Hi Everyone - Thanks for the all the great advice and help!
I think you're right - I will skip the coating, the extended warranty and tire insurance.
- I do have an email stating the out the door price which is basically what they advertised, the dealer cost of $300.00 and if I choose not to register in advance, the 60 day temp plate (24.00). The deposit was a credit card. I'll recheck that it says "includes everything". So thank you - this adds a layer of confidence.
The reason I was looking for an extended warranty is because it was a criteria for me when buying a used Ram (which I gave up on after reading all the reports on the vehicles: 6 owners and 45k? Lemon? Accidents? Yikes!). I have very little experience with vehicles and I wanted the safety net. I feel pretty nervous about this giant leap in lifestyle but I'm also pretty committed.
And I looked up sets of wheels and can get all 4 for 300.00 locally. They're the steel rims but basically new tires. There are some cheaper but not local. And I may find them cheaper over time.
Spa sounds nice. I think I'm adding a sauna to my van so I'll have many spa days. It's currently a wish, not a plan.
- no worries! Thanks for looking out for us newbies - it helps.
- thanks. I forgot - I also have the cruise control for which I'm very pleased. In terms of the steering wheel - thanks - without experience it seemed extraneous. The mirrors were a must have!
- thank you! I think I will pass on the extended warranty for now. My van has 2.25 years left on the factory warranty. But if I can buy later, that solves a lot of issues.
I did hear that if you get the dealer warranty and are using the vehicle as a non-commercial owner, the dealerships can refuse service. And I was told it DOES happen so if I change my mind and get the warranty, I will shop around.
More questions soon!