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Old 01-12-2018, 01:27 PM
rinconryder rinconryder is offline
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OT - GMC Yukon Owners - buying a used Yukon at Carmax

I am buying a used 2016 GMC Yukon XL from Carmax with 46K miles. They have the extended warranty option for $2300. I am thinking of passing. I have a 2006 Chevy Tahoe that has been very reliable but is getting high in miles and starting to have issues.

Would you go with the extended warranty or just pass on the principal that GMC makes pretty reliable products. The one thing that is different is these newer cars do have more electronics than say mine from 2006.

Any thought are appreciated as I am on the fence. Thanks!

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Old 01-12-2018, 01:47 PM
BobbyJones BobbyJones is offline
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I believe the Yukon has a 5 yr /100k Factory Warranty - 60k on body, that is transferrable. (Of course, please check with GMC and the VIN history).

No need for additional warranties unless it covers extra perks above the factory one that you feel are worth it.

Edit: I'm wrong. Just checked. 3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain.

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Old 01-12-2018, 02:03 PM
Birddog Birddog is offline
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FYI, if you do go for the ext warranty, the price is negotiable. Personally, I would skip it unless you have a ton of electronic gadgets, then I might consider.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:52 PM
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Pass on the extended...I did the same thing a few years ago....they were hard selling the extended
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Ken Robb Ken Robb is offline
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There are quite a few warranty providers so you might want to shop around. Several times when I bought cars or motorcycles I too got the hard sell to buy an extended warranty. I never got one but before the dealers gave up on me they had reduced the price of their warranties by s much as 40%!
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:24 PM
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It's just insurance. Like any other. if a big repair messes up your budget, you might wish you had it. If not...pass on it. Personally....I usually pass. But on my mid 80's mother in law....bought it once. She just could not afford a big unexpected repair. She could afford the insurance though, cause she could pay that monthly with her payment.

As someone said above. many times it's negotiable. Offer them $1500 for it or something....or whatever it's worth to you....if anything.

My rule.....Plan for what could happen, not for what might happen.

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:16 PM
tylercheung tylercheung is offline
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slightly OT, but apparently there is one automotive columnist who has a running humor schtick to get a totally unreliable lemon like, say, a Range Rover, and get it off CarMax w/ the warranty. That thing apparently pays for itself several times over, and the service is supposedly pretty good.

But this is a humor article to take it w/ a grain of salt.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:44 PM
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The dept I work for has a mix of Tahoes, Explorers, 3/4 ton Chevy and Ford 4x4 trucks, Chevy van's and Chevy cars. The Tahoe and Explorer are on patrol on average 16+ hr's a day. Some of them have been problem vehicles since day 1 but the majority have been very solid for our road deputies. I can say that the new Fords with the police package is surprisingly fast.

GM being GM my thought is that even if there are issues there are so many that there are generally a good number of shops that can service them easily. Good luck with your purchase.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:12 PM
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I can't speak for now but when I was looking seriously at cars about a year ago I gave Carmax a hard look. I compared car warranties with AAA, the only other provider I'd trust other than certified/OEM warranties, and CarMax was significantly lower. I worked at a dealership that serviced cars for CarMax, meaning if CarMax felt the issue was over their head they'd simply send to a dealer, so that's good.

I now work at a service place and we see a couple CarMax customers. Generally speaking they've been happy with the extended warranty service, I think there was one person in a year that wasn't happy. We're one exit away from the CarMax so I figure we'd see frustrated CarMax customers.
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