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Old 01-23-2019, 05:13 PM
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Anyone purchased maintenance plan?

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First time here! I'll buy a '19 ILX for my wife soon and wonder if the Acura maintenance plan is worth considering. Has any of you bought a plan?
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:59 AM
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Nope. Wife has a 2015 MDX and I'm a former Honda technician. I do all my own work
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:44 AM
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The maintenance is pretty low and many of the things you can do on your own with little effort.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:15 PM
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I don't see any point to prepaid maintenance plans. I don't want to be locked into a single service center. And I don't want to prepay for anything.
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If you feel the need to have a stable budget for the in case, open a savings account and deposit said payment.
Always better to pay yourself.
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by DaIll1 View Post
If you feel the need to have a stable budget for the in case, open a savings account and deposit said payment.
Always better to pay yourself.
This advice also applies to nearly every expense in life. Have enough savings so you can cover unexpected expenses. I *might* consider a prepaid maintenance plan if it included a really hefty discount. Especially if you have a new ILX, you're under warranty for 4 years, and it's just routine maintenance you're paying for, none of which is especially big. If oil changes and tire rotations are difficult to cover in terms of cash flow, then you should really consider a cheaper car.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:27 PM
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Didn't want to say it like that, I was saying, at's a Honda, if left mod free, and proper minor maintenance, you'll get bored with it before the majors are needed.
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:47 AM
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Yup. I'd invest in some tools and some testicular fortitude. In the next 4 years, with average annual driving distance, you'll be doing approx. 8 oil changes, 8 tire rotations (just move front to back), 2 air filters, 2 cabin filters, 1... maybe 2 ATF services, and 2 brake fluid services as your routine maintenance.

I buy my filters online (I have a case of Denso filters since the race cars, the Infiniti, and the MDX all take the same filter) and I have a 55 gal drum of Torco SR-1 0w20 (since my Silverado takes it too and it'll eat 9 qts each service on top of the 6 in the MDX).
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Bought my 2019 ILX yesterday...and they tried pushing the extended 10 year warranty for $3600 and the 4 years pre-paid maintenance plan for $1500.

After I said declined, they cut the price down to $2999 and $1299.

Still said no!
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Originally Posted by Don_Perignon View Post
Bought my 2019 ILX yesterday...and they tried pushing the extended 10 year warranty for $3600 and the 4 years pre-paid maintenance plan for $1500.

After I said declined, they cut the price down to $2999 and $1299.

Still said no!
Very typical behavior for the F&I department. In my case, I said no, because I was paying with a cashier's check I just got from my bank, and I can't change the amount. So I said no extras, I need to get out here in 5 minutes.
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