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I went through the entire 17 pages looking for answer to what is likely a stupid question, is Hondacare transferable or only to original buyer of the warranty?
See Article VIII TRANSFER OF CONTRACT on page 9 (PDF page 11/28) of the Hondacare VSC attached in this post:
 
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I have a 2019 RTL E with less than 1000 miles. I'm thinking of getting Honda care for 6 years/80000 $100 deductible at $770. Anyone had any positive or negative experiences with Honda Care? Advice appreciated.
 

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No experience using yet... i have a 19 RL with about 1500 miles.
And i just bought the 8yr 120k plan.
 

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I've posted this before. On my Accord I had a problem with the struts that was related to an assembly error of not tightening a bolt properly.. Outside the 3/36 Honda Care would not cover it Why do you ask? The answer is because HonaCare covers failed parts, not how they are assembled. Point is don't simply assume that HondaCare takes over when the 3/36 or 5/60 ends.

Overall, I've lost money with Hondacare but had some $1300 and $400 repairs covered on past vehicles. Still, I like the peace of mind. Also, the RL has a rash of problems (fuel injectors, tailgate harness) that Honda doesn't address with warranty extensions so I think it's worth it.
 

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I as well bought the 8yr/120k 0 deductible plan for my 2019.

Not as much concerned about mechanical stuff failing as I am with all the new electronics. I as well have an RTL-E so safety sense has a ton of stuff I will never be able to fix if something goes bad. just my 2 cents.
 

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No experience using yet... i have a 19 RL with about 1500 miles.
And i just bought the 8yr 120k plan.
I did too. I had a minor repair done to the front end due to a hole in the plastic fascia (no idea how it happened). The checking of the sensors alone was hundreds of dollars. It wouldn't take more than a couple of covered repairs to pay for the contract. Given the electronics in mine (RTL-E), it was a no-brainer. Bought on-line.
 

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I’m about to purchase it. Shop around at some of the dealers identified in this thread - significantly less expensive than the local dealer who sold me the RL.
 

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I have a 2019 RTL E with less than 1000 miles. I'm thinking of getting Honda care for 6 years/80000 $100 deductible at $770. Anyone had any positive or negative experiences with Honda Care? Advice appreciated.
Don't do it.

You are only getting 1 yr (powertrain) & 3 years (B2B) of additional coverage.
The chances of having a covered failure during that narrow time window are quite small.
I've NEVER owned a vehicle that required any repairs (let alone a $770 one) during the first 6 years/80K miles.

Do yourself a favor...put that $770 in a CD or online MM account.
If you happen to have a problem during that window, use those funds to pay for it.
If not, you've kept yourself from throwing nearly $1000 down the drain.
 

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How are y'all feeling about the warranty? I had an offer for the 6 year plan for $900 but it seems like a non-value in the sense that major things rarely bust within 6 years. They get fixed or break downs occur early on. Does Honda have a deductible on their regular 3 yr / 36 mo warranty now, the finance guy said they have a $250 deductible on years 2 and 3.
 

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How are y'all feeling about the warranty? I had an offer for the 6 year plan for $900 but it seems like a non-value in the sense that major things rarely bust within 6 years. They get fixed or break downs occur early on. Does Honda have a deductible on their regular 3 yr / 36 mo warranty now, the finance guy said they have a $250 deductible on years 2 and 3.
We're seeing transmission failures at less than 36,000 miles and injector failure after 36,000.

There's no deductible for the 3/36 or 5/60 powertrain warranties.
 

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Thanks for the insight...I am not surprised the finance guy lied about a deductible to sell the extended warranty. Ugh. The new 9 speed transmission is new, or has it already been used on another model of Honda?
 

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The new 9 speed transmission is new, or has it already been used on another model of Honda?
the ZF 9HP48 9-speed automatic transmission has been in production since 2013. Honda has been using it since 2014 when it first appeared in the TLX. It has been used on the Honda Pilot since 2015.
 

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That's good to know, since it is the first year in use in the RL let's hope it's got a more reliable track record than the prior.
 

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Re: Price 'penalty' for delayed purchase?

In short, it's "not much". Honda considers vehicles with less than 6,000 miles as "new". Vehicles with more than 6,000 miles and less than 36,000 miles are considered "near new". The plan codes change and the pricing increases slightly for near new vehicles to encourage you to buy early.

Using one of the dealers who sells Honda Care warranties online as an example:

8/120/$0 for a 2019 Ridgeline with less than 6,000 miles is $1,345.
+5/120/$0 for a 2017 Ridgeline with between 6,001 and 36,000 miles is $1,435.

So, if you wait until the last minute, it will cost you $90 more to buy the Honda Care warranty at today's prices. Of course, there's always a risk that the price of Honda Care warranties will increase by the time you get ready to buy. Do you feel lucky? :)

In my case, I rarely keep a vehicle past the 3/36 warranty. If I intended to keep one longer, I would be very inclined to purchase an extended warranty with the complexity and repair costs of today's vehicles despite having the knowledge and ability to do my own service.
Awesome Analysis! Thank you. I am also considering the 8/120/0 for 2020, but might be better off to just wait, unless the dealer gives me a great deal.

I am in Florida, near Tampa and have received email quotes from 3 (so far) dealers . Nobody was less than $2500
and two were 2880 -- IMO not worth it
I agree with you. They know you can't buy it online in FL. That is probably why they are so high. You can get the 8/120/0 for 2020 for about $1300 online. Saccucci Honda Care

Thanks so much for this thread! Just purchased a 19 Ridgeline and the 6 year 120 mile warranty seemed like a good idea. Dealership dropped the price from $3400 to $2100, and I bought it. After exploring the link below, found the same Honda warranty for $900 out of the Florida dealership. Just canceled the original $2100 deal as they could not come close to matching it. You guys are awesome! BTW, I am so happy with my 2019 RTL-T Ridgeline!!!
Can you tell me where in Florida you purchased the warranty, since we can't buy out of state?
 

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Thanks for the insight...I am not surprised the finance guy lied about a deductible to sell the extended warranty. Ugh. The new 9 speed transmission is new, or has it already been used on another model of Honda?
Other models of Odyssey and Pilot. It has been a trouble prone transmission.
 

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The internet is pretty public and there is a good bit of info. I owned a 2018 Odyssey and hated the 9 speed. I got a 2019 RTLE with the 6 speed. Shifts great.
 

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Time will tell if the 9 speed in the 2020's has been refined, the good news is it's been around for a while and thus improved over the earlier generations you are referring to.
 
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