2009 Subaru Legacy Q&A
2009 Subaru Legacy Question: Extended warrenty
This is a great question, and one that has an answer that is really is up to you. You can actually shop around for extended warranties. Is the one offered to you an actual Subaru backed warranty, or an aftermarket insurance company style? Always try to go for one backed up by the manufacturer. And even then - shop around other dealership for the best price. When you are buying the car, the tendancy is always to just do everything at once. Typically, though, as long as you are still under 3 years/ 36,000 miles (base warranty), you can still buy an extended policy with no inspection needed. As far as whether you should buy one or not...in the end, it's really what your comfort level is. Realize that any one major repair on your Subaru will cost you at least that $1,800 - or more. What an extended warranty gives you is the ability to more or less "set" your cost structure over the next period of months and miles, so that you can be assured you will not break your budget with an unexpected failure. Generally, warranties are good for peace of mind, but 75% of them (don't quote me...just a figurative and speculative number...) don't ever get used. Price shopping will bring the price down at least so that you can make a better decision. Good luck. - DaveJHM
I won't take the extended on a newer Subaru. The head gasket problems were relevent 99-10 2,5s. Invest the money in something else. If you can't cancel the contract then at least you have additional coverage if when you need it. No use crying over spilled milk in this case. Is the contract transferrable? - Hal...