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Old 03 Mar 2010, 08:26 am
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Default 2010 Honda Civic: What Warranties To Get?

Hi;

I'm thinking about shopping for a new 2010 Honda Civic in about a
month.

A free online "how to buy a car" book I'm reading suggests buying a
warranty, sometimes from someone other than the the dealer.

I'm not eager about tacking on another $1000 to my budget for buying
the car.

Do new Civics come with a warranty?

If so, do they fall short and would I be served by buying an extra
warranty? If so, a warranty for what? What kind? What sort of
things are worth getting covered?

Thanks in advance for any info

Steve
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Old 03 Mar 2010, 08:37 am
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Default Re: 2010 Honda Civic: What Warranties To Get?

On 03/03/2010 06:26 AM, steve wrote:
> Hi;
>
> I'm thinking about shopping for a new 2010 Honda Civic in about a
> month.
>
> A free online "how to buy a car" book I'm reading suggests buying a
> warranty, sometimes from someone other than the the dealer.
>
> I'm not eager about tacking on another $1000 to my budget for buying
> the car.
>
> Do new Civics come with a warranty?


you're joking, right?


>
> If so, do they fall short and would I be served by buying an extra
> warranty? If so, a warranty for what? What kind? What sort of
> things are worth getting covered?
>
> Thanks in advance for any info
>
> Steve



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Old 03 Mar 2010, 01:28 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Honda Civic: What Warranties To Get?

steve <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote in news:02987e3f-53aa-4104-a1bd-
0b70022f0846@a18g2000yqc.googlegroups.com:

> Hi;
>
> I'm thinking about shopping for a new 2010 Honda Civic in about a
> month.
>
> A free online "how to buy a car" book I'm reading suggests buying a
> warranty, sometimes from someone other than the the dealer.
>
> I'm not eager about tacking on another $1000 to my budget for buying
> the car.




Then don't. You might need one of those if you had a whiz-bang BMW with all
sorts of electrical stuff that will break once the car's past 3-years-old,
but a Civic won't need much outside of the standard factory warranty.


>
> Do new Civics come with a warranty?




Sure do.

See here:
<http://automobiles.honda.com/search-results.aspx?question=warranty>

Click on your intended car to see what it comes with.



>
> If so, do they fall short and would I be served by buying an extra
> warranty? If so, a warranty for what? What kind? What sort of
> things are worth getting covered?
>
> Thanks in advance for any info
>



Stick with the factory warranty that comes with the car, it's more than
adequate.


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Old 03 Mar 2010, 04:04 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Honda Civic: What Warranties To Get?

On Mar 3, 2:28*pm, Tegger <inva...@invalid.inv> wrote:
> Stick with the factory warranty that comes with the car, it's more than
> adequate.


Thanks Tegger!
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Old 03 Mar 2010, 05:16 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Honda Civic: What Warranties To Get?

Tegger wrote:
<snip>
>
> Then don't. You might need one of those if you had a whiz-bang BMW with all
> sorts of electrical stuff that will break once the car's past 3-years-old,
> but a Civic won't need much outside of the standard factory warranty.


While the long-term jury is still out, thus far our two BMWs have been
every bit as reliable as any of our Hondas. The older of the two is a
2002 325i with about 120K on it. It's had significantly less work done
on it than my Accord did at its age (and, I might add, at less expense
despite the higher parts cost).

<snip>

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Old 03 Mar 2010, 10:08 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Honda Civic: What Warranties To Get?

On 03/03/10 09:26, steve wrote:
> Hi;
>
> I'm thinking about shopping for a new 2010 Honda Civic in about a
> month.
>
> A free online "how to buy a car" book I'm reading suggests buying a
> warranty, sometimes from someone other than the the dealer.
>
> I'm not eager about tacking on another $1000 to my budget for buying
> the car.


I wouldn't, and didn't when I bought my 2003 Accord (new).

Good luck with your new car.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 07:47 am
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"JRE" <nothing@nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
news:hmmqko$1mq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
> Tegger wrote:
> <snip>
>>
>> Then don't. You might need one of those if you had a whiz-bang BMW with
>> all sorts of electrical stuff that will break once the car's past
>> 3-years-old, but a Civic won't need much outside of the standard factory
>> warranty.

>
> While the long-term jury is still out, thus far our two BMWs have been
> every bit as reliable as any of our Hondas. The older of the two is a
> 2002 325i with about 120K on it. It's had significantly less work done on
> it than my Accord did at its age (and, I might add, at less expense
> despite the higher parts cost).
>
> <snip>
>
> --
> JRE
>

I guess it depends on who you talk to. My assistant has a 2002 3 series
with about the same miles. It has cost her an arm and a leg -- brake
problems, radiator and so forth.

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Old 07 Mar 2010, 09:49 am
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On 03/07/2010 05:47 AM, tww1491 wrote:
>
>
> "JRE" <nothing@nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
> news:hmmqko$1mq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>> Tegger wrote:
>> <snip>
>>>
>>> Then don't. You might need one of those if you had a whiz-bang BMW
>>> with all sorts of electrical stuff that will break once the car's
>>> past 3-years-old, but a Civic won't need much outside of the standard
>>> factory warranty.

