Just make sure the convertible top mechanism is totally covered (especially the hydrolic movements). I would ask them to specifically point this out on the warranty documents. Meaning is the document saying we will cover ABC, except for XYZ OR is the document saying we will cover only the "FOLLOWING.............. (and if not mentioned on the document, then it is NOT covered)" ????
What about "all the seals"? Meaning any "leaking issues"?? Both for the roof and for the engine/transmission issues???
Also another thing you need to ask specifically covered or not is the "Command Unit"...........you know, the nice LCD screen with the navigation unit and all that electronics associated with it. When I was shopping for extended coverage...........some companies DID NOT cover it and I thought this IS mainly why I am buying the extended warranty for. So I decided to move on to another warranty company.
Also ask them if there is a "rider" on the policy to cover rim/tire damage due to road debris. I know some dealers will tell you if there was an accident..........your insurance will cover it. But who wants to involve insurance companies only to have rate go up later? Besides there is usually a deductible with the car insurance. With my third party extended warranty.........they paid for a new AMG 18 inch rim and a new tire (except for the chroming to match the other three rims which cost me around $150. So my total out of pocket was around $150 which is not bad considering the whole process was over $1K for the accident.) And there was NO DEDUCTIBLE for the rim/tire coverage. There are a few stipulations though. They only will replace what CAME with the car when the car was sold NEW (in my case, no problems.........they had to called up the original MB dealer to verify because SLK280's USUALLY DID NOT come with 18 inch AMG rims. Plus you must have at least 3/32 tread life remaining which was no problems either because the tire was relatively new.
I think for an MB or similar "European" cars..........chances are I will need the coverage. But on the other hand, if this were a Lexus or similar, then I don't think I will need the coverage. Just my opinion.
As the car gets older with age and mileage, it will be more difficult to obtain extended warranty coverage (if at all) from a reputable company. Sure any company will sell you anything
This is basically an insurance policy of sorts. Peace of mind. That's all.
That's what I was thinking...just wanted to make sure I went with the right warranty that would take care of the most. Seems like a lot of people go with aftermarket warranties from reading the previous posts. They seem a bit less expensive but I was wondering if there was a reason for that (like less is covered) or if it's just because they aren't MB. It's not like money markets or CDs are paying any interest right now on that small amount of money.