I shopped around a bit before hand-- you don't have to buy the extended warranty from the dealer. Turns out the price the dealer offered was a little bit higher than from the online source, but came with the addtional benefit that if you don't fiole a claim, they'll refund the purchase price at the end.
I normally never buy extended warranties, but the complicated roof mechanism and average reliabilty scores in Consumer Reports tipped me in favor of it.
My '08 Eos is in the shop as we speak (traction control light and steering wheel light would come on sporadically. Service dept says it's a sensor that they're both connected to. Waiting for the part, so that it can get installed). Anyhow, I purchased my car in Sept '07, so the 3-yr mark comes up next month. I had the transmission replaced within the first year b/c my car was having the jerking/DSG issues that have been expressed on the forums, so after replacing the mechatronic unit (sp?) and that not resolving it, they decided to replace the transmission. Since then, I haven't had any issues. My car's paid off, and I do love it enough to keep it for the long haul, so now I need to look at an extended warranty. I've never purchased an extended warranty on an automobile either. When I inquired where I get it serviced, they advised I wait until I got closer to the end of the manufacturer's warranty. I have 20,000 mi on it. It's a second car, so I don't drive it that much. My main concern is the mechanics of the roof too. Luckily, I haven't had any leak issues.
So what other sources should I look to for an extended warranty, other than the dealer? My mom said that the extended warranty she looked at through our credit union for her Honda Odyssey years ago applied the years from the date of sale to that extended warranty -- in other words, it really wasn't an "extended" warranty. I think that is ridiculous!
Any information would be greatly appreciated.