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Old 04-02-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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Well i'm in the process of selling my Grand Am, and am looking at 2002-2003 ssei'* with lower miles (anything between 20K and 45K.) My question, is there a way to get a warranty through GM on a car that'* been out of warranty for a year? I really want the piece of mind, and i DON'T want to go through an aftermarket company because of the all the continuing problems with them being accepted. Anyone have experience with getting a GM warranty and costs? Thanks
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Only the place selling you the car can answer this question. I know in my past I have been able to buy an aftermarket warranty that was not a GM warranty, but covered bumper to bumper. All depends on the place though.
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Don't know if you have Carmax, but when I got my 01 with 60k miles, I paid $1700 for an after market bumper to bumper warranty that has paid out $3400. And that total is climbing. Mine was thru Carmax with a compnay called CNA - not sure of full name. But NEVER had a problem with them and the warranty was part of the financing. By the way, that was a $13,000 car. And it has been worth it... every penny for that piece of mind.

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"Do I have to buy a service or maintenance contract at the time of vehicle purchase?


It depends. Vehicle service contracts may be purchased at any time while the manufacturer'* warranty is still in effect. After the warranty has expired, a vehicle service contract may be purchased only at the time of vehicle purchase. Vehicle maintenance contracts can be purchased at any time."


http://www.gmprotectionplan.com/faqs...se_eligibility

And after having been in the service business for a long time, there IS NOT a service contract, factory OR aftermarket, that is "bumper to bumper". The GMPP is very good, but here is a list of exclusions.

* Maintenance services and parts (refer to coverage agreement)
* Glass
* Lenses
* Sealed beams
* Light bulbs
* Tires
* Components not installed by the vehicle manufacturer
* Bumpers
* Sheet metal
* Body panels and parts
* Carpet
* Hinges
* Trim
* Upholstery
* Convertible or vinyl tops
* Molding or bright metal
* Drive belts and specified hoses
* Air and water leaks
* Wind noise
* Odors
* Weather-strips
* Squeaks
* Rattles
* Paint
* Rust
* Carburetor
* Contaminated fuel system
* Exhaust system
* Catalytic converter
* Brake drums/rotors
* Brake pads/shoes
* Shock absorbers
* Batteries
* Spark/Glow plugs and wires
* Manual clutch disc

The point is KNOW YOUR WARRANTY!

P.*. SMART MOVE getting a GMPP rather than an aftermarket service contract. They vary widely, where the GMPP is easy for the service writer to deal with, and avoids headaches for you and them.
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If you can go through GM then do it. My car is in the shop right now most likely getting a new rebuilt tranny and all I have to pay is 100 deductable.

But NEVER go through Warranty America, they are bastards and they will **** you out of your money.
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I just bought my 2002 SSEi about a month and a half ago. It was out of warranty but since I bought it through a GM dealer I was able to get the GM Extra Guard warranty with a $50 deductible.
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how much did that cost you white?
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1920 for a 4yr/48K warranty from the date I purchased the car.
They offered me a 5yr/30k for 1500. They also offered me on more that was longer, I think it was a 5yr/75K for 2400 (I think This was the time frame on it). It was a little more than I wanted to spend.
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5 yr/ 75k was prolly the best time, and more realistic waranty...
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