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I realize I'm a little late to this conversation and you may have already purchased Honda Care but I went through this exact same thing several years ago with our 2011 MDX and thought I'd weigh in. First thing I'll say is that I've purchased multiple Acura Care and Honda Care warranties from Hyannis Honda in MA. I usually don't bite on extended warranties but we've had iffy reliability with our Hondas. In fact, our Honda Care plan for our '02 Odyssey paid for itself 3x over so I believe in buying reasonably priced extended warranties...i.e. I'm not dropping $5k to extend my BMW warranty but $1200 for Honda or Acura Care is definitely worth considering.

So when I was researching purchasing Acura Care for my wife's 2011 MDX it became clear that I could buy a 5/100 Acura Care plan just before the factory warranty expired and have coverage for nine (9) years or 100k miles. It added several hundred to the the cost but still was a better deal to wait a couple years and buy just before the factory expired. We went ahead and bought the plan in 2015 when our MDX was about four years old. The Acura Care warranty expired in April 2020 after nine (9) years and 93k miles. I would also note that the Acura Care did eventually pay for itself but not until years eight and nine...still hard to believe I had a car under a manufacturer branded warranty for nine years. As I mentioned before, the Honda Care warranty on our '02 Odyssey paid for itself several times.

We tend to keep my wife's cars for a long time and clearly it wouldn't have been a good deal had we traded it away in year seven. That said, assuming you will keep the CRV a long time I highly recommend Hyannis Honda and your can either buy it right now or wait and extend the warranty just before the factory warranty expires...

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Yes that is why I initially bought the extended warranty (which I've confirmed cancellation today), to reasonably safeguard against component failure. I do have a quote from the dealership in MA with more reasonable rates. 8-years, 120,000 miles, $0 deductible for $1,370...less than half the price of what I initially paid for 7-years/100,000 mi (?), $100 deductible. Might go that route. seems way more reasonable anyway.
Before you pull the trigger on this..... just double check and make sure your state actually allows you to buy from an out of state dealer. Some states do not allow this... as the extended care warranties actually fall under the jurisdiction of "insurance" in most states and some states are very controlling over insurance and will not allow out of state purchases.
 

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When I picked up one of my new Honda's some years back the dealer really pushed on the extended warranty. Of course they always tell you of the expense of modern electronic systems,etc I had a simple reply for the salesman that ended the discussion: Man! If this car is so unreliable that I needed to spend a few thousand extra on a warranty to cover it breaking down I don't want the car!

Buying a warranty is your personal decision. I can tell you from a car manufacturer's point of view they LOVE it when you spend that money. They do know the expected average repair costs and price that warranty to make a profit for themselves. Do you really think they would sell something that would cause them to lose money? Consumer Reports did a study on these extended warranties some years back and flat said that, overall, its a losing bet. Of course there will be people who made good use of that warranty and will swear by them. But over all its like the casino: you hear praise from the one's that won but need to remember they are the tiny minority. There were a lot of losers who's money paid for that prize and also lined the pockets for the casino's owners.

All of that said, its your money and if you fear the worse then go for it. I have never bought an extended warranty. There was only one car I ever had that was a "lemon" and it was a GM car which had a poorly made automatic transmission that exploded one night. Thing is the car had 65,000 miles on it and at that time the GM extended warranty ran out at 60,000 so they would have not paid anyway. I fixed the transmission and dumped the car while it was working well and never, ever bought another car from one of the "Big Three" American car makers.
 

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I haven't bought a new car since 1993. Even without a warranty, the amount of money I save compared to buying new, more than covers any maintenance costs. I have bought the extended warranties on a few used cars I have owned, and they paid off. My repairs were more than the cost of the extended warranty. However.... They were older American cars. I have never bought them for Japanese cars I have owned, and the only major repair I have had on one of the Japanese cars I owned, wouldn't have been covered by the warranty by the time it needed the repairs.

I think that if I was into buying new cars, I would probably just sell the car as soon as it was out of warranty.
 

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Before you pull the trigger on this..... just double check and make sure your state actually allows you to buy from an out of state dealer. Some states do not allow this... as the extended care warranties actually fall under the jurisdiction of "insurance" in most states and some states are very controlling over insurance and will not allow out of state purchases.
I'm in North Carolina and have tried googling various combinations, but can't find out if I can buy a warranty from an out of state dealer. Any idea where I can find this information? Many thanks!
 

