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Old 08-19-2019, 06:39 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Picked up my 2019 MB 4x4 over the weekend and I declined the extended warranties. I have a couple weeks yet to decide if i would like to purchase them.

How does everyone else feel about the extended warranty. There was also a windshield protection warranty they tried pushing on me.

I have never bought a new vehicle so this has never been an issue I just know warranties are usually a bad idea but was looking for someone to change my mind.

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Old 08-19-2019, 07:49 AM   #2
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You made the right decision. The products commonly referred to as "extended warranties" are actually MBI (Mechanical Breakdown Insurance) policies, and they are the most profitable thing that the dealership can cram up your butt- they are literally selling air.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:53 AM   #3
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Like any insurance, the person attempting to sell you an MBI policy is gambling that you won't need to use it, and thus it will profit them. In buying it, you would be gambling that you would use it, and thus it would profit you.

Again, in actual practice, it is the most profitable thing they can cram up your butt.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:57 AM   #4
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Don't fall for the windshield insurance either- that's already covered by your car insurance. If something took out your windshield, the most they would do for you would be to cover the deductible on your actual insurance. It would be stupid to pay money for deductible insurance.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:59 AM   #5
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I have used extended warranties several times. I used one recently with my sons car, needed some turbo work and he got it all done with very little expense to him. Wish I had it on my current van as had a few issues as soon as the warranty ran out. The warranty cost could have been a wash (depending on the length) but worth it in my mind. But I have really bad luck with damn near everything, I wish I was making that up but I digress.
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I have used extended warranties several times. I used one recently with my sons car, needed some turbo work and he got it all done with very little expense to him. Wish I had it on my current van as had a few issues as soon as the warranty ran out. The warranty cost could have been a wash (depending on the length) but worth it in my mind. But I have really bad luck with damn near everything, I wish I was making that up but I digress.
How exactly did YOU "use" an "extended warranty" on someone else's car?
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How exactly did YOU "use" an "extended warranty" on someone else's car?
Cause I paid for the car, why does it matter?
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:06 PM   #8
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Mercedes Sprinters are hit and miss. On my 2016, I had a lot of problems and glad I had the extended warranty. Stupid things like the power steering pump and ABS hydraulic module failed and they are expensive. All these failed between 30,000 and 38,000 miles Prior to that I had an injector go bad and both rear wheel speed sensors. You should be able to buy the OEM Mercedes extended warranty anytime before your new vehicle warranty expires. Keep in mind that a 5 year warranty is really only a 2 year extension. I believe towing is included if the problem is a result of a warranty covered item. I had to use Mercedes towing twice.

With that said, a lot of people have no problems. You just never know.
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:01 PM   #9
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This post prompts a question about the extended warranties shown on the MBNA on-line "Build a Van" Program: Has anyone added this warranty in the ordering stage?

$850 5 yr/100k mi (2 additional years and 64,000 additional miles)
2500 6 yr/120k mi (3 x's higher than two years but only 20k more miles)
4200 7 yr/140k mi (5 x's higher than two years but only 40k more miles)

When ordering my 2019, I asked dealership to add the $850 5 yr/100k mi warranty to the order. The Sprinter salesman asked his dealership controller, who told me the $850 warranty did not exist and could not be added up front, which caused me to LAUGH OUT LOUD inside the dealership showroom.

BTW, I feel that the two-year extension might be good insurance @ $425 per year. This might be most appealing to those owning the new 4-year gasser engine.

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This post prompts a question about the extended warranties shown on the MBNA on-line "Build a Van" Program: Has anyone added this warranty in the ordering stage?

$850 5 yr/100k mi (2 additional years and 64,000 additional miles)
2500 6 yr/120k mi (3 x's higher than two years but only 20k more miles)
4200 7 yr/140k mi (5 x's higher than two years but only 40k more miles)

When ordering my 2019, I asked dealership to add the $850 5 yr/100k mi warranty to the order. The Sprinter salesman asked his dealership controller, who told me the $850 warranty did not exist and could not be added up front, which caused me to LAUGH OUT LOUD inside the dealership showroom.

BTW, I feel that the two-year extension might be good insurance @ $425 per year. This might be most appealing to those owning the new 4-year gasser engine.
Great assessment, I didn't realize how much higher that 7 year really was. Probably due to a higher probability of issues with higher miles in the later years. As I am looking at the gas engine I am leaning towards the 5 year warranty.
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