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Extended warranty worth it?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by SrfCity, Nov 4, 2003.

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  1. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 World Champ

    My 360 warranty expires mid '04. Anybody know what the dealer is now charging for extended warranties and is it worth it? Any other contacts for an independant extended warranty? Cost?

  2. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 World Champ

    Anyone, anyone?
  3. mr. green

    mr. green Formula Junior

    Oct 31, 2003
    A Ferrari with a warranty is the equivalant of a prostitute that gives refunds.
  4. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

    Apr 26, 2003
    Never home
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    Dr. Dumb Ass
    Hey Verdi:

    Non fare lo stronzaccio!

  5. jeffdavison

    jeffdavison F1 Rookie
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    Jul 29, 2002
    Suwanee Georgia
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    Jeffrey Davison
    Yes it is if you have to use it. Bought my '97 355B from Tonkin with a Factory sponsored 1 year "Powertrain-Plus" warranty. I had trepidations for laying down the cash at the time, Tonkin didn't mention there was one available, I had to ask.

    Wel, doing a tech for track day early last spring, my current (and best) dealer Ferrari of Atlanta found a leak in the powere steering rack. My PPI did not pick up anything wrong prior to purchase (other than some dash shrinkage on the leather).

    To get to the rack, most of the A/C system needed to be removed and replaced, requiring new reciever/dryer and recharging, more than a few fittings that had to be mangled to be removed as they were untouched since built and the rack itself had to be replaced and the front end realigned. So about $3000 in parts plus 15 hours @ $95 an hour the job was done. The total for the job came to $4425. If you subtract the $2000 I paid for the warranty (which luckily covered the repair), I came out ahead by almost $2500

    As the Fram Oil filter comercial once said "You can pay me now, or you can pay me later". I chose to bite the bullet up front.

    Jeff Davison
  6. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
    Get the warranty. It's probably ~1500 / year for powertrain related nonsense.


    PS; Wasn't someone on the old board saying that FNA was considering offering a pre-owned certified warranty or somesuch (a la BMW / MB) for some ridiculous price like $10k? If it included the services, I'd be all over that!
  7. albertl

    albertl Formula Junior

    Oct 23, 2002
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    1st Year for a 360 Bumper to Bumper Extended Warranty is about 6.5k. Powercube is about 3.5k (powertrain +) or 5k for 2 years. Numbers are approx.
  8. Bel360

    Bel360 Karting

    Nov 23, 2002
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    Just bought 1 year (3rd year) extra full waranty for my 360 F1, cost was 3100 Euro
  9. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

    Oct 21, 2003
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    I bought a 2 yr Power+ waranty for £1950 a couple of months ago. The services on it are extremely good. I just used it once when my immobilizer could not be switched off. They sent a specialist recovery truck to take it and offered me a replacement car and a taxi back to my house !!! I was very impressed.
  10. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

    Oct 21, 2003
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    I forgot to mention that this was on my 355.

    I also have a friend who just bought a 2001, 550 and took the Power 3 for £1500 for 1 yr.
  11. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    I don't understand this simile at all
  12. MPalilonis

    MPalilonis Karting

    Sep 30, 2003
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    I found out, by word of an inside Ferrari person, alittle inside scoop on the warranty issue that you guys are talking about. However, its very limited info as of this point. What I do know is that there is a meeting being held at FNA in Washington, addressing these so called warranty issues and how they are addressed at the dealership and bodyshops and to what extent they cover. The meetings have been taking place for a couple of days now, Nov. 20th and 21st, and will continue into this week, Nov. 24th to 26th. When I find more information, probably not before Wednesday, I will quickly pass along what knowledge I have obtained to you guys. Again, I'm not sure what warranty is being discussed, but I mostly defently will find out.

    Tifosi! :)

    ~Mike P.

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