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Old 08-26-2004, 09:27 AM
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forget aftermarket warranties,I was an inspector for one of these companies in my younger days and I got fired for approving too many claims.
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Heather, give us the specs on the truck. Year, Model, Mileage, Engine and Trans. My first vote is going to be against the extended warranty; but could change.

Did you have anyone look for paint lines? Open all the door jams and feel with your finger and nail, along the edges of the door jams for a paint line. Check the hood and fender areas too, as well as the gas cap. When under the hood, make sure all the fender bolts (along the top of the inside of the fender) are in original places, no messd up paint, or elongated holes. Also, with all doors and hood shut, make sure the seams between all body panels are uniform. Take a look underneath, and look for overspray on the undercarriage, and check the frame holes, used for attaching chains for towing and etc. If any of them look mangled, or stretched, this is indicitive that the vehicle was put onto a frame straightener. None of the doors should droop or bind when openning and closing. Good luck.
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali, 12000 miles, 8 cyl, 4L80E Tranny.... I do have a little bit of a warranty of 10 months/25000 miles

I looked all over the truck for dents, dings, over spray or any thing that looked wrong while Jason was looking over the engine and drive train....

The only thing I found wrong was the driver mirror was loose (I looked/felt all over the door and fender to see/feel any wavy paint, drip marks, or problems)... The mirror could have happened from any idiot in NYC driving too close down a street....

The dealer said it was going to be fixed along with the tiny interior things I found damn I picky

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You will be fine without the warranty. Like the others said, save the money, and use it if something goes wrong. No matter what they say, you will not get your warranty money back if you sell it.

My 2002 Avalanche with the similar 4L85E tranny had issues when new, but all were worked out in the first few thousand miles.

Good luck. What color?
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See Heather, I was right about that warranty. White is a good color. Both of my cars are white!
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Beg, barrow or steal a paint meter!!!
This is a device that you set against the side of the car and it will tell you how thick the paint is. When repair work is done the paint will be thicker or thinner than stock. I have thought Ferrari's where in perfect shape only to find that someone wrapped them around trees and replaced the front clip.

This is the best tool in the box.
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Thanks everyone

I knew my OSO Brothers and sisters would make me feel better...

Now if I could have had an 800 credit score for the 0% financing
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