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Old 20 Jul 2004, 08:18 am
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I bought my 2002 Ltd Edition back in Dec with 18,000 miles on it from the dealer. I have about 24,000 miles on it now, and the remaining factory 3/36 warranty.

At the time of purchase I got a brochure about the extended warranties - Added Care 6/60, $100 deduct for $940 and Maximum Care, 6/60, $100 deduct for $1200.

Am I right that I have 48 mos to add the warranty from the Sept 2001 in service date - or is that specific to the original purchaser? For some reason I have in my head that I need to make the decision by Sept this year. ?

Comments? Complaints? Suggestions? Yes? No? Why??!!

I am going today to talk to the dealer about the tape mark issue on the bumpers. Other than that... I LOVE this car!! I used to live near Bemidji, MN and saw them when they were being tested several years ago... wanted one ever since!

Thank you for your help!!
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Old 20 Jul 2004, 08:29 am
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Dunno the specifics of sign-up rules, but the extended warranty has been debated. I'm getting it on my wife's Town & Country - it has dual digital temperature control, motorized doors, dvd player, - too many expensive doodads that if they break, would be expensive to fix. I didn't get it on my PT because it's simpler, and major component likeliest to fail is the auto tranny.
I have 75,000 miles on mine now, only problem (other than a pothole and a deer) was a slight miss cured by new (Crane) ignition wires.
No matter what you decide, if it's an auto, have the tranny flushed and filter changed and filled with ATF +4 or ATF + 5.
Quite sure to keep warranty good you have to follow maintenance schedule.

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Old 20 Jul 2004, 06:57 pm
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The longer you wait the more it will cost you. These people are cheaper and they are a Chrysler dealer

The only plan that is worth the money is the Maximum Care 0 deductible. If you have 2 repairs at the same time you pay 2 deductibles. Example power steering leaking and a power window motor fixed at the same time and you have a $100 deduct you have a $200 bill to pay witch more than eats up the savings on the higher deductible.

http://www.extended-warranty-pro.com/770.html
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Old 21 Jul 2004, 02:14 am
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I believe the in-service date and mileage on the car is used to determine when the extended warranty ends. So if you buy a 6-year, 60,000 mile plan, and the in-service date is Sept. 2002, it would end in Sept. 2008 or sooner if you hit 60,000 miles before that.

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Old 21 Jul 2004, 04:12 pm
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I believe the in-service date and mileage on the car is used to determine when the extended warranty ends. So if you buy a 6-year, 60,000 mile plan, and the in-service date is Sept. 2002, it would end in Sept. 2008 or sooner if you hit 60,000 miles before that.

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You are correct about the in service date it expires 6 years from the in service date but there are surcharges past certain mileage and times so if you are going to buy it is a good idea to buy it before the surcharges apply.

http://www.extended-warranty-pro.com/770.html

Whatever you do DON'T buy anything but the Chrysler plan. Take it from someone who has over 20 year dealing with warranty claims most of the other plans aren't worth the paper they are printed on.
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