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I still have a chance to purchase the 3 yr extended warranty but I have not got enough info either way. Thanks
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If you bought your scooter between oct 20 and nov 30 2008 piaggio is giving people a free extended warranty. Check with your dealer. Can't help ya on the warranty if you have to buy it. I'm thinking on the GTS ya don't need it but then again if you use it once it pays for itself. Sorry to have made things worse
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My .02 - I would pass on the extended warranty personally. I think shite can happen anytime but your ride is pretty solid and if you have good karma you should come out OK!
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I bought mine from one shop over another because if was 50 bucks cheaper and they offered me a 3 year warr over the other guys 2 year(plus he threw in a floor mate). Im very glad i did.

Items replaced in the first year under warr:


Seat Latch
Rear axle seal
Seat
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how much more do you have to pay?
I would extend the guarantee you never know when and what can happen.......
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I bought a 3 year extended warranty on the GTS --- I think it was around $300, and I also bought a 3 year premium maintenance plan -- that is a local dealer thing --- for about $400.

The extended warranty will cover disasters. I am just approaching the two year mark and no disasters.

The premium maintenance plan covers all scheduled maintenance for three years parts and labor. Oil changes, roller changes, belt changes, inspection, everything regardless of mileage. Since I put a lot of miles on I will get a couple belt changes and lots of oil changes for that price. High mileage is not typical of Vespa owners so I am a loss for my dealer.

Normally I would not buy this kind of stuff but I got the GTS right after destroying my LX150 in a fit of self maintenance so I was ripe....

You can read more on that lovely event at [url=http://vespalx150.blogspot.com/2007/01/non-riding-adventure.html]NON-RIDING ADVENTURE[/url]
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I'd skip it - unless this is your only vehicle and you will put a lot of miles on it (like 10K per year lot of miles).

Somebody somewhere did a cost/benifiet analysis and Piaggio is (statistically) going to make some money on each warranty sold.

What this means is their (Piaggio's) analysis is each machine will have less maintenance costs than the cost of the insurance over the period covered.

Sort of like Vegas. Sure some folks win a million bucks from time to time, odds are high your not one of them. ...but the house ALWAYS wins.
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if i were you I would. My GTS is 2.5 years old and has sprung a coolant leak. It will require new gaskets. The cost of this repair would have paid for the warranty. Unfortunately, my dealer did not tell me about the warranty.
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If I was in the US I wouldn't bother with the extended warranty on a GTS - I certainly would with an MP3 though! The GTS is all proven technology, no funnies to surprise anyone.
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VESPAsfw3 wrote:
I bought a 3 year extended warranty on the GTS --- I think it was around $300, and I also bought a 3 year premium maintenance plan -- that is a local dealer thing --- for about $400.

The extended warranty will cover disasters. I am just approaching the two year mark and no disasters.

The premium maintenance plan covers all scheduled maintenance for three years parts and labor. Oil changes, roller changes, belt changes, inspection, everything regardless of mileage. Since I put a lot of miles on I will get a couple belt changes and lots of oil changes for that price. High mileage is not typical of Vespa owners so I am a loss for my dealer.

Normally I would not buy this kind of stuff but I got the GTS right after destroying my LX150 in a fit of self maintenance so I was ripe....
Interesting, your maintenance plan. Which schedule do they go by--the dealer-preferred one in the generic warranty book, or the workshop-equivalent one in the specific owner's manual?

You can read more on that lovely event at [url=http://vespalx150.blogspot.com/2007/01/non-riding-adventure.html]NON-RIDING ADVENTURE[/url][/quote]
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I got the extended warranty for my GTV, but I did it during the promotion so I didn't have to pay. I figure I'm not losing anything, so it certainly couldn't hurt. Even if I did have to pay for it, I'd seriously consider it. I tend to get hit with Murphy's Law with those kinds of things. If I have it, I won't need it, ya know? I see it as sort of a different type of "insurance."

Here's a question about a Vespa warranty... If I were to move significantly far away from my original dealer (not that I have any plans to do so), would my scooter still be covered under the factory warranty by a different shop, if I could produce papers proving the date of purchase?
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windbreaker wrote:
Interesting, your maintenance plan. Which schedule do they go by--the dealer-preferred one in the generic warranty book, or the workshop-equivalent one in the specific owner's manual?

You can read more on that lovely event at [url=http://vespalx150.blogspot.com/2007/01/non-riding-adventure.html]NON-RIDING ADVENTURE[/url]
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They go by the maintenance schedule that appears in the shop manual. There are things not in agreement between the various books. All in all though it is a good deal if you put a lot of miles on.

If I could only get them to consider tires routine maintenance...
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Thanks for that response. It supports what I have believed all along: that the generic schedule in the warranty booklet is NOT the required schedule.

Is your maintenance package a Piaggio product or is it aftermarket?
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windbreaker wrote:
Thanks for that response. It supports what I have believed all along: that the generic schedule in the warranty booklet is NOT the required schedule.

Is your maintenance package a Piaggio product or is it aftermarket?
My maintenance package is something offered by the dealer themselves and not a Piaggio or other wider company package. The downside I guess is if the dealer went under...

As far as maintenance schedules go I have been confused on more than one occasion when the owners manual conflicted with the shop manual. The dealer always goes by the shop manual.
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There are three 'books':

Owners manual - usually correct but can have been superseded. Some dealers seem deaf and blind to the supersession. Whatever, *this* is the service schedule, regardless of what an individual dealer may say to try to make you pay over and above. Read the wording carefully, not all 'services' are required for warranty, especially the 'oil and pads check only' one.

Warranty booklet - generic, just use any old page, cross out the printed mileage and add the right one from above.

Workshop manual - usually (not always) has the same info as the owner's manual - but often the dealer may be using an out of date printed version, not the latest on-line one, and even those can be incorrect.
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