Although this will suck for some, i don't mind it at all since i almost always aim to get rid of vehicles before their warranty term is up.
Yup, servicing isn't cheap and necessary.Everyone knows maintenance and service are the dealerships big money makers, instead of selling more cars, lets get them in our bays more often! SHHH...
I figured that was the case.And reduced the free oil changes from 4 to 2. 4 was too many for a lot of drivers maybe 3 would have been a better idea.
Where did you get that rhetoric from?They should have announced something that they were giving customers at the same time, that way it would seem like they were just allocating resources differently instead of being cheap.
Dealer David Ferraez wasn't upset when he heard last week that GM would be doing away with its 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles.
Ferraez, who owns Buick-GMC and Chevrolet dealerships in northern New Jersey, says the long warranty -- in place since model year 2007 -- wasn't on many customers' radars. That was GM's official rationale for reducing it to 5 years/60,000 miles for its two highest-volume U.S. brands, starting with the 2016 model year.
"We tried to use it as a differentiator because the imports didn't offer it," says Ferraez, whose market is dominated by Asian and European brands, most of which offer 60,000-mile coverage. "It didn't really work."
good link, this is interesting...Where did you get that rhetoric from?
Whatever GM's rationale, Ferraez and other dealers smell an opportunity.
"Selfishly for me, the first thing I thought of was that will probably help me to sell more extended warranties," Ferraez says. "We'll be able to make money doing that instead of the factory."
That is an interesting point. The warranty wasn't getting customers but taking it away might lose some. An odd predicament. I'm sure in the end it won't have a big impact on sales. If the recalls didn't, this won't.well and we also have to consider that the majority of vehicle sales are leases. Why cover the car for the extra time if consumers are turning them over before it reaches expiry.
whats interesting is 100,000 did little for attracting cutomers, but will getting rid of it now bleed customers faster then it could of attracted them?
They usually do... but GM is a unique bread of monster. GM's response to the recalls was to pile even more cash on the hoods of their vehicles... Currently their behaviour is EXACLTY the same behavious that got them into trouble.So the re-calls didn't have a big impact on sales? I thought that any re-calls that happen to car brands always had a significant lose in sales. That is, until it rebuilds a reputation with the new reevaluated model.
ITs true, although realistically this is pretty much the industry norm. A few of them jumped to 100,000 post 08 when they thought it would help encourage customers to buy...Wow. Maintenance is actually one of the things that I look for when buying a vehicle actually. I ride my vehicles pretty roughly, and I can easily eat up 100k miles in a good while becuase I can afford to vacation once a year, and enjoy traveling across the United States. Plus, it's always nice knowing that if something happens to my vehicles, I can take it in and it'll be nicely taken care of as well because of the warranty under it. It's that sort of safety net that I like beneath me when it comes to potential payments in the future and all. If I have to worry about how I'm not as covered now, I might drive a little bit more carefully, but in the end why wouldn't I take it over a similar car that offers all that I had before?