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I tried looking for this on Dodge's website, but could find it...does anybody have price information on Dodge's Extended Warranties for 2015 cars (specifically a Scat Pack)?

I'm playing with numbers to see about ordering here in the next week, and want to factor that in (I generally put about 20K - 22K a year a car...so extended warranty helps me sleep at night).
 

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Get a price from your dealer, of course.

But also check out this site: https://www.chryslerwarrantys.com/

It is a legitimate "after market" warranty source. Read the details and understand what you're getting. READ THE FINE PRINT....

From ChryslerWarranty.com website: "All time and mileage specifications are from the warranty start date (the original in-service date of the vehicle) and 0 miles."

....if you purchase this after market, IMHO the only plan worth the money would be the Lifetime plan, since if you buy a 7 year plan aftermarket, it's only going to "extend" your factory warranty by 2 years.

That said, from all the research I've done, the site whose link I posted above has the best reputation.

Others with more experience I'm sure will chime in...
 

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Remember that extended warranties and casinos both operate on the same business model, collect money for something that MIGHT happen, and who's odds are in the favor of the house.
NEITHER exist to benefit the consumer.
Yea...well...I've got a 2006 Charger with a blown engine and a trail of repair receipts from the last 18 months longer than my...**ahem**...we'll just say it's a long trail, that begs to differ.

Not really a good comparison to a Casino either...you can go to a Casino every day for years and never win anything...car repairs are like death and taxes in that they are completely unavoidable. If it's a machine, it will break down.
 

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Remember that extended warranties and casinos both operate on the same business model, collect money for something that MIGHT happen, and who's odds are in the favor of the house.
NEITHER exist to benefit the consumer.
While I am not an advocate of extended warranties, your analogy misses one point. People enter casinos in the hopes of winning money and people enter extended warranties to protect themselves from losing money (I.e. cutting their losses, and concede to paying a fixed expense)

A warranty is more analogous to insurance. You are paying a set amount up front with the understanding any future loss will be covered.
 

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Yes, every time this subject comes up there's always one guy that says "my entire car has been replaced piece by piece over the last 2 years". However, for every one of those people, there are hundreds that put gas in and drive for years and years with no issues whatsoever. The VAST majority of today's cars under 10 years old and under 150,000mi will have gotten there with no major repairs whatsoever, and my personal experience has echo'd those statistics even with cars FAR outside that age.
In the last 30 years I've owned 3 new cars/trucks, only 1 of which has ever been back to the dealer for even 1 repair. I've had 6 different pickups, at least that many cars, and even 3 near new Harleys. NONE of them has needed a repair that would have cost more than $1000 even if they were done at the dealer, and most didn't need more than a couple hundred dollars in parts in the time I owned them. Several of these had 100,000mi or more when I bought them, one pushed 300,000 when I sold it, and the next owner drove the wheels off of it.
Extended warranties on ANYTHING rarely make good financial sense. Put a couple thousand dollars in the bank for the odd occasional repair, earn interest instead of paying it, and it will likely last for many years and several vehicles.
 

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Put a couple thousand dollars in the bank for the odd occasional repair, earn interest instead of paying it, and it will likely last for many years and several vehicles.
You're not familiar with Murphey's Law, are you?

That's the law that states your car will completely sh!t the bed the day after your furnace blows the heat exchanger apart.

Anyway, my question was not whether or not YOU happen to personally happen to believe in Warranties or not (you've apparently only had one car repair in your whole life...I pray your hubris doesn't return to bite you in the wallet).

My question was about how much they cost. I'm buying it...I'm sorry if that offends your finacial senses...but as someone who has been rendered financially strapped in the past by unforseen catastrophic car repairs, I've learned my lesson...whether I'm a jackass, or just cursed it beside the point.
 

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Some people love extended warranties for the perception of protection from issues down the road. I view the purchase of an extended warranty the same as betting that your car will fail to the degree that its repair cost will equal or exceed the cost of the warranty itself---kinda hoping that you buy a clunker, in my mind. :)

To each, his own. In any event, the cost of an extended warranties is typically highly negotiable.
 

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I never buy extended warranties for anything and have never needed them either. I either flip the car or just have had good luck. Even if some thing we're to happen with this one which I doubt, I am miles ahead already.
 

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Now, I will say there are plenty of things I don't worry about Warranties on (TV's, DVD Players...and no BestBuy, I won't want to buy "Scratch Protection" on my X-BoxOne game discs). But for a $45,000 car that I depend on for my livelyhood...yea...paying another 5% makes sense to me. With the amount of driving I do, the factory warranty will be gone inside of 18 months.
 

