I don't trust warranty companies. IMO, they are bottom feeders. I put the money I would have spent on the warranty into a savings account. Then if something breaks, I've got my own money to fix it with. If nothing breaks, I've got all that money.
If you get the warranty and the aftermarket company is reluctant to pay out -- then what? That is presuming they are still in business when you need them. They'll talk about manufacturer's defects, not normal wear & tear. (Read the small print.) The dialogue goes like this: "Yup, your tranny failed at 150,000 miles. Who's surprised? Did you expect it to last forever? There's no manufacturer's defect involved so we're not giving you a dime. Sorry Charlie." Are you getting a lawyer to fight with them?
I saw a post either on this site or the Patriot site where the warranty company wanted the owner to replace a blown tranny with another tranny with the same number of miles, not a new one or a rebuilt.
PS, the best insurance is to do the maintenance. If you have the CVT, change the fluid & filters at least every 50,000 miles.
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