>>
>> While the long-term jury is still out, thus far our two BMWs have been
>> every bit as reliable as any of our Hondas. The older of the two is a
>> 2002 325i with about 120K on it. It's had significantly less work done
>> on it than my Accord did at its age (and, I might add, at less expense
>> despite the higher parts cost).
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>> --
>> JRE
>>

> I guess it depends on who you talk to. My assistant has a 2002 3 series
> with about the same miles. It has cost her an arm and a leg -- brake
> problems, radiator and so forth.


i did a double-take on this one too. my friend's 2005 330i has munched
through very expensive brake disks, radiator, coolant sensor housing,
etc. not a cheap or reliable vehicle.

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Old 08 Mar 2010, 06:13 am
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jim beam wrote:
> On 03/07/2010 05:47 AM, tww1491 wrote:
>>
>>
>> "JRE" <nothing@nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:hmmqko$1mq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>>> Tegger wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>>
>>>> Then don't. You might need one of those if you had a whiz-bang BMW
>>>> with all sorts of electrical stuff that will break once the car's
>>>> past 3-years-old, but a Civic won't need much outside of the standard
>>>> factory warranty.
>>>
>>> While the long-term jury is still out, thus far our two BMWs have been
>>> every bit as reliable as any of our Hondas. The older of the two is a
>>> 2002 325i with about 120K on it. It's had significantly less work done
>>> on it than my Accord did at its age (and, I might add, at less expense
>>> despite the higher parts cost).
>>>
>>> <snip>
>>>
>>> --
>>> JRE
>>>

>> I guess it depends on who you talk to. My assistant has a 2002 3 series
>> with about the same miles. It has cost her an arm and a leg -- brake
>> problems, radiator and so forth.

>
> i did a double-take on this one too. my friend's 2005 330i has munched
> through very expensive brake disks, radiator, coolant sensor housing,
> etc. not a cheap or reliable vehicle.
>


Wasn't 2005 the first year for the E90 330i? It remains true even today
that buying a first year model is not always the best idea. The E46
325i we have was the fourth year of that car's production (the same car
was first sold as the 323i and later rebadged). I know others who own
the same year of the same car and none have had the experience tww1491's
friend has had. I know people who bought 1999 and early 2000 model year
E46's and had problems, though.

So far as the brakes go, there are two things at work your friend should
be aware of. First, if you use the brakes too gently (what would be
"normally" in a Honda), you will not keep the rotors clear of surface
rust and the pads will wear quickly. A vigorous stop once or twice a
day will make the brakes last much longer.

Second, BMW rotors are notoriously soft. Aftermarket rotors are far
less expensive and work fine for street use. Also, aftermarket pads are
available that don't make the horrible brake dust the BMW pads generate.

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Old 08 Mar 2010, 08:26 am
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Default Re: 2010 Honda Civic: What Warranties To Get?

On 03/08/2010 04:13 AM, JRE wrote:
> jim beam wrote:
>> On 03/07/2010 05:47 AM, tww1491 wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> "JRE" <nothing@nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
>>> news:hmmqko$1mq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>>>> Tegger wrote:
>>>> <snip>
>>>>>
>>>>> Then don't. You might need one of those if you had a whiz-bang BMW
>>>>> with all sorts of electrical stuff that will break once the car's
>>>>> past 3-years-old, but a Civic won't need much outside of the standard
>>>>> factory warranty.
>>>>
>>>> While the long-term jury is still out, thus far our two BMWs have been
>>>> every bit as reliable as any of our Hondas. The older of the two is a
>>>> 2002 325i with about 120K on it. It's had significantly less work done
>>>> on it than my Accord did at its age (and, I might add, at less expense
>>>> despite the higher parts cost).
>>>>
>>>> <snip>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> JRE
>>>>
>>> I guess it depends on who you talk to. My assistant has a 2002 3 series
>>> with about the same miles. It has cost her an arm and a leg -- brake
>>> problems, radiator and so forth.

>>
>> i did a double-take on this one too. my friend's 2005 330i has munched
>> through very expensive brake disks, radiator, coolant sensor housing,
>> etc. not a cheap or reliable vehicle.
>>

>
> Wasn't 2005 the first year for the E90 330i? It remains true even today
> that buying a first year model is not always the best idea.


no matter what the year/stage in the product cycle, radiators are mature
technology. there's no reason to have one fail like this one did.


> The E46 325i
> we have was the fourth year of that car's production (the same car was
> first sold as the 323i and later rebadged). I know others who own the
> same year of the same car and none have had the experience tww1491's
> friend has had. I know people who bought 1999 and early 2000 model year
> E46's and had problems, though.
>
> So far as the brakes go, there are two things at work your friend should
> be aware of. First, if you use the brakes too gently (what would be
> "normally" in a Honda), you will not keep the rotors clear of surface
> rust and the pads will wear quickly. A vigorous stop once or twice a day
> will make the brakes last much longer.


don't buy that. doesn't happen on other vehicles so it shouldn't happen
here.


>
> Second, BMW rotors are notoriously soft.


they're not soft, it's the oem pads. very high silica content means
they're very abrasive. you can run bmw disks and akebono ceramic pads
and get great braking without the high rate of disk wear - just like a
normal car.


> Aftermarket rotors are far less
> expensive and work fine for street use. Also, aftermarket pads are
> available that don't make the horrible brake dust the BMW pads generate.


yup. see above.

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