Buying a used car with a warranty for my elderly mother in three days.
August 25, 2014 4:01 PM Subscribe
Hi, I am visiting my mother for a few days and need to buy her a reliable used car. Carmax doesn't have anything she is interested in, but we both like the idea of a $1500, five year warranty. Are there other warranty options out there for used cars that are just as good?
posted by mecran01 to Shopping (7 answers total)
Here are all the messy variables and conditions: 1. I am afraid she will get talked into a piece of crap if I leave without accomplishing this. 2. She wants to spend about $8,000. 3. We went to Carmax, but the only thing in her price range is Chevy Cobalts. 4. I really, really like the $1500 bumper-to-bumper warranty at Carmax, but they don't have the cars she wants.
I guess my question is: Is it possible to get a Carmax-grade extended warranty elsewhere? How do certified used car warranties work? Should she spend more money and stick with Carmax?