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I have a 2018 Ram 2500 I bought last year in October. This is my DD but not my family car. Just back and forth to work and when running errands. I have 11k miles on it now and have been looking at the Mopar Maxcare Warranty i would like to get before I hit 12k miles. I originally bought the truck thinking we would get a camper and we had a RZR we where taking to the dunes but no longer do that. The truck is basic but runs great and I do not hot rod in it. We bounce back and forth about the camper deal. I am worried about repairs on a diesel vs switching back to a gas truck. What is your opinions on the Maxcare?
 

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What are the terms on that warranty? And the cost?

Factory warranty is 5yrs/100K miles on the powertrain, will you exceed that to the point where you would need more warranty?

If all you are going to do is drive it as a work shuttle, you'd be tons better off getting a beater and park the truck to use it when needed.
 

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What are the terms on that warranty? And the cost?

Factory warranty is 5yrs/100K miles on the powertrain, will you exceed that to the point where you would need more warranty?

If all you are going to do is drive it as a work shuttle, you'd be tons better off getting a beater and park the truck to use it when needed.

We have a Yukon that we use for our family car. I have the truck for back and forth to work and if I need to go get something from lowes or something like that. I do not really need a 3rd vehicle at all. the factory warranty is 3 year 36k bumper to bumper and 5 year 100k power train. I can add a mopar maxcare 7 year 100k miles for $1800. I do not believe it covers the DPF though. I just know repairs to a diesel can be costly so not sure if its worth it or not.
 

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So, 7/100 for 1800 gives you bumper to bumper coverage?

Might be worth it, but it's just like any insurance, it isn't worth it unless you need it, is it worth an 1800 bet to you?

And, why so important to get it before you get to 12K??? I always heard that you only have to get the coverage before the current factory warranty expires.

I bought a extended warranty for mine, but I use it for work and put lots of miles on it, so it paid off.
 

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So, 7/100 for 1800 gives you bumper to bumper coverage?

Might be worth it, but it's just like any insurance, it isn't worth it unless you need it, is it worth an 1800 bet to you?

And, why so important to get it before you get to 12K??? I always heard that you only have to get the coverage before the current factory warranty expires.

I bought a extended warranty for mine, but I use it for work and put lots of miles on it, so it paid off.

Yes correct bumper to bumper oem warranty.

After 12k miles the price starts to go up.
 

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When I bought my '14 in '16 it had 26K on it. When I hit 30K I purchased a maxcare for $2.2K with $100 deductible. It times out next June. Up to now we have not used any warranty, happy about that. The piece of mind it gave me was worth the price. Would I buy it again, yes I would.
 

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Thats not bad so really I have longer to buy it I will just pay a bit more. So have you not had any issues? How many miles do you have now? What warranty did you but as far as miles /time
 

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Truck has 70K+ miles. Warranty covers all except most of the EPA stuff. Knock on wood it has been a solid truck with no issues at all. The warranty I bought was 7 yr 100K, will not reach the 100K miles before it runs out next June.
 

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After 12k miles the price starts to go up.
And you are correct. And, none of the extended warranties cover the expensive Emissions stuff.
 

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We have a Yukon that we use for our family car. I have the truck for back and forth to work and if I need to go get something from lowes or something like that. I do not really need a 3rd vehicle at all. the factory warranty is 3 year 36k bumper to bumper and 5 year 100k power train. I can add a mopar maxcare 7 year 100k miles for $1800. I do not believe it covers the DPF though. I just know repairs to a diesel can be costly so not sure if its worth it or not.
If you don’t need it for towing or doing the camper/razor any more and your hearts set on a pickup for a daily driver and Home Depot runs, simple, sell it or trade it in for a 150 or 1500 gas burner. You could get one with all the bells and whistles for what your ram is worth and probably enjoy the hell out of it. It’s about your needs now and the future. These diesels are designed to haul and tow, groceries can be carried in a Prius. My opinion.
 

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If you don’t need it for towing or doing the camper/razor any more and your hearts set on a pickup for a daily driver and Home Depot runs, simple, sell it or trade it in for a 150 or 1500 gas burner. You could get one with all the bells and whistles for what your ram is worth and probably enjoy the hell out of it. It’s about your needs now and the future. These diesels are designed to haul and tow, groceries can be carried in a Prius. My opinion.
Now, don't go tossing around common sense and reason in this discussion...:rolleyes::LOL:
 

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If you don’t need it for towing or doing the camper/razor any more and your hearts set on a pickup for a daily driver and Home Depot runs, simple, sell it or trade it in for a 150 or 1500 gas burner. You could get one with all the bells and whistles for what your ram is worth and probably enjoy the hell out of it. It’s about your needs now and the future. These diesels are designed to haul and tow, groceries can be carried in a Prius. My opinion.

