So you've made it through the stress of buying a new vehicle, you haggled with the salesman, negotiated a price for the new car, they even let you feel like you beat them up for a good trade in price and your about to get your keys and ride home in your nice new car but wait! You have to stop and see the finance manager. This seems pretty harmless he’ll make you feel like a rock star as he asks you for your autograph 53 different times, the champagne is chilling…. But wait there’s options and one of them is would you like to purchase an extended auto warranty?
Now this sounds great with an extended car warranty you’ll get extra coverage, an extra piece (peace) of mind if something happens to the car that they just spent a good amount of the day telling you was the greatest machine ever built and if you pay even more for it they’ll guarantee this great expensive machine just a little more. now after the stress endured from shopping and haggling the extra warranty is enough to make my wife jump at a few extra dollars for them to guarantee an expensive machine that was the highest of technology when they were telling you the price, but then they back peddle and contradict themselves and tell you it's a good idea if you pay extra for them to cover THEIR product! How does this work? What’s next? Will the supermarket charge me more to guarantee that the steak I just bought will stay fresher longer and be more tender even though I paid top dollar for it?
Now as always I'll probably be misinterpreted as an angry negative kind of guy and despite what my wife says I’m not. I’m skeptical for myself and all the rest of the hard working people like myself, so they say they gave me a good deal on the car close to the msrp and they aren't making any money on the deal (when that line comes out I start rolling up my pant legs because it's getting deep) and I’m not totally against auto warranties but lets call it what it really is you pay more for them to guarantee their product.
In closing some people swear by the car warranties offered by dealers and yes if you get a lemon it's covered and you will be safe from costly repairs. All I’m saying is that for what cars are costing these days I think that the dealers and manufacturers should at least be honest and say “yes there’s a chance we screwed up somewhere and we’ll get you insurance against us if it breaks down.
Truth and honesty in sales and America.. All right now I’m dreaming.