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I was doing everything possible to get out of the finance guys office. He finally convinced me to purchase an extended warranty. I'm not typically an extended warranty type. The biggest selling point was the possibility to return the EG Assurance warranty for a prorated amount.

He offered the Premier warranty for 7yr 70k miles for 1,346 with a $50 deductible. He said Premier covers everything other than abuse or accidental damage. I only drive about 10k mi per year. I assume this warranty is serviced in house with factory parts.

Another option is Geico has a 7yr 100k mi for $120 per year and $250 deductible that I can start paying after the 3rd year. The geico option seems like a better deal for $480 for 4 years. It seems like high deductible health insurance. The thing I don't know about the Geico option is can I take it to any garage? Do they use 3rd party parts?

Lastly the option of nothing which it what I typically do. I take care of my things and rarely have a problem.
 

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I am a big believer in extended warranties for these modern high tech vehicles.

Why? Because a single system failure out of warranty can cost you thousands of dollars.. and I am not talking bout the power-train or chassis or drive train. It is all the electronic subsystems that concern me and they are literally everywhere and touch just about every key feature in the vehicle.

That said.. for my Hondas.. I will only buy an actual HondaCare policy.. not any form of 3rd party policy. Why? Because I want to avoid the cross-finger pointing between Honda, a Honda Dealer, and a 3rd party warranty and service from said warranty at a non-Honda maintenance facility. The costs are comparable, if you shop wisely, and it puts all responsibility for warranty service on Honda. It also means all connectivity between the factory warranty and an extended warranty are tracked and managed within a single data base owned by Honda.
 

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Have you considered HondaCare? While it hasn't been perfect, at least you know who is covering it and that the right parts will be used.
 

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I normally don't go for extended warranties on anything, and it was my first with new 2019 CRV. Directly with Honda. It was $1200 for 6y - 60K miles (no deductible). I figured something is bound to go wrong in 6 years .... so things will even out? We'll see!
 

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With any extended warranty be sure to FULLY read the terms and exactly what is and isn't covered. The guy selling it will tell you everyhing is covered but later you find out that the timing chain or something else is not covered because it is consider a normal wear item. Don't sign until you have all the paper work go home and have the time to go though it.
 

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With any extended warranty be sure to FULLY read the terms and exactly what is and isn't covered. The guy selling it will tell you everyhing is covered but later you find out that the timing chain or something else is not covered because it is consider a normal wear item. Don't sign until you have all the paper work go home and have the time to go though it.
So true. The Honda warranty sales lady told me everything was covered except the light bulbs, and of course general wear like tires. When I finally looked at the fine print I could see there was ALOT more that wasn't covered... bitch! Lied right to my face.
 

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Do yourself a favor and call this number, unless you live in Florida.

Tauni Woods - Honda Care VSC Specialist
1-888-244-6632 x217 College Hills Honda. 8yr 100,000 mile no deductable ~$1000
 

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Look at Hyannis or Santucci Honda in Massachusetts. They have the lowest prices and no sales tax (In Massachusetts no sales taxes on extended warranties) on a Honda Extended warranty. Get quotes from both.
 

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I am a big believer in extended warranties for these modern high tech vehicles.

Why? Because a single system failure out of warranty can cost you thousands of dollars.. and I am not talking bout the power-train or chassis or drive train. It is all the electronic subsystems that concern me and they are literally everywhere and touch just about every key feature in the vehicle.
Even a failure of the infotainment system or Honda Sensing system or Engine Control Module, etc. would not cost "thousands of dollars". And cars have had bunches of electronic modules for decades; they know how to manufacture them by now where the rigors of automobile service don't cause widespread failure.

If you want an extended warranty to help you feel better at night, that's fine, but there's no need to overestimate the costs of a non-powertrain failure.
 

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Even a failure of the infotainment system or Honda Sensing system or Engine Control Module, etc. would not cost "thousands of dollars". And cars have had bunches of electronic modules for decades; they know how to manufacture them by now where the rigors of automobile service don't cause widespread failure.

If you want an extended warranty to help you feel better at night, that's fine, but there's no need to overestimate the costs of a non-powertrain failure.
The costs might be a little higher than you think, dealer price of the audio/nav unit.... $2082, not including the display ($1006) and labor.
 

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Another factor is how long you intend to keep the car or how many miles per year you drive. If you trade up in 4 or 5 years, probably not worth it.
 

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Do yourself a favor and call this number, unless you live in Florida.

Tauni Woods - Honda Care VSC Specialist
1-888-244-6632 x217 College Hills Honda. 8yr 100,000 mile no deductable ~$1000
Thanks I was able to contact Tauni and she offered me the same price for the same warranty. I then contacted my local Honda finance manager and after he made some angry comments about internet extended warranty Honda sales, he agreed to honor Tauni's price. So tomorrow I go back and get out of this 3rd party warranty and get a better warranty through Honda that has more coverage for less price. If they mess around I already have Tauni's app filled out.

Thanks for the info!
 

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Another factor is how long you intend to keep the car or how many miles per year you drive. If you trade up in 4 or 5 years, probably not worth it.
I keep my vehicles for around 10 years. Maybe just under 8 on this one due to resale value when still under warranty.

So much good info on warranties. I searched and didn't find much so I made this post. Seems my searching skills have failed me as many seem to get HondaCare.
 

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The costs might be a little higher than you think, dealer price of the audio/nav unit.... $2082, not including the display ($1006) and labor.
A reman'd display is a hair over $200, list-price. And I expect there will be reman'd customer-pay audio units soon too (they are already avail. as warranty units), which currently go for a little under $400, list-price.
 

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Even a failure of the infotainment system or Honda Sensing system or Engine Control Module, etc. would not cost "thousands of dollars". And cars have had bunches of electronic modules for decades; they know how to manufacture them by now where the rigors of automobile service don't cause widespread failure.

If you want an extended warranty to help you feel better at night, that's fine, but there's no need to overestimate the costs of a non-powertrain failure.
True, and if an electronic component is going to fail it will usually fail within the first year or after the extended warranty runs out. Honda knows this and so does all the other manufacturers.
 

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True, and if an electronic component is going to fail it will usually fail within the first year or after the extended warranty runs out. Honda knows this and so does all the other manufacturers.
As a retired electrical engineer, I would like to expand on this statement a bit.

Yes... many electronics fail within the first year.. due to early defects in parts or assembly (usually assembly)

That said..... just as many electronic units as fail early in life will also fail later in life... just due to a range of different reasons. This is less true for static installations, like your TV where it gets setup and installed and then sits there with little or not mechanical or environmental stresses, and there are literally no moving parts to deal with, and now days... not non-LED lamps either. A motor vehicle is a much different environment however... and as such.. you will see more fatigue-over-life failures. Add to this the number of electro-mechanical interfaces between sensors, mechanical systems, and the electronics that connect to them... and you have a perfect recipe for more failures over the life of a vehicle.

And then we have some classic issues to deal with.. like the higher then expected failure rates on Head Units that CRV owners are reporting here in this forum. There is every reason to believe these will continue through the road life of Gen5 CRVs for a subset of owners.

These are known unknowns.. and some owners will never experience a failure, and others will experience multiple failures. The choice is.. as with so many things vehicle related... to either deal with it out of pocket or protect from it with extended warranty coverage. There is no correct or incorrect answer on this as each person has different tolerances of unexpected expenses.
 

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We all have different opinions and tolerances to "unplanned failures" with our vehicles for sure. So we each must decide, how we address the possibility.

For consumer products that are truly solid state (no moving parts) that are for in home use.. I never buy an extended warranty, and this practice has served me well.

For expensive capital purchases of electro-mechanical products like motor vehicles in the modern era.. I always buy an extended warranty from the manufacturer (I never buy 3rd party warranties), and this practice too has served me well over the years. I generally break even due to fairly minor failures under warranty.. and I am fine with that... because one day.. I will have something very costly fail..and that is the day I will be glad I have an extended warranty. Extended warranties are for those cases where some serious #$%^ happens.

But each owner has to make their own assessment of risk and risk mitigation.

That said... given some of the very critical bashing and complaining about Honda on the Gen5 CRV reliability concerns .. it surprises me some of the same critics also bash extended warranties. That is completely illogical to me, but then again... I am only accountable for my own vehicle and owner satisfaction. :)
 

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I was doing everything possible to get out of the finance guys office. He finally convinced me to purchase an extended warranty. I'm not typically an extended warranty type. The biggest selling point was the possibility to return the EG Assurance warranty for a prorated amount.

He offered the Premier warranty for 7yr 70k miles for 1,346 with a $50 deductible. He said Premier covers everything other than abuse or accidental damage. I only drive about 10k mi per year. I assume this warranty is serviced in house with factory parts.

Another option is Geico has a 7yr 100k mi for $120 per year and $250 deductible that I can start paying after the 3rd year. The geico option seems like a better deal for $480 for 4 years. It seems like high deductible health insurance. The thing I don't know about the Geico option is can I take it to any garage? Do they use 3rd party parts?

Lastly the option of nothing which it what I typically do. I take care of my things and rarely have a problem.
Several years ago I traded in a 2002 CR-v for a 2014 CR-v. My 2002 had nearly 180,000 miles and until the A/C went out I had never had to do ANYTHING to it other than replace headlights and brake pads and the battery once. nothing. I should have fixed the AC and kept it but hubby was concerned that it WOULD eventually have issues and they would be big ones. I've had the 2014 for 5 yrs now. I drive it a lot less and it's got not quite 40,000 I think on it but, again, I have done nothing to it. Regular maintenance is all. I bought an extended warranty once, just once. it was for a volvo cross country wagon which was really fun to drive and was a total POS. I used that warranty. But with all the honda's I've owned (2 civics, and an accord before the CRvs) I would never have bought one and would never have had to use it if I did. I guess if you get a lemon you'd need it but I haven't heard of that happening all that often. I'd pocket the money and use it to pay for that lone repair you MIGHT need down the road. But that's just me.
 

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"And then we have some classic issues to deal with.. like the higher then expected failure rates on Head Units that CRV owners are reporting here in this forum. There is every reason to believe these will continue through the road life of Gen5 CRVs for a subset of owners."

There's only been a few head units reported to fail on this forum.

Interesting how some try to make a big number out of not much at all.

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Are there any limits about when you must purchase the Honda extended care warranty? I ask because with another brand, the smart thing to do is buy late in your under factory warranty period and then only from an internet discount source.
 
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