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I don't know what the new warranty package will be in the C6, but the current warranty 3/36K warranty is a joke for a 50K car.

Does anyone know another 50K plus car currently on the market that still has a 3/36k. I really can't think of one. The new C6 Corvette must have at-least a 4 year/48K mile warranty. Name me a car in it's price range that doesn't.

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Shawn, I totally agree that it is rediculous for Corvette to issue such a joke warranty!! If they don't have any more confidence than that in a "Flagship" product they need to stop a look around at some other "World Class" companies out there. I believe that the Cad. Catera (@ $35K+) has a four year/50K warranty. The problem is that even with a 3/36 we will still buy the car and put up with GM then offering us an additional buyup warranty for $2300+ to get to 50K miles or whatever. My '01 C5 (9500 miles) has piston slap and I have had it back three times with GM not wanting to offer a repair - saying that it might be worse after the repair and that the noise would not be a problem on trade in??? At least to the local dealer! dt
 

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Probably has something to do with how we drive them.:huh:
 

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Hey there everyone.
The simple reason for the short warranty is due to the fact that the general is well aware of the cars reliability - We all have vettes and we all know about the gremlins that they are well known for.
David :laughing:
 

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Shawn H. said:
I don't know what the new warranty package will be in the C6, but the current warranty 3/36K warranty is a joke for a 50K car.

Does anyone know another 50K plus car currently on the market that still has a 3/36k. I really can't think of one. The new C6 Corvette must have at-least a 4 year/48K mile warranty. Name me a car in it's price range that doesn't.

Long live the Vette!
lets think about this for a second.....they sell every corvette they make with 3 year 36000 mile warrenty....why would they increase the warrenty if they are already selling everyone of them they are making...doesn't make sense to take a larger risk for the company and not generate any more sales out of extending the warrenty....GM wouldn't be gaining anything by extending the warrenty...
 

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The wife's $40K C class came with a 4 yr 48k INCLUDING ALL SERVICE. BMW, jag, and Audi all offered the same when we bought. BUT THAT IS WHY THEY DID - COMPETITION.

Yes the vette warranty is a joke, but the car is a tremendous performance value (must use '04 pricing here since '05 is unknown). If the warranty were to be lengthened, do you think GM would eat their additional costs? If you are that concerned about the warranty, do what I do, upgrade. Do some internet research before you go in to haggle with the dealer. If you have a quote from the net for less than the dealer is quoting you, pull it out of your pocket and put it in their face and challenge them to match if they want your business. You may need to get get up and walk out, but they don't want to loose the sale over a couple hundred in warranty extention bucks.

Of course, if we're talking the first 6-9 months of C6 sales, demand may be high enough to put the dealer in control - we'll just have to see.
 

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The problem w/extended warranties are that no matter how much they cost, they will never be as good the original factory warranty.

In addition, I think the cost for GM to offer a better warranty would only be a few hundred dollars per car, which is far less than buying an extended warranty. I am willing to pay a few hundred more for the extra year.
 

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The problem w/extended warranties are that no matter how much they cost, they will never be as good the original factory warranty.

In addition, I think the cost for GM to offer a better warranty would only be a few hundred dollars per car, which is far less than buying an extended warranty. I am willing to pay a few hundred more for the extra year.
Sorry, but I disagree with everything you've said here.

I've had extended warrantys that were completely seamless and utilized up to the end of the period. A New engine in the wife's Olds at 68k miles on a 5yr 75k ext. Had no problems at the dealer.

Why would GM include a better warranty be any different price than the extended, which is essentially an option on the car now? GM is not a non-profit organization.
 

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Road and Track Buyers Guide magazine for 2004 lists the corvette warranty at 4 years/50K miles. I figured it was a misprint but it is an interesting question.

I recently took out a 72 month/50K mile warranty zero deductible for around 1200 dollars GMMP...

I feel the 400 dollars per year cost to me is well worth the peace of mind. Cheap insurance. (3 years and 30K miles to go on this warranty)
 

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I agree that you had no problem replacing/fixing the Olds engine, but that is a powertrain problem that even the basic warranties cover. The problem is that extended warranties do not cover everything. For example, the interior dash lights on my Lexus just went out & the repair costs about $1500, but even after numerous letters & talks w/the warranty Co. (which is backed by G.E), they refuse to pay for it. So I am stuck w/the repair bill. My point is that no matter how good the extended warranty is, they do not cover everything that an original factory warranty does. Any one who has encountered this would agree.

