trying to think.

Note that my experience over the last couple of decades has been that
the extended warranties do pay off big time. Of course I am too poor
to trade very often, so I drive a car for as long as I can get the
extended warranty. And over the last olds, nissan, two mercedes and
three lexi, I have saved quite a bit of money on each one. Now of
course I did not go back and factor in the cost of the money - that is
the lost interest, but that is not much on these amounts of money. On
this current LS430 Ultra, I have had over $12,000 worth of warranty
work done on it in the first 4 years. So odds are that the extended
warranty will pay off the way that I look at it.

Which gets us back to the original questions - which out of the many
companies offer a reputable product that does what it claims to?

David Z obviously does not know any poor folks like me, so he is
excused from the requirements of making any useful comments. His comic
skills are certainly evident in the above, so if he wishes to offer
more low comedy, he may.
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Old 10 Jul 2010, 10:27 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"mcbrue" <mcbrue@aol.com> wrote in message
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> Ah yes ... the old "you are so poor" argument that has nothing to do
> with the question I asked. Perhaps I view the cost as sort of an
> averaged out repair bill, or sort of like trading options vs stocks.
> Who knows what us poor folks are thinking, or trying to think.
>
> Note that my experience over the last couple of decades has been that
> the extended warranties do pay off big time. Of course I am too poor
> to trade very often, so I drive a car for as long as I can get the
> extended warranty. And over the last olds, nissan, two mercedes and
> three lexi, I have saved quite a bit of money on each one. Now of
> course I did not go back and factor in the cost of the money - that is
> the lost interest, but that is not much on these amounts of money. On
> this current LS430 Ultra, I have had over $12,000 worth of warranty
> work done on it in the first 4 years. So odds are that the extended
> warranty will pay off the way that I look at it.
>
> Which gets us back to the original questions - which out of the many
> companies offer a reputable product that does what it claims to?
>
> David Z obviously does not know any poor folks like me, so he is
> excused from the requirements of making any useful comments. His comic
> skills are certainly evident in the above, so if he wishes to offer
> more low comedy, he may.


You are such a moron, I don't know why I waste my time on you.

It has nothing to do with being poor. Except in your case, where stupidity
and stubborn ignorance are a form of poverty.

Extended warrantees are simply a bad deal. Here's a Consumer Reports article
that cites an in-depth study. Note that CR says in this article "We have
long advised that extended warranties are a poor deal for almost every
product."

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...ranties-ov.htm

Extended warranties: A high-priced gamble
Our survey of 8,000 new-car buyers shows they are usually a poor deal


Most people don't buy a new car without hearing the dealership finance
manager warn about "how foolish it would be" not to protect your investment
from unexpected repairs as you put on the miles. What comes next is a
persistent sales pitch for a solution to your new fears: an extended
warranty. "You could save the amount of the plan cost with just one covered
repair!" says a brochure for Ford's Extended Service Plan.

But extended warranties sell costly "peace of mind" for repair nightmares
that probably won't occur, according to a survey of more than 8,000 readers
in December 2007 by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. We have
long advised that extended warranties are a poor deal for almost every
product. Now we have the first data showing that this advice applies to most
new cars as well.

The survey included buyers of extended warranties for cars in the 2001 and
2002 model years. That allowed sufficient time for the factory warranties to
expire, as well as several years of extended coverage. The chart on Costly
contracts lists results for makes for which we have sufficient data; note
that models within a make may vary. Some owners in the survey might have had
coverage remaining, but our analysis shows that the need for serious repairs
is uncommon.

The main reason is that automobiles today are more reliable than ever. "The
odds are that what's covered won't fail," says Terry Wynter, who owns Terry
Wynter Auto Service Center in Fort Myers, Fla., and is helping to write an
extended-warranty guide for the Automotive Service Association (ASA). The
sellers of extended warranties know what parts tend to break within the
coverage time and mileage, so buyers are betting against the house.

In fact, that's a lesson many people already know. About 75 percent of all
respondents in our initial screening did not buy extended warranties, with
more than two-thirds saying they didn't think it was a good value for their
money.

The best course of action for most consumers is to buy a car that gets top
reliability scores in our Vehicle Ratings (accessed by pulldown menus on
major pages within the Cars area or through our interactive New Car
Selector, available to subscribers), and you probably won't need an extended
warranty. But if your heart is set on a car with a below-average reliability
record, it's more of a toss-up. You can decide for yourself how much "peace
of mind" is worth. For example, the highest usage claims were for
Mercedes-Benz, for which we have no recommended models due to below-average
reliability. But only 38 percent of those owners said they saved money with
the extended warranty; the average loss was $100.

The experience of our readers who bought extended warranties and a closer
examination of how they work (available to subscribers) show why the odds
are stacked against you.


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Old 20 Jul 2010, 10:47 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you very much for the information. However, my Lexus car has
allready had well over $10,000 US in repairs covered by the basic
bumper to bumper new car warranty on the car. In my estimation, I will
easily exceed that repair amount in the next 3 or 4 years due to the
ultra package on it. And yes, I do take the car into the stealership
for service. There are only one or two other mechanics here in
Greenville, SC who deal with Lexus cars, and they have to buy parts
from Lexus directly to get original parts. I did have a brake job done
by one of the private guys, and did request brake shoe upgrades, and
they work fine. They evaluated the rotors and did not replace them.
But for other repairs, I have stuck with the dealer due to the
warranty. This dealer has been dissapointing in my experience, but the
first two cars we bought from him were better experiences, so I figure
it is just the maturing of the company. Of course when compared to the
Cherman Kar Stealership ... This way I will have dealer service on it
for its life with me, and that will appeal to the lovely young genius
who buys this as a used car from me at, of course, an elevated price
for the premium condition and service it has had.

On my cars prior to this one, I have had the extended warranties pay
off. That included two mercedes, one olds, one Nissan, and one Chevy.
The other two Lexi were the baby 300 series, and they did not have
much electronic gear on board.



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