Thing is.. the the reason HondaCare makes more sense to more owners over time ---> average repair cost of any electronic subsystem or even fairly normal mechanical repairs involving replacement parts ---> north of $1500 a pop. and there are dozens of theses systems in a gen5 CRV, and almost all of them are now field replaceable units (meaning no repairable by a dealer).I had no idea. Thanks for that info. Great to know.
Cost of a HondaCare warranty, if you shop the internet --> $1300-1500
The average number of major repairs in the first 5 years for gen5 CRVs --> 1.5 maybe it will happen inside the 3/36 warranty, maybe not.
Some owners like to gamble on this sort of thing, and I would say 10 years ago, where Honda's were concerned.. an extended care policy would unlikely pay for itself over the life of a vehicle. Some owners continue to gamble in this regard.. and then come back to the forum complaining that their injectors on their 2017 CRV have just gone bad and are throwing error codes (we have seen a number of these this year alone in the forum).. and are facing a price of ~$1600 to replace them.
At the end of the day.. only you can decide... for you... because it's your vehicle and your money.
So... are you feeling lucky? How long to you plan to keep your vehicle beyond the 3/36 factory warranty? Can and will you tolerate the pain of say... 3 major repairs in the time you own your vehicle? Do you like the idea of a fixed cost of ownership, or are you OK with whatever goes bad and must be repaired or replaced? Your answers to these questions dictates your decision where a HondaCare warranty is concerned... not what any John, or Sally, or whoever opines in a discussion forum.