Also, the fact is that if they dollar cost average the factory warranty, it will be much cheaper for GM. Everyone else is doing it (including GM...eg. CAaillac), so why shouldn't they do it for the Vette. I mean even the $11,000 Hyundai's comes w/a 5/60K Bumper to Bumper warranty.
 

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I hear your frustration. There are many issues here.

Last first; Hundai began selling crap cars here in the US that self destructed in short order. They then significantly re-invested in their engines (bought old VW engine tooling I think). When they felt they had it right (read very conservative, under tuned, over engineered), they began to offer the 10 year warranty. That was a matter of marketing strategy and survival, not exactly the vette's situation. Anything less would probably have killed Hundai in the US market. They were being grouped with the Yugo at the time on the Tonight show.

Any extended Bmpr to Bmpr warrantee is going to be expensive. JBsZ0666 does not state if his was B to B or drivetrain, but I agree that for expensive-to-work-on cars, it is good insurance. But like any insurance, the individual should have the choice of how much insurance he / she desires, IMO. I think that this is where you and I differ. You want it built in to the price, I want it to be an option.

Let's agree to disagree.
 

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All ferrari's including the Enzo are 3yr/unlimited miles. and lambos are 2yrs/24k miles, includeing both of the newest models. the Viper is the same as the vette, i mean if you look at the vettes main compitition or even the compition that is out side of the box like Enzo then you relize that these companies are selling cars up to 650k$$$ and their cars dont have a warrenty much better then the vette.... or even as good in the case of lambos
 

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Longtimer said:
I hear your frustration. There are many issues here.

Last first; Hundai began selling crap cars here in the US that self destructed in short order. They then significantly re-invested in their engines (bought old VW engine tooling I think). When they felt they had it right (read very conservative, under tuned, over engineered), they began to offer the 10 year warranty. That was a matter of marketing strategy and survival, not exactly the vette's situation. Anything less would probably have killed Hundai in the US market. They were being grouped with the Yugo at the time on the Tonight show.

Any extended Bmpr to Bmpr warrantee is going to be expensive. JBsZ0666 does not state if his was B to B or drivetrain, but I agree that for expensive-to-work-on cars, it is good insurance. But like any insurance, the individual should have the choice of how much insurance he / she desires, IMO. I think that this is where you and I differ. You want it built in to the price, I want it to be an option.

Let's agree to disagree.
I took the GMPP extended warranty for a total inservice time period of 72months/50K miles...

I believe they cover very similiar to the original GM warranty except for a few small variances.

What ever they cover I think it was money well spent. I have confidence in the warranty I bought from Ken Fitchner Chev. in the 35th month of service/ownership just before the standard GM warranty expired.
 

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Probably has something to do with how we drive them.:huh:
I received the same warranty on my 2001 Venture LS. It's just a GM thing.
 

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With leasing such a big manner in which many cars are sold today.

GM's residual values would be much higher if they extended their warranties beyond the 3 years/36 K miles that most leases run for.

I'd imagine people would feel more comfortable if they could buy an offlease vehicle and still have 12months and 12 K miles to cover your @ss!


If something broke two months after you purchase the preowned car, how much better would the consumer feel about GM ?

GM is being short sighted and should move to a 4 year 48K mile warranty just to pump up the residual value of its off lease vehicles..

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This is a good thread discussion. I have to agree with Longtimer about having the warranty optional. I would like a lot of things optional that are standard on the new Vettes! I just wanted to add about the reliability of Corvettes. I had a 1985 that (after some early teething problems) went faithfully to over 140,000 miles before I yanked a perfectly good engine and tranny for a 434ci Rocketblock and 6 speed. :thumbsup:
 

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This is a good thread discussion. I have to agree with Longtimer about having the warranty optional. I would like a lot of things optional that are standard on the new Vettes! I just wanted to add about the reliability of Corvettes. I had a 1985 that (after some early teething problems) went faithfully to over 140,000 miles before I yanked a perfectly good engine and tranny for a 434ci Rocketblock and 6 speed. :thumbsup:
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My '87 driver (4+3) has 120,000 mi on it and have had few problems. Dash cluster has gone out twice. It's been a great car.
 
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