Not long ago, my fiance and I purchased a used car, 2005, one owner, as new, with low km (mileage). We got, for 'free', a dealer warranty covering certain mechanical aspects. However, the number of warranty claims is limited to three over three years, even then each claim is only covered up to $500. Plus, its void unless they do the servicing for the three years. Now, I know its not a compulsory thing and we can go anywhere we want, but reading their little brochure it says that 'servicing is done to the dealer's satisfaction', not the manufacturer's or the handbook's specs, the dealer's. This had me worried as it is, then it said that the car had to serviced at their convenience, so far as they will send two reminders and if you haven't booked within a certain time, the warranty is void. Also, the items covered are things that are just irrelevant. Things like the gearbox and so forth on a car 4 years old, that still has the original coolant, are not likely to falter. Having said that, the fine print tries all it can to avoid warranty claims, as we have to prove it wasn't driver wear and tear. What a load of crap and a waste of time. We had the car checked by our faithful mechanic of over a decade and they reported the car was 'as new'. Having experience with many cars of this make and model they reported that it was extremely unlikely, non-existant, that a warranty item, as per their terms, would even occur. Like a good chap he left the final decision up to us. After thinking about it for a while, should we go to the dealer and see what happens, etc or should we go to our trusted people, we decided it was more logical to ignore the dealer warranty as it didn't offer anything useful and had too many restrictions. Basically, its just a way for them to continually earn money off you for servicing. ...anyone have any stories or thoughts?