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post #11 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2005, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Thomme
Originally Posted by RSnyder
117K miles, 5 years.
Out of pocket: replaced accelerator pedal at 80K, replaced front wheel bearings at 90K.

Hybrid system still going great.
So you would argue AGAINST the extended warranty, then?
Not based on one data point, certainly.

Like any other extended warranty, you will on average make out better by not getting it, but if you happen to be unlucky, you could make out MUCH worse. Many people like the security of a known higher than average cost as opposed to an unknown cost that will probably be less but could be high enough that you can't afford it. If you lose your transportation due to bad luck, it could snowball disasterously (lose job, etc.). So unless you can cover the occasional big loss, I still think the extended warranty is prudent.
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