Submitted by pberrow on Tue, 2018-04-24 08:04
I just finally drove my September, 2014 Model S 85 over the 50,000 miles new car warranty.
There is a one month or 1,000 miles grace period to decide about purchasing an extended warranty
2 and 4 year periods are offered.
Since I did not purchase the extended warranty at the outset, a 4-year 'Extended Service Agreement' is $4,750
I hear that they now insist that regular servicing occurs (was not true for the new car warranty but I bought the service plan anyway)
So another 4 -year plan would be ... (475 + 725 + 475 + 850 = 2525) $2,525
The total would be then $7,275
That's a very big chunk of change. Also there is a $200 deductible per 'issue' (not visit).
The car has been fairly reliable so far. After some initial minor 'teething trouble ' issues the only major things that needed fixing were the pano roof 'cartridge' and a motor replacement.
I have a rear-wheel drive model (dual motor was not out then) and this was in the first batch of cars released with the auto-pilot hardware. It has the smart suspension.
I am interested in hearing the thoughts and experiences of people who've had to make this same decision. How did it turn out? (whatever you decided).
Are there significant holes in this 'Extended Service Agreement' ?
-- Mike Berrow