Best Extended Warranty for the Plug-in's?

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  1. golfguy

    golfguy Junior Member

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    Friends and family,

    I'm in the Market for an Extended Warranty for my 2012 Plug-in Prius 13.7K miles. Does anyone have any insight or experience of where to purchase the Best Extended Warranty for the Plug-in's?
    Who is the best dealership to purchase from? What should the cost of the Extended Warranty be?

    Looking for:
    • 0 deductible
    • 100,000 or 150,000 mile Warranty
    • 100% coverage on everything including batteries
    • 100% transferable

    Thanks.

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  2. RBooker

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    Are extended warranties worth the investment?
     
  3. rogerv

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    Search the forums here. There's a Toyota salesman who gives discounted deals on extended warranties to PC members. Toyota covers the traction battery for 8 years/100K miles, or for 10 years/150K miles in CARB states, so I don't think that is in the extended warranty.
    I didn't buy one for my '04, did get it for my '06, but not for my PiP. On the '06 I used it once, to replace the rear cargo hatch supports. If you greatly value peace-of-mind, go for it. Otherwise, it is a money maker for the dealer and Toyota. I wouldn't buy one from anyone other than Toyota, BTW.
     
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    Contact me at Performance Toyota- 610-678-3425 xtn 123. I am the finance manager here and can give you an excellent price on a Toyota Warranty. My name is Michael.
     
  5. markabele

    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    I personally would advise against extended warranties.
     
  6. rogerv

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    Just did a little research and found a post from Troy Dietrich, (search forum called "Sponsored Commercial Sales") the guy who was selling the warranty to members at a discounted price. He says that Toyota has instituted a new policy barring dealers from advertising extended warranties out of state. If you want one, you have until the factory warranty is near expiration- then you can negotiate a price for the warranty coverage you want with any dealer. Read Troy's post below, as he says he can still sell them.
    "FYI....​

    Unfortunately, this will likely be my last post. Toyota has recently put into place a new policy where dealers can no longer advertise or solicit for Toyota Financial Services VSA (extended warranty) sales to out of state customers via the internet.​

    This doesn't mean I can't sell them...but, I can't actively participate or promote the sale of them here myself any longer.​

    If anyone has any questions feel free to call me at my direct number 413-772-0989 or email me at [email protected]"​

    Regards,​
    Troy Dietrich​
    Troy Dietrich
    Toyota of Greenfield
    (413) 772-0231
    (413) 772-0989 (My Direct Line)
    [email protected]


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  7. retired4999

    retired4999 Prius driver since 2005

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    Does not mean that I can not recommend someone!
    If I were to get extended warrenty I would go with troy! Give him a call if interested. He did a great job for me on my first Prius, 2005.

    I will think about it when I have almost 35,000 or 35 months. As of now I don't think I will, but I'm keeping the door open.
     
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    you really can't say with precision. For example our 2004's extended warranty more than paid for itself 2 times over..... but its a crap shoot either way - your results may vary. That said, and maybe most importantly you don't have to get one until just about the day before the factory warranty ends - so save your money for now .... you may need it for something better down the road
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    :)This is the BEST advice I've ever seen on any forum regarding extended warranties. Most are normally very negative. With a extended warranty, you're limiting your liability to a defined dollar amount. Even if you never use it, your dollar loss is a defined dollar amount.
     
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