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Have any of you purchased, or considered purchasing an extended warranty for your Spider? While I'm not a fan of such things, I also typically lease my cars, which makes them unnecessary. My dealer is offering one, which I am considering, because 1) I am planning to keep my Spider for a long time, 2) if #1 proves untrue a transferrable extended warranty adds to a used car's value, and 3) the best deals appear to be at the time of vehicle purchase. Thoughts on the subject or specifics below? I have to look at the package for tire & wheel coverage, which is almost a must-have with Michigan's awful roads.

It's a Mopar factory-backed warranty:
- Retail Value = $2995
  • Sale Price = $2495
  • Maximum Care
  • 84 Month/60,000 (whichever comes first), starting from in-service date, (date of delivery)
  • A $100 Deductible per repair visit. Includes all of the following:
$100 “Sign-And-Go” Roadside Assistance 1
$100 Towing Allowance
$35 First Day Rental 2
$35/Day Car Rental Allowance 2
$600 Key Fob Repair/Replacement Coverage 3
$1,000 Trip Interruption Coverage
$50 Plan Transfer Fee (in most states)

1Roadside Assistance provided in the event coverage is not included in the Basic or Powertrain Warranties.
2Includes $35 Taxi Reimbursement in lieu of Rental and all first day dealership service except bodywork.
3Total maximum coverage benefit of $600 and up to 3 Key Fob repairs or replacements.
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Have any of you purchased, or considered purchasing an extended warranty for your Spider? While I'm not a fan of such things, I also typically lease my cars, which makes them unnecessary. My dealer is offering one, which I am considering, because 1) I am planning to keep my Spider for a long time, 2) if #1 proves untrue a transferrable extended warranty adds to a used car's value, and 3) the best deals appear to be at the time of vehicle purchase. Thoughts on the subject or specifics below? I have to look at the package for tire & wheel coverage, which is almost a must-have with Michigan's awful roads.

It's a Mopar factory-backed warranty:


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Reason being......I knew that I would be Modding it after studying 124Spider.org threads and 21st Century 124 Spider explanations,recommendations and diagrams, so wasn't expecting to be covered for much under present warranty, with a year to run still. I usually do my own work, have a great mate who happens to be a garage foreman, should I get stuck and a garage that always gives me great service anyway. If I didn't have the above then possibly I would extend on a vehicle that I was not going to play about with and was a keeper.......
I love the VW T-Rock which is standard, so that, I may just extend warranty next year. .......Cheers
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Have any of you purchased, or considered purchasing an extended warranty for your Spider? While I'm not a fan of such things, I also typically lease my cars, which makes them unnecessary. My dealer is offering one, which I am considering, because 1) I am planning to keep my Spider for a long time, 2) if #1 proves untrue a transferrable extended warranty adds to a used car's value, and 3) the best deals appear to be at the time of vehicle purchase. Thoughts on the subject or specifics below? I have to look at the package for tire & wheel coverage, which is almost a must-have with Michigan's awful roads.

It's a Mopar factory-backed warranty:


I searched for this topic in the forum but did not find any threads. If there's one I missed, please point it out to me, and I will continue the discussion there.
I bought my 2017 Abarth last October with 2450 miles on it. The original warranty expires next month and because the mileage is still very low at 4500 and there is the possibility of things happening that could be covered, I bought the extended warranty. For $2300 it now runs until June 2025 or 75000 miles. It's the same as the original warranty, but with a $100 deductible. If I don't make any warranty claims the $2300 is refundable. In the unlikely event I sell the car before the extended warranty runs out it is transferable for $50. It seems like a good safety net that could save me money in the long run.
 

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Druve almost 7 months for about 7k km.. plus only summer time not worth
 
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I bought the mopar service contract for my 18 that was recently acquired with 4.5k miles. I have one on my Dodge truck that has paid for itself 3+ times over not counting the convenience of rental car coverage.
2 things to consider.
1. Shop around online, I bought mine for less than 1500. 8yr 75k. 100 deductible.
2. The dealer seems to hate these warranties. I don’t know if they are reimbursed at a lower rate or what other reason may be the cause.
 

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Thanks, all for your votes and responses.
Reason being......I knew that I would be Modding it after studying 124Spider.org threads and 21st Century 124 Spider explanations,recommendations and diagrams, so wasn't expecting to be covered for much under present warranty, with a year to run still. I usually do my own work, have a great mate who happens to be a garage foreman, should I get stuck and a garage that always gives me great service anyway. If I didn't have the above then possibly I would extend on a vehicle that I was not going to play about with and was a keeper.......
I love the VW T-Rock which is standard, so that, I may just extend warranty next year. .......Cheers
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I don't do my own work and am not planning to make modifications. What is VW's T-Rock?
I bought my 2017 Abarth last October with 2450 miles on it. The original warranty expires next month and because the mileage is still very low at 4500 and there is the possibility of things happening that could be covered, I bought the extended warranty. For $2300 it now runs until June 2025 or 75000 miles. It's the same as the original warranty, but with a $100 deductible. If I don't make any warranty claims the $2300 is refundable. In the unlikely event I sell the car before the extended warranty runs out it is transferable for $50. It seems like a good safety net that could save me money in the long run.
That refundability sounds great. An incentive not to make any claims? I will ask if it's part of what I am being offered.
Drive almost 7 months for about 7k km.. plus only summer time not worth
I'm expecting to do about the same. I wonder how much warranty-related stuff is likely to occur during those other five months, only to be detected in the spring.
I bought the mopar service contract for my 18 that was recently acquired with 4.5k miles. I have one on my Dodge truck that has paid for itself 3+ times over not counting the convenience of rental car coverage.
2 things to consider.
1. Shop around online, I bought mine for less than 1500. 8yr 75k. 100 deductible.
2. The dealer seems to hate these warranties. I don’t know if they are reimbursed at a lower rate or what other reason may be the cause.
My dealer sounds as if they like them. Assures the work will be done by their service department. I'll see if they can sweeten the discount a little more. The shopping around I did already was about the same. I'll try again.
 

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The Volkswagen T-Roc is a small crossover not sold in North America.
 

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I didn't buy one. Fiats in the US come standard with a 4-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. That’s plenty in my book.

Besides, I don’t trust FCA or its dealers; they are barely willing to fix things under the standard warranty. Sometimes you even have to force them. There’s no way I’ll pay thousands of dollars upfront in the expectation that FCA will do the right thing if/when something breaks in 5, 6 or 7 years.

There's an excellent independent shop near me. If I still have the Spider after 4 years, I’ll take it there. They are much more competent, honest, courteous and reasonably priced than dealers.
 

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Yes, just expressing a thought.........

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3rd year warranty in uk is always dealer and rarely manufacturer. Well that's the case for fiat. So I dont really bother as they'll argue out of most of it. Had that with my Alfa. Big costs on tbjs car? Worst case multiair failure, 1k. Major head work, 1k. Gearbox robust. Rust can be prevented. New turbo 500£. Worst case.

Pretty sure my spark seals need sorting st some point ( oil on threads) and that's either diy or 200£ at local Alfa specialist.

I've never put much faith in uk warranty.
 
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Thanks......Prohibited? Don't know what you mean .......
Are you aware of the sign on your house that says "PROHIBIDO APARCAR" ("NO PARKING" in Spanish)? If not, you may want to report an act of vandalism to the local constabulary.

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Are you aware of the sign on your house that says "PROHIBIDO APARCAR" ("NO PARKING" in Spanish)? If not, you may want to report an act of vandalism to the local constabulary.

Lovely flowers, by the way.
Ahhhh....Mi hija Vie en Mallorca esta mucho anos aqui. I had forgotten that sign was even there, street flea market/ car boot sale buy amongst all the local Majorcian crap. The flowers and shrubs...The Wife until recently, now "I try"..my expertise has always been "Wembley stripes" on lawn until lawnmower roller broke, couldn't tell a daisy from a triffid..and that's dangerous as Triffids (not Daisys) eat you !
 

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“PROHIBIDO APARCAR” is used mostly in Spain. In the Americas we normally say “NO ESTACIONAR.”
 

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Returning to the original topic, I chose for something in-between. My insurance company offered an extended warranty plan that offered the same exact coverage as the dealership but was substantially cheaper on the "per-month" payments. On the "Pros" side the payments were cheaper and I can take it to whoever I want for the work, not just the dealership. The "Cons" side of that is that I would lose that coverage if I no longer use that insurance provider. However, they have been awesome for me in the past and have been awesome for me when my spider was hit-and-run and again when it was severely hail damaged so I have no problem sticking with them.
 

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Corpus - What Insurance co do you use? Just switched from AAA to Progressive, but always on the look-out for a good company. Thanks.
 

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“PROHIBIDO APARCAR” is used mostly in Spain. In the Americas we normally say “NO ESTACIONAR.”
My Home city of Liverpool residents are more likely to say Oi, Move YA F**K*NG Ka Lah ! local dialect you understand.
 
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My Home city of Liverpool residents are more likely to say Oi, Move YA F**K*NG Ka Lah ! local dialect you understand.
Way to kill my notion that every Liverpudlian sounds like the Beatles...
 
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