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I've purchased (and used) this site: https://www.chryslerwarrantys.com/ with good results at any Dodge service dept. If you're interested, ask for a price quote and then wait a week. They'll send you a discount code for another $100+ off from the original quote.

Whatever you do, do NOT buy from the selling dealer without knowing how much this will be. I typically print it out and bring it with me when I sign my papers. Tell the selling finance manager to beat it or go pound salt.
 

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I've purchased (and used) this site: https://www.chryslerwarrantys.com/ with good results at any Dodge service dept. If you're interested, ask for a price quote and then wait a week. They'll send you a discount code for another $100+ off from the original quote.

Whatever you do, do NOT buy from the selling dealer without knowing how much this will be. I typically print it out and bring it with me when I sign my papers. Tell the selling finance manager to beat it or go pound salt.
Thanks...I will definitely do that
 

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I've purchased (and used) this site: https://www.chryslerwarrantys.com/ with good results at any Dodge service dept. If you're interested, ask for a price quote and then wait a week. They'll send you a discount code for another $100+ off from the original quote.
Good to know. I've been considering purchasing the Lifetime Maximum Care warranty after I drive the car for a couple years. That's about how long it's taken me to get bored of a car. (Well, get bored of two different Scion's I had, this car may be different. :D)

As I looked at them, these are really only worth it if you plan to keep the car past 100,000 miles. Otherwise, the current warranty "should cover most everything" and the "big stuff" that goes wrong usually happens after 100k miles. But for $2500 (with $100 deducible) or $4500 (without deducible), one blown transmission, burned out digital dash board, or leaky sunroof could easily cost that or more.

I kinda look at it like a onetime payment for a lifetime insurance plan. The lifetime plans are non-transferable and non-refundable, so the dealer counts on you trading in so they don't have to pay it out. But you have four years or 48k miles from the time of purchase. I think that's plenty of time to decide.
 

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Good to know. I've been considering purchasing the Lifetime Maximum Care warranty after I drive the car for a couple years. That's about how long it's taken me to get bored of a car. (Well, get bored of two different Scion's I had, this car may be different. :D)

As I looked at them, these are really only worth it if you plan to keep the car past 100,000 miles. Otherwise, the current warranty "should cover most everything" and the "big stuff" that goes wrong usually happens after 100k miles. But for $2500 (with $100 deducible) or $4500 (without deducible), one blown transmission, burned out digital dash board, or leaky sunroof could easily cost that or more.

I kinda look at it like a onetime payment for a lifetime insurance plan. The lifetime plans are non-transferable and non-refundable, so the dealer counts on you trading in so they don't have to pay it out. But you have four years or 48k miles from the time of purchase. I think that's plenty of time to decide.
Are you sure? With the lifetime Chrysler warranty on our 2014 Durango,we absolutely can get a prorated refund for selling the vehicle, trading it in, wrecking it, whatever based upon a 7 year proration scale. I don't recall the mileage proration offhand, either 70k, 84k, or 100k. I can't imagine the policy would be different for Challengers.

For what it's worth, I only paid $2k flat for the $100 deductible Chrysler lifetime warranty on our Durango. I quoted Chryslerwarrantys.com but the dealer beat it. Both the website and the dealer provided it in writing that we can refund for any reason prorated based on the seven year scale.

The Durango is our family car and will go well north of 100k, plus it had things like headrest DVD players and too many little electronics that could go wrong over the next decade, so it made sense. I didn't buy one on my Challenger though.

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You're not familiar with Murphey's Law, are you?

That's the law that states your car will completely sh!t the bed the day after your furnace blows the heat exchanger apart.

Anyway, my question was not whether or not YOU happen to personally happen to believe in Warranties or not (you've apparently only had one car repair in your whole life...I pray your hubris doesn't return to bite you in the wallet).

My question was about how much they cost. I'm buying it...I'm sorry if that offends your finacial senses...but as someone who has been rendered financially strapped in the past by unforseen catastrophic car repairs, I've learned my lesson...whether I'm a jackass, or just cursed it beside the point.
When the consumer buys a warranty they are betting the product will fail, the insurance company is betting it won't. The majority of purchased warranties never gave a claim made against them.
 

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If it was a Toyota or Honda I would say no on extended warranty, but it's an American car company with parts made in Mexico. I'll probably think about an extended warranty.
 

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extended warranties are for suckers. put that 1 time or monthly payment in a savings account if it makes you feel better.
That would be great...just one problem with that theory. What happens when the repair is more than the $2500 you tucked away into a savings account (for some reason a blown engine is coming to mind...but it's been on my mind a lot this past week).
 
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