I will be honest. There is zero chance I am paying $50 for an oil change I can get for $22 at a local Jiffy Lube, 3 times a year. Or, on my own for about $8. I will win in the case of the motor dieing with the manufacture, I do not think they can use getting oil changes at different locations against you legally. I would keep all records.
Djkenny, if long term costs are a big concern of yours I think one quick eBay search, "mirage +2015" and refine too used.. you'll quickly see engines + transmissions can be had complete for well less than $500 and wrecked complete cars for $1500. I'm pretty confident that even a learner mechanics can compete large repairs on the mirage. It's quite basic. (Mechanically)
Also, if they require you to use their product too maintain warranty ( such as CVT transmission fluid ) they have to supply it free of charge
Lol 50 dollars to change the 3 qts of oil? No thanks.
For 50.00 I can buy 10 qts of Mobil one synthetic and get 3 oil changes out of that. Filters a not expensive either.
Job takes 10-15min.
I get free oil changes for 2 years on my Truck but after that last one I'm doing those myself too even though it takes 8 qts and uses an internal filter and I have to drop the metal skid plate. Not looking forward to that but I'm not paying Toyota 90.00 to do it haha.
3 oil changes a year aren't going to break my bank. Plus it keeps me in the door at the dealer should a problem arise.
I will change any wear and tear items myself like brakes.
Good will applies only at good dealerships.
Plus I like my dealer. Good people.
How many dealers do you go into that the owner, his son, or his wife greet you with a handshake and conversation while waiting on service?
Not many correct?
Mine does. That goes a long way.
View my fuel log 2017 Mirage Es 1.2 manual: 38.7 mpg (US) ... 16.4 km/L ... 6.1 L/100 km ... 46.5 mpg (Imp)
View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.0 mpg (US) ... 17.9 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.4 mpg (Imp)
I bought a 96 Chrysler minivan brand new, and purchased a 100,000 mi extended warranty through the dealer. One of the best investments I ever made. Brake problems, ac compressor, cruise control, everything except the transmission. (Which they are known for dying ) I had a LOT of stuff covered by it. At 96,000 miles, the bottom end developed a knock. Took it back to the dealership, that had been doing a lot of the repairs. They diagnosed it as crank and main bearings, and recommended a new long block. They called the warranty company, and were told not to do anything, until they sent an inspector out there to look at it. A couple days later, they called me back and said they weren't covering anything else, unless I could provide receipts for oil and filter changes, back to new. They were certain we wouldn't be able to provide them. WRONG.... I said give me a day or two, no problem. Pulled my file, and had every auto parts receipt for oil filters, and oil whenever I did them myself, plus printouts of work orders from the dealer. Documented everything, and sent it off to them. After about a week, the dealer called and said it had been approved. New long block, labor, everything. I think they might have made me pay for the new oil and filter, and antifreeze. Needless to say, they lost their azz on that warranty. I sold it shortly afterwards, before something else broke. "Sticking it to the man."
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"It's $90. Your car requires synthetic oil."
Plus, they wanted to keep the car all day! I literally laughed at the guy!
For $32 I can put Mobil 1 0W-20 AFE in it, plus a Fram UltraGuard, and do it in about 20 minutes. Just keep those receipts.