When we purchased our 2014 Forester in April 2013, we added the Gold Plus plan because it seemed to pencil out. We tend to keep our new cars a long time, the CVT and the changes to the engine were some things I considered. The car is covered to 2020 and would be an advantage when I pass it on to the next owner. Having been stung by a company that went bankrupt one year after buying a new Mazda in 1998, I was reluctant to even talk about the subject until I found out that Subaru was behind the plan. Any thoughts about getting a similar plan on the Subaru Ascent? Ours will be fully loaded so there will be lots of things that could go wrong. Extended warranties are offered for lots of consumer products that only make money for the people offering the plan. A refrigerator... I think not. TV, no I will take a pass. A car with lots of new tech in it... I am open for discussion.