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Looking for used car warranty opinions/recommendations

I will preface this post by asking that, if your advice or recommendation is to not bother with a warranty b/c they're not worth it, a waste of money, etc., no need to post that here. I'm simply looking for possible alternatives to the warranty I'm currently considering. Not someone talking me out of it. Thanks!

That said, Mrs. Jericho and I are in the market for a used car. Our minivan sh*t the bed last week so we had to put it out to pasture (at CarMax down the road). Our credit union (PenFed) offers a 5-year/100,000 mi. zero deductible warranty for $1,495 (that's when the odometer hits 100k miles, not 100k on top of the current mileage, to clarify). I had this same warranty on my old Jeep, and it saved me hundreds. Literally paid for itself the first time I used it ($2,000+ repair that I paid less than $100 out of pocket for). Barring anything else, this is probably what we'll get.

On my new Jeep, I got the Chrysler Maximum Care warranty. Lifetime, bumper-to-bumper, $100 deductible. If we get another Chrysler, I will definitely go for that (despite it costing twice as much as the PenFed warranty). But it's looking now like the Mrs. wants either a Toyota Highlander or a Honda Pilot. And I can't find anything online to suggest that either of those makers has a warranty comparable to the Max Care.

Those are the only two options I know of currently. Any other recs would be most appreciated.

Posted: 02/06/2019 at 5:32PM


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