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Hello fellow Cruze owners,

I bought a brand new 2014 Cruze about 3 years ago and my warranty is about to expire. I get a lot of calls from companies who are offering extended warranties at outrageous prices and I mostly write them off as spam. I've also gotten estimates from Chevy through the mail.

As a first time new car buyer, I am very unfamiliar with car warranties and I just want to make sure I don't get ripped off. I figured some of you Cruze owners have been in the same position as me and maybe you could give me some advice.

I only have about 15k miles on my car and don't drive it too much. Is warranty a necessity or would you guys recommend it? Also if I don't get warranty before it expires, can I purchase one at a later time or will it be too late/more expensive?

Thanks everybody!
 

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Hello fellow Cruze owners,

I bought a brand new 2014 Cruze about 3 years ago and my warranty is about to expire. I get a lot of calls from companies who are offering extended warranties at outrageous prices and I mostly write them off as spam. I've also gotten estimates from Chevy through the mail.

As a first time new car buyer, I am very unfamiliar with car warranties and I just want to make sure I don't get ripped off. I figured some of you Cruze owners have been in the same position as me and maybe you could give me some advice.

I only have about 15k miles on my car and don't drive it too much. Is warranty a necessity or would you guys recommend it? Also if I don't get warranty before it expires, can I purchase one at a later time or will it be too late/more expensive?

Thanks everybody!
Ignore any calls or letters from people trying to part you with your money. I have a 14 and like you only put 15K on the Cruze. I am now fully covered under the GMPP (now sold as the GMEPP) for the next 4 years. You can purchase this plan from your G.M. dealer and I wouldn't wait until your New Car Warranty expires. There are a lot of shady Car Warranty companies out there. Is it a necessity, well no as you still have the basic powertrain coverage for another 2 years. This is what I will carry around in my Car for the next 4 years, and you can go to ANY licensed shop, not just a dealer. If you are going to keep your Cruze get one. In fact get your Dealers best price and then go to the next Dealer and see if they could beat it. I went with a Zero deductible and feel protected.
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What Eddy said...

It's about risk management.

If you are comfortable with an unexpected repair or two costing say $1,000 and no replacement transportation, then you'll be fine without an extended warranty.

If you'd rather pay say $1,000 up front for a warranty and know that repairs will be covered (or maybe never have a need for a repair) then you're better with a warranty.

Warranties are sold because like insurance they make money for the seller. You are buying peace of mind.

I always buy the GMPP (now GMEPP) and have probably broken even over the past 30+ years. But I've also never lost any sleep or had any anxiety about having a repair fixed at no charge to myself.

By 2014 the Cruze was a solid, trouble-free product. The vehicle was designed to last 148,000 miles as long as the service schedule was followed scrupulously. But I still bought a seven year / 100,000 mile / zero deductible GMPP. Because I'm happy to pay for a low-grief life.

Whatever you do, only buy the product supported by GM. Which is called GMEPP today.
 
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Thank you guys for the quick replies!

I definitely want piece of mind. Both of my front speakers blew out and something broke last time they changed my oil and it was all covered under warranty. I think the Cruze is a sturdy car but I'm not going to lie, I blast my music and drive it like it's stolen. Not to mention, I have a sunroof and the chevy link media player and those are known to cause problems.

I'll definitely look into the GMEPP. You guys said it was about $1000 with all monthly payments added up, so that doesn't sound too bad at all! Thanks again.
 

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Also if I don't get warranty before it expires, can I purchase one at a later time or will it be too late/more expensive?
As far as I know, once the B2B expires, you can't get the GM extended warranty.
 
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As far as I know, once the B2B expires, you can't get the GM extended warranty.
That too is my understanding.

Plus GMEPP offer several terms of coverage so be sure you understand what you're being sold.

As well, many dealers mark it up excessively - but it can be bought online from some GM dealers who will compete for your business.
 
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