mervinj7 wrote:Does anybody have any experience actually using their Honda Care warranty?
Had one on my S2000. Never used since it was so reliable. It ended up being a waste. Got it from Saccucci, IIRC.
It might have helped with getting assistance from Honda and the dealer on a replacement convertible top (considered a wear item) after the base warranty expired but I can't say for certain.
mervinj7 wrote:What was the experience like and do you consider the purchase of Honda Care worth it?
Not in my experience. That said, if I had a lot of problems I might have had a different take on the matter. Regardless, worth is highly subjective no matter what the topic. It's not really about the warranty itself. You can't just poll others to determine if it is worth it to you. There will be those that found it worthwhile and those that did not on any topic. On the whole the odds favor the house and that's why they sell extended warranties. It's really about you and, therefore, your call to make. Are you the type that wants the peace of mind from an extended warranty and are you willing to pay for that peace of mind?
How did you decide on the length of miles and number of years?
How long do you intend to keep it? What fits your budget? Use that to help you decide.
mervinj7 wrote:Though I'm less concerned with the Honda powertrain breaking down, I'm more concerned with all those bells and whistles falling apart. As my wife puts it, more buttons, more problems.
Carefully read the terms of the warranties and make sure that those items are covered. IIRC there were different tiers of coverage that varied in how much was covered and even the top tier didn't necessarily cover everything. However, I may be confusing Hondacare with Nissan's and/or Lexus's extended warranty programs as we did look into those as well.