2006 Chevy Impala Warranty/Transmission

Warranty problem
2006 Chevy Impala 6 cyl 35,500 miles

1. I am considering purchasing an extended Warranty on my Impala at a cost of approx $3,000 for 5 years, 50,000 mileage. Can you give me some feedback on the frequency of repairs and corresponding costs for costly repairs, such as transmission? I have to make a decision quickly. Thanks.
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 10:48 AM

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The car you have is a good vehicle and if you change the fluids, oil, trans fluid. And follow the manufacturer's recommendations, you should easily get 150K out of it without any major repairs. Keep in mind, I don't know how you drive the car and I assume it is driven in a normal manner.

Also, if you think about it the 35K + 50K more will only put you at 85K and like I said, it should be fine if taken care of. Additionally, 3000.00 dollars could pay to replace the trans and still have 1K left over, so I question if it's a good idea unless you have had problems and concerns of many things.

Finally, if you do decide to purchase it, read and reread the conditions. Many times these warranties don't cover items unless the problem fails in the order they describe. I've seen many problems described by warranty companies in a manner that it's almost impossible to occur.

I'll shut up now and hope I didn't confuse you. But 3K is a lot of money that would cover a lot of repairs. And, chances are with the mileage, you won't need it until the warranty expires.

Let me know if you have other questions. Also, this is my opinion. I've been in the automotive industry for 28 years. I actually sold extended warranties at one point for 6 years. I think it's sound advice, but I can't guarantee anything.

Let me know what you think.

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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 6:08 PM

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