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Anyone buy the Platinum Bumper to Bumper 10 yr

We are ready to buy a Kia Sorrento LX. The salesman has given us a price of $3000 for the Kia Platinum Bumper to Bumper 10 year extended warranty. This seems high. I have seen that about 6 years ago buyers were negotiating better deals on this Platinum Bumper to Bumper warranty.

I am hoping to get input from others on what they ended up paying for this warranty and also if they have had any trouble using it for claims.

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I have not shopped lately but that seems very high.
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Seems quite high. All you are really buying is the extension of what is not already covered on the powertrain warranty from 5/60K bumper to bumper to 10/100K.

On the Subaru Forester we just bought, we extended the factory 3/36 Bumper-to-Bumper and 5/60K Powertrain warranty to 7 Years / 100K miles Bumper to Bumper with zero deductible for $1,550. That covers a lot more ground than what you would be paying for. BTW - they originally told me $3,500 and I said, "No, Honda sells their comparable factory warranty for the CR-V for $1,550. That's what I will offer you."

These extended warranties are cash cows for dealers. Tell them "If you sell me the warranty for $XXX, I will buy the car." And make sure you get zero deductible.

Most likely, you will be leaving in your new Sorento. Good luck.
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