The starting date of the warranty is activated by the first insured date. Since the vehicle was insured so it could be driven for more than test drives with a dealer plate, that’s when the warranty begins. This is the rule here, not sure if it’s different elsewhere. Anyways, I had planned on getting extended warranty and was pleased with the amount they took off.I think it is hilarious to hear all the twisting the dealer reps go through to justify their gold plus pricing. The bottom line is that while the gold plus is more robust than the original warranty it startingpoint is the same date. Nothing changes Subaru's exposure if the associate drove the vehicle for one month, nor does it impact your coverage. They just wanted to make a sale which is fine.