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Thoughts on Drive AutoGroup?

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Thoughts on Drive AutoGroup?

https://www.driveautogroup.ca/drive-shi ... e-program/

I'm seeing ads based at dealerships like Honda, Hyundai etc in Ontario for used cars through Drive AutoGroup.

They are making a lot of surprising guarantees: replace any wearable components for a year, lifetime engine warranty??

What's going on here? Is the dealership selling the car or Drive?

Sounds too good to be true. First impression is that it is just a scam and they won't service their guarantees, but they are selling at reputable dealerships.
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jamie2377356 wrote: https://www.driveautogroup.ca/drive-shi ... e-program/

I'm seeing ads based at dealerships like Honda, Hyundai etc in Ontario for used cars through Drive AutoGroup.

They are making a lot of surprising guarantees: replace any wearable components for a year, lifetime engine warranty??

What's going on here? Is the dealership selling the car or Drive?

Sounds too good to be true. First impression is that it is just a scam and they won't service their guarantees, but they are selling at reputable dealerships.
Drive is the dealership! Drive Auto Group is the parent company that owns all of the dealerships that are in this program. There won’t be more dealers added unless they buy another franchise.

I suspect there’s an insurance company involved in underwriting some or all of the program but cannot say for sure since there’s no information that I can see that talks about the details of terms & conditions, limitations, exclusions, etc. Whatever the cost of the program is it’s probably just embedded into the cost of the vehicle, ie less wiggle room to negotiate. Would be interesting to hear from someone who’s seen paperwork on this or knows first hand how it works.

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