Lol yeah I bought it with towing in mind. We then had got rid of rzr. I want a camper but I just don't know when I will have time so don't want to waste the money. So yeah for now its just a dd lol. We own a home and have a Yukon for family trips. I always find myself needing a truck so would never not want s truck at least.no prius lol
 

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1. Salesperson and advertising tells you “This is the best truck in the world!”
2. Then warranty salesman says “ This truck is going to break as soon as the factory warranty runs out!”

The only way I would ever pay for an extended warranty is right when the factory warranty is about to run out. Buying before that and they are getting a free ride. I.E. the factory warranty is going to pay for everything and they pay nothing, yet you have already paid them for coverage.
A good analogy would be going to Vegas and just handing the casino the first $2000 when you walk in the door just because;
 
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I put maxcare on mine before I hit 12k miles. It covers everything except for a few excluded items. Basically picks up where the 3 year / 36 month warranty drops off. Too much on these trucks to go wrong that will add up in a hurry. Plus I am pretty sure if you do not use the extended warranty they will refund a prorated amount at the end of the warranty.
 
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I put maxcare on mine before I hit 12k miles. It covers everything except for a few excluded items. Basically picks up where the 3 year / 36 month warranty drops off. Too much on these trucks to go wrong that will add up in a hurry. Plus I am pretty sure if you do not use the extended warranty they will refund a prorated amount at the end of the warranty.
I put maxcare on mine before I hit 12k miles. It covers everything except for a few excluded items. Basically picks up where the 3 year / 36 month warranty drops off. Too much on these trucks to go wrong that will add up in a hurry. Plus I am pretty sure if you do not use the extended warranty they will refund a prorated amount at the end of the warranty.
I believe you are right about the refund.
 

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Isn’t it nice to have someone else decide if you need a gasser, a beater or a Pirus?

$1800 seems reasonable to extend the bumper to bumper. And yes you could wait until just before the 3/36 warranty expires but the cost will be more. Have you cross checked the cost with the on-line dealers such as Ziegler? In the past they have beaten the FCA Warranty quotes from local dealers.
 

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I'd look at it like 7/100 gives you 4 more years on the electronic stuff and 2 more years but no more miles on the drive train. The only 2 things that "may" concern me for risk of out of pocket cost vs warranty is U connect/head unit and emissions, but emissions isn't covered, correct? I'd pocket the $1800 and if you have electrical issues, that same $ would cover most or all of it.
But it also boils down to whether you're inclined to tackle out of warranty issues yourself on one end of the spectrum vs dropping it off at the dealer on the other end of the spectrum. Dealer could milk you for $1800 pretty quick, but $1800 buys alot of DIY parts.

Having never purchased an extended warranty for anything myself and rarely even having a warranty on any vehicle, equipment or toy that we own, I would 100% not buy an extended warranty for that truck if it was mine.
Curiously enough, we have a 2016 SRT 8 Charger that is still under the 3/36 warranty for a few more months and I've casually considered getting a max care extended due to several "new" systems that I'm unfamiliar with like electric power steering, electric power brakes, self leveling suspension, adaptive cruise, blind sport monitoring, active collison avoidance, lane keeping and SRT modes.
But the $4k + for max care (Zeigler quote) seems outrageous and there is a 99% chance I'll hedge my bet.
 

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Isn’t it nice to have someone else decide if you need a gasser, a beater or a Pirus?

$1800 seems reasonable to extend the bumper to bumper. And yes you could wait until just before the 3/36 warranty expires but the cost will be more. Have you cross checked the cost with the on-line dealers such as Ziegler? In the past they have beaten the FCA Warranty quotes from local dealers.

Haha right I have been tossing the idea around and asking my wife to. I just figured someone on here who maybe has experience with long term owning of the truck ot the maxcare.

Zeigler is still my best price option snd I've reached out to allot.
 

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I put maxcare on mine before I hit 12k miles. It covers everything except for a few excluded items. Basically picks up where the 3 year / 36 month warranty drops off. Too much on these trucks to go wrong that will add up in a hurry. Plus I am pretty sure if you do not use the extended warranty they will refund a prorated amount at the end of the warranty.

Who did you go with when you purchased? Have you had any issues at all?
 

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i bought it because I thought I was going to keep this truck for a long time, but things have changed
I got the 96/100K. I don't remember what I paid for it. $3K I think.
I just called yesterday to see what the refund would be if I cancelled it. $2600 refund. 18.5K miles on the truck.
I am passing it on to the new buyer for $2.5K. So, it actually became a selling/buying incentive
It transfers to a new owner for $50
 
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