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I have an 18 traverse and lucky i did buy the extended cause its always in the shop. From oil Consumption to electronic issues From transmission shuttering the list can go on.
That's the problem with buying the first year of a model or a major remodel. That's the one time I MIGHT consider an extended warranty.

That being said, I have a 2009 Mazda6, first model of a total rework. I did NOT buy an extended warranty. It's 13-1/2 yrs old and it's NEVER had a repair issue except for some exhaust bolts that broke at about 8 yrs (probably over-torqued at the factory). Best car I ever owned, hands down.
 

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I hope I have better luck than @Kaguirre . If I am correct the 2023 is not the latest and greatest in terms of model year. It just has more useless upgrades on the DIC interface. The mechanical design is the same as previous years. I've heard good feed back from owners of 2020+. Without major changes hope GM didn't add any dumb thing in the 2023. I am still working with the salesman on the credit for without the backup assist. A $173.25 refund at least can buy a tank of gas.
 

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Usually the GM extended warranty is better than any other aftermarket. The old disclaimer is "Covered Repairs" . Always read the fine print as to what is covered. I heard one story that either the Torque converter or the Flywheel weren't covered because it wasn't the Engine and it wasn't the Transmission.
 

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When it comes to insurance you need all the luck on your side. The insurance company is like a casino. People go in and place their bets, some leave with hands full of money and most left with empty pockets. The only winner is the casino. I have made the decision, if I have to deal with a heavy bill later on then so be it. I do agree GM extended warranty is better than the 3rd party but the fine print will get you somehow.
 

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When it comes to insurance you need all the luck on your side. The insurance company is like a casino. People go in and place their bets, some leave with hands full of money and most left with empty pockets. The only winner is the casino. I have made the decision, if I have to deal with a heavy bill later on then so be it. I do agree GM extended warranty is better than the 3rd party but the fine print will get you somehow.
Off topicsorry...I am looking at buying the 2023 True North edition myself here in Ontario. How do you like it so far? We are seniors and my wife is unsure about it being too big for her to park. I have not test drove it yet but have a test set up for this Tuesday. Thanks for for time.
 

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Traverse is MUCH bigger than an Outback.

You might want to research cargo capacities. I'm guessing you can find a smaller car with a similar or even somewhat larger capacity than the Outback.

Equinox, maybe?
 

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Off topicsorry...I am looking at buying the 2023 True North edition myself here in Ontario. How do you like it so far? We are seniors and my wife is unsure about it being too big for her to park. I have not test drove it yet but have a test set up for this Tuesday. Thanks for for time.
It has cameras all over so you can see everything around you. Even the back cam has a sprayer to clean the dirt off. Comparing to the 2015, I can see better because the back windows are bigger. The trunk is a wee bit wider towards the lift gate. The dealer put four wheels in boxes in the trunk and they lay flat with the third row down (we bought the black rims option & the dealer gave the aluminum wheels back to us). When I put them to my 2015 I have to put two on the side to fit them in. Overall it feels bigger than my 2015 because the roof line is more square. Road noises is about the same. May be it hasn't broken in yet, the engine is not as quiet as the 2015. Time will tell. I don't like the LED interior lights. They are not as bright. The factory weather liner is on the slippery side but it give better protection then the mats.

Maybe it feels bigger but you and your spouse will get used to it. No biggy.

I totally disagree seniors don't need a bigger vehicle with bigger space at the back. At my age I consider every new vehicle I buy will be my last one. I still able to move freely but who knows when I will need a wheel chair. The extra room is not something I will give up because I am getting old. Besides, if someone rear ends me at least I have a bigger crumble zone before I see the bumper of the other vehicle. 😊
 

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It has cameras all over so you can see everything around you. Even the back cam has a sprayer to clean the dirt off. Comparing to the 2015, I can see better because the back windows are bigger. The trunk is a wee bit wider towards the lift gate. The dealer put four wheels in boxes in the trunk and they lay flat with the third row down (we bought the black rims option & the dealer gave the aluminum wheels back to us). When I put them to my 2015 I have to put two on the side to fit them in. Overall it feels bigger than my 2015 because the roof line is more square. Road noises is about the same. May be it hasn't broken in yet, the engine is not as quiet as the 2015. Time will tell. I don't like the LED interior lights. They are not as bright. The factory weather liner is on the slippery side but it give better protection then the mats.

Maybe it feels bigger but you and your spouse will get used to it. No biggy.

I totally disagree seniors don't need a bigger vehicle with bigger space at the back. At my age I consider every new vehicle I buy will be my last one. I still able to move freely but who knows when I will need a wheel chair. The extra room is not something I will give up because I am getting old. Besides, if someone rear ends me at least I have a bigger crumble zone before I see the bumper of the other vehicle. 😊
Thank you for the detailed response much appreciated.
 

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No not anymore. When our kids travelled with us we had the hitch and bikerack. I really like having everything inside out of the weather. We treated ourselves to pretty good quality bikes so taking off the front wheel to put in the Outback is not a big deal.
@hughiegale How was the test drive? Did the sales consultant get his hands in your pocket? 😊
 
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