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I purchased additional honda care for my insight (120K miles, 8 years, my baby is a 2006) couple days ago. Since technically, I have 60 days to cancel and get a full refund I'm wondering if it was the right decision.

I plan to drive this car for a long, long time and since it's a relatively obscure model, having the additional warranty is probably a good thing..

And no, I didn't pay the dealer $2600 price, found it online for under $1k.

Anyone else here have it? Ever had to use it? Is it a pain in the ***?
 

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I wonder -
Where can this be found online? What explains the $1,600 gap?
How many exclusions exist and at what Odometer reading?

Usually, coverage of these "extended warranties" expire selectively for "normal wear" of certain parts or classes of parts, and with a Hybrid, there are some big-ticket items that probably will not break "in warranty" for conscientious drivers.

e.g. What is the coverage for Trim?
- dealer Certified Extended warranty "bumper to bumper" won't fix anything that qualifies as "trim" e.g. the glove compartment

What is coverage for Hybrid Battery & BCM (battery control module) etc. - the "big bucks" items?

What is the coverage for body deterioration?
 

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The coverage is the same as new car warranty, just extended. You can find better prices by just googling. Various dealers offer it online for a much better price than when you purchase a new car.

The price difference? It's just pure profit.
 

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I bought the extended warrenty when I purchased my 2006 insight, and frankly, I am putting so many miles on my insight I'm glad I got it - I've had it for just 6 months and have nearly got 15K. after reading the hassle that people have with troubleshooting (even at dealers) I'm glad I have the additional time period to work the kinks out.

but on the other hand, it does keep me from putting some mods into the car - for example, I'd love to add a trailer to my insight like this one:
http://yves.fungiart.com/pages/trailer.htm
and also, the service center at my dealership is for the birds - to the point that they are giving me a hard time about installing a new radio because they wouldn't be able to ensure that I didn't screw up the A/C if it broke, for example. ridiculous.

but over all, I'm glad I got it. I don't have the facilities, time, or experience to do required mechanical work myself. I figure that in 4 years (when I hit 120K based on current use) I hope to have a driveway of my own so I can learn how to do necessary work myself.
 

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The extended warranty is also something I purchased when I got my used Insight. I haven't had to use it yet, but it gives me peace of mind to know that I'm a little more "protected"...

I wanted to purchase it from somewhere other than the dealer, but I was told that it is illegal in the state of California for anyone other than a dealer to sell an extended warranty on a used car. :(
 
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