If they really want to keep current customers and gain new ones, they should increase the bumper-to-bumper warranty to 5 years 65K. And make it retroactive to 2007 models.
If KIA, Hyundai, Mitsubishi can do it then Toyota can.
Correct me if I'm mistaken, but none of those makers listed have a "bumper to bumper" warranty longer than 3/36.
I bought my Platinum 7/100 from a vendor here for around $1,000......under $150 a year; BFD.
Is the plantium a BTB? I thought it was powertrain and some electrical, but didnt cover most interior and exterior trim parts
Yea thats pretty much what I said, powertrain and electronics, the original BTB covers trim parts, i guess you meant it would be hard to find and extended warranty that is BTB. I just didnt think that Platinum was a true BTB although I hear its the best extended warranty to get.
well hyundai, kida and mistu BTB are 5/60k
cadillac and i think some other GM lines have BTB 4/50k
lincoln has 4/50k bumper to bumper
thats just a quick look at all their manuf' sites.
so yeah, a 3/36k mile warranty for bumper to bumper items is kinda sucky now.... of course most of the ones i have mentioned have way longer powertrain but those are the BTB ones....
07dc is correct. I think one of the points the OP was trying to make is something needs to be done for the CURRENT owners who's vehicles have been devalued by the recall, Personally I dont want to trade my truck in on a new one so offering me a extra loyalty bonus on a new one does nothing for me.
Extending my BTB to 5 yr or 65K miles, or even just giving me a 100K platnium is at least an attempt to say thank you for being a customer and we are sorry your value in your vehicle has diminished so heres a token of our appreciation.
Too many businesses these days are focused on new sales, Its like cell phone companies, give you the world if you sign a new contract, but if you are an old customer that has been loyal for years sorry about your luck, you pay full price for everything.
Right now it would be a LOT!!I see.
How much do you think our vehicles have been devalued???
Oh yea you and me are in the same boat as far as that goes, but it's alway's better to have a vehicle that holds it's value. Have alay's way over maintained my vehicles and run them to high mileage and old age, my fear with these newer models is electrical problems that only a dealer can fix, we know how the dealers love to help someone with a older/high mileage truck.Something that is often forgotten is that resale value doesn't mean squat unless you want to sell it. I don't want to sell mine.......
I heard that! That's my only concern now, that the electronic stuff will fail before the mechanical. Especially the environment a lot of those components find themselves in, constant temperature changes, that sort of thing.Oh yea you and me are in the same boat as far as that goes, but it's alway's better to have a vehicle that holds it's value. Have alay's way over maintained my vehicles and run them to high mileage and old age, my fear with these newer models is electrical problems that only a dealer can fix, we know how the dealers love to help someone with a older/high mileage truck.