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I'm in North Carolina and have tried googling various combinations, but can't find out if I can buy a warranty from an out of state dealer. Any idea where I can find this information? Many thanks!
As far as I know, Florida is the only state where you are not "allowed" to buy out of state. Many Floridians use family members addresses for registration purposes, buy their warranty and then reregister in FL.
 

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Curry Honda in Chicopee, MA. I live in Missouri and purchased over the phone. Have on my CRV & HRV.
Thanks, just got their quote and it was $130 higher than Hyannis Honda for 8/100, $0 deductible. $1280 vs $1150.
 

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I brought a ‘12 & ‘13 crv, brought the extended Honda care warranty from out of state dealer, saved a bundle from the NY dealer. My ‘13 expires next month and did not get to use it once, the ‘12 expired a few months ago and only got to use it once for a $300 repair. I gambled and wasted my money but had piece of mind the last 7 years, not sorry I brought it.
 

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That’s why I sat in the financing office for as long as I did wondering, “is this the car with all the high tech stuff that warrants an extended warranty?” In the end I obviously took it knowing I could cancel it.
This is why I bought the HondaCare extended warranty (72m/120k) for $1150 from Saccucci Honda. The finance guy at the dealer I bought my car from was pretty pissed off when I told him I could get it that cheap after he gave me his whole sales pitch. Things got pretty awkward in that room, let me tell you.

Anywho, I didnt want to risk having a car with so many complicated systems sticking me with a massive bill at some point.
 

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There is marketing literature and there is the actual contract. Parts may not be covered that surprise you. Read the actual contract before buying.
 

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Vehicles registered and normally operated in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
If you live in any of the above states that follow California's emission rules. Honda offers up to a 15 year/150k mile warranty on various parts for Honda hybrid vehicles. Things like first engine air filter and spark plug replacement are covered. The HV battery is extended to 10 year/150k miles, too.

 
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Do you really think they would sell something that would cause them to lose money? Consumer Reports did a study on these extended warranties some years back and flat said that, overall, its a losing bet. Of course there will be people who made good use of that warranty and will swear by them. But over all its like the casino: you hear praise from the one's that won but need to remember they are the tiny minority. There were a lot of losers who's money paid for that prize and also lined the pockets for the casino's owners.

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I brought a ‘12 & ‘13 crv, brought the extended Honda care warranty from out of state dealer, saved a bundle from the NY dealer. My ‘13 expires next month and did not get to use it once, the ‘12 expired a few months ago and only got to use it once for a $300 repair. I gambled and wasted my money but had piece of mind the last 7 years, not sorry I brought it.
Peace of mind does indeed have a price. A price I'm willing to pay. If you never get to use the warranty, you should be happy you had a vehicle that never left you stranded and if you had to cash in on that warranty, you can be thankful you had coverage.
 

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If you live in any of the above states that follow California's emission rules. Honda offers up to a 15 year/150k mile warranty on various parts for Honda hybrid vehicles. Things like first engine air filter and spark plug replacement are covered. The HV battery is extended to 10 year/150k miles, too.

I had no idea. Thanks for that info. Great to know.
 
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Extended warranties are no different than Las Vegas. Sure, some people end up winning big but in the long run the house always wins. In my 86 years I've never purchased one on any product I've purchased and haven't had one regret. If a product survives infancy that's a good indication that the product is not faulty and if it it is well maintained should last. If a part is faulty and doesn't survive infancy it would be covered by the original factory warranty.
 

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I wouldn't buy it. However, my local ASE shop has a program where -- as long as you keep up with your Honda maintenance and add an Ultimate Protection and Performance package ($119) every 15,000 miles, a vehicle with under 50,000 miles at the time of enrollment is covered for $4000 for each critical system (engine, transmission, cooling system, and fuel system). For vehicles under 125,000 miles, you're covered for $1000 per system. That's A LOT better than most extended warranty programs.
 

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I had no idea. Thanks for that info. Great to know.
No problem. Honda and the dealerships don't like talking about this emissions warranty for hybrids. ;) It already saved an Insight owner $216 for a Fuel Lid Open Actuator after his 3/36k miles warranty ran out. Emissions / Check Engine Light (parts & labor covered)

The CRV Hybrid doesn't have a fuel lid open actuator so you won't see that part listed.
 
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