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Do you think it is worth it to get extended warranty on Infiniti vehicles?

The motors in these cars have been around for a long time and seem to be reliable. How many of you are the kind of buyers to purchase an extended warranty plan?

How has your experience been with the factory warranty?
 

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I bought mine used and got the dealership to CPO my car and I'm glad I did. I haven't had any mechanical issues so far (knock on wood) but I like having it more so for peace of mind in case something does happen. I bought a Volvo used and didn't get the extended warranty and about a year later the transmission crapped out on me and it would have cost me $4,500 to replace it with a used one, which at the time was more than the car was worth. So from then on I wont buy a used car without an extended warranty. Plus since I've had my G I've had a couple of small stuff fixed under the warranty like re-flashing my transmission and the dealership fixed a couple of creaking noises that they would have charged me out of pocket if my G wasn't CPO'd
 

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It just depends on how long you plan to keep the car. 4/60 bumper to bumper and 6/70 on the powertrain is a pretty robust warranty.
 

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I would say if you are financing the car and plan to keep it the extended warranty might be worth it.

If you are leasing of course there is no point.
Exactly, thats what it comes down to. Leasing with extended warranty and you're just giving them way more money than you need to.

Leasing might be the better way to go about owning the Q50 since it's a first year production vehicle and if you want to cut your losses if any....leasing is the way to go.
 

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I would say if you are financing the car and plan to keep it the extended warranty might be worth it.

If you are leasing of course there is no point.
I think we are on the same page. Whenever I purchase a brand new vehicle I think the smartest thing to do is to purchase an extended warranty. If you think about the first couple of years there really no need for the warranty. If theres anything wrong its usually a recall or tsb so its covered. but its further down where you really have to be worried about.
 

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I think we are on the same page. Whenever I purchase a brand new vehicle I think the smartest thing to do is to purchase an extended warranty. If you think about the first couple of years there really no need for the warranty. If theres anything wrong its usually a recall or tsb so its covered. but its further down where you really have to be worried about.
That is a good point you raised there. If you put it that way I think this year i'll be getting the extended warranty to protect myself from those costly repairs. How many of you guys actually make use of the warranty though? Just past last august my 2007 infiniti g37 rear lower control arm wore out and caused my tires to feather. And my warranty just expired in july.
 

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I bought my '04 sedan used with 19k on the dial. Had it in a few times for warranty fixes. Throttle body was replaced due to increasingly unstable idle. Brakes were replaced twice (until I finally went aftermarket, known issue on 04's), head unit was replaced once (should have been twice, crap quality really). There was also a TSB for the fuel pressure valve that would stick easily and make it impossible to fill up if the fuel flowing in was doing so at high pressure. Random rattles and squeaks which were all fixed with the magical foam tape.

Overall it has been a rock, just steady reliability with oil changes, tires, etc.. I know the Q50 is a new model with the same well-known drivetrain so I don't expect warranty issues to be big or expensive, but I'm going to lease anyway. The M37 is due for a big refresh in a few years so by the time my lease is up, I may be moving into a larger sedan. If I could fit into the Q60 without my head touching the A pillar I would be driving a coupe. I'm 6' 7".
 

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I bought my '04 sedan used with 19k on the dial. Had it in a few times for warranty fixes. Throttle body was replaced due to increasingly unstable idle. Brakes were replaced twice (until I finally went aftermarket, known issue on 04's), head unit was replaced once (should have been twice, crap quality really). There was also a TSB for the fuel pressure valve that would stick easily and make it impossible to fill up if the fuel flowing in was doing so at high pressure. Random rattles and squeaks which were all fixed with the magical foam tape.

Overall it has been a rock, just steady reliability with oil changes, tires, etc.. I know the Q50 is a new model with the same well-known drivetrain so I don't expect warranty issues to be big or expensive, but I'm going to lease anyway. The M37 is due for a big refresh in a few years so by the time my lease is up, I may be moving into a larger sedan. If I could fit into the Q60 without my head touching the A pillar I would be driving a coupe. I'm 6' 7".
Hey is it raining yet? Lol j/k :D hopefully they refresh the 3.7 by the time they update the M as I feel that engine doesn't have a place in the M it doesn't get out of its own way ... But that's just my opinion...
 

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I bet the M gets a twin turbo 6 next time, detuned from the new halo car.
I would be on board with that ...:D the M 56 to me is the only way to currently get this car but a TT V6 with well over 400 hp and the same weight would def be intriguing...
 

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IMHO: Extended warranty is not a good idea as Infiniti by design are generally good reliable cars, the basic warranty 48m/60miles is really good. I have owned 9 different Infiniti's and I bought extended warrant on one new model and I have yet to use it. I say save $2000 and get Infiniti's Pre-Paid Maintenance program ELITE#2 for 84mo/105k (cost less than $2K) which will actually serve you better than Ext Warranty.. Advantage of Maintenance Program indirectly pays for extended warranty.
 

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If you are considering buying an extended warranty, here are a few thoughts/tips:

1. Get the Infiniti warranty. Third party companies are like health insurance companies, they review every claim and I've heard of many cases where they've denied coverage for things. Additionally, I've also heard of many of them going out of business so you'd be SOL if you had a claim.

2. Shop around for the warranty. If today is like a few years ago, you'll see about a 100% markup on the costs of extended warranties. They are BIG moneymakers for dealers. There are Infiniti dealers around the country who will heavily discount the warranties. If anyone has any experience with a specific dealership and would be willing to post that would be appreciated. I can't remember who the specific dealers were when I looked a couple of years ago. You are not required to buy the warranty from the dealer where you bought the car so don't be afraid to call around.

3. Negotiate the price! Again, there is about a 100% markup on extended warranties so if you don't want to shop around, have a frank conversation with your dealer. Tell them something of something is better than all of nothing if they want to sell the warranty. If I'm remembering correctly, I had negotiated a split of their markup (let them keep a 50% markup and I got quite few hundred off the price) on one warranty when I was considering a lease buyout.

4. Look closely at the deductible options. You are basically buying insurance. The goal is to have coverage in case something major happens. If there are 4 or 5 relatively minor fixes you need over the life of your car, it will probably come close to the cost of the warranty so hindsight would say you probably shouldn't have purchased it. Most people are considering the warranty for big ticket items that would really affect their wallet. If that's the case, I would consider a much higher deductible to get a lower cost warranty. True, you'll have to pay for some repairs but again, you are insuring the big ticket items which should have a low repair rate but would be covered. It's just paying less for the insurance since the potential of a claim is lower. Of course some people have the money and just want piece of mind and that's why the $0 deductibles are offered - and are more expensive.

Hope that helps some folks!
 

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1) DO not get aftermarket extended warranty- get Infiniti's Extended Warranty if you have to have one.
2) Yes price for extended warranty is negotiable- is cheaper when you buy it within one month.
3) Infiniti's ext warranties have zero or $100 deductible.
4) I strongly suggest get the Infinities maintenance program instead extended warranty. IF all the maintenance performed by dealer, the Infiniti Consumer Service gives you break in out of warranty work- has had great experience and dealer bats for you with Infiniti for free out of warranty work plus dealer applies all the TSBs without you asking for. Another big plus.
 

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This is according to the Edmonds site:


BASIC 4 yr./ 60000 mi.
ROADSIDE 4 yr./ 60000 mi.
DRIVETRAIN 6 yr./ 70000 mi.
 

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I think we are on the same page. Whenever I purchase a brand new vehicle I think the smartest thing to do is to purchase an extended warranty. If you think about the first couple of years there really no need for the warranty.
 

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Here is what my dealer quoted for various extended warranties.

5yr/60k miles: $1,729
7yr/100k miles: $2,479
8yr/100k miles: $2,559
7yr/120k miles $2,629
8yr/120k miles: $2,809
 

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Here is what my dealer quoted for various extended warranties.

5yr/60k miles: $1,729
7yr/100k miles: $2,479
8yr/100k miles: $2,559
7yr/120k miles $2,629
8yr/120k miles: $2,809
Way too high (about $500+)...from what I have been quoted.

I have a suggestion and recommendation. please read your warranty booklet and you will be pleasantly surprised what all is covered.
 
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