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I'm looking at getting a EX-L. For context, I drove my last car for 15 years (until someone totalled it while it was parked.)

I'm concerned that this is the first turbo.

Should I get an extended warranty? Is it worth it? Where can I get the best deal on this.
 

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I've always regarded extended warranties as cash grabs. Honda is known for quality and I would just trust that the standard warranty will be enough. Getting the extended warranty is a bet, a bet that your car will malfunction in 3 - 5 years. If it doesn't, then you'll have wasted the money. No perfect answer.
 

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If you are seriously thinking about getting the extended warranty, put the money you would have spend on it in a CD or interest accruing savings account for 3 years. Then take it out and keep it available for repairs.
 

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But if he's keeping the car for a similar amount of time as his last car, 15 years is a long time for a Honda car to last.
I'm thinking about this too actually but on the wall also.
 

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But if he's keeping the car for a similar amount of time as his last car, 15 years is a long time for a Honda car to last.
I'm thinking about this too actually but on the wall also.
OK but the warranty doesn't last 15 years. I think it adds an extra 2.
 

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The extended warranty doesn't start after the standard warranty expires? Granted it still won't last 15 years but an extra 5 years on top of the standard warranty is still pretty long.
 

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The extended warranty doesn't start after the standard warranty expires? Granted it still won't last 15 years but an extra 5 years on top of the standard warranty is still pretty long.
I though that it was 3 years normal, and then the extended bumped the whole thing up to 5. You are saying it's 5 on top of the 3 though? That makes it a bit more reasonable.
 

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I am carrying mechanical breakdown insurance through GEICO. It costs me $100/year for up to 7 years/100k miles (so $700 max). It does have a $250 deductible per repair which is higher than a dealership warranty, but I think the cheaper upfront cost makes up for it.

Normally I don't go with extended warranties on anything but my Touring has a lot of expensive toys -- LED headlights, new turbo engine, Honda sensing systems, infotainment unit, etc. -- and I wanted a little peace of mind at the lowest cost possible.
 

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jhaze84, does the mechanical breakdown cover the electronics? If so that is a great option. Like you, I am probably most afraid of many of the extras on the new Civic. I believe with the HondaCare that the headlights (even LED) are not covered.
 

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jhaze84, does the mechanical breakdown cover the electronics? If so that is a great option. Like you, I am probably most afraid of many of the extras on the new Civic. I believe with the HondaCare that the headlights (even LED) are not covered.
It may not, now that you mention it. The website says all mechanical parts and systems are covered. I am going to call and confirm. If it doesn't cover electronics, it's much less of a deal, but still cheaper than a dealer warranty and may be worth keeping at least for the turbo motor and other mechanical parts.
 

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At that price I was given a 30 day price quote. I believe that you can get the lowest price if you buy withing the first 6,000 miles (there may be a time constraint as well). You could also wait until just before the 36M/36K warranty expires and still get HondaCare but it will likely cost more. If anyone know different please chime in.
 

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I bought 2016 civic touring and this is what I got from Peters Honda in Nashua, NH
7yr 120K Extended Warranty
7yr 120K ding/dent protection
7yr 120K wheel/tire protection
7yr 120K interior leather/exterior paint protection
Liftetime/unlimited miles powertrain
all above for $1800
is this worth getting the above protection and extended warranty
 

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First off, I'll start by saying that I am the manager of a large Goodyear store in the Tampa, Fl area.. I'm also an ASE certified master tech as well...

Second, since I live in Florida, I don't have the luxury of buying a Honda, or any other warranty online. State laws prohibit this - The warranty has to be sold by someone within the state..


I just purchased a touring. And, after a LOT of thought, I went with the 6/120 platinum warranty thru Fidelity (we deal with them at least once a week at my store, and, generally,they are decent). $100 deductible, and the Infotainment system, AND LED headlights are covered. (Bulbs are NOT covered, but, LED's are NOT bulbs according to Fidelity). The turbo is also covered. I paid $1470 for the warranty, down from the $1720 that it originally was. I just don't want to have a strange issue with the already buggy audio system, or a headlight assembly, etc. after the basic warranty is up. If I have an issue with something, and we can't handle it in house, it will wind up at the dealer!

I also went for the road hazard warranty, for $312. THAT investment will be returned to me, believe me ??
 

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Geico, and Mercury as well are AWESOME to deal with, if you are the repair shop. They don't hassle you or the shop, and pay the claim with no issues

It may not, now that you mention it. The website says all mechanical parts and systems are covered. I am going to call and confirm. If it doesn't cover electronics, it's much less of a deal, but still cheaper than a dealer warranty and may be worth keeping at least for the turbo motor and other mechanical parts.
 

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I got the extended warranty for an extra $4.00 a month. With all the electronics and new turbo with cvt I figured it was a good buy. Don't want to get 4 yrs in and having a issue somewhere. I got 6 yrs 80000 bumper to bumper.
 

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That's a pretty good deal. Main worry are the electronic components, replacing the infotainment system is expensive.
 

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mycivic, the $1,800 warranty package is an aftermarket product (meaning not Hondacare)? I would look into the online quote for Hondacare for 8 years and 120,000 miles with zero deductible. If you are able to buy from one of the dealers and they are out of state you will not have to pay sales tax. For my money I would get the Hondacare (I did) and put the $800 plus savings (depending on tax savings) in the bank to cover your wheels, tires, leather and paint.
If you went with the $1,800 total protection package make sure you keep every piece of documentation in case you ever need to collect.
 

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Proper documentation is key along with a great dealership since they are the ones who has to go after Honda for things under the warranty.
 
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