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Potential buyers of Solterra: have you had any thoughts on getting/not getting extended warranty?

My thoughts on not getting: there are less fluid to deal with (ie. no oil or gasoline to deal with), so less things that can go wrong.
My thoughts on getting: this is a new model, potentially unknown history, warranty maybe be a good idea depending on the terms of the warranty.

I'll definitely inquire with my salesperson about it (to see how much, what's covered, what's not covered, etc.), as well as any troubles reporting from early owners (I won't be getting the car until late in the year or even 2023).
 

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Potential buyers of Solterra: have you had any thoughts on getting/not getting extended warranty?

My thoughts on not getting: there are less fluid to deal with (ie. no oil or gasoline to deal with), so less things that can go wrong.
My thoughts on getting: this is a new model, potentially unknown history, warranty maybe be a good idea depending on the terms of the warranty.

I'll definitely inquire with my salesperson about it (to see how much, what's covered, what's not covered, etc.), as well as any troubles reporting from early owners (I won't be getting the car until late in the year or even 2023).
I would get the extended warranty just for all the electronics. The “powertrain” and battery warranty is ok, but if any of the electronics blow out, I think you’ll get your money’s worth from an extended warranty that covers the parts and labor.

I had an extended warranty on my Mini Countryman and recouped the price of the warranty really quickly.

My wife has a 2019 Forester and the extended warranty was not outrageous. I think it covers bumper to bumper up to 100,000 miles.
 

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I would get the extended warranty just for all the electronics. The “powertrain” and battery warranty is ok, but if any of the electronics blow out, I think you’ll get your money’s worth from an extended warranty that covers the parts and labor.

I had an extended warranty on my Mini Countryman and recouped the price of the warranty really quickly.

My wife has a 2019 Forester and the extended warranty was not outrageous. I think it covers bumper to bumper up to 100,000 miles.
I’ve purchased the extended warranty on my wife’s 2011 Legacy and my 2015 CrossTrek. Used the daylights out of it on the CrossTrek (bought it used and apparently abused), but haven’t used it at all on the Legacy which we’ve owned for over 10 years. I would say in general I don’t know of too many people who have had a lot of problems with their Subarus, but I like the peace of mind just in case. Please forgive me, Clark Howard.
 

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The extended warranty can be purchased at any point before the 3/36k factory warranty expires, correct? Unless you need it rolled into your financing, I think waiting and purchasing it after you see how things are going and if you'll keep the vehicle is the way to go. I also dread the thought of paying $1,000 for a new screen or hundreds of dollars if the surround cameras stop working.

Another reason for me to wait is that this will go one of two ways for me. Either I'll trade it in in a couple years if they offer some nice features in 2025/26 like a 120V/1500W outlet or other V2L system or I'll keep it until it dies.

Has anyone figured out how to get a good deal on the warranty? I know with Toyotas, there are a couple of dealers who sell them for less than 50% of what other dealers charge. I don't think it matters at all where you get your Toyota extended warranty. With Subaru, I believe I've heard that you can purchase them from a different Subaru retailer than the one from whom you purchased your vehicle, but it has to be in the same region (or something like that).
 

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I've never heard of people buying ext. warranties from second dealers here in Canada. I'll have to see whether this option is available. When financing the vehicle, it may make sense to get the warranty to cover at least until the length of the financing period. That way, you don't need to worry about paying for the loan + paying for repairs.

AMD (TCCN) has a pretty good video talking about ext. warranty. His video covers mostly Toyota vehicles from a technical/repair side but he does have some non-technical ("soft" side) videos; his thoughts on ext. warranty in that video are quite helpful - regardless of brand.
 

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I've never heard of people buying ext. warranties from second dealers here in Canada. I'll have to see whether this option is available. When financing the vehicle, it may make sense to get the warranty to cover at least until the length of the financing period. That way, you don't need to worry about paying for the loan + paying for repairs.

AMD (TCCN) has a pretty good video talking about ext. warranty. His video covers mostly Toyota vehicles from a technical/repair side but he does have some non-technical ("soft" side) videos; his thoughts on ext. warranty in that video are quite helpful - regardless of brand.
do you have a link to that video please?
 
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