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singledad_9

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Y2k vette, 73 under construction
This is not Sam I am but, I like everyone else want to get something for nothing. But I also realize that the general and its dealers need to make money too. What I am curious is, what can and should I claim as warranty work and what should I have to pay for. My toy car has 26k on it and is almost 3 years old.

Can I, should I:

Get the LR tire pressure sensor fixed/replaced,
Get the parking brake fixed
Get the front brakes turned/replaced due to vibration/wheel shake when braking with cold brakes.
Can I get a new top due to it wearing away in the back top of the door window and is frayed.
Get the window leaks fixed
Get the convertable cover replaced due to a small crack behind the driver seat, roughly midway between the front and back. It is also showing bare fiberglass on either side of the cover where the top meets the cover.

Will I, should I:

Bring it to the East Hartford dealer or try to find a dealer in Shelton CT that has a vette specialist there.

Am curious on this forum's opinion

Thanks

Mike
 

c4c5specialist

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Nope, but someday.
Hi there,
I would bring all concerns to the attention of your serving dealer.
I am sure, as long as the vehicle is not out of warranty, that most, if not all, will be repair, except for maybe the brakes.
The only reason that the brakes would NOT be covered, is due to the high mileage.
As far as the tonneau being cracked, that would be difficult, as if they did NOT know the history, they could claim abuse.
I hope that this helps, and yes, if you chose, I can serve your vehicle.
YoursinCorvette, c4c5:hb
 

JBsC5

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I would suggest an extended GMPP warranty..from Ken Fitchner..unless thats the warranty that you are referring to being almost up...

Let me know the time period and the mileage and I can shoot you an estimated cost..depending on deductible..that he emailed me..recently..

With these cars it makes sense to have an extended warranty..

I had one on my last C5 and it made sense and when I traded in the car..I was even able to get a nice check sent back for the unused portion since I never had to make a claim.

Pretty cool and good insurance..


heres an example...if your bcm goes out..which was frequent in the 99's..its like 800 dollars..the GMPP warranty is not much more..so if just one occurance happens ...during the period of the extended warranty..your covered..

The trick is to decide if you want...0 deductable, 100 deductable, 200 deductible..

The price per months/ mileage shifts with each change in deductible..about the amount of the deductible..

72 months..50K ie. 800-900-1100 give or take a few bucks here or there..

I went with the 200 deductible last time..never used the warranty..not sure which one I'll go with this time..

I have been considering the 84 month but the cost increase for the extra 12 months is approximately 700 dollars..

What I'd like to know is what does GM know thats going to go in the 73rd to 84th month of usage!!!! ;)

Just kidding!
 

singledad_9

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Y2k vette, 73 under construction
My y2k vert has 26.1 k miles on it and I expect that I will be averaging for, at least, the next several years about 10k miles per year. Have had heard stories about extended warranties from other dealerships. Is Fitchner a good dealer.

Fortunately, my toy doesn't have the leaky diff, nor drinks oil. Both would be the worst case. It is babied for the most part. It should last a long time this way.

If you could send me that info, I'd appreciate.

Mike
 
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snow0925

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Could you also include me on the extended warranty piece. I have a 2000 with 18,000 miles.
Many Thanks
 
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leonm47

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Might I suggest the extended warranty from 1 Source. I didn't go with GM as I trust the General as much as I trust Bin Laden. The good thing about 1 Source is they pay with a credit card and you can take your Vette to the wrench of your choice(no dealers). Check them out at www.1sourceautowarranty.com.
 

JBsC5

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72 Mo/50K $0 $1180
72 Mo/50K $100 $965
72 Mo/50K $200 $$800

72 Mo/60K $0 $1520
72 Mo/60K $100 $1225
72 Mo/60K $200 $1000

these are the rought estimates numbers I am considering for the GMPP warranty depending on deductible..

At 10K miles per year usuage I would probably go with the extended 72mo/60k package so if you have put on 10K miles per year and plan to continue to do so..the extended warranty cost is just 500 per year for the 3 years your out of standard warranty and thats with a 0 deductible...Absolutely no worries for 500 a year

The 100 dollar deductible..is 400 a year for each year..

and the 200 deductible is 330 or so per year..

Of course you pay in one shot to Ken but you don't pay sales tax..b/c hes out in Montana..so its a good deal..

This is the one I'm doing because my car has only 9K miles..in 22K months service..In the past 6 months..I've put on 6K miles..



So..72 Mo/50K $0 $1180
 

JBsC5

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Ken is a stand up guy..I have bought many parts from his dealership..and the warranty on my last Corvette..

This is a man you can trust without a doubt. He is truly a gentlemen (and has the best prices)

I hope I'm not breaking a forum rule or anything..if I am please let me know and I will delete these threads..I'm sharing this information to hopefully improve the ownership experience for others..

Heres his contact..
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Application is simple.
You may either email me at kenfichtner@hotmail.com or call me at
406-628-4618 with the following information: your name, address, phone
number, VIN of your car, the present odometer reading, and the term, miles
and deductible desired. I will prepare the paperwork and mail it to you for
your signature. Return it to me with your payment and you are all set!
 

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