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Quick question, given the outstanding factory warranty of Kia vehicles, is it worth it to take the extended one offered by the dealer?
Is the extended one the same thing as the factory one ?.
They are offering this "protection plans" but they hike the monthly payments alot
 

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Quick question, given the outstanding factory warranty of Kia vehicles, is it worth it to take the extended one offered by the dealer?
Is the extended one the same thing as the factory one ?.
They are offering this "protection plans" but they hike the monthly payments alot
The extended warranty does double the factor warranty from 5yr/100,000km to 10yr/200,000km and is transferable if you sell the car before hand, so you may get more for it with extended vs non. However, I'm from canada and got my Seltos serviced at a Kia dealership in Idaho last week, and the Service Tech told me that If you were to move to a different country, Kia does NOT transfer the warranty, regardless of mileage or time. You actually get 0 warranty if you move to a different country. He wasn't even able to check for recalls.

I have a pamphlet that I got with everything the extended warranty covers. I'll post aome pitcures of it later tonight when I get home.
 

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Quick question, given the outstanding factory warranty of Kia vehicles, is it worth it to take the extended one offered by the dealer?
Is the extended one the same thing as the factory one ?.
They are offering this "protection plans" but they hike the monthly payments alot
Waste of money IMO...the KIA warranty and build quality is very good plus KIA cars have a fairly low rate of incidents and complaints compared to other manufacturers.
I have yet to see an extended warranty that is worth the money...it's a racket...
 

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However, I'm from canada and got my Seltos serviced at a Kia dealership in Idaho last week, and the Service Tech told me that If you were to move to a different country, Kia does NOT transfer the warranty, regardless of mileage or time. You actually get 0 warranty if you move to a different country.
I'm confused. You're already IN Canada, where would you want to go?
 

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Yeahh Im in Canada, and not plannimg on going anywhere. i just wanted to know ppls opinions on extended warranties offered by dealers
Well, I got it because my wife wanted it. Otherwise I wouldn't have since I know it's not generally worth it since repairs that any vehicle will need between the time when regular warranty ends and the extended one they offer, are going to be less than the cost of the Extended, otherwise the dealers wouldn't make money off of it. They wouldn't sell something for a loss. It is however, a good way to pay for repairs over time, instead of dropping $1500 upfront and in full for repairs, at 176,000km, that price would already be included in a monthly fee ahead of time (at a higher overall cost of course, say $2000), built into the vehicle loan. Something for people who maybe cant afford to pay for large lumpsums, but instead $25/month over 8 years or whatever.

But again, the wife won in this case.
 

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I also got it for my seltos as I bought it to replace a mazda that the check engine light turned on. I don't want to go through that again, spending money to replace different sensors until you get the right one. I want to keep this car for at least 5 years anyway, so I think it's worth it specially with all the new tech that may break down overtime.
 

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Well, I got it because my wife wanted it. Otherwise I wouldn't have since I know it's not generally worth it since repairs that any vehicle will need between the time when regular warranty ends and the extended one they offer, are going to be less than the cost of the Extended, otherwise the dealers wouldn't make money off of it. They wouldn't sell something for a loss. It is however, a good way to pay for repairs over time, instead of dropping $1500 upfront and in full for repairs, at 176,000km, that price would already be included in a monthly fee ahead of time (at a higher overall cost of course, say $2000), built into the vehicle loan. Something for people who maybe cant afford to pay for large lumpsums, but instead $25/month over 8 years or whatever.

But again, the wife won in this case.
yeah, and also they cover the same I imagine, just for a little longer
I also got it for my seltos as I bought it to replace a mazda that the check engine light turned on. I don't want to go through that again, spending money to replace different sensors until you get the right one. I want to keep this car for at least 5 years anyway, so I think it's worth it specially with all the new tech that may break down overtime.
My current vehicle is a Mazda Tribute 2011 fwd. This thisng has never given me any issues in 212000Kms (except for rust... this thing is rusting everywhere).
Went on vacation to spain and rented an Opel with all sorts of gadgets and that made me wanna jump into the 21st century jejejj
 
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