Considering my new 2018 machine coded after 5 hours of running, I'm wondering if I should get the extended warranty? Without reading into it, not sure what all is covered so I thought I'd throw it out there..........any suggestions?
I was always told your first 6 months is going to give you a good idea of how the machine is going to be, if.... You've had several issues already it may be wide to get the extended warranty.. I have been fairly lucky and on both my machines I didn't get the extended warranty and haven't regretted it yet , it's a gamble and the odds are stacked against us on the cost vs benefit.. I have fixed s few things on my machines a voltage regulator on one and a CV boot on the other but the cost of those items was nowhere near the cost of the warranty, plus I "think" there is a 50 dollar fee for diagnosis before warranty will cover parts at least I've heard of several people complaining about charges in addition to coverage
It is a gamble. I am definitely not pro extended warranty, but when I bought my 2015 Polaris 570 SP touring I decided to get it. Just because it was my first Polaris, and the bikes these days seem to have so many things that can break. The warranty was somewhat reasonably priced, and it added four years. You have to be aware of what it covers and what it doesn't. There are a lot of things it doesn't cover. I saw it as a security blanket for the big issue, high cost, repair that might happen.
In my particular case I think I lucked out this time on the gamble. Just last week the bike started leaking what appears to be coolant around the engine base seal, which I am sure is going to be a very expensive repair job. Just dropped it off today at the dealer, so I can't confirm quite yet, but I am sure the repair will cover the price of the extended warranty and then some.
Its more than well worth it, I have use it 3 times already (fuel pump, charging system, and injector) And now at 4-1/2 years just taking ti in for CV joints on the front. Its completely stock and only trail driven with 2100 miles.
The pump would have been $900, charging system $500, and injector $300......and now I'm told the cv joints are $500 each side including labor. So, yeah, mine paid for the cost of the warranty easliy (and I got a free 3 year, just topped up to 5 for an extra $400.
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