Because the Non-Powertrain portion of the Honda True Certified or Certified+ warranty coverage is not as comprehensive as the OEM HondaCare extended warranty. The Honda True Certified+ warranty seems pretty good though with coverage up to 5 yr/86K miles.if you get a certified pre-owned with original warranty left on it, why would you buy the extended warranty?
All valid as a personal criteria.I think there should a poll for “Have you had an issue with your Ridgeline that would have or did benefit from having extended warranty?” To me these results would influence my decision much more than those who did or did not buy the extended warranty do to foresight or wasteful spending. I always recommend people not buy extended warranties as statistics show more than half of those purchased are never used. It would however be interesting to see the results of those who have needed or used an extended warranty for repairs.
For HondaCare new vehicle contracts as of this date:My dad bought a Honda extended warranty back in 2005, and you could get it refunded if you never used it, is anything like that still offered?
HondaCare offers $0 deductible or $100 deductible contracts (buyer's choice). Insofar as making claims, with HondaCare that's completely handled by the servicing Honda dealer, to the Owner it's for all intents the same as getting service under the original warranty - one of the significant advantages of HondaCare vs non-Honda 3rd-party extended warranties.Also, using the extended warranty is not free--you generally have to pay something, maybe around $100 or more, and you have to spend your valuable time and effort trying to take advantage of the warranty.