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Old 09-15-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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GM Protection Plan

Does anyone have any specific experience with GM extended service plan (GMPP)?

I have tossed this around many times and just got a pretty attractive offer from GM, the DuraMax has been absolutely trouble free to date, but I will be out of warranty in a little while…and it gets from pretty hard use.

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Old 09-15-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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Bill,

My only experience is buying one with my last vehicle purchase. I've not used it, nor have I even had my truck back to the dealer for service (26K miles).

I bought it on a friend's recommendation who drives his truck lots of miles for business use, and he recommended it because of some of the high costs to repair some of the items on the newer vehicles.
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if its 05 or 06 (i don't remember which year) your truck should have a 100k power train warranty. but if your wanting an extended warranty to cover the whole truck as the factory warranty dose i would suggest getting it. Parts and labor are getting so high it's almost ridiculous. besides most dealers offer 12month 12k mile warranty on all work they do try finding an Indy shop that will do that with parts from auto zone.

my wife and i bought a Malibu Maxx in 04 and the only two things that we have had to use the extended warranty on was the DVD player had something go wrong with it and was causing problems with the speedo and tach. parts alone was like $1800 and labor was another $500 plus or mines 100 i cant remember. the second was the seat frame on the driver side started to have problems with the a track and motor on the right side the new seat frame was just under $600 and another $400 in labor.

if i remember right the extra warranty was $1500 or $2000 or somewhere in between and it has a 0 deductible but make sure you have who ever sell you the warranty go over everything it covers and if you have a good relationship with the service department ask the service writer what the best extended warranty the see is be it factory or aftermarket. they deal with them everyday so they should be able to tell you which one covers the most parts.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:38 AM   #4
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Samething, but different.

Hi, Bill. From my Ford experience I would read your owner's manuals first. Diesels have a much longer warranty on drive trains than their gas counter parts. I always recommended Ford's best extended warranty with the $50.00 deductible. It was the best policy at the best price. Ford has several policies. I'm sure G.M. does too. I told my customers that if you buy the best policy available and an item is not covered, then you did your best; But if you buy a lesser policy, I don't want to have to tell you, "Had you bought the premium policy this would have been covered." "Sorry."
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:03 AM   #5
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Like Bob, I've had to deal with many extended warranty insurance companies over the years, many good, some very bad. My best advice on this is, if you are going to get one, to get an extended warranty from the company, rather than one of those "independent" aftermarket extended warranty companies.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:39 AM   #6
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We're on our third DURAMAX and no issues on the first two. Just recieved our second recall on this one. The recalls have been for minor stuff but makes one wonder if an extended warranty might be worthwhile.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:21 AM   #7
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Yeah, as I said, I have been tossing this around for some time. With the cost of repairs nowadays I would think there is good potential to get payback on a warranty plan. The consensus seems to be the GM Protection Plan. I can get 5 years 60k miles for less than 1k right now…not a bad deal. Not a single problem to date, but imagine what injectors or a turbo might cost!? Yikes! These would all be covered under an extended plan…
When I bought the 2006 DuraMax it came with 100k on the engine. 3/36 everything else. 2007 is when GM came out with 100k on all.
Seems like 24k is the magic number to get the discounted prices, I am at 22k right now. We only use the truck for tow duty, so I will surely hit that number before the end of this season. I think I will get the GM plan.

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I have one on my 04 Suburban. Though it is true, one major repair or several small ones can lead to saving some money, I was not going to do it, but my wife convinced me to do it.

Personally, if I had to do it all over again, I'd am willing to take some of the risk, because all you are doing is buying time. Even the GM warranty extends for 3 or 4 more years and some told set mileage. After that, when you are most likely to have and issue, the extended warranty will have run out. So you gotta pickup a trans or a power steering pump. Neither will be cheap, but those plans can cost around $1k.

Bought one for the last car, and barely broke even.
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I had a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 that I bought new in December, 2000. I purchased the GM 100,000 mile/5 year, no deductible warranty, at a cost of $2.500. I drove this vehicle 130,000 miles. The covered repairs after the 3 year/36.000 mile standard warranty totaled $1,870.00. I have not purchased the extended warranty since.

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This has been discussed and the verdict was get a warranty from the Dealer...


Personal, these days I get the extended warranty, even with our Toyota, to many electronics to go wrong. If one of those circuit boards go you have it paid for the first time...

I probably won't use it, but what's another $1500 for a little peace of mind, and I came with road side assistance which is nice when your on a trip....
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:51 AM   #11
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Yeah, it’s a gamble…but one I think I will take for $1k.
This will cover me for 8 yrs total (3 years standard factory warranty plus 5 additional years with this GMPP). We usually keep our vehicles for 10 years, so we will be covered for the majority of it’s life with us. This being our first diesel, maybe we’ll keep it longer…who knows what will be going on 7 years from now?
This will also be the first time we ever purchased an extended warranty, but vehicles nowadays are more complex than ever, and as noted, repairs could add up quickly. I would think it would be very easy to even out on $1k…

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:18 PM   #12
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Warranty

I purchased an extended warranty on my 03 Yukon XL with Quadrasteer. It cost me $2500 and extended the warranty from 3 ys 60,000 KM (Canadian) to 5 years and 120,000 KM. At the end of the Warranty I was at 83,000 KM.
During the two years of the extended portion I had 7 claims that totaled about $2700 (dash cluster $700, seat track $500, ignition switch x 2 $200 and some minor stuff like intermediate shaft and fog lamps)

I was able to purchase the warranty on 0 % financing when the vehicle was new,so I paid monthly for 60 months.

I feel I broke even on the deal, but mainly because I drove the vehicle less than I had planned. Coincidentally I put 16,000 KM on the truck in the 8 weeks following the warranty expiry with no issues.

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what they don't mention as well is that your extended warranty also covers tow bills rental cars and if your stranded with out the Airstream some were they will cover some of a hotel stay until your car or truck is fixed.
what ever is fixed if the work is done at a dealership it is covered for 12k or 12 months which ever comes first so if your tranny goes out and 10 mths and 11k out even if your extended warranty is out that part is still covered
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Time versus mileage

Hi, remember that these warranties expire on time or mileage, which-ever comes first. Most of mine were out of time when they expired. And the extended warranty [example] of six years and 75,000 miles is a total of both, not added onto the 3/36 warranty.
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