I bought the 7 yr/100,000 StatedCare Warranty. Dealer asked for 3000. Yikes. We dealt him down to 2280--supposedly below *his* cost, which he showed us was $2510, but I have my doubts
/Yeah it was very expensive, but since this is a completely new model, I am expecting alot of problems large and small here and there (like I did with my 2001 Audi TT). I can't imaging having to pay for any of it, especially when most breakage will start after the basic 48/50k warranty expires. Add the fact that this is a new model and costs will be generally higher than cars that have been around for several years.
But I thought it was worth it, for the following reasons:
1. The warranty backer isn't a third party who could be out of state or even out of the country (there is a huge ordeal about this at the moment in one particular company that was located out of the Cayman Islands that had their policies sold by the craploads by many dealerships... It's true (I did my research on third party warranties before taking the 'plunge')... They closed shop, or should I say, 'skipped town'.
2. The warranty covers the following:
Upper and Lower Control Arms, Control Arm Shaft and Bushings; Upper and Lower Ball Joints; King Pins and Bushings; Torsion Bars; Strut Bar and Bushings; Stabilizer Bar; Links and Bushings; Wheel Bearings; Knuckle; Spindle and Support. MacPherson Strut Housing not including Shock Absorber or Insert.
All lubricated parts contained within the Steering Gear Box. Rack Assembly, Control Valve; Power Steering Pump; Power Cylinder Assembly; Pitman Arm; Idler Arm; Tie Rod Ends; Drag Link; Steering Column Shaft and Coupling.
Generator or Alternator; Voltage Regulator; Distributor; Ignition Module; Coil; Engine Wiring Harness; Manually-Operated Switches; Wiper Motor(s); Starter Drive and Solenoid; Starter Motor; Ring Gear; Anti-Detonation Sensors; Factory Installed AM / FM Radio, Cassette Player, C.D. Player and Speakers.
Four-Wheel Steering Center Shaft and Couplings, Power Steering Unit, Control Unit, Control Valve, Speed Sensors and Oil Pump; Turbocharger, Intercooler, Wastegate, Wastegate Actuator/ Controller; Supercharger/Lysholm Compressor, Pulley and Clutch; Computerized Timing and Mixture Control Unit and Sensors; Power Door Lock Switches and Actuators; Cruise Control Module, Servo, Engagement Switch; Power Window Motor and Regulators; Power Seat Motor; Power Antenna; Power Sun/Moon Roof Motor; Ignition Switches.
Condenser; Evaporator; Compressor; Accumulator; Receiver Dehydrator; Clutch, Pulley and Field Coil; Idler Pulley and Bearing; Expansion Valve; P.O.A. Valve; Orifice Tube.
Heater Blower Motor; Heater Control Switch; Heating Cables; Heater Core. Fluids required as part of a covered repair.
ABS Control Unit, Wheel Sensors, Pump and Motor, Accumulator, Actuator Assembly; Master Cylinder; Vacuum/Hydraulic Assist Booster; Wheel Cylinders; Disc Brake Caliper, Pistons and Seals; Proportioning Valve; Metal Hydraulic Lines and Fittings.
Fuel Pump(s); Fuel Injectors; Fuel Injection Pump; Fuel Distributor; Fuel Tank; Metal Fuel Lines.
Water Pump; Radiator; Fan, Viscous Drive, Clutch and Motor; Condenser Fan; Thermal Switch; Thermostat.
All internal, lubricated parts. Cylinder Block; Cylinder Head(s); Harmonic Balancer; Timing Chain, Timing Belt, Balance Shaft Belt, Gears, Pulleys, Guides and Tensioners; Oil Pump; Intake and Exhaust Manifold; Engine Mounts. The following parts are covered only if damaged by the failure of an internal, lubricated part: Cylinder Barrels, Timing Chain Cover, Valve Covers, Oil Pan and Rotor Housing.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION/TRANSFER CASE
All internal, lubricated parts. Flywheel; Transmission Mounts; Clutch Master and Slave Cylinder. The following parts are covered only if damaged by the failure of an internal, lubricated part: Transmission Case, Oil Pan and Transfer Case.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION/TRANSFER CASE
All internal, lubricated parts. Flex Plate; Vacuum Modulator; Transmission Mounts. Torque Converter if internally damaged. The following parts are covered only if damaged by the failure of an internal, lubricated part: Transmission Case, Oil Pan and Transfer Case.
DRIVE AXLE (FRONT/REAR)
All internal, lubricated parts. Drive Shafts; Axle Bearings; Drive Axles, Stub Axles, Tripod Joints; Universal Joints; Constant Velocity Joints and Boots; Locking Hub Assembly. Drive Axle Housing if damaged due to the failure of an internal, lubricated part.
SEALS AND GASKETS
Seals and Gaskets on all covered parts.
TAXES AND FLUIDS
State and local taxes, where applicable, and fluids as required as part of a covered repair.
RENTAL CAR REIMBURSEMENT
Reimburses up to $30 per day for up to six days per covered repair event. Upgrade option is available for up to $50 per day for up to six days per covered repair event.*
Reimburses up to $100 per occurrence in the event of a covered repair.*
TRIP INTERRUPTION (2)(3)
Reimburses for food and lodging, up to $100 per day for up to three days if your vehicle needs a covered repair more than 50 miles from home.*
ROAD HAZARD TIRE AND WHEEL PROTECTION (2)(3)
Reimburses for replacement of covered tires and wheels damaged by road hazard.*
If you sell your vehicle you can transfer your MEPP coverage to the new private owner of the vehicle. (1)
If you end up keeping your vehicle longer than you anticipated and your MEPP contract term is close to expiration, you can purchase another contract for the vehicle prior to the expiration of the current contract and enjoy no lapse in coverage. (1)
EMERGENCY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
Available 24 hours a day and reimburses up to $100 per occurrence for the following services:
* Flat Tire Change
* Gas and Fluids Delivery
* Lock Out
* Battery Jump Start
(as stated in their contract and on their mazdausa.com website).