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#4750392 - 05/07/18 06:12 PM Picking up my new Ram tomorrow
stenerson Offline


Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 727
Loc: NH
Was planning on waiting for the fifth generation but instead decided to go with the last year of the 4th generation. I figured they must have gotten most of the kinks out of it by now. Took the 3.6 V6 4 x4 RAM for another test drive. this time I did more steep hills with it. And very happy with the ride quality. Got the price and basic features that I'm happy with so I sign on the dotted line. They're trying to push me into buying the extended lifetime warranty and I'm thinking about it. What do y'all think?
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#4750399 - 05/07/18 06:19 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
OneEyeJack Online   content


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7449
Loc: S California
If you maintain your vehicle your rate is still based on the abuse and neglect of the average owner. I'd pass. Signing a warranty like that is like a declaration of war against the dealer because you'll have to go through them to get any covered benefits.

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#4750404 - 05/07/18 06:22 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8602
Loc: Phoenix
Congrats!

The cars in your sig - did you buy them new too? If you keep your cars that long the lifetime warranty might be worth it. I'm typically not an extended warranty fan, but from what I've read the Mopar extended warranty is one I'd consider. Usually they expire before anything wears out!
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#4750407 - 05/07/18 06:28 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2661
Loc: The Canyons
Congrats on the new truck.

As for extended warranties, read this: Consumer Reports

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#4750408 - 05/07/18 06:29 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
I'd skip the hassle of the lifetime warranty. #Hassle. Congrats on the new truck and the coil rear suspension lends to it riding better than
the other full size truck manufactures.
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#4750409 - 05/07/18 06:29 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21084
Loc: Orlando, FL
Pass on the optional extended warranty.

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#4750410 - 05/07/18 06:30 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: dishdude]
stenerson Offline


Registered: 08/26/09
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No, the other cars in my signature I bought with 100K plus miles on them. I bought the ram when it was 3 years old and had 54k miles on it.
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#4750413 - 05/07/18 06:30 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 75
Loc: Danville, IN
My dad just traded his Lincoln MKZ hybrid for a 2018 Ram 1500 quad cab with the 3.6. Pulled the boat behind it with plenty of power! They tried talking him into the warranty as well, probably the hardest we've encountered. Our theory has always been to take that money and put it in a savings account. The likelihood you will need it is a real toss up. He said no thanks.
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#4750418 - 05/07/18 06:36 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
stenerson Offline


Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 727
Loc: NH
Thanks for the replies. I think I'll skip it for now. I'm sure I have time to reconsider even though the manager was making it sound like I had to decide today. smirk He wants 3840 for it.
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#4750423 - 05/07/18 06:40 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2402
Loc: Staten Island, NY
Originally Posted By: stenerson
Thanks for the replies. I think I'll skip it for now. I'm sure I have time to reconsider even though the manager was making it sound like I had to decide today. smirk He wants 3840 for it.


Price shop it against the Mopar Unlimited milage warranty available through several online dealers

YMMV, but my dad's 300 needed 2 cylinder heads (just before 100k), and the 8 speed trans let go at 150k
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#4750434 - 05/07/18 06:56 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
AVB Offline


Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1201
Loc: Georgia
I would look into that warranty, some of them are refundable if you decided to sell or trade the truck later. If you plan to keep the truck up to 200k miles or more, I would get the warranty. Just don't pay too much for it, I would shop around. I have read that this place http://www.chryslerfactoryplans.com/warranty_plans/?plan_id=2102 has some of the best prices. I would get a quote and compare it to what your dealer is offering, they may come down if they are trying to overcharge you. You have 4 years and 48000 miles to purchase the warranty, the difference is if you get it with the truck you can finance it with the truck.

I was never a believer in extended warranties, but with what repairs cost these days it can be worth it. The 3.6 and 8 speed can get expensive fast when they break. The transmission especially because Chrysler doesn't authorize repairs on them at this time.


Edited by AVB (05/07/18 06:59 PM)

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#4750438 - 05/07/18 06:59 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
AVB Offline


Registered: 05/20/12
Posts: 1201
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: stenerson
Thanks for the replies. I think I'll skip it for now. I'm sure I have time to reconsider even though the manager was making it sound like I had to decide today. smirk He wants 3840 for it.


I think that is a little high, but I am just going off what I have overheard.

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#4750449 - 05/07/18 07:08 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10730
Loc: Idaho
Insurance companies make money by taking in more money than they pay out.
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#4750456 - 05/07/18 07:12 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: stenerson]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21084
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: stenerson
Thanks for the replies. I think I'll skip it for now. I'm sure I have time to reconsider even though the manager was making it sound like I had to decide today. smirk He wants 3840 for it.


Use that $3840 and buy Amazon stock. In a few years you’ll have enough to buy another new Ram.

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#4750464 - 05/07/18 07:15 PM Re: Picking up my new Ram tomorrow [Re: CT8]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4637
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: CT8
Insurance companies make money by taking in more money than they pay out.


Right, that's how they all stay in business. People buy insurance to insure against loss. It's a gamble either way.

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