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Just wondering if I should buy the extended warranty on my Spark. I am not mechanically inclined so I will not be doing any work on it myself. Would love to hear opinions and from anyone who has had any experience with the extended warranty. Thanks in advance.
 

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Just wondering if I should buy the extended warranty on my Spark. I am not mechanically inclined so I will not be doing any work on it myself. Would love to hear opinions and from anyone who has had any experience with the extended warranty. Thanks in advance.
I got the extended warranty pre-season rate last year before the 2014's were even releases. So far it has paid for itself, I've had a fuel pump failure, and accidentally cracked the plastic frame above the white side panels, and a minor problem with the computer for the lift gate not coming back down upon powering off so it would start in neutral.

All of these my dealership has been awesome with fixing within a few days, but at the same time, keep in mind, this is a brand new product, no one has had them for more than a year and a bit, and who knows what will happen to these things 2 more years down the road, until we know the lifespan of these Sparks, I'm thinking better safe than sorry knowing I'm covered for 4 years and anything I encounter with a new product will be fixed no questions asked (pending I don't break it myself!)

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Just wondering if I should buy the extended warranty on my Spark. I am not mechanically inclined so I will not be doing any work on it myself. Would love to hear opinions and from anyone who has had any experience with the extended warranty. Thanks in advance.
Peace of mind. I purchased a 2 year extended B.E.S.T warranty through Tiny over on the grenhulk forums.
 

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Peace of mind. I purchased a 2 year extended B.E.S.T warranty through Tiny over on the grenhulk forums.
What did you pay? I might end up snagging one towards the end of the season when my warranty expires. So far I haven't had any issues aside from an impeller and wear ring replacement but that's not Seadoos fault. My steering is squeeky though
 

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I don't recommend the extended warranty. You should be sure to figure out how to do maintenance yourself while the regular warranty is still there, and then you should be fine for the long term. I just always think of extended warranties as cash grabs for dealers.
 

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I was always told that brp tries to blame everything on the rider and doesn't warranty. So for that reason alone I didn't by the extended warranty for either machine. If you have a good dealer then maybe it would be worth it.


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I was always told that brp tries to blame everything on the rider and doesn't warranty. So for that reason alone I didn't by the extended warranty for either machine. If you have a good dealer then maybe it would be worth it.


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Didn't know they were that bad!
Going from that knowledge I guess you're better off saving that money and putting it into a rainy day fun.
 

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Didn't know they were that bad!
Going from that knowledge I guess you're better off saving that money and putting it into a rainy day fun.
I see some people have had issues with their driveshafts, but I had a aftermarket impeller, they would just blame that....
 

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It's sad when companies first aim is to try to deny your warranty when you come in with a problem. That is such the opposite of what good customer service is. I find Apple has great customer service. Does Seadoo have a good reputation for customer service, or on the other hand, a bad one? Do we know?
 

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I see some people have had issues with their driveshafts, but I had a aftermarket impeller, they would just blame that....
Correct. Any room they have for pinning it on the consumer, they'll leverage it till they can't no longer. It's unfortunate, it's what sends people off into buying used toys that have been worked in and has a history, allowing you to know what exactly to expect of it.
 

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Thanks guys, still not sure what I am going to do but, I am leaning on the side of safe not sorry. I do not plan on doing any mods for at least 3 - 4 years and the warranty will be over by then, so maybe it will work for me.
Thanks again.
 
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