- Mar 23, 2006
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- Park City,Utah
Has anyone purchased the optional 7yr/60K warranty and if so what did you pay for it.? Please PM me if you dont feel comfortable posting it. Kevin
When you buy an extended warranty, the warranty time begins counting down IMMEDIATELY.
Thus, buying a new viper and a 7-year extended warranty at the same time means you get 3-years of new car bumper-to-bumper warranty, followed by four years of extended warranty. 7 years total.
Buying a new viper without an extended warranty, then buying a7-year extended warranty just BEFORE the bumper-to-bumper warranty runs out, means you get a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty followed by 7 years of extended warranty. 10 years total.
The reason extended warranties are so cheap with a new car purchase is because the extended warranty is useless while the bumper-to-bumper warranty is in effect. Thus, you are effectively buying only a 4-year extended warranty.
This is NOT my personal experience with the Chrysler Maxicare 7 year warranty. The Warranty on my 2008 Gen IV ran concurrently with my factory warranty and expired exactly 7 years from the purchase date. I purchased this warranty more than 1 year after I purchased the car. Perhaps the rules have changed, but I doubt it.
What's incorrect? Seems exactly what you stated. The Extended warrantee run concurrently with the factory warrantee. The only benefit would be if you were able to buy a Max Care 7 year plan at the end of the 3/36 factory warrantee and have it take effect at that time...not roll back to the original date of service...in effect doing what Thom